Switches On a Plant’s Natural Defenses to Control Disease
What is Regalia?
Regalia® is a proven, economical new product that protects food and ornamental crops from both fungal and bacterial disease. When treated with Regalia, the plant’s immune system is triggered to defend against plant pathogens. This effective and unique mode of action makes it an excellent fungicide resistance management tool in your disease control program.
A Proven Effective Disease Control.
A new product from Marrone, Regalia is a patented formulation of an extract from the giant knotweed plant (Reynoutria sachalinensis). Regalia’s unique mode of action switches on the plant’s natural defense mechanisms to inhibit the development of major economic diseases, including bacterial spot, bacterial speck, target spot, powdery mildew, gray mold, late blight, and early blight.
Research shows after treating with Regalia, plants produce and accumulate elevated levels of specialized proteins and other compounds known to greatly inhibit fungal development. For example, Regalia will cause a plant to produce more than 5-times the normal level of phenolic compounds, which are known to fight pathogens that infect plants. Additionally, Regalia causes an increase in the production of phytoalexins, the ‘antibiotics’ produced by a plant under attack which act as toxins to the attacking organism.
An Excellent New Tool for Resistance Management.
The major objective of any resistance management program is to reduce the probability of resistance to a particular active ingredient. Incorporating Regalia into your existing fungicide program provides a novel mode of action to aid in the prevention of resistance. With Regalia, you also have the ultimate in flexibility. Regalia can be used in rotation or as a tank mix partner with most commercially available fungicides.