Lettuce and Leafy Vegetable Seeds
Lettuce and spinach varieties that perform
Leading leafy vegetables for the fresh market
Spinach varieties with disease resistance
Protecting spinach from disease
Fungi can be devastating to spinach fields. Two of the most damaging organisms are Peronospora effusa, a fungus that causes downy mildew, and Stemphylium species, which causes leaf spot. Both diseases lead to imperfections that can hurt the plant’s ability to photosynthesize, which will decrease quality and diminish yield potential.
All of our commercial varieties of baby leaf spinach have resistance to both organisms. In addition, Syngenta is continuing to research potential solutions as new races of the pathogen emerge.