CUEVA copper fungicide (active: Copper Octanoate) has recently been approved by an organic certification organisation for use in organic agriculture. This has been made possible with the addition of the active ingredient copper octanoate to Table 4.3 of the Organic production systems – Permitted Substances Lists.
Cueva, marketed by Engage Agro, is a fixed copper liquid fungicide concentrate. With its unique fatty acid soap formulation, Cueva is easier to apply, spreads better on leaf surfaces and aids in the breakdown of pathogen cell walls for better copper activity. Cueva has less copper than other copper fungicides, but with its unique formulation, it is equally, if not more effective than other products while using lower quantities of fixed copper.
As a fungicide, Cueva is meant to target a wide range of bacterial and fungal diseases and has shown to be effective on berries, tree fruit and a variety of vegetables.
Benefits of Cueva:
- Offers broad spectrum protection from many bacterial and fungal diseases including Powdery Mildew and Downy Mildew
- Convenient liquid formulation
- Better coverage with less product than other copper fungicides
- Improved crop safety
- Safe for pollinators
Engage Agro has been developing crop protection products for unique markets since 1995 including organic products such as Regalia Maxx biofungicide, Timorex Gold biofungicide and Cosavet DF Sulfur Fungicide. They are working towards a full line of organic products to help growers produce the best possible organic crops.
For more info on Cueva visit Engage Agro’s website.