Defense label: resistances against plant diseases
Plant diseases are a major cause of production losses and other headaches for growers worldwide, which is why Rijk Zwaan offers the Defense label. It comprises a number of different lines of varieties that have key resistances against serious plant diseases that can occur during the cultivation of cucumbers, melons, courgettes, sweet peppers and hot peppers, among other crops. Dozens of years of breeding work have gone into the development of these varieties.
Defense label ensures healthy crops
First and foremost, Rijk Zwaan’s Defense label ensures a healthy crop. Moreover, fewer crop protection agents are required, which enables growers to optimise their integrated pest management. The Defense label facilitates a dependable and sustainably produced yield of high-quality and healthy products for growers and their value chain partners.
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Read more about our individual Defense lines:
Our Ag Defense melon varieties have great and natural resistance against aphids (Aphis gossypii).
Bon Defense Cucumber varieties from Rijk Zwaan that have great resistance against the mosaic virus (CGMMV)
Our Delhi Defense varieties have great resistance against the New Delhi virus (ToLCNDV). We offer Delhi Defense in cucumber, squash and melon.
Our For Defense cucumber varieties have great resistance to Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cucumerinum
Our Lt Defense sweet pepper varieties have great resistance to Leveillula taurica (Lt)
Our Pb Defense cauliflower varieties have great resistance to clubroot (Pb)