Below is a list of frequently asked questions.
What is V10?
V10 is a natural crop protection agent based on cross-protection. Developed by Valto, it is used in the cultivation of tomatoes to combat Pepino Mosaic Virus.
What is V10 used for?
V10 is used to protect tomato plants against the negative effects of Pepino Mosaic Virus.
How does V10 work?
It works by means of the cross-protection mechanism: by vaccinating a plant with mild strains, the plant will exhibit fewer or no symptoms than if it is infected with an aggressive strain.
How is V10 prepared?
V10 is a liquid product and is diluted on a 1:10 basis with water.
How is V10 used?
To ensure effective vaccination, each plant must be treated. Rub the agent onto one leaf on every stem, just below the head and at medium height. Damaging the leaf a little will enable the V10 to be absorbed by the plant, so that it can do its job effectively and protect the plant against aggressive PepMV.
Is the effect of V10 curative or preventive?
V10 is applied preventively. Plants vaccinated as soon as possible with mild strains will show fewer or no symptoms if they come into contact with an aggressive strain.
What is the dosage?
The dosage is 0.8 L V10 per ha.
Will the plant be inspected?
In accordance with the protocol, the crop is inspected 4-5 weeks after inoculation by sampling. The results of the sample analyses indicate if V10 was successful.
When are the plants protected?
The plant is protected from the symptoms of the aggressive virus about three weeks after treatment with V10, depending on the size of the plant.
Why two strains instead of only one?
Double protection offers growers more certainty than if their plants had been treated with only one strain, because there would still be a realistic chance of infection by one of the other strains.
Shelf life and stability
How should V10 be stored?
Store V10 in a cool place (4-10°C) in its original packaging.
How long can V10 be kept?
V10 is stable for up to three days after receipt. See label for more information.
How soon should diluted V10 be used?
Once it has been prepared, V10 must be used within a few hours.