Friday, October 03, 2008

Controling Root & Stem Rots

Pythium and   are among the most damaging pathogens in horticulture causing widespread root and stem rots in seedlings and young ornamental plants. These diseases can occur in any growing operation, causing significant economic loss. Both Pythium and Phytophthora genera are algae-like Oomycete fungi. In addition to using the right control product, good hygiene is a must, in disease, and fungi prevention.

Banrot is a broad spectrum fungicide for the control of soil borne diseases. It contains the active ingredient of Truban plus a systemic fungicide. It may be used as a soil drench at the time of seeding and transplanting as well as a periodic drench throughout the plant's life cycle for the control of problem fungi in greenhouses and outdoors.

Unfortunately, Pythium, and others, have developed a resistance to some control products. This is what sets Banrot apart. Resistance to Banrot is minimal.  For more than 20 years, growers have relied on Banrot to control diseases in ornamental and nursery crops. Scotts makes it simple to use by eliminating risky tank mixing and increasing the residual effect, which means it can be applied less frequently than other brands. Insist on Banrot, from Scotts.

No comments: