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SP is a high concentration of a patented beneficial bacterium on a 100% water
soluble powder. This powerful new product effectively suppresses/controls a wide
range of soil borne diseases including Pythium, Phytophthora, Fusarium,
Rhizoctonia, Verticillium and other root decay fungi..
ActinovateŽ SP is also labeled as a spray application for foliar diseases (when
appled as a spray) such as Powdery and Downy Mildew, Botrytis,
Alternaria and others.
In fact, when used as a preventative, researchers have seen ActinovateŽ SP work
as well or better than most chemicals.
The benefits of ActinovateŽ SP don't stop there: Because of the special
properties of the ActinovateŽ microbe, plants treated with ActinovateŽ SP will
be vigorous, have increased vitality and have much better root growth.
ActinovateŽ SP contains the microorganism Streptomyces lydicus strain
When introduced into the soil this microbe colonizes and grows around the root
system of plants. While settling in the root's rhizosphere the microbe forms a
synergetic relationship, feeding off of the plant's waste materials while
secreting beneficial and protective by-products. This combination of the
colonization and the protective secretions forms a defensive barrier around the
root system of the plant which in turn suppresses and controls soil pathogens. S.
lydicus also has been shown to prey on certain pathogens, disrupting
their cell walls and disabling them in the process. Finally, the by-products of
the ActinovateŽ microorganism also aid plants in complexing minerals and
micronutrients found in the soil, allowing easier uptake and, thus, creating a
stronger, more robust plant.
This symbiotic relationship between plant and microbe is the optimum balance for
a natural, productive soil environment. ActinovateŽ SP makes it happen.
Spray usage is 1 tsp per gallon. For drench, use 1/2 tsp per gallon.
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