Does anyone here use biological "fungicides"?

Slimy_Okra(2b)July 13, 2014

Such as: Actinovate, MycoGrow, RootShield and other products designed to reduce the incidence of soil-borne fungal infections through antagonism.
What crops have you used them on, and what disease suppression did you notice?
The more input, the better! Thanks :)

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zzackey(8b GA)

I never did. I just read an article that planting garlic would provide a natural fungicide for strawberries.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2014 at 3:26PM
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Natures_Nature(5 OH)

I just don't really believe in buying stuff in a bottle to spray on my garden. So I can't speak for the products you mentioned. But, I do make my own compost tea which works great on every plant in my garden. If anyones interested, Dr. Elaine Ingham has tons of very good information on growing food more "naturally".

    Bookmark   July 13, 2014 at 3:37PM
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digdirt2(6b-7a No.Cent. AR HZ8 Sun-35)

Slimy - several discussions about using them over on the Tomatoes forum. Tomatoes are probably the most affected crop when it comes to soil borne diseases so they are the target crop when it comes product marketing. Potatoes and peppers less so and most other common garden vegetables have a minimal soil borne disease relationship.

What crop/soil borne diseases specifically are you exploring their use with?

Dave

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    Bookmark   July 13, 2014 at 4:16PM
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Slimy_Okra(2b)

OK, I will search that forum then. Thanks. Tomatoes should be close enough, given that it's mostly about issues with Verticillium in eggplant and pepper. The areas in question were rotated to grass for several years but still didn't quite eliminate the fungus (and I have limited area) so I would need an approach beyond just crop rotation in the future.

Too bad there aren't any resistant eggplants or hot peppers.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2014 at 7:24PM
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