SoilGardT Microbial Fungicide
Provides long-lasting, broad-spectrum control of soil-borne
SoilGard enlists nature's
beneficial fungi to protect plants from soil-borne fungi!
Mix it with soil before transplanting tomatoes and other
Only from gardens alive!
At our Indiana research farm, root rots are among
the most frustrating challenges we face. When adverse
conditions prevail (such as prolonged cool, rainy weather),
our spring crops of peas is severely reduced, or worse.
In recent years, green beans, onions, garlic and melons
have also suffered from root rot more often than not.
But now, with sensational results, we use Soil-Gard
in our indoor seed-starting mixes and in the garden
soil where crops are direct-seeded.
An Ounce of Prevention
Yes, we finally have an effective natural control for
damping-off and root rots!
A naturally-occurring biological control, Soil-Gard
prevents many fungus diseases that can destroy seedlings
and growing plants. You can use SoilGard with any plants
susceptible to damping off and root rot. These include
vegetable crops like tomatoes, beans, peas, lettuce,
cabbage, cucumbers, melons, onions and garlic. Use it
also on flowering annuals and perennials, and even houseplants.
(It is important to understand that SoilGard provides
preventive control of disease. It is not a cure where
disease is established. Preventive measures are more
economical and more beneficial to plants than trying
to cure diseases once they take hold.)
Once established in your
garden, SoilGard provides months of protection against
some of the most stubborn, destructive and widespread
disease that gardeners encounter, including fusarium
and pythium root rots, crown rot and basal rot.
Gliocladium virens already exists naturally in
your soil and, unlike some fungicides, will not leach
chemicals into the groundwater. SoilGard works by concentrating
large quantities of Gliocladium virens to overwhelm
Mix SoilGard with soil-less planting mediums when starting
seeds indoors. When sowing seed outdoors, mix SoilGard
with the soil, preferably the day before sowing. Mix
with garden soil before transplanting young plants.
A quarter-pound is enough to protect 200 ft. of garden
row. Also useful when planting bulbs or rooting cuttings.
SoilGard Works 4 Ways!
SoilGard is a beneficial fungus that fights destructive
soil-borne fungi! It's easy to use and requires only
one application for season-long control. When mixed
with soil, SoilGard control diseases four ways:
1) Parasitism. SoilGard wraps itself around a
disease pathogen and releases enzymes that weaken the
pathogen and leave it susceptible to attack.
2)Antibiosis. SoilGard produces antibiotics that
kill many soil pathogens. This process has been occurring
naturally in soils for eons. Application of SoilGard
simply concentrates the beneficial fungus around the
roots of garden crops and flowers, overwhelming and
killing disease pathogens.
3)Competition. SoilGard out-competes disease
pathogens for the nutrients these microbes need.
4)Exclusion. By concentrating above-normal levels
of this beneficial fungus around seeds, disease pathogens
are crowded out and can't attack the roots of your plants.