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SoilGardT Microbial Fungicide
Provides long-lasting, broad-spectrum control of soil-borne fungus diseases.

SoilGard enlists nature's beneficial fungi to protect plants from soil-borne fungi! Mix it with soil before transplanting tomatoes and other crops.

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.
Yes, we finally have an effective natural control for damping-off and root rots!

An Ounce of Prevention

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.)

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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.

Environmentally Beneficial

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 disease pathogens.

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.


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