Actinovate AG is a high concentration of a patented beneficial bacterium (Streptomyces lydicus strain WYEC 108) on a 100% water soluble powder. When applied as a spray this product is extremely effective against a wide range of foliar diseases including Powdery and Downey Mildew, Botrytis, Alternaria and other aerial borne pathogens.
Actinovate AG is also labeled as a soil drench application for root decay diseases such as Pythium, Phytophthora, Fusarium, Rhizoctonia, Verticillium, Phymatotrichum omnivorum(cotton root rot)and other root decay fungi.
Because of the special properties of the Actinovate microbe, when introduced into the plant this microbe colonizes and grows around the root system (as a drench) and foliage (as a spray). At this point the microbe forms a synergetic relationship, feeding off of the plants exudes while secreting beneficial and anti-fungal byproducts. This combination of the colonization and the protective secretions forms a defensive barrier around the plant which in turn suppresses/controls disease causing pathogens. The Actinovate microbe also has been shown to prey on certain fungi, disrupting their cell walls and disabling them in the process.
This symbiotic relationship between plant and microbe is the optimum balance for a natural, productive growing environment. Plants treated with Actinovate AG will have increased vitality and better root growth.