Plant disease can be caused by unbalanced soil microbiology. In healthy soils, disease-causing fungi and bacteria are suppressed by other soil microbes. A balanced soil biology enables plants to withstand disease pressure.
Terracin contains a bacteria that produces antimicrobial compounds which, when introduced to the soil, resets the existing soil biology. After applying Terracin, Mycorrcin is used to stimulate the beneficial bacteria in the soil to recreate the balance found in healthy soil.
Inoculating the soil with beneficial and protective microbes early in the season helps plants resist fungal diseases.
Terracin is ACVM registered (P9935) and is on the Zespri Crop Protection Standard for the suppression of Armillaria in kiwifruit orchards.
Armillaria is a fungal disease that infects kiwifruit vine roots, reducing productivity before progressing to vine death. Application of Terracin in August suppresses Armillaria and Mycorrcin, applied in September after Terracin has done its reset, restores a healthy balance of beneficial microbes that ensure the orchard is resilient against Armillaria going forward.
Terracin has two modes of action:
- The microbe Bacillus amyloliquefaciens BS 1b which produces a wide range of antimicrobial compounds
- Fermentation extracts and other bioactive nutrients that reset the soil microbiology into a better state.
Apply Terracin in winter or prior to planting when changes of soil microbiology will have minimal impact on plant growth.
Use Terracin to address soil microbial imbalances.