Terracin

A soil microbial disruptor

Unbalanced soil microbiology can lead to disease in plants. In healthy soils, disease-causing fungi and bacteria are suppressed by other soil microbes.

To give plants a better chance to withstand disease pressure the soil biology needs to be brought back into balance.

Terracin contains a bacteria that produces antimicrobial compounds which, when introduced to the soil, disrupts 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.

By inoculating the soil with beneficial and protective microbes early in the season, fungal diseases can be resisted.

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 disrupt the soil microbiology to a better state.

Apply Terracin in winter or prior to planting when disruption of the soil microbiology will have minimal impact on plant growth.

Use Terracin to address soil microbial imbalances.

Terracin is compatible with many commonly used herbicides, liquid fertilisers, fungicides and insecticides allowing it to be co-applied with these products.

Directions for use:

Terracin contains living microbes. The spray tank must be thoroughly cleaned prior to use, to remove any chemical residues that could be toxic to the BS1b microbe. Sanitise spray tank before application to remove any contaminating microbes. Partially fill the spray tank with clean water and start agitation. Maintain a spray solution pH between 5.0 and 7.5 or efficacy may be affected. Add the required amount of Terracin to the tank. Complete filling. Apply diluted product within 8 hours of mixing.

For best results apply to damp soil or water in. Sprayers should be calibrated before use. Wash hands and face thoroughly after handling. Avoid release to the environment. Do not apply onto or into waterways.

Crop specific information

Crop Timing Application rate
Kiwifruit Early winter – For orchards prone to being wet over winter Orchard floor: Early winter apply 20 L/ha Terracin, water rate 1,000 L/ha, (1:50 dilution) to the orchard floor.
Spot spray treatment for infected vines: Early winter apply to the root zone 20L/vine a solution of 20LTerracin/1,000L water (1:50 dilution). Treat all adjacent vines at the same rate.
Post sluicing: Following sluicing apply 20 L/hole a solution of 20 L Terracin/1,000L water (1:50 dilution).
Kiwifruit Late Winter/early Spring – For
orchards in drier areas
Orchard floor: Late winter/early spring apply 20 L/ha Terracin, water rate 1,000L/ha, (1:50 dilution) to the orchard floor.
Spot spray treatment for infected vines: Late winter/early spring apply to the root zone 20 L/vine a solution of 20L Terracin/1,000 L water (1:50 dilution). Treat all adjacent vines at the same rate.
Post sluicing: Following sluicing apply 20 L/hole a solution of 20 L Terracin/1,000 L water (1:50 dilution).
Pipfruit, Stonefruit, Citrus, Grapes, Berryfruit and Vegetables Late Winter Orchard floor: Late winter apply 20 L/ha Terracin, water rate 1,000 L/ha, (1:50 dilution).

If your crop isn’t included above, please contact your local BioStart representative for personalised information.

Material Safety Data Sheet

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Label information

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Mixing instructions

Partially fill the spray tank with clean water and start agitation. Add the required amount of Terracin to the tank. Complete filling the tank to the required volume.

Compatibility

Do not mix Terracin with Mycorrcin or Digester.

Handling precautions

When mixing or applying, avoid contact with skin and eyes. Wear protective clothing, gloves and goggles. Flush spray equipment thoroughly with water after use. Do not eat or drink while using. Wash protective clothing after use.

Storage instructions

Store below 30ºC. Keep out of reach of children. Keep container tightly closed. Do not store diluted product.

First Aid

If medical advice is needed have the product container or label on hand. If skin contact occurs, remove contaminated clothing and flush skin with running water, if irritation occurs seek medical advice. If in eyes: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. If eye irritation persists seek medical advice. Spills: When dealing with spills wear personal protective clothing and equipment. Contain the spill by damming, recover spilt product then transfer the recovered spilt material to a properly labelled drum. Deal with all spillages immediately to avoid product being released to the environment.

Empty container disposal

Triple rinse and return to an approved recycling centre.

Label information

Download the product label here.

Empty container disposal

Triple rinse and return to an approved recycling centre.