Actinovate AG is a broad spectrum biofungicide containing the naturally occurring microorganism, Streptomyces lydicus. The live bacteria in Actinovate AG colonize both root and leaf tissues of plants and provide protection from pathogens. Protection is achieved through several mechanisms: the bacteria produce antimicrobial compounds that suppress other microbes. Actinovate AG is registered for use on grapes, fruit & nut trees, fruiting veggies & leafy greens, cucurbits, citrus, berries, and root, tuber & bulb crops.
Broad spectrum biofungicide
Actinovate AG provides growers with a highly efficacious, broad spectrum biofungicide that can be tank mixed with many products. It offers growers a sustainable fungicide option that is safe for humans and the environment, while allowing growers to use the product right up to harvest without concern for residues.
Commonly found in soils worldwide and often associated with plants, the active ingredient in Actinovate AG is Streptomyces lydicus strain WYEC08. Actinovate AG exploits living Streptomyces lydicus bacteria in several different ways to protect plants from fungal diseases. One method is by secretion of compounds, such as chitinase, that suppress fungi.
Prevention and Application
For best results, Actinovate AG is applied as a preventative measure before the onset of disease to offer the greatest protection possible. Early applications provide the beneficial strain time to become established and colonize the plants. Strain establishment before the onset of disease affords Actinovate AG a head start over pathogenic microbes, increasing the opportunities for successful protection.
Actinovate AG has efficacy on multiple crops to suppress a variety of diseases. It can be applied as either a soil or foliar application and can be used as a stand-alone product or in combination with other biorational or conventional fungicides. In fact, it is tank mix compatible with most products. When used properly, Actinovate AG has high efficacy and is very safe for users, crops, and consumers, requiring minimal protection during handling or application. It is listed for organic use and leaves no harmful residues, being exempt from maximum residue levels. Notably, there is a re-entry interval of only 1 hour and there is no pre-harvest interval.
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