Vegalab has announced the reformulation of its fungicide called Mildew Control.
Subtle improvements were made to increase efficacy. The possibility of causing phytotoxicity to the flowers of strawberries is no longer a concern.
Powdery mildew is a problem often found on strawberry plants. If left unchecked, it can cause leaves to turn yellow and die. If this happens, the fruit is exposed to sunburn and the crops will be unmarketable.
Mildew Control is an all-natural fungicide composed of plant extracts effective against downy mildew, powdery mildew, and other mildew diseases. These mildews are harmful to plants and known to significantly reduce crop yields.
The product has a two-fold effect on crops - prevention and healing. It retards spore germination, germ tube growth, and destroys pathogen cells.
Mildew Control uses natural extracts of geranium plants as the active ingredient to reach a high level of efficacy while reducing the environmental impact from the product.
Thymol, a naturally occurring biocide, creates a protective film over the plant cuticle, leaving the tissue intact. It prevents pathogen spores from attaching to the cell, developing further, and causing damage to the plant and fruit.