Koppert’s biological fungicide creates a barrier against soil diseases
Correctly protecting spring plantings in greenhouses is essential to prevent diseases that can reduce the plant’s growth and cause serious losses in the following harvests. When the transplants from the next cycle arrive at the greenhouses, mainly melon and watermelon, Koppert recommends applying the biological fungicide TRIANUM®, a 100% natural product that is authorised for ecological farming, containing the exclusive strain T22 of Trichoderma harzianum. This strain quickly colonises the roots of the plant and creates a barrier against soil pathogens, such as Fusarium, Sclerotinia, Rhizoctonia, Phytium, etc.
The beneficial action of TRIANUM® does not pass by unnoticed after sowing and during the first weeks of the plant’s development. This powerful biological fungicide does not only have a protective effect against soil diseases, but it also improves the root capacity to absorb nutrients and consequently, the plant needs less water. The ideal application method for TRIANUM® is in the seedbed so that the roots reach the greenhouse already inoculated. If it has not been applied in the seedbeds, TRIANUM® should be applied at a dose of 1 Kg/Ha in the first possible watering in the greenhouse.
The result is healthy, strong transplants, and plants that are less prone to disease. It should not be forgotten that the weakest plants are the ones that attract diseases and pests. TRIANUM® is the first step towards a great harvest, with quality and good yield.
A hybrid strain
T22 is a hybrid strain that KOPPERT has developed, combining a strain that works very well with heat and in dry soils with another one that acts better in cold, damp conditions. TRIANUM® grows on all types of crops: in soil, perlite, coconut fibre, mineral wool, etc. It also adapts to all soil types because the strain grows at temperatures between 8 and 34ºC and with pH levels between 4 and 8.5.
In general, TRIANUM® increases plant resistance to the stress caused by disease, malnourishment or deficient watering, along with adverse weather conditions. It can be used all year long and its effects last long-term, helping to improve the biodiversity of the soil.