FARM POTATOES, NOT DISEASE
Farmer vs. Soil Borne Disease
A healthy diversity and population of soil microorganisms in the root zone promote plant health and crop production.
Farming is a practice that alters native biodiversity. Repeatedly planting the same crop selects for weeds, insects, fungi, and soil microbes. Soil borne disease – fungal and bacterial – as well as certain repetitive management practices further reduces soil microbe diversity.
Promotes native beneficial soil micro-organisms.
Supports growth of a healthy root system.
Improves water and nutrient-use efficiency.
Results in thriving plants with less crop stress.
Increases marketable crop yields.
Farmers Have Always Farmed Disease As Well As The Crop
Practical application of scientific knowledge tries to put the edge to the crop.
When the beneficial soil microbes are depleted or missing from the soil, there is:
Increased plant disease and soil pathogens.
Decreased availability of nutrients to the plant.
Decreased soil structure from lower soil aggregation
Increased water requirements and loss of water holding capacity.
Loss of yield due to tired soil and plant stress.
Over 50 years of use have proven Chloropicrin’s track record of suppressing disease and improving sustainable crop production. New studies with Michigan State University, Oregon State University, and the Research and Development Institute for the Agri-Environment in Quebec are confirming that Chloropicrin acts as a selective agent, supporting the repopulation of native, beneficial microbes.
- Verticillium spp.
- Common Scab
- Rhizoctonia spp.
- Collototricum spp.
- Fusarium spp.
- Pythium spp.
- Phytophthora spp.
- Lesion Nematodes
does not suppress:
- Trichoderma spp.
- Soil mycorrhizae
- Bacillus spp.
- Pseudomonas spp.
- Other native soil microorganisms
To better understand the impact of Strike on soil microbiology, watch this 4-minute video with Dr. Noah Rosenzweig, Plant Pathologist at Michigan State University.