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Saturday, July 2, 2011

Actinovate Organic Fungicide Review

I don't know about you, but I hate it when all my hard work in the garden is erased by some evil fungal disease that just crops up out of nowhere. Black spot, late blight, root rot, powdery mildew, turf dollar spot, rust, grey mold and other fungal diseases can damage and even kill garden plants and lawns. Although there is no foolproof way to keep fungal pathogens out of your yard, an organic fungicide called Actinovate effectively suppresses and controls a wide range of foliar and root diseases.

Actinovate – 20g
Actinovate contains a patented beneficial microorganism (Streptomyces lydicus) that grows on plant roots and leaves, living off a plant’s by-products while at the same time attacking harmful disease pathogens. Once Actinovate powder is mixed with water, the solution can be used as a soil drench or a foliar spray every two to four weeks throughout the growing season to suppress late blight and other fungal diseases. A two-ounce package of Actinovate makes enough solution to treat up to 550 plants or 5,000 square feet of turfgrass.

We have never used any kind of pesticide, herbicide or any other -icide in our garden. The only thing we have ever used to keep the insects and pests away is Shaklee's Basic H all-purpose spray, which is completely safe and nontoxic. However, last year, we didn't get that great of a pepper or cucumber crop because of some nasty fungus, so I was itching to try out the Actinovate to see if it will help.

It was quite easy to make. We just put two teaspoons of the Actinovate in a big bucket and added 2 gallons of water. Then, we poured it over specific plants in our garden that we wanted to protect. It works better when the soil is damp, so we watered a bit before we put it on. So far, so good! We don't have any nasty fungus showing it's ugly head yet, so we will see.

If you want to protect your garden from harmful fungi in a safe, organic way, I would recommend Actinovate. Actinovate is available at independent garden centers and online at http://www.naturehills.com/ and http://www.highcountrygardens.com/

*I was provided product to review, and I was under no obligation to review if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review in return for the free product.*

3 comments:

  1. Hello I was wondering if you are having success using the Actinovate this year? Do you find it is helping to keep the various Funghi at bay?

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  2. What's the point of you??

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