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Biofungicide/ biofertilizer for root Bactiva
Trichoderma and beneficial bacteria control pathogenic fungi that cause root rot. These organisms are combined with beneficial bacteria that stimulate root growth and fertilize the soil biologically.

Bactiva is a biofungicide that prevents root rot caused by pathogenic fungi, such as Germination of spores of fungi antagonists of Bactiva™Pythium, Fusarium, Phytophthora, Rhizoctonia and Verticillium. The product contains Bacillus subtilis and several species of the beneficial fungus Trichoderma (T. harzianum, T. viride, T. reesei and Gliocladium virens) that compete with pathogenic fungi for space and nutrients in the rhizosphere; they act as their parasites, and produce toxins that prevent their growth. The product is applied at periodic intervals and especially at moments of increased risk of damping-off.

Bactiva is also a microbial biofertilizer as it contains nitrogen fixing and phosphorous solubilizing bacteria. The bacteria fix or set free elements that are present in the soil but are inaccessible to plants. It is recommended to use the product in combination with a source of organic matter, such as compost tea, which constitutes the nutrient base for the microorganisms together with a reduced chemical fertilizer input rich in micro elements. The aim is to maximize fertilizer uptake by the plant which in turns allows for a reduction in fertilizer input and costs.

Bactiva acts as a biological rooting agent for its high number of plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) that exude growth hormones (gibberellins, cytokinins), such as Bacillus megaterium and Pseudomonas fluorescens. These bacteria and the various Trichoderma species stimulate a vigorous growth of the root system at germination stage. The product is blended into the substrate and subsequently sprayed at maximum intervals of two weeks. Bactiva is also successfully used in the regeneration of roots suffering from substantial losses and open wounds during transplant.

Finally, the product contains biostimulants that promote the biological activity of the soil. In combination with the microbial ingredients they increase cell proliferation, boost growth of lateral buds and slow the aging process of plant tissues.