Powdery mildew (Sphaerotheca mors-uvae) severely infects young shoots, stems and fruits of gooseberry (Ribes uva-crispa). Environmental friendly and biological control measures are being sought throughout the world. Especially in organic gooseberry growing effective control measures are needed, because powdery mildew infections may result in a total loss of the crop. In organic currant growing the number of adequate control methods is very limited. Sulphur as a fungicide against powdery mildew in e.g. gooseberry or table grape growing is not recommendable due to possible bleaching of berries and scorching of tender shoots. Various bicarbonate salts are suggested as a good option to control powdery mildew
GreenCure® from H&I Agritech, Inc. is a potassium bicarbonate-based contact foliar fungicide. This non-toxic chemical in the form of an odorless spray controls a variety of diseases on indoor and outdoor woody and herbaceous ornamental plants, greenhouse plants, herbs and vegetables, garden plants, and turf. It can be used for indoor and hydroponic gardening and is also OMRI listed and registered for organic production with the USDA’s National Organic Program (NOP).
GreenCure’s active ingredient, potassium bicarbonate, is a naturally occurring compound that is widely used in food. Its base, potassium, is an integral part of humans, animals, plants, and virtually all living organisms. Sodium bicarbonate and potassium bicarbonate are commonly used compounds generally recognized as safe (GRAS) by the U.S. FDA
Features of Potassium Bicarbonate Fungicide
Also known as potassium hydrogen carbonate or potassium acid carbonate, potassium bicarbonate (KHCO3) is a white, alkaline solid used in fire extinguishers, wine making, to make club soda, and to neutralize acids. As a base, potassium bicarbonate is at the high end of the pH scale. If you have alkaline soil, studies have shown that using potassium bicarbonate does not alter sodium levels in your soil, plants, or runoff water. If your garden plants commonly suffer from fungal diseases, potassium bicarbonate may be exactly what they need.
Uses/benefits of Potassium Bicarbonate Fungicide
Potassium bicarbonate is an organic fungicide used mostly to prevent fungal diseases, such as Alternaria blight, apple scab, black spot, blights, botrytis, downy mildews, molds, phytophthora, powdery mildew, and Septoria leaf spot. Once these diseases are in place, they are very difficult to get rid of, through potassium bicarbonate can certainly improve the situation.
|Brand Name||Home Brew Ohio|
|Ean||6287323105207 , 0694211415625|
|Included Components||Potassium Bicarbonate|
|Item Weight||1.00 pounds|
|Number of Items||1|
Prices of Potassium Bicarbonate Fungicide
$24.99 – $24.99