Actinovate utilizes a patented bacterium that forms a mutually beneficial relationship in the rhizosphere by feeding off the plant’s waste and secreting beneficial by-products that keep pathogens under control. These by-products break down the cell walls of fungus and kill/repel other microbes. This control of fungi and microbes results in the prevention or control of the diseases they cause. In addition to the disease prevention and control, the bacterium also aids in mineral & nutrient uptake and promotes increased root growth and plant size. This results in plants that are more vigorous and able to survive under stressful conditions.
Actinovate controls a wide variety of pathogens and diseases, including:
Gray Snow Mold
Pink Snow Mold
Turf Take-All Patch
Leaf spots and rusts
Peach leaf curl
*ornamentals and vegetables
†only these diseases recognized as controlled in California, due to differences in product label requirements
Actinovate can be applied to a wide variety of plants, including:
- Annual and perennial bedding plants and flowers, roses, potted flowers, foliage plants, trees, shrubs and lawns located in homes, greenhouses, and home landscapes
- Fruits; including tree fruits, berries, and melons
- Nuts; including a wide variety of tree nuts
- Vegetables; including leafy vegetables, root crops, cole crops, peppers, and tomatoes
Actinovate is solubilized in water and can be applied to the soil as a drench or applied as a foliar application. It can also be applied with misting systems and foggers.
For best results, Actinovate should be applied before disease onset as a preventative treatment. If disease pressure is high, Actinovate can be tank mixed with another fungicide labelled for use on the target disease.
For severe disease pressure or problems, multiple applications may be needed. Actinovate can be reapplied 30-45 days after a soil drench or 7-14 days after a foliar application.
After application, the area should not be entered for one hour or until the Actinovate is dry.
Plants should not be watered for 4 hours after application.
The pre-harvest interval is 0 days.
Actinovate contains live microbial spores, so it has a 6 month shelf life to ensure survival and efficacy of the microbes.
Actinovate should be stored in a dry, cool place out of direct sunlight and away from heat sources. Keep from overheating or freezing. The optimum storage temperature range is 40°F to 85°F.
Actinovate and Mycorrhizae work very well together to help the plants be as strong as possible. The Mycorrhizae do not compete with the Actinovate organisms or hinder efficacy.
Both products use the same microbial active ingredient. Actino-Iron adds iron and humic acid to the microbe. Microbial interaction with the iron in Actino-Iron slowly releases iron to the plant and reduces the risk of burning, even with iron-sensitive plants. The microbe uses the humic acid as a food source in the soil ecosystem.
Yes, Actinovate can be used in rotation with other fungicides.
Biologicals typically do not have resistance issues, but we do suggest a rotation of different fungicide products to ensure the problems are being treated with multiple modes of action.
In addition to providing disease prevention and control, Actinovate also aids in mineral & nutrient uptake and promotes increased root growth and plant size. This results in plants that are more vigorous and able to survive under stressful conditions.