Retailers are always looking for the best plant health solutions to carry in their garden pharmacies. Products that meet a customer’s need and are effective, easy to use, and eye-catching are a must. You might even say that retailers need a product with a little *magic*.
Mycorrhizal Applications® is excited to introduce Magic Gardener™ Biological Disease Control to our family of retail-ready plant health solutions. Magic Gardener is a broad-spectrum biological fungicide and bactericide used to control or suppress diseases caused by plant pathogenic microbes for residential home and garden use.
While there are many biological controls on the market, Magic Gardener boasts a completely new, and higher potency, strain of Bacillus amyloliquefaciens, PTA-4838. This strain has extremely strong staying power and offers a higher level of performance – which many may find surprising for a biologically derived product.
Naturally found in the soil, Bacillus is known to control common consumer plant problems like downy mildew, leaf spot, gray mold, rusts, powdery mildew, and more. Magic Gardener can be used on a variety of home garden and residential plants such as ornamentals, fruits, vegetables, herbs, and turf. More than that, customers will find Magic Gardener easy to use with a clear label and tips for success.
Along with its effectiveness against pathogens, Magic Gardener has many qualities the garden center customer will love – starting with its listing with the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI). OMRI is an international non-profit that determines which products can be used in organic production under the USDA National Organic Program. With one in three respondents to the National Gardening Survey reporting that they are choosing to buy mostly or all organic products, an OMRI listing is a top selling point for many customers.
And let’s not forget that the Magic Gardener packaging is bold and unique. Customers shop with their eyes first and will be drawn to the bright colors and graphic design of the product. Magic Gardener is sold in 4 oz, easily stackable containers – which is perfect for the retail shelf. If that wasn’t enough, Magic Gardener is also made in the USA and has a two-year shelf life.
The first in a series of Magic Gardener biorational solutions, Magic Gardener Biological Disease Control is a great addition to any retail store’s plant pharmacy. To learn how you can get Magic Gardener for your garden or distribution center, reach out to your local Mycorrhizal Applications sales representative.
PS. If you are a grower or landscaper, check out AmyloShield for a professional-use version of Bacillus amyloliquefaciens, PTA-4838.