The Potential Perils Of Rhizoctonia Disease

Rhizoctonia fungi are plant pathogens with an extremely wide host range and worldwide distribution, causing significant foliar, stem, and root diseases in many common and economically important woody and herbaceous ornamentals.  Rhizoctonia is a common cause of death in seedlings, and can infect entire plant beds or flats in a few days.  Rhizoctonia commonly infects a wide range of crops such as rice, beans, tobacco, sugar beets, potatoes, corn, lettuce, cauliflower, cabbage, begonia, holly, ferns, impatiens, philodendron, and juniper.

Effective Soil-Based Chemical Treatment of Rhizoctonia

Since Rhizoctonia is a soil-borne pathogen, soil-based fungicides such as TerraClean provide effective Rhizoctonia control, especially when applied before infection occurs.

TerraClean has consistently produced excellent results in controlling not only Rhizoctonia, but also several common plant diseases including:

  • Pythium
  • Fusarium
  • Thielaviopsis
  • Phytophthora
  • Verticillium

TerraClean’s efficacy stems in large part from its breakthrough scientific formula, which contains high concentrations of organic acids designed to penetrate soil and eradicate harmful pathogens through chemical reaction.  These chemical reactions in turn release large quantities of vital oxygen into the root-zone, stimulating healthy root development, nutrient intake, and plant growth!

TerraClean also has several other tremendous benefits, including:

  • Flexible applicable from seed to harvest
  • Zero-Hour REI
  • EPA-Certification
  • Completely biodegradable and environmentally safe

Effective Foliar Chemical Control of Rhizoctonia

Use of foliar fungicides such as OxiDate in conjunction with soil-based TerraClean will enhance Rhizoctonia control.  Moreover, OxiDate’s patented chemical formula rapidly oxidizes on contact with plants to control and prevent several other common pathogens including:

  • Fusarium
  • Phytophthora
  • Powdery Mildew
  • Downy Mildew
  • Pythium
  • Early Blight
  • Late Blight

OxiDate has several key benefits:

  • Completely earthly-friendly and biodegradable
  • EPA-certified
  • OMRI-certified for use with organic crops
  • No mutational resistance
  • Applicable from seed to harvest

Flexible use as foliar spray, soil drench, surface disinfectant, and pre-plant dip