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  • How do I use Actinovate in soil?

    Created by david on

    We have used actinovate over the years as a soil drench. We are looking to use it as a dry amendment in potting soil. Can you let me know if there are any advantages/disadvantages and what you would suggest as application rate per 1 cu yard. Thanks you

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    E. Vinje
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    Hi David –

    Actinovate Fungicide contains a high concentration of a patented beneficial microorganism. When applied, the Actinovate microbe grows on the plant’s roots and leaves, living off the plant’s by-products while at the same time attacking harmful disease causing pathogens. This natural product effectively suppresses and controls a wide range of foliar and root diseases.

    How to Apply

    Lawns:
    Apply immediately to problem areas and re-apply if needed every 2-3 weeks with a hose-end sprayer, pump-up sprayer or watering can. Water thoroughly after application.

    Potted Plants:
    Dissolve one teaspoon per 2 gallons of water to create solution. Apply solution to pot at base of plant, or at soil level in the garden around the plant until soil is completely saturated.

    Foliar:
    Dissolve 1/2 teaspoon per gallon of water to create solution. Spray directly on leaves, stems, and new shoots to runoff providing complete coverage of entire plant. For best results, apply product prior to disease development or at the first sign of infection.

    ​Hydroponics:
    Dissolve directly into nutrient water tank. Use ½ – 1 teaspoon per gallon (6–12 oz per 100 gallons). Reapply each time nutrient water is changed. May also be applied to each plant’s root system individually. To do this, dissolve ½ – 1 teaspoon into a gallon of water to create solution. Apply solution as a watering directly to the plants’ base so as to water in to the roots. Reapply every 2–6 weeks.​

    We do NOT recommend using this product as a dry amendment in soil.

    Hope it helps!

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