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Nutri-Life TrichoShield

Beneficial fungi to improve the balance between desired and undesirable micro-organisms on the leaf surface and in the soil.

TrichoShield™ is a talc-based formulation containing the beneficial fungal species Trichoderma harzianum, Trichoderma lignorum and Gliocladium virens, and the plant growth promoting, bio-balancing bacteria Bacillus subtilis. Trichoderma is also a root growth promoter.

Benefits

  • Root-zone bio-balancing is coupled with plant growth promotion associated with Trichoderma metabolites.
  • Can be applied to seeds, transplants, bulbs, cuttings, grafts and established crops.
  • Seed and seedling treatment creates a supportive environment with a variety of plant benefits.
  • No with holding period.
  • Biological Farmers of Australia (B.F.A.) Registered Product 456AI.

Packaging

250g, 1Kg, 5Kg, 20Kg

Typical Analysis

Contain the species Trichoderma harzianum, Trichoderma lignorum, Gliocladium virens, and Bacillus subtilis.

Storage & Handling

Contains live organisms. Do not mix with biocides. Store in cool, dry place away from sunlight. Shelf-life – 1 year from manufacture date (unopened). May be stored in a refrigerator after opening for up to 3 months. However, contamination may occur once opened. Gloves and breathing mask should be worn at all times when handling microbial products.

Application Rates

Seed Treatment:
  • Dry - Mix in 5g of TrichoShield™ per Kg of seed.
  • Slurry - Add 5g of TrichoShield™ to 100mL of water per Kg of seed. Air dry before sowing.
Cuttings: Mix 50g of TrichoShield™ in 5 litres of water and use as a dipping solution. Include 5g of Nutri-Kelp powder dissolved in the mix for plant growth promotion.

Seedling Treatment: Dip seedlings in a solution of 200g of TrichoShield™ per 50 litres of water prior to planting.
Commercial Growers: Apply 100g of TrichoShield™ per 200m2 with first irrigation.
Compost: Mix 1Kg of TrichoShield™ with 100-500Kg of compost per hectare.
Fertigation or Boom spray: Dilute 1Kg of TrichoShield™ in 2 litres of water. Stand for 1 hour, screen and add to 100-200 litres of water per hectare (or apply via fertigation tank).
Foliar applications: Dilute 1Kg of TrichoShield™ in 2 litres of water. Stand for 1 hour, screen and add to 300-400 litres of water per hectare.

Foliar applications of TrichoShield™ should always include Nutri-Life Bio-Plex and crop-specific Nutri-Tech Triple Ten, as Trichoderma need nitrogen to survive, and this can be provided by the Azotobacter in the Nutri-Life Bio-Plex. Both Trichoderma and Azotobacter will benefit from the phosphorus, iron, molybdenum and micro-nutrients in the Triple Ten formulation.

Miscellaneous

  • Do not apply in conjunction with toxic chemicals. Allow 3-4 days before applying.
  • Do not apply with soil fumigants. If fumigating, apply after re-entry period has passed.
  • Do not foliar spray with oil based wetter/stickers. Nutri-Life TrichoShield™ is compatible with most NTS fertilisers and microbial preparations.
  • Spray tanks must be chemical free. To clean equipment, make 1% urea solution (1Kg per 100 litres of water). Fill tank and spray hoses and let sit overnight. Then empty and rinse.
  • TrichoShield™ is approximately 30% of the cost of equivalent formulations.
  • All living microbes should be added to a liquid mix last, ie. after all other products are diluted.
  • It is very important to realise that high pressure rates with spray equipment can damage or destroy beneficial micro-organisms. Try not to exceed pressures of 60 psi.

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