Trial finds Carbon Gold's Biology Blend most effective to reduce symptoms of tomato root mat disease

According to the AHDB, root mat disease affects 90 per cent of tomato nurseries in the UK and costs growers an average of £29,000 per hectare per year.

The AHDB organised trials, a key objective of which was to identify biological treatments that suppress the disease. 
Results show Carbon Gold's Biology Blend as the most effective product to reduce the symptoms of root mat in rockwool.
Carbon Gold's Simon Manley said: "We welcome this groundbreaking research into root mat disease, an infection which affects nearly 90% of tomato nurseries in the UK and threatens significant crop losses.
"Carbon Gold hopes that these trials will encourage grower confidence in our biological products for ensuring healthy, more productive plants - thereby reducing losses and maximising yields."

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