Everris introduces Phytophthora protection for young plants

Everris has introduced a new half rate phytophthora control product, allowing it to be used in pots less than one litre.

PlantTrust can now be used to protect young plants and salt sensitive species in small pots from phytophthora root rot.

Everris technical manager Andrew Wilson said: "It makes sense to start protecting cuttings and liners from phytophthora as early as possible. With no control for this disease, which destroys on average 8-10% of susceptible plants, at this new half rate PlantTrust provides up to 3 months continuous protection in pots up to 1 litre."

In larger pots, of 1 litre or more, PlantTrust used at the full rate provides up to 5 months continuous protection.

Wilson added: "While the disease pressure was particularly high last season, due to record rainfall levels, container nursery stock growers using PlantTrust at the full rate saw their plant losses radically reduced. Alongside a significant reduction in plant losses, trials and grower observations include improvements in plant size, quality and root systems as well as noticeable vibrancy of foliage." 

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