Growth Products expanded its product line to include Companion Biological Fungicide Wettable Powder, a broad spectrum biological fungicide for the prevention, control and suppression of diseases on all agricultural crops. Companion Wettable Powder was registered as a pesticide by the Environmental Protection Agency and obtained an OMRI Listing (Organic Material Review Institute) for use in organic food production.
Companion’s GB03 strain of Bacillus subtilis has multiple modes of action in preventing and controlling soil borne and foliar diseases. It’s a naturally occurring (Non-GMO) rhizosphere bacterium, plant growth-promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR) that produces a broad-spectrum antibiotic (iturin) which disrupts pathogen cell-wall formation and colonizes quickly to crowd out and prevent pathogen growth and antagonistic effects. University trials have shown that GB03 triggers Induced Systemic Resistance (ISR) in plants, by activating a plant’s natural immune system to fight disease.
Companion Wettable Powder is a dry concentrate that is fully soluble in water. It can be applied as a soil drench, foliar spray, or organic seed treatment on all types of field grown food crops including; vegetables, herbs, small fruits, berries, and nut trees, as well as in greenhouse plug production and hydroponics operations.