triOHP, Inc. announced the summer launch of Triathlon BA, a preventive biofungicide labeled for both organic and non-organic production.

Triathlon BA controls a wide variety of fungal and bacterial diseases on ornamentals, fruits, vegetables, and herbs and spices.

With the active ingredient Bacillus amyloliquefaciens, Triathlon BA provides control of many foliar and soil-borne diseases such as botrytis, powdery mildew, downy mildew, rusts, leaf spots, alternaria, pythium, phytophthora, rhizoctonia, fusarium, and bacterial spot (xanthomonas).

“We are excited to add Triathlon BA to our product line,” notes Terry Higgins, OHP vice president and general manager.

“It is unique in that is a biological that not only controls foliar diseases but also offers control of soil-borne diseases such as pythium, phytophthora, and rhizoctonia.”

Triathlon BA colonizes plant root hair, preventing establishment of disease-causing fungi and bacteria, notes Dr. Carlos Bográn, OHP manager of technical services.

“Triathlon BA not only gives the bedding plant grower an option, it also fills a need for the herb and vegetable grower, who has limited choices for disease control,” notes Dr. Bográn.

Depending on target disease, users can foliar-apply or soil drench Triathlon BA. Repeat applications may be made at 3 to 10 days or as long as conditions favor disease development. Triathlon BA is formulated in an aqueous suspension solution and carries a 4 hour REI.