Every crop suffer from moulds
Moulds are closely related to plants. However, they must actively search for food, because they do not have leaf-green to provide their energy with the help of sunlight. They collect their energy and building blocks by making enzymes that they release in nature and with which (dead) plant material is dissolved and thus becomes absorbable for moulds. Harmful moulds are those moulds that creep into crops washed with their threads and washed, instead of clearing away dead plant material.
Typical harmful soil moulds are Verticilium dahliea and albo atrum, Sclerotinia sclerotiorum, Sclerotium cepivorum and Rhizoctonia species. Every crop has to do with 1 or more of these culprits.
MOULDS DESTROY CROPS
The Panama disease (Fusarium oxysporum cubense Tropical variety 1 and 4) is a good example of a ould that caused major damage and suffering in the last century in banana cultivation and also recently re-enacts.
Extra harmful are soil moulds that create survival structures (chlamydospores, sclerotia, winter porcupine, etc.) that remain in the soil. These are not or hardly effective with chemical agents to combat. This keeps the soil contaminated and also makes a new planting sick again.
Soil moulds usually produce typical wilted phenomena, because they clog the vascular bundles of the plant, causing the plant to become stressed, do not develop and die prematurely.
Crossing resistance is a good solution, but can be broken in practice after which cross-breeding of resistance has to take place again. On average, a period of 10 – 20 years is needed for the market introduction of the new species. Chemical pesticides do not work or sufficiently against these kinds of diseases. No chemical agents are known or permitted even against chlamydospores.
HERBIE COMBATS MOULDS
All the above diseases can be successfully combated with Herbie. This is evident from both lab and field tests. Sclerotia, chlamydospores and wintersporangians can be successfully controlled with anaerobic bacterial cultivation. In the list of scientific publications, convincing evidence can be found.