Plant Disease

Ergofito Defense: A natural method of eliminating plant diseases

How Ergofito Helps Plants Combat Sicknesses?

The multiplication of the beneficial bacteria acts in an antagonistic and repressive way towards the phytopathogenEnything that can produce diseaseic micro-organisms, particularly present in soils lacking humusOrganic constituent of soil, formed by the decomposition of dead organic material, ie plants and leaves, by soil bacteria.
The mechanism of this antagonistic/repressive action towards the phytopathogenEnything that can produce diseaseic micro-organisms can be summarized as follows:

  • Micro parasitism:
    Occurs when the lyses of the cell of fungi and pathogenEnything that can produce disease mildew or nematodes are attacked through enzymatic activity.
  • Soil sanitation:
    Occurs with the entry of toxic metabolites for the pathogenEnything that can produce disease micro-organisms, such asphenols, tannins, chlorogenic acid and auxins (biochemical resistance)
  • Food competition:
    This action takes place by the new micro-organisms devouring the existing food source present in the soil and starving the pathogenEnything that can produce diseases.
  • Strengthening of the threshold resistance:
    Promote the structural thickening of the tissues of the epicuticular layers of protection of the leaves and roots that impede penetration into the plant.

The Mechanism:

The stimulation of the bacterial activity allows the beneficial (Ergofito) micro-organisms to occupy spaces in the plant and the surrounding soil in a complex series of physical, chemical and biological reactions that act against the agent that cause plant diseases.

ERGOFITO Action in Prentitive and Curative Situations:

  • More efficient defence against parasitic insects due to the plant strengthening
  • Fungal preventive action to confront the infections due to Mycogone and Verticillum
  • Rot control in seedbeds caused by Pythium and Phytophothra.
  • Basal rot control of vegetable crops, agricultural and ornamental due to Phycomycete and Rizoctomia, Sclerotium, Sclerotinia, Botrytis etc.
  • Reduction in the incidence of vascular diseases responsible for the withering caused by Fusarium and Verticillum.
  • Preventive and curative action in the arboreal cultures (orchards, urban greenery, citrus etc.) as well as forestal fragrances towards the responsible agents for branch cancer (Nectria, Cytospora, Phopsis etc.). Also towards radical attacks due to Basidiomycetes (Armillaria, Fomes, Stereum, etc.) It will also protect pruning cuts from being penetrated by pathogenEnything that can produce diseaseic fungi.

For a full description see the brocure for Plant Deseases under Brochures