Root Health

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Root Health


Backed by Science. Loved by Nature

Soil and root health are essential for the production of healthy, nutrient dense food. The resulting plants are stronger, exhibiting increased pest and disease resistance.

The Madumbi Root Health program combines increased growth promoting microbes with nutritional support to optimise root health and development, nutrient update and disease suppression. This holistic, integrated approach induces the plants inherent resistance mechanism – more commonly known as Induced Systemic Resistance (ISR)

Plant root health can be negatively affected by a range of soil pathogens including fungal pathogens such as Phytophthora, Rhizoctonia, Pythium, Fusarium, Sclerotinia, etc.

A compromised root system is less effective at taking up water and nutrients from the soil which ultimately has a negative impact on plant growth and yield.

In severe cases plants may die resulting in yield losses and more frequent replants (perennials) with associated costs and production reduced income.

  • Based on the beneficial soil bacterium Bacillus amyloliquefaciens strain FZB42
  • Registered as a biological fertilizer for use on
    all crops
  • RhizoVital® 42 grows on and colonizes roots,
    supporting healthy root growth and improving
    availability of soil nutrients (e.g. phosphorous)
  • Silica strengthens plant cells which can result in improved crop quality and enhanced tolerance to abiotic stress
  • Silica supports plants natural immunity towards pests and diseases including root pathogens
  • Silica deposits around vascular tissue supports vascular function e.g. water use efficiency and translocation of nutrients
  • Slow release calcium and silicon from micronized gypsum and diatomaceous earth
  • Supports cell strength and initiates the plant nutrition cycle
  • Fulvic acid and calcium lignosulfonate as carbon sources
  • Focused micro-elements to support root growth
  • Based on the beneficial fungus Trichoderma asperellum
  • Registered for suppression of fungal soil pathogens on all crops
  • Eco-T® actively grows on and colonizes roots, creating a protective barrier to fungal pathogens
  • More persistent in the soil environment than many chemicals and works by multiple modes of action

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