Rootshield Home & Garden is an OMRI Listed product that will protect your plants from root disease pathogens and allow them to flourish. The active ingredient in this biological fungicide is Trichoderma harzianum, strain T-22, a beneficial fungus. This organism has been thoroughly tested for over 18 years by various universities and is now ready to work for you. It will protect your plants' roots from soil-borne diseases, which allows them to put their energy into growing and blossoming.
Trichoderma harzianum, strain T-22, attaches itself to the root to form a natural barrier, keeping out disease pathogens that otherwise would be eagerly feeding on the tender roots. It fights off these pathogens with a 1-2 punch: It displaces the pathogens by utilizing the space that they would normally occupy on the root and then feeds on the material produced by the root - the same matter that the pathogens would use as its food source. With nowhere to live and nothing to eat, these unwanted disease carriers will move on.
With the absence of disease and the secondary infections caused by disease, your plants will experience faster root development and a greater ability to spread out into the soil. This increased root mass allows for greater moisture and nutrient uptake and, ultimately, bigger, healthier and more beautiful plants. Simply apply every 3 months and your plants will do the rest.
Suggested Uses: Rootshield Home & Garden may be used in hydroponics and on the following vegetables, fruits, nuts and ornamental plants: berries and small fruits, bulb crops, cucurbitis family, fruiting vegetables, herbs, spices, mints, leafy vegetables, cole crops, legumes, pome fruits, stone fruits and tree nuts. DO NOT APPLY to sugarcane, pechay, rice, mushrooms, kiwi, barley, oats, lemon, apple and chickpea. Not for use on aquatic crops. Rootshield Home & Garden will not cure sick plants. Its function is only to preserve and protect healthy plants. Do not use when disease is present or to control diseases not listed.
This Product Controls These Pests or Diseases: Pythium, Fusarium, Rhizoctonia, Thielaviopsis and Cylindrocladium
Rootshield Home & Garden is designed for application to seeds, plant roots and soil for control of plant root diseases and not for spray application to foliage or fruit. It can be used indoors or outdoors and in conjunction with liquid fertilizers. Apply Rootshield immediately after mixing and stir regularly during application. Use all of the mixed solution and do not store mixed product with water. To protect the environment, do not allow pesticide to enter or run off into storm drains, drainage ditches, gutters, or surface waters. Applying this product in calm weather when rain is not predicted for the next 24 hours will help to ensure that wind or rain does not blow or wash Rootshield off the treatment area.
For drench application to seeds:
Mix 1-3 tablespoons per gallon of water for 25 feet of planting furrow. Apply with a watering can or other spraying device then cover seeds with soil.
Mix 1-3 tablespoons per gallon of water. Apply ½-1 cup (or 4-8 fluid ounces) per plant at transplanting.
For new and established plant beds:
Mix 1-3 tablespoons per gallon of water and apply at a rate of 1 gallon per 25 sq. feet of plant bed.
For potted plants:
Mix 1-3 tablespoons per gallon of water and apply ½-1 cup (or 4-8 fluid ounces) per 4-8 inch pot.
Storage: Store original container in a cool, dry and locked place inaccessible to children and pets. Do not store at temperatures above 75°F for prolonged periods. Keep containers tightly closed when not in use.
Cannot Be Shipped To: AK,DC,HI,IA,MT,ND,NE,SD,WY
Shipping Restrictions: Cannot ship via USPS.
Warning & Toxicities:
- As with all pest control materials (biological or chemical), do not allow children or pets to be exposed to the product during mixing or application. Allow application area to dry thoroughly before contact.
- Triple rinse all buckets, measuring cups, etc. with clean water after use.
- Although the EPA does not require it, it is recommended for gloves and long pants to be worn when mixing or applying Rootshield Home & Garden.
- Properly dispose of all RootShield containers.
DO NOT APPLY to sugarcane, pechay, rice, mushrooms, kiwi, barley, oats, lemon, apple and chickpea. Not for use on aquatic crops.
Shelf Life: BioWorks Product Shelf Life
Trichoderma harzianum Rifai strain T-22* ............. 1.15%
Other Ingredients .............................................. 98.85%
* Contains at least 1.0 x 107 colony forming units (CFU) per gram dry weight.