OUT WITH THE BAD: For quite some time, agriculture has depended on soil fumigation to “nuke” the soil profile, controlling a host of pests and pathogens. The challenge with fumigation is it eradicates everything in the soil, including beneficial microorganisms which we are now learning are so critical to soil and plant health.
OUT WITH THE BAD: The conventional solution has been methyl bromide, a highly effective, yet highly hazardous and persistent chemical used to control pests ranging from pathogens to nematodes and even weed seeds; but due to a paradigm shift in environmental concerns, methyl bromide has been phased out and growers are now struggling to come up with effective solutions.
IN WITH THE GOOD: BioSafe Systems has been developing sustainable chemistries for over 20 years and with our new Sustainable Soil Program which includes TerraStart or TerraClean 5.0 Soil Treatment and TerraGrow Soil Inoculant., growers now have a sustainable solution to treating their soil. BioSafe’s Sustainable Soil Program is proving to be a highly effective alternative to soil fumigation. This revolutionary program combines the power of BioSafe’s unique peroxyacetic acid technology to eliminate “the bad” pathogens and pests followed by TerraGrow Soil Inoculant to add “the good” microorganisms back into the soil.
OUT WITH THE BAD: The program starts by treating the soil using powerful peracetic acid chemistry to eliminate soil pathogens and pests immediately. TerraStart and TerraClean 5.0 are powerful, yet safe chemistries, allowing growers to treat their soil when it’s convenient for them without any plant back restrictions or buffer zones. It is critical to utilize TerraStart or TerraClean 5.0 prior to seeding or transplanting to ensure that your soil is clean before putting “the good” back using TerraGrow. However, TerraClean 5.0 can be applied at any stage of plant growth to kill and suppress soil pathogens and pests that may become a challenge throughout the season.