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Biocit is a biostimulant made from organic acids wich stimulates natural defenses of plants (PHYTOALEXINS) . These substances have action on fungi and bacteria.
BIOCIT has both effects: preventive, and curative in the firsts steps of development of pathogen.
Organic matter (s. n. p. ) 40% (p/p)
It4s a natural vegetal extrac.
Is not toxic for animal or humans and has no security term.
Very apropriate for IPM (Integrated Pest Management) .
The average persistance of BIOCIT, depending of the climate and biological conditions, is around 10-14 days.
Contains a high concentration of several :
- Organic Acids (Citric acid, Ascorbic acid, Palmitic acid, Lactic acid. . . ) .
- Vitamins (specially stabilized VITAMIN C and several derivates of it) .
- citrus seeds extract.
- Polysaccharides, etc.
It is known that stabilized Vitamin C is a very good fungicide.
It has a yellowish colour and a mild orange odour.
HOW DOES BIOCIT WORK?
Has several ways of action:
- It has an effect on the spores reducing the rate of its germination (preventive effect) .
- It has an stopping effect to the fungus advance, mainly on the hyphas development.
- BIOCIT also has an effect on the plant directly:
Some of the components of BIOCIT have the property of inducing synthesis of some substances of the secondary metabolism of plants call phytoalexins (Natural Defense Stimulators) . This substances are very effective fungicides and bactericides for several species of plant pathogens improving the answer of the plant when the attack or infection is produced.
The combination of these two effects produces a synergetic plant resistance having an optimal control of fungus and bacterial diseases in the field.
- Is a SYSTEMIC product, that protects all the plant in ascendent and descendent direction.
WHAT IS THE BEST PERFORMANCE?
The best performance of BIOCIT is obtained applying preventively before the infection. The average persistance of BIOCIT , depending of the climate and biological conditions, is around 10-14 days. A close attention to the weather forecast and the recomendations of the Officials Services of Crop Protection are, then, the best allieds of the grower. The effect of BIOCIT is reinforced by several applications due to phytoalexin synthesis.
WHAT IS THE OPTIMUM RANGE OF pH ?
The optimum range of pH for best performance of BIOCIT is 5.2 to 6.7 .
ON WHICH DISEASES IS BIOCIT EFFECTIVE?
BIOCIT, acts as a wide range fungicide and bactericide. It must be used as preventive as it has a very much stronger effect, but it is also a good postinfection action.
It has a very good action on bacteria.
The diseases in which BIOCIT has shown best activity are:
DOSES AND FREQUENCY OF APPLICATION
These both factors depend on the atmospheric conditions and on the kind of disease we want to treat. The interaction plant-disease-climate establishes the figure for these two parameters.
Generally, the recommended dose is 75-100 cc of BIOCIT for 100 litres of water, either in foliar or radicular applications, in horticultural crops and flowers, with a total application of 0.75-1 lit. /ha of BIOCIT
The period recommended between applications is 10-14 days.
In the case of postinfection applications with very favorable conditions for the development of pathogens is recommended to apply three times every 5 days to obtain better control of the disease.
It can be used in any crop in which any of the above mentioned diseases can be found.
BIOCIT has been used already in the following crops with good results:
- Horticultural crops : Tomato, pepper and beans (Bacterias) ; Potato and Tomato (Phytophtora infestans) ; Beans (Botriyis, Pseudomonas) ; Strawberry (Botrytis) .
- Grapes (Bottrytis) .
- Fruit trees (Bacteriosis) .
- Crysanthemum (Erwinia, Ascochita, Botrytis) .
- Roses (Peronospra) .
- Callas (Erwinia) .
- Ferns Rhumora (Corynebacterium) . - In general all crops susceptibles to be attacked for the pathogens mentioned.
It can be mixed with most of the common pesticides used in agriculture except Anionic Humectants, Metomyl, Dicofol, Forate and Cyhexatin.
It is not corrosive for the machinery.