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Fungicides

Fungicide resistance and chemical residues are ongoing issues for growers. OCP continues to develop new biorational products that can be used as resistance breakers and flexible enough to be used at any stage in the crop cycle due to their minimal withholding periods. Eco-carb and Eco-protector are examples of two APVMA registered products that are backed by both good science and solid in-field performance.

ecocarb

ecocarb was developed as part of a Grape Wine Research & Development project to investigate alternatives to copper and sulphur for the control of Downy and Powdery mildew in winegrapes. Since that time ecocarb has also been tested in a wide range of horticultural crops and ornamentals and is a proven alternative to sulphur for the control of Powdery mildew where IPM is a key driver of good agricultural practice.
Pack sizes: 5kg, 20kg

eco-protector

eco-protector was developed in New Zealand from a need by producers there to access environmentally benign and residue free fungicides. eco-protector is effective against a range of diseases in horticultural crops but is most effective against Botrytis cinerea in grapes. When used as part of an integrated disease management program, eco-protector will control Botrytis to a level equal to conventional Botrytis fungicides without the limiting factors of long withholding periods and resistance managment. eco-protector is a valuable tool in the management of Botrytis in grape vines for both conventional and organic wine grape growers.
eco-protector can be tank mixed with ecocarb, copper and sulphur sprays making it a versatile organically registered fungicide. Recent studies have indicated the addition of eco-protector at 0.5% v/v will signficantly improve the efficacy of suphur and copper sprays.
Pack sizes: 20L, 200L

ecocarb PLUS

Borne of over 15 years of successful use of Ecocarb, OCP are very excited about the launch of our new dual action, broad-spectrum Registered Organic fungicide, ecocarb PLUS.

Ecocarb PLUS combines the curative action of food grade Potassium Bicarbonate with the Systemic Acquired Resistance (SAR) effect of  Potassium silicate. When applied on a regular basis, Ecocarb PLUS will control Powdery Mildew in Grapes, Vegetables, Strawberries, Roses and Apples and Rust in ornamentals (Geraniums).

Now with the addition of Potassium silicate, Ecocarb PLUS controls Brown rot in Nectarines, Black spot in Apples and suppresses Downy mildew in Grapes.

Ecocarb PLUS is an effective organic alternative to conventional broad spectrum fungicides. It is safe to use in environmentally sensitive areas and within IPDM systems where other fungicides may have the potential to leave undesirable residues in the presence of pollinators on flowers, on foliage or in the soil. Ecocarb PLUS is approved for use in Australian Certified Organic crops is also USDA-NOP approved.