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.
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.