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Companion Biological Fungicide Wettable Powder
Organic Fungicide Solution

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• Stop Bud Rot Organically - OMRI Listed
• Activates Induced Systemic Resistance (ISR)
• Enhance Root & Plant Growth
• Organic Fungicide Solution
• Combat Top Plant Diseases Including Gray Mold (Botrytis), Powdery Mildew and Fusarium
• Easy to Apply
ACTIVE INGREDIENT:
Bacillus subtilis GB03* .
4.26%
Other Ingredients: .
95.74%
Total:
100%
*Not less than 6.17 X 107 Colony Forming Units (CFU) per Gram
pH
4.5
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
Companion®WP offers an-easy-to use wettable powder that is 100% soluble. It is a broad spectrum Biological Fungicide for the prevention, control and suppression of soil and foliar fungal and bacterial diseases. Apply at planting and throughout the growing season. Companion® WP quickly forms a protection zone around seeds or transplant roots. Use on all types of crops to control diseases such as Phytophthora, Fusarium, Pythium, Sclerotinia, and on foliar diseases such as Botrytis, Powdery mildew, Sclerotinia, Xanthomonas and Erwinia. OMRI (Organic Materials Review Institute) has determined that Companion WP is allowed for use in organic production according to the USDA National Organic Program. (NOP)
It contains a natural rhizosphere bacteria that quickly populates the soil, forming protective colonies (biofilm) on and around delicate root hairs and on the leaf surface, preventing and destroying diseases. This biofilm acts as a dense barrier, shielding the roots from disease. It is a gram-positive bacterium which survives in extreme environmental conditions including heat & drought, making it a durable and reliable fungicide that growers can trust.
This unique biological has been studied for years at leading universities and is proven to elicit the plants’ natural defense resistance (ISR), to fight against many pathogens. Companion can be used in combination with other fungicides and phosphites (PO3) at reduced label rates, boosting their efficacy, resulting in higher yields and more marketable crop. Companion can be used up to harvest and has a REI of 4 hours. Companion’s GB03 is natural rhizosphere microorganism that produces metabolites and enzymes that promote plant growth and vigor and disease resistance. These metabolites will reduce the harmful effects of TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) buildup resulting from repeated applications of both chemicals and high salt fertilizers.
A SINGLE PRODUCT WITH MULTIPLE APPROACHES TO DISEASE CONTROL:
Unlike synthetic fungicides that target a specific protein synthesis or the cell membrane, Companion® Biological Fungicide has multiple modes of action involved in its biocontrol performance to fight pathogens. It combines four modes of action to suppress diseases:
1.GB03 strain of Bacillus subtilis produces a broad spectrum antibiotic, Iturin, an antifungal /antibacterial lipopeptide that destroys pathogens by puncturing their cell walls so that the pathogen desiccates. When used in conjunction with synthetic fungicides, Companion improves their efficacy by allowing them to easily move into the cell.
2.Bacillus subtilis GB03 produces unique metabolites (lipoproteins) that have antagonistic activity against pathogens inhibiting their protein production.
3.Companion activates the plant’s natural defenses, Induced Systemic Resistance (ISR), allowing the plant’s immune system to ward off disease and reduce its susceptibility to pathogen attack.
4.Unlike traditional fungicides which often stunt plant growth, Companion actually promotes plant vigor. It is a beneficial Rhizobacteria (PGPR) that produces auxin-like hormones. It quickly colonizes on roots forming a biofilm that produces surfactins, improving nutrient uptake, increasing root growth, enhancing lateral branching, and promoting overall vigor and yield, in a wide variety of crops.
HYDROPONIC ALGAE CONTROL:
Green algae, called cyanobacteria, is a nuisance that can cause negative impact in hydroponic systems. Bacillus subtilis GB03 has the ability of inhibiting or biodegrading cyanobacteria by destroying its cell and plasma membranes, releasing cell organelles. This is an effective and environmentally friendly option for control versus chemical methods such as Algaecides.
FOLIAR APPLICATIONS:
Companion® Biological Fungicide WP when used as a foliar spray can have effective preventative control against Bud Rot (Botrytis cinerea), which is one of the most devastating fungal diseases to hit plants. It is easily and quickly spread by spores throughout an entire growing area by means of air and water. It will attack young stems at soil level and mature plants, but it is most devastating on moist and resinous buds. A preventative program using Companion WP should start before any visual signs of the disease are present. Extra care should be taken if, the disease was present in prior seasons since the spores will lay dormant until conditions are conducive for growth and a receptive host becomes available. Companion WP can be foliar applied to all parts of the plant and sprayed to run off. Be sure to spray onto the buds starting at the pre-flower stage and continue spraying the buds every week up to harvest.
A TOOL IN RESISTANCE MANAGEMENT & REDUCTION OF CHEMICALS:
Companion® WP can be used alone or in combination with traditional chemical fungicides either in a tank mix or rotational program. Its multiple modes of action help prevent pathogen resistance. This makes Companion® an ideal foundation for an effective Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program.
CERTIFIED ACCEPTABLE PESTICIDE:
OMRI has reviewed and listed Companion WP for use in organic crop production. It is allowed for use in organic production according to the USDA National Organic Program (NOP).
APPLICATION & MIXING:
Companion WP can be used on all potting soils such as peat, bark, perlite combinations, or applied as a top dressing on potted plants or outdoor field crops, indoor potted plants. It can be used on all stages of growth including, seed germination, cuttings, potting, plug, sizing up and field applications. Apply both as a foliar spray or soil drench to control fungal disease. DO NOT tank mix with copper products or highly caustic or acid materials. It can be tank mixed with other technical materials, organic products or fertilizers. Always fill tank ľ full with water before adding concentrates. It is effective on all types of growing medium including bark-containing mixes. It can be incorporated along with starter fertilizers to enhance their efficacy Companion WP is a preventative fungicide. For best results begin applying Companion from the beginning of the crop cycle or prior to the onset of any diseases. Botrytis cinerea (Bud Rot) affects many crops and is prevalent in nature. To prevent Bud Rot be sure to thoroughly wet stems, buds and leaves to run off with a solution of Companion. Remove infected leaves and buds. Companion can be used up to the day of harvest.
STORAGE & HANDLING:
Companion Biological Fungicide should be stored in normal warehouse conditions. Keep in cool dry location and out of direct sun light. Do not store above 100o F for long periods of time. Companion Biological Fungicide when mixed with water has neutral pH. Always store in original container and keep tightly sealed after opening. Refer to SDS for additional information on storage, handling, safely, disposal and shipping.

Companion Biological Fungicide Wettable Powder.

Seedlings and Clones.

Transplanting.

Growth Phase

Transition and Early Bloom

Full Bloom

Finishing

No. of Weeks

 

 

1-4

1-3

4-8

Hours of Light

 

 

18

12

12

12

Organic Production

6 g

10 g

5 g

5 g

5 g

Soil & Soilless Mixes

6 g

10 g

5 g

5 g

5 g

Foliar Applications

.25 g

1 g

5 g

5 g

5 g

Hydroponic

6 g

10 g

5 g

5 g

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5 g

Apply weekly, amounts listed are to be added per 1 US Gallon (3.79 liters)

Application Recommendations

Application

Rate

Frequency / Notes

All Strains of Plants Grown in Soil or Soilless Mixes Indoors and Outdoors

Mix 5 - 10 grams per gallon water. For larger applications mix ˝-1˝ pound per 100 gal water.

Begin applications at time of transplanting or seeding. Apply weekly thought growing cycle.

Hydroponics and Constant Feed

Mix 5 - 10 grams per gallon water.

Add whenever nutrient solution reservoir is changed. Replenish every 7-10 days or when water is changed.

Seeding

Mix 5 - 10 grams per gallon water. For larger applications mix ˝-1˝ pound per 100 gal water.

Drench seed trays until thoroughly soaked at time of seeding. Repeat in 7-14 days.

Clones

Mix 5 - 10 grams per gallon water. For larger applications mix ˝-1˝ pound per 100 gal water.

Thoroughly drench rockwool, or root cubes before sticking cutting. Also, drench trays of cutting, with solution of Companion after planting. Repeat in 7-10 days.

Sizing-Up & Transplanting

Mix 5 - 10 grams per gallon water. For larger applications mix ˝-1˝ pound per 100 gal water

After planting in new container, thoroughly drench plant with diluted Companion.

Prevent Bud Rot Caused by Botrytis Cinerea or Gray Mold

Foliar Spray: Mix 5 - 10 grams per gallon water. For larger applications mix ˝-1˝ pound per 100 gal water.

Spray foliar applications weekly throughout entire flowering phase and up until harvest.

Spray until run-off