Is Fusarium infection in garlic reduced with a copper spray or biostimulant?

Farmer: Felicia Syer Nicol

Farm: Sycamore Farm

Region: West

Publish Date: February 6, 2018

Article Type: Research Project

Research Priorities: Disease & Pest Control 

Felicia grows nematode-free garlic, which she sells as clean seed. She’d like to prevent loss to Fusarium and tested a copper spray and biostimulant spray as potential ways to control the fungus.

Key Findings

  • The dry conditions and good seed garlic led to low Fusarium pressure this year.
  • Felicia found no difference in the proportion of garlic with visual signs of infection by weight of good garlic when she compared plots treated with copper spray, RhizoVital® spray and no spray.