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 Report

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.

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