Is Fusarium infection in garlic reduced with a copper spray or biostimulant?
Farmer: Felicia Syer Nicol
Farm: Sycamore Farm
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.