Obtego Fungicide and Plant Symbiont is a biofungicide containing naturally occurring and selected strains of antagonistic fungi, Trichoderma asperellum strain ICC 012 and Trichoderma gamsii strain ICC 080. This product is particularly useful for the prevention of attacks to the root system and collar region of susceptible crops by the following phytopathogenic fungi: Armillaria spp., Fusarium spp., Phytophthora spp., Pythium spp., Rhizoctonia spp., Rosellinia spp., Sclerotinia spp., Sclerotium rolfsii, Thielaviopsis basicola, and Verticillium spp. After application, Trichoderma colonize the soil and roots of the host plant and compete with plant-pathogenic fungi for space and nutrients. Moreover, the antagonists also attack the cell walls of pathogens with enzymes. Therefore, it is essential to apply this product before colonization of fungal pathogens occurs.
Trichoderma asperellum (ICC 012)
Trichoderma gamsii (ICC 080)
- Golf Courses
- Sports Fields
- Sod and Seed Production
- Nursery, Shrubs, and Woody Ornamentals
- Ornamental Trees
- See label for complete list
Obtego Fungicide and Plant Symbiont should be applied up to 7 days before planting to initiate soil colonization before the crop is planted and reapplied at planting. For maximum effectiveness, apply to 2 or more applications of this product.
Obtego Fungicide and Plant Symbiont may be applied throughout the crop production cycle in order to maintain a high colonization of the root zone. Obtego Fungicide and Plant Symbiont may be applied through fertigation systems in combination with the most common fertilizers. Obtego Fungicide and Plant Symbiont may be used on the crops indicated on the label.
To prepare a suspension, combine 1 LB of this product for every 1.25 GAL of water, and mix from time to time in order to promote the germination of conidia and obtain faster soil colonization. Subsequently, dilute the suspension in the amount of water that is stated in the Labeled Crops and Use Rates table.
Apply Obtego Fungicide and Plant Symbiont when the soil temperature is at least 50°F (10°C).
Apply this product to moist soil or growth media, but not to saturated or waterlogged soil. Soil or growth media must remain moist after application of this product to provide adequate control of soilborne fungal diseases listed on this label.
This product may be applied to sterilized or fumigated soil, but must be applied after the sterilizing agent or fumigant has dissipated.
See label for complete application instructions.
Do not apply by aircraft.
This product has no curative effect and therefore is not effective against plants infected with disease at the time of application.
This product is not compatible with the following fungicides: imazalil, dichloran, mancozeb, propiconazole, tebuconazole, thiram, and triflumizole.
Do not tank mix with or apply this product within 3 days before or after use of these products.
See label for complete restrictions.
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