Atom8 Leaf Wash

Product Information

Atom8 Leaf Wash makes use of a combination of microorganisms and minerals that work together in order to fight insects and fungus therefore it could promote healthy & happy crops.

1st Bacillus used: Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) is a beneficial microorganism that exists widely in nature. It produces proteins that are toxic to immature insects (larvae). There are many types of Bt bio insecticide. Each type targets a different group of insects. Target insects include beetles, mosquitoes, root aphids, nematodes, caterpillars, and grub. Currently, there are more than 180 registered bacillus thuringiensis products on the market. Bt insecticide products are used in crops and ornamental plants.

How does Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) work? Bacillus thuringiensis produces a protein that is toxic to immature insects (larvae) called arasporal crystals. Target insects’ beetles, mosquitoes, root aphids, nematodes, caterpillars, and grub. When these insect larvae gnaw on the leaves with the bacteria, the parasporal crystals will be dissolved and released in the insect’s highly alkaline intestines, preventing the larvae from further eating plants, loss of appetite, endotoxins destroying the intestinal cell wall, and finally breaking the intestine, leading the toxins to enter the larva’s’ blood system, causing systemic poisoning. Infected insects stop foraging within a few hours and die within a few days to a few weeks. This mechanism makes Bt harmless to fish and mammals because their acidic intestinal conditions inhibit bacterial toxin dissolution. Due to its non-chemical pollution and low toxicity, Bacillus thuringiensis has been widely recognized and used since the 1950s, and is often used as a biological pesticide, biocontrol agent in organic agriculture.

Other Notice How does Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) work? Bacillus thuringiensis produces a protein that is toxic to immature insects (larvae) called arasporal crystals. Target insects’ beetles, mosquitoes, root aphids, nematodes, caterpillars, and grub. When these insect larvae gnaw on the leaves with the bacteria, the parasporal crystals will be dissolved and released in the insect’s highly alkaline intestines, preventing the larvae from further eating plants, loss of appetite, endotoxins destroying the intestinal cell wall, and finally breaking the intestine, leading the toxins to enter the larva’s’ blood system, causing systemic poisoning. Infected insects stop foraging within a few hours and die within a few days to a few weeks. This mechanism makes Bt harmless to fish and mammals because their acidic intestinal conditions inhibit bacterial toxin dissolution. Due to its non-chemical pollution and low toxicity, Bacillus thuringiensis has been widely recognized and used since the 1950s, and is often used as a biological pesticide, biocontrol agent in organic agriculture.

Other Notice In recent years, some scientists have used bacillus thuringiensis to control root knots and cyst nematodes by using strain screening, strain improvement, and secondary metabolite collection. In short, Bt is a microbial biological pesticide, which is very specific to lepidopteran insects. It causes the insects to stop foraging within a few hours/days and usually kills the insect larvae within a few days and thus subsequently starves to death. However, due to environmental factors and rain washing, it cannot last for a long time on plants, so it needs frequent use. It is considered organic to agriculture and non-toxic to mammals.

Finally, the main control objects of Bacillus thuringiensis are attached: As a possible bio pesticide, Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) has many advantages compared to chemical pesticides. It is non-toxic to mammals and safe to use. Since the Intestinal environment of mammals is acidic, parasporal Crystals have no effect in the intestines of these animals. It has strong selectivity and specificity and does not harm Other beneficial insects. Bt bacteria only specifically infect Lepidoptera insects. Strong sustainability. Bacillus thuringiensis is a microorganism that can multiply in nature and beneficially contributes to the soil tructure. Naturally & Organically controls pest density. The control of pests helps prevent the widespread of plant pathogens or viruses. Because it is a microbial agent, it has high environmental requirements and might be toxic to animals such as silkworms. But this natural insecticidal mechanism meets the environmental requirements of organic agriculture.

2nd Bacillus used: Bacillus Amyloliquefaciens is processed through advanced fermentation technology to improve the rhizosphere environment of plants by improving the microbial structure of the soil. This functional inoculant containing microorganisms can promote the growth of healthy and beneficial microorganisms by improving the relevant structure of soil microorganisms, thereby forming a more optimized soil environment, thus promoting rapid rooting of plants. This strain (BAA) can competitively eliminate unwanted pathogens and resist the infestation of harmful bacteria and fungi in the soil, such as bacterial wilt and Pythium in tomatoes, powdery mildew in lettuce, grapes, walnuts, ivy, corn, soybeans. Also Fusarium wilt caused by Fusarium of eggplant, tomato, sweet pepper, potato, banana, cucumber, etc., flower blight of stone fruit, fruit rot, bacterial fruit spot of zucchini and watermelon, etc. This can protect root health and helps plants absorb more nutrients from the soil.

This strain might improve the resistance of plants, promote plants to have strong and developed root systems, enhance the absorption and utilization of nutrient elements, and establish a solid foundation for the growth, flowering and fruiting stages, thereby contributing to crop yield and quality.

Conclusion In addition to another few elements, this combination can reduce infestation, improve plant rehabilitation, protect against outside and existing insects and unwanted guests and acts as a good repellent.

 

DOSAGE – Granular

  • Shake product well before use.
  • Add the required soluble quantity needed of Leaf Wash directly into the water and mix well.
  • 1 Litre concentrate = 100L water
  • Product dilution 1:100
  • Mixture pH: 5.5 – 6.5

    Other Information

  • Spray product onto infected or damaged areas on leaves and plant stems.
  • Repeat process once every 7 days until plant recovery needs are met.
  • Do not spray less than 7 days apart.
  • Do not deviate from instructions.
  • Only mix amount needed for application with water and use within 24 hours after preparation of mixture.

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