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Old 04-09-2012, 09:37 AM
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Here is an interesting concept, that may be a Catch 22 for some turf environs...

http://www.biocontrol.entomology.cor...ichoderma.html
***" Since Trichoderma spp. grow and proliferate best when there are abundant healthy roots, they have evolved numerous mechanisms for both attack of other fungi and for enhancing plant and root growth."***

Could it be that growing healthy roots in turf, is the best(most important) habitat, for the beneficial, Trichoderma??
That's a Eureka moment! So how do we grow healthy roots? Chose proper seed
type, reduce soil compaction, add organic matter, mow & irrigate properly, use soil inoculants.
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you forgot the luck factor.
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Old 04-09-2012, 10:03 AM
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you forgot the luck factor.
and good looks.
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What would be healthy for robust root growth in the turf, would also be healthy for the proliferation of Trichoderma... T. will be present and strong in healthy root zones, and is shown to be an active opponent to Pythium...

Since T. is so compatable with Organic Matter and SOM is important to promote excellent Soil Structure , it would stand to Reason that increasing SOM and proper irrigation , one should be able to overcome all manner fungal diseases...

Phasthound, do you sell Trichoderma?
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that is what I was touching on.

DO you have any info on the letter to the royal commission?
This was sent to me yesterday;
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Old 04-10-2012, 10:52 AM
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I would be surprised if we knew that much about soil biology... 1/10th is pretty optimistic, even presumptuous...
I said 1/10th of 1%.
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They also talked about the T. growing right along side the pathogen excreting the toxins or wrapping around the hyphae of it... So there it could be assumed that the idea of too much water creating an environment for the pathogen would , not inhibit the T.
I would not make that assumption as too much water creates anaerobic conditions which will inhibit T.
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Also there are some compatability issues that will help to reassure the buyer, that some environments are good and some are bad...

***"Trichoderma is compatible with Organic manure Trichoderma is compatible with biofertilizers like Rhizobium, Azospirillum, Bacillus Subtilis and Phosphobacteria.
Trichoderma can be applied to seeds treated with metalaxyl or thiram but not mercurials. It can be mixed with chemical fungicides as tank mix."***

BTW, this comes from the following:
http://agropedia.iitk.ac.in/?q=conte...-born-diseases
It also states: Don't use chemical fungicide after application of Trichoderma for 4-5 days. I would not recommend tank mixing with fungicides as Trichoderma is a fungus.
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Old 04-10-2012, 11:07 AM
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What would be healthy for robust root growth in the turf, would also be healthy for the proliferation of Trichoderma... T. will be present and strong in healthy root zones, and is shown to be an active opponent to Pythium...

Since T. is so compatable with Organic Matter and SOM is important to promote excellent Soil Structure , it would stand to Reason that increasing SOM and proper irrigation , one should be able to overcome all manner fungal diseases...

Phasthound, do you sell Trichoderma?
I would caution against thinking of Trichoderma as a cure all. It is one part of a systematic approach to healthy plants. We have products that contain T, other beneficial microbes and bio-stimulants.
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