Hydroguard improves the quality and size of your crop by utilising a strain of bacteria known as Bacillus amyloliquefaciens. This colony of beneficial bacteria has been bred to play a number of key roles, triggering natural defence systems, breaking down organic materials for plants to use as food (in a similar way to enzymes), while increasing nutrient availability. The result is an additive that dramatically enhances root health, for all-round stronger plants.
- A fast-acting and extremely potent bacillus root inoculant
- Certified by OMRI as being fully organic
- Used extensively in the agricultural industry
- Helps plants to utilise dissolved mineral feeds more readily
- Protects against root diseases like pythium
- Doesn’t produce biofilms that can clog up equipment
- Guaranteed to be active two years after the packaging date
- Heightens plants’ resistance to pests and diseases
- Concentrated formula – used at only 0.5ml per litre
How Hydroguard Works
Hydroguard contains a strain of bacteria known as bacillus amyloliquefaciens. Once applied to the substrate, the bacteria quickly colonise the rhizosphere, increasing nutrient uptake while helping to breakdown dead roots and other organic materials. It is known to actively combat pathogenic bacteria like ralstonia solanacearum, pythium, rhizoctonia solani, alternaria tenuissima and fusarium.
Many forms of beneficial bacteria can make big promises without actually delivering. That’s because beneficial microbes can often get killed off in transit, before the packaging has even been opened! Botanicare guarantee you that the integrity of the microorganisms in Hydroguard will remain pristine for a full two years after the date on the package. Just make sure that you use it up within six months of opening.
Some microbial additives can take a long time to really take effect, reducing their overall impact on plants. The bacteria in Hydroguard get to work in double-quick time, colonising the root-zone shortly after being added. This makes Hydrogaurd more cost-effective than much of the competition, showing better results in shorter time periods.
CBacillus amyloliquefaciens 0.038% contains a minimum of 1.00×10^4 cfu’s / ml
How to Use Hydroguard
Add Hydroguard to your nutrient solution at a rate of 0.5ml per litre. It can be used right the way through your plants’ life cycle, from rooted cuttings up to the final flush.
As with all nutrients, boosters and additives, never mix them together in their concentrated form (i.e. straight out of the bottle). Always add each nutrient, booster or additive to your reservoir or feed water in turn, giving the solution a good stir to mix it in before adding the next one.