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Crown gall is a serious plant disease that reduces yields and shortens the lives of trees, vines, and shrubs. It also provides a “door” for wood decay fungi to invade roots and trunks, resulting in plant structural failure.
A bacterial biological control with nearly 40 years of unmatched disease prevention. Fresh cultures of GALLTROL-A are ready for same-day shipping and have shelf-lives of 120 days under refrigeration. GALLTROL-A is mixed with water and applied as a spray or dip within 12 hours of plant wounding. GALLTROL-A colonizes wounds and prevents infection by the crown gall pathogen. Certain pathogen strains are less susceptible to control with GALLTROL-A compared to others. GALLTROL-A is registered with the Washington State Department of Agriculture for use on organic crops.
A ready-to-use, flowable, chemical emulsion applied as a paint that eradicates existing galls. GALLEX works by selectively penetrating and killing gall cells but does not harm healthy plant tissues. It is packaged in cases of 6 x 1/2 gallon plastic jugs.
- Sierra Gold Nurseries, Yuba City, CA