Sep 10, 2015New research released from BioSafe Systems
BioSafe Systems has recently released two new studies on OxiDate 2.0 for tomatoes and StorOx 2.0 and OxiPhos for sugar beets.
In a recent study conducted by Virginia Tech, OxiDate 2.0 was tested, among others, to assess reduction in bacterial pathogen populations on tomato plants when applied as an overhead spray. OxiDate 2.0 proved to consistently reduce all bacterial counts to below detectable limits when used as an overhead spray. Results of this study showed that, while some other treatments had a noticeable effect on pathogen population levels, only OxiDate 2.0 showed significant and consistent levels of suppression against all bacteria investigated at levels that could have practical implications, according to the company.
In another study performed by Michigan State University, the efficacy of StorOx 2.0 and OxiPhos bactericides/fungicides was evaluated. Beet roots were evaluated throughout the trial for Botrytis incidence and severity. Results of this trial showed that treatments with StorOx 2.0 or OxiPhos significantly reduced the severity of Botrytis in sugar beets. OxiPhos reduced Botrytis severity by up to 81.44 percent, according to the company. StorOx 2.0 reduced severity by 80.33 percent. This study concludes that both OxiPhos and StorOx 2.0 have the potential to reduce severity of Botrytis storage rot when applied as a single spray prior to storage.