Why is GreenCure® better?
We believe GreenCure® is a better fungicide for many reasons and we are confident that you’ll agree: It’s better for the environment, it’s better for you and it works!
GreenCure® is the Right Choice.
GreenCure® is the Smart Choice. The GreenCure® formula has undergone extensive independent testing at leading universities including Cornell University, Ohio State University, Miami University, Purdue University, Long Island Horticultural Research Station, University of Florida and Michigan State University.
The GreenCure® formula has been successfully used in commercial and agricultural markets for over 15 years. In these markets it has been welcomed as a safer alternative to more toxic fungicides.
This has made it a perfect choice for use in greenhouses, on tomatoes, lettuce, pumpkins, squash, herbs and tobacco. It has been used in orchards on apples, pears, and other fruits and in large agricultural growing operations for both vegetables and ornamental plants including Poinsettia, Roses, Geraniums and many others.
For Organic Production: The GreenCure® formula meets the requirements of the USDA's National Organic Program (NOP) for use in organic production. This makes GreenCure® ideal for use in organic farm and garden applications.
Fungicides that are listed as "For Organic Production", such as GreenCure®, can be used in gardens or farms that are selling 100% Organic produce. For home organic gardeners, you can have peace of mind knowing that by using GreenCure® your fruits and vegetables live up to your organic standards.
GreenCure® is as effective or better than other fungicides. You don’t give up effectiveness by going less toxic. GreenCure® has undergone independent, head-to-head testing against other fungicides. The results…it has proven to be equally as effective or better than other fungicides. The following compilation graph represents the results of comparative testing.
On plants tested in environmental conditions that promoted mildew growth, GreenCure® achieves nearly 100% protection against powdery mildew. While some of the other fungicides achieve similar results, they don’t have the benefits of GreenCure® such as being able to harvest vegetables one hour after spraying or of being able to spray indoor plants!
I’ve heard of mixing up homemade formulas with baking soda, oil and soap. Are they just as effective?
During the years of research many spreader-sticker systems were tested, including the use of horticultural oil as an additive. This resulted in better control of the solution and proved more effective than water and bicarbonates alone, unfortunately the test results also showed that horticultural oil as an additive had many negative characteristics.
Negative characteristics of horticultural oil as an additive to bicarbonates included:
For these reasons and others, horticultural oil was rejected as a spreader-sticker. In order to find a safer, more efficient additive, more than 350 spreader-sticker systems were evaluated. Several spreader-sticker additives were discovered which increased the effectiveness and reliability of bicarbonates for use on ornamentals, vegetables and fruits. Additional research was done on a wide variety of plants and quantitative results were determined for a broad spectrum of fungal diseases. Ultimately, a combination of spreader-sticker additives in very specific quantities was found to be significantly more effective than all other alternatives. The additives which were chosen are both effective and safe and are reliable ingredients used in personal care products. The formulation in GreenCure® uses precise amounts of these additives and of course since GreenCure® contains only the raw ingredients, the formula does not include all the additional unwanted chemicals that would be present in household products.
Many of the formulas that are repeated on websites, in articles and various publications call for the use of dishwashing soap or other detergents. Adding in soaps that are comprised of a laundry list of chemical ingredients may not be wise. Most soaps now have anti-bacterial chemicals such as Triclosan that could kill necessary bacteria in the soil and may be detrimental to nutrient absorption. Accumulation of these chemicals in or on treated vegetables may not be beneficial. While some homemade concoctions might be somewhat useful, is it worth the risk?
"It's really amazing how widespread and how often repeated the myth has become." says Horst, referring to homemade fungicides. "Considering the amount of research that went into finding the most benign and effective solution to control plant mildew, there really is no reason for gardeners to create homemade solutions that may not be effective and may produce unfavorable results."
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