Organic Pest Control & Disease Resilience
Developing Insect And Disease Resistance From Within
Pests are responsible for substantial crop losses around the world, damaging plants and transmitting diseases. Broad-spectrum chemical insecticides are neither efficient nor effective in pest prevention, which is why Zylem aims to build crop resistance to disease and pests through improved soil and plant health using organic pest control products and methods.
Building Plant Resistance To Disease And Pests
Healthy plants with high resilience and high Brix levels come from healthy soil conditions. Instead of growing low Brix crops and fighting off insects and diseases with expensive pesticides and chemicals, implementing an effective soil management programme results in healthier, hardier plants that are more resistant to insects and disease.
The Benefits of High Brix Plants
Resistant to disease
Unappealing to insects
Require fewer inputs
Better for human consumption
How Does Sea Brix™ Work?
As a microbe food or soil food
As a foliar feed
Products To Improve Plant Resistance To Disease And Pests
Sea Brixº™ is a product formulated by Zylem that contains Triacontanol, a potent natural growth stimulant. Its primary objective is to maximise photosynthesis (the process that ultimately results in high Brix levels of the plant).
The Sea Brixº™ name is indicative of its source and its effect—products and ingredients originating from the sea (such as kelp and fish hydrolysate) improve soil health, resulting in higher Brix levels in plants.
Higher Brix levels provide natural pest control and higher plant resistance to disease. So, instead of trying to fix the problem, you’re preventing it from occurring in the first place.
Learn More About Natural Plant Pest And Disease Control
Frequently Asked Questions
The term “organic pest control” can be used to refer to a number of ways of dealing with pests in plants:
- Using pest control products sourced from natural, organic ingredients
- Building pest resistance naturally by improving the health of the soil and the plant