As any professional grower or gardener will tell you, Pythium root rot is a nasty pest that, if left untreated, can cause failure of an entire crop in very short order. Formerly classified as a fungus, scientists have learned much more about the varying “strains” of Pythium and have changed its classification to a pathogen. Regardless of the type of pathogen involved, the mechanism of action for the Pythium genus remains the same. Oftentimes Pythium root rot is referred to as “damping off.”
In tests reviewed by the Canada Science & Research Institute (CSRI) Hygrozyme has been proven “excellent” in maintaining longer use of slabs and hydroponic solutions.
An increase of up to 30% in longevity has been experienced. In soil, Hygrozyme has proven to increase soil porosity through accelerated breakdown of dead organic matter. Its chief function is to vigorously rid the medium of dead organic matter, thereby preventing disease from setting into the medium.
As a media rejuvenator, it is used after a harvest as a soak solution and should be applied after a 50% hydration is implemented. At a concentration of up to 2.5 – 3.75 ml per 1 litre a rapid and almost complete reduction in dead bio mass can be observed. Available nutrients are unlocked in the process and, depending on the circumstances, may provide an excellent source of available plant energy for future growth