New Plant Nutrition Range from Makhro Home and Garden Biosoil A Concentrate solution of Humic and Fulvic acids that can be applied as a source of carbon and biological supplement for improved soil quality. Biosoil is very carbon-rich substrate extracted from composed plant fibre. Its also a combination of both humic and fulvic acids and a source of potassium. Biosoil is a very versatile product, i.e. adjuvant in foliar nutrient sprays. Organic supplement in fertiliser material. Biosoil is also a food source for soil microbes and fulvic acid contributes to water holding capacity of soil. Fulvic acids also constitutes additional cation exchange capacity in soil. Regular addition to irrigation water in sandy soils proves beneficial for crop growth and improves uptake of nutrients in soil. Fosfifol CaA Concentrate solution of Calcium Phosphate can be applied by fertigation or foliar spray.Critical component in formation and integrity of cell membranes and walls. Big factor in root growth and in pollen tube growth. BiorootConcentrated solution of micro-nutrients and seaweed extract formulated to stimulate root, vegetative and reproductive growth and development in crops. This product contains Auxin and Cytokinin, essential plant growth regulators and a combination of trace elements which are utilised in the chemical and metabolic reactions in the plant. Versatile use, as seed dressing, to root zone by fertigation or foliar application. Auxins stimulate cell division in meristem zones of roots and shoots and leaves where Cytokinin’s stimulate initiation of reproductive organ cells (e.g. flower buds) When used as a seed dressing, seedling emergence and strong early growth is obtained. Boron translocation of sugars, essential at flowering stage, germination of pollen (prevents oxidation of auxins), synthesis of pyrimidine and flavonoids. Iron is essential in photosynthesis and respiration processes, component in enzymes which breakdown toxic substances from oxidative stress, and reduction process of Nitrogen metabolism. Manganese activates enzymes involved in metabolite synthesis and electron transfer reactions. Molybdenum Nitrate reduction during metabolic processes Zinc Synthesis of amino acid and auxin involved in activity of enzymes. Seedling recovery after induced stress or shock has been achieved. VitaminoConcentrated solution of amino acids, trace elements and biostimulants to promote vegetative and reproductive crop growth and development and assist plant recovery after induced stress events. Significant content of essential L-Amino Acids. L-Amino Acids have metabolic activity in plant tissue. Trace elements complexed by amino and fulvic acids. Vitamino is a soft product when used as an addition to foliar sprays on tender and new growth of leaves and flowers in crops. Foliar applied Amino Acids at critical stages of plant development provide additional metabolic activity during cell division and growth stages. Amino acids assist in plant recovery from environmental or induced stress events, e.g. heat shock, salinity. Auxins stimulate cell vision in meristem zones of roots and shoots and leaves. Cytokinins stimulate initiation of reproductive organ cells (e.g. flower buds)
Lawn Care at its Best We all strive for a perfect lawn - weed, insect and disease free. Lawn Protector is a unique product with multiple active ingredients (bifenthrin, bupirimate and propiconazole) that allows you to treat your lawn for both insects and fungi simultaneously. In lawn maintenance, differentiating between insect and fungi damage is tricky, but with Lawn Protector trial and error is eliminated. It is now so much simpler with Lawn Protector, the all in one solution - 40 ml to 10 liters water per 10m2. For those unwanted pesky broadleaf weeds that can quickly take over a beautiful lawn, use Makhro’s Super Lawnweeder. This is a multiple active, broad spectrum, selective broadleaf weed killer that will take care of this. Super Lawnweeder contains three active ingredients (dicamba, 2,4D and MCPA) that will help you control the majority, if not all the broadleaf weeds on your lawn. Dollar spot (Sclerotina homoecarpa) Lawn caterpillar (Spodoptera cilium) Just when you think that you have won the battle, remember to get rid of those weed seeds waiting patiently to germinate. There is a unique product called Lawntyl that will control these seeds and winter grass simultaneously. Lawntyl, with its duel actives will control broadleaf weeds, winter grass and serve as a pre-emergant to your lawn seed bank. It is a pre- and post emergent herbicide with ingredients (terbuthylazine and simazine). Control those unwanted weeds before they even emerge from the soil and this can only be used on Kikuyu, buffalo and quick grass. It must be washed into the soil the following day to manage the seed control. If not washed into the soil within 24 hours, you would only get to control the weeds that are already growing. It is also very important to use the right feeding to promote growth. A good feeding to use would be 1 for All 13.3.8 with makro and micro trace elements with negligible chlorine levels and also water soluble for quick results with very little water. By following our recommendations, you can make you neighbours jealous by finally having that perfectly green lawn! African mole cricket (Gryllotalpa Africana) Brown patch (Rhizoctonia solani) STILL NOT SURE? Feel free to contact our Cape Town head office for more product or contact information or post on our Facebook page (Makhro Home & Garden).
Psylla on citrus Citrus psylla (Diaphorina citri) is a common problem for gardeners with citrus trees. After reading this article, you will better understand why, when, and how to protect your citrus trees against psylla. An adult citrus psyllid is only approximately 4 mm long and feeds on new shoots of the citrus tree. Their eggs are laid on the tips of growing shoots. The visible eggs are one way to identify if your citrus tree is infected. Psylla can also be identified by malformed new growth or swollen bubbles and dents on your citrus tree leaves. As the psyllid nymphs feed, they produce a toxin that causes the bubble and dent damage to leaves, preventing normal expansion growth of the leave. Sometimes it is hard to believe that something so small can cause so much damage. Even though the damage cause by feeding is not the main concern. Even more damage can be done by the role the psyllid plays in Citrus greening disease (also known as African greening). During feeding, it opens a path for bacteria, causing the Greening disease. When a citrus tree is affected with this disease, is results in yellowing of the leaves and small, lopsided, or asymmetrical fruit. When you have identified that your citrus tree is infected with psylla, you should apply Koinor. Koinor is a systemic insecticide that is applied at the base of the tree’s stem for season long control against most aphids and sucking insects. Make sure that you pick off all visible fruit before you apply Koinor. New formed fruit will be ready for consumption. The best time to apply Koinor is usually mid to end of September, the soil temperature must be adequate for Koinor to be properly absorbed by the tree. Use product only as directed, follow instructions as per label.