Pruning is an essential management practise used in the cultivation of many fruit crops and ornamentals. It helps create a convenient growth habit and reduces the impact of certain diseases, thereby promoting optimum growing conditions and productivity.
However, the pruning process can cause its own problems. A cut branch or stem produces an open wound which, until it heals, can be an easy entry point for other diseases. Such diseases include “trunk diseases” (eg Diplodia seriata) in vines and “cankers” (Coniothyrium spp) in roses for example.
Infection risk can be minimised by good pruning technique and good hygiene. Garlic Barrier™ Pruning Paint provides an additional resource to mitigate risks still further.
Simply brush applied, Garlic Barrier™ Pruning Paint is an organic, approved wound and grafting sealer derived from, fresh, concentrated garlic extract, a natural substance containing high levels of selenium, sulphur and allicin. The extract is carefully formulated with other biologically active plant extracts, viscosity modifiers and stickers to ensure optimum performance. A dye giving the product a distinctive blue/green colour is also included to indicate where applications have been made.
- Soil Association approved
- Derived from natural garlic extract.
- Compatible with IPM systems.
- Simple and safe to use.
- Handy 250 ml pack with built-in applicator brush or 5 litre economical pack for the larger user.
- Kind to the environment.
- Odourless soon after application.
High concentration, fresh extract of garlic, other biologically active plant extracts and food grade blue indicator dye.
250 ml with applicator brush and 5 litre Jerry can (outers of 4)
Technical Data Sheet (PDF)