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Colloidal Sliver kills plant fungus and producer larger and healthier crops

A growing body of research is clearly demonstrating the fact that silver has its place in crop disease management, and should be used in place of the potentially toxic chemicals presently being used, and that are losing their effectiveness against pathogens.

Far from damaging or harming crop plants, silver appears to help save them from plant blight, and even increases the overall quality and yield of the crops without causing harm to the soil or surrounding environment.

In this breakthrough study, published in the March 2010 issue of the journal Mycobiology, researchers found that applying varying levels of silver nanoparticles to the roots of green onion plants completely eradicated Sclerotium cepivorum fungal infections known to destroy the plants.

Not only did the application of silver nanoparticles destroy the pathogenic plant fungus, but according to the study authors, it caused no significant harm to beneficial soil microbes needed by the green onion plants for growth, nor was there any negative change in the soil chemistry or composition.

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