ROOTSHIELD PLUS+ (WP and Granules)


Victor, New York (December 2, 2014) - BioWorks, Inc. is pleased to announce that RootShield Plus+ WP and RootShield Plus+ Granules have been approved by the Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) for sale in California. RootShield Plus, EPA registered in August 2011, is an advanced formulation of their currently registered biological fungicide, RootShield.


With this enhanced formulation, RootShield Plus provides preventative control of major root diseases including Phytophthora. It also controls diseases caused by Pythium, Fusarium, Rhizoctonia Thielaviopsis and Cylindrocladium - with improved suppression of the aggressive hot-season Pythium.


RootShield Plus is registered for indoor and outdoor root disease control on greenhouse and nursery ornamentals, herbs, vegetables and fruits, and has a 0-day Pre-Harvest Interval (PHI) and a 0-hour Restricted Entry Interval (REI) - the lowest REI of all biological fungicides. One application can last up to 12 weeks.


It is OMRI listed and is compatible with fertilizers, algaecides, insecticides, disinfectants, miticides, herbicides, growth regulators, and many fungicides.


"California growers have been eagerly awaiting approval of this product," noted Matt Needham, BioWorks' West Region Technical Sales Manager. "The wide range of crops RootShield Plus can be used on and its proven success in protecting against root rot, have lead to its high demand," he added.


BioWorks products are available from horticultural distributors across the country. Matthew Needham (209-351-1664) serves as BioWorks' representative for the Western U.S. region.

About BioWorks

BioWorks is an employee owned company that provides environmentally responsible, safe and effective solutions that serve horticulture, turfgrass and specialty agriculture professionals and consumers. BioWorks is a founding member of the BioPesticide Industry Alliance and also a proud sponsor of the AFE scholarship program, funding the 'BioWorks IPM/Sustainable Practices Scholarship'. For more information, please visit


Contact: Jeffrey Luke

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BioWorks, Inc.

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