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Botanicare Hydroguard Bacillus Root Innoculant




Hydroguard by Botanicare is a root inoculant used to maximize root mass and enhance root vigor. Hydroguard can be used as a foliar spray, or applied directly to the roots. Hydroguard uses a rapidly colonizing bacillus that protects against bacteria.

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Botanicare Hydroguard Bacillus Root Innoculant

This OMRI-listed root inoculant uses a highly active strain of bacillus that rapidly colonizes and protects the rhizosphere against pathogenic bacteria, amplifying root mass, and improving root vigor.

Hydroguard contains a unique beneficial bacteria, Bacillus amyloliquefaciens, selected specifically for its superior ability to enhance the symbiotic relationship between the roots and their surrounding medium. These specialized rhizobacteria, assist in the breakdown of organic materials and increase nutrient availability.

During the plant’s most intense growth phases (i.e. transplant, transition, and heavy flowering), the demand for certain nutrients and essential trace elements increases and changes frequently. To reach their full potential, plants require highly available forms of nutrition made available through microbial mechanisms. Although plants generate some of these microbes on their own, supplementing with Hydroguard significantly increases and accelerates these mechanisms.

There are three mechanisms that allow the BA in Hydroguard to dominate the space they occupy.

  • One: Endospores of B-A sense pathogenic fungi and bacteria in the root zone and begin to multiply, outcompeting other bacteria for space.
  • Two: If that doesn’t work this mass of Spores begin to consume food sources around them, starving competing bacteria.
  • And three: As a last resort the bacteria can release a number of antibiotics that specifically target the competition

Using Hydroguard as a foliar application early in a plant’s life cycle produces a similar effect on leaf tissue.


Bacillus amyloliquefaciens 0.038% contains a minimum of 1.00×10^4 cfu’s / ml


Use with every watering during your entire growth cycle. Shake well before each use and never mix concentrates. Always allow nutrient solutions to mix well before adjusting pH. Use 2ml per gallon.



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