Fighting Fire Blight

From: Sue Shock, Shock Landscaping & Tree Health Care, LLC
To: Dan Banks, Banner Sales Consulting <>
Subject: Growth Products

I was introduced to Growth Products about ten years ago, and every one of its products has exceeded my expectations. I just can't say enough good things about how Essential and Companion renew depleted urban soils. It's phenomenal! But I'm writing to let you know about a recent fire blight success story.

Last year a client had a row of apple trees through which fire blight was running like wildfire. The client did not want the trees injected with pesticides, so chemicals were not an option. Instead, we treated the trees with Companion, Essential, TKO Phosphite, and pH Reducer. A year later, the trees show NO signs of fire blight and the customer is thrilled. Pleasing a customer and saving trees like this is priceless.

No signs of fire blight on apple trees


Growth Products Disease Program
Essential® Plus 1-0-1
1 quart per 100 gallons water
Fall - Apply two applications 30 days apart.
Spring - apply two applications 30 days apart.
Thoroughly "sprench" planting bed to cover leaves, stems, and roots thereby attacking the fungus pathogens wherever they are present.
Companion® Biological Fungicide
1 quart per 100 gallons water
"TKO" Phosphite 0-29-26
1 quart per 100 gallons water
Hydro-Max - An All Natural Wetting Agent
1 quart per 100 gallons water
14-7-14 All Purpose Fertilizer
1 quart per 100 gallons water
Include 14-7-14 in spray tank mix when trees are no longer under stress.

Special thanks for sharing their stories:

Shock Landscaping & Plant Health Care, LLC
Sterling Heights, MI
Sue Shock
Phone: (586) 876-2012

Banner Sales Consulting, Inc.

Union Lake, MI
Doug Fenner & Dan Banks
Phone: (248) 366-7799