Control of harmful microorganisms
Would you be able to say today what is a microorganism, or a microbe?
In recent years, we have been exposed to various terms concerning microorganisms. We have learned that there are families of microorganisms and that some are more harmful than others to humans. Sometimes we have heard of pathogens, other times of microbes, germs or viruses. In fact, all the times these words were mentioned, they were microorganisms.
A microorganism is a microscopic living organism. Thus, they are invisible to the naked eye; a microscope is essential to see them. There is a wide variety of microorganisms; among them, some are helpful while others are harmful to the health of humans, animals and plants.
A natural, powerful and non-toxic aid
Thymox products destroy various harmful microorganisms during simple sanitation that is quick and easy to perform. Or, when complete disinfection is needed, they remove 99.9% of harmful microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi and mold.
Thymox products are equally effective in controlling various microorganisms harmful to plants, without altering their health and integrity. And, of course, without making them damaging to our own health. The use of Thymox products in agriculture is therefore particularly interesting, since they are powerful in their action and non-toxic.
Their secret? A natural active ingredient: thymol. This powerful thyme extract acts effectively on harmful microorganisms, preventing their development or eliminating them in a specific area.
Microorganisms have various roles
Microorganisms may seem harmful or dangerous to us, which is not wrong. Some are pathogens, that is, they can cause disease. But they are not just that. Indeed, they are also essential. Without microorganisms, there would be no life: plants could not be born and thrive, neither could animals, nor even humans.
Imagine: most of the oxygen molecules we breathe are produced by microorganisms or by descendants of microorganisms. Fascinating, isn’t it? And that’s not all.
Microorganisms are also useful in many areas of our lives. They enable the production of food, the treatment of wastewater and the creation of biofuels. They are also involved in the production of many chemicals and enzymes.
More broadly, agriculture owes them everything: they ensure soil fertility and the decomposition of organic matter.
Disinfect and protect, the natural solution Thymox
Thymox Control is just as important to protect shrubs, fruit trees, vegetable production plants from harmful microorganisms. Thymox Control is an effective fungicide, that is, it controls the development of mold and damaging fungi, such as late blight, gray mold (Botrytis cinerea) and powdery mildew (Podosphaera xanthii).
It is also effective in fighting various plant diseases caused by bacteria, such as fire blight (Erwinia amylovora).
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