All CrabLife products and PreBiotech are comprised of nitrogen, phosphorus and calcium along with trace amount of other minor elements. They provide a preferred food source for beneficial microbes in the soil and on the surface of plant leaves including those associated with plant growth promotion and biological suppression of plant pathogens and parasitic nematodes. Bacterial species that are known to use CrabLife and PreBiotech as a preferred carbon source include Bacillus and Streptomyces associated with biological control.

  • biological control of plant pathogens and parasitic nematodes
  • crustacean meal improves soil health for greater root and plant vitality
  • Adding CrabLife to an existing production program increases nutrient uptake and root development
  • Increased resistance to stress and maximum crop yield across various growing locations and soil types.

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Active Ingredient

PreBiotech is a by-product of the shellfish industry and comprised of 100% crab and/or lobster shell. Unused crab and lobster shells are collected, pasteurized, dried, pulverized and micronized to form a powder capable of passing through a 200-mesh screen.

Mode Of Action

PreBiotech serves as a food source for biocontrol bacteria including Bacillus. Paenibacillus Pseudomonas and Streptomyces species. Applying PreBiotech alongside a commercial biological fungicide comprised of chitinolytic bacteria (works with Monterey Complete Disease Control click here for more) will result in higher populations on the leaf surface 72 hours after application.

Application Rate

Apply PreBiotech at 0.5 to 1.0 pound per 100 gallons of spray water along with manufacturer’s recommended application rate for commercial biofungicides such as Monterey Complete Disease control. proper mixing and suspension in the spray tank through adequate agitation. Always test for compatibility between PreBiotech and other products prior to application.

Common Questions

What is PreBiotech

PreBiotech™ is a preferred food source for beneficial microbes on plant surfaces including those associated with plant growth promotion and biological suppression of plant disease. A unique blend of crustacean shell that has been micronized to allow for a rapid reaction time with microbes, PreBiotech creates new application opportunities for crops including vegetables, fruit trees, ornamentals, row crops and hemp.

  • Effective. easy to use formulation
  • Non-toxic and food safe
  • Natural and organic (OMRI and CDFA OIM approved)
  • Safe for the environment
  • Versatile and economical

What is IPM (Integrated Pest Management)?

Fundamentally IPM is creating a complete management system for indoor/outdoor growing                                      

UC Davis Defines IPM as:

“Integrated pest management (IPM) is an ecosystem-based strategy that focuses on long-term prevention of pests or their damage through a combination of techniques such as biological control, habitat manipulation, modification of cultural practices, and use of resistant varieties. Pesticides are used only after monitoring indicates they are needed according to established guidelines, and treatments are made with the goal o removing only the target organism. Pest control materials are selected and applied in a manner that minimizes risks to human health, beneficial organisms, and the environment.”

If your interested in implementing this in your garden, be sure to check out our comprehensive instructions.