Paecilomyces lilacinus (2 X 108 ¢lU/8m- mlmmum) (Mother culture: Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Bangalore) Talc based Formulation.
Paecilomyces lilacinus has been one of the principal genera of importance in bio-control studies in recent years. Paecilomyces lilacinus, a bio-control fungus, protects the root system against diseases caused by plant parasitic nematodes, specifically root-knot nematodes (Meloidogyne spp.), reniform nematodes (Rotylenchulus reniformis), burrowing nematodes (Radopholus similes) and citrus nematodes (Tylenchulus semipenetrans). These nematodes infect agricultural and horticultural crops of economic importance. This bio-agent colonizes the root surface and is an antagonistic fungus, strongly parasitic to eggs and egg-masses of plant parastic nematodes. BIONICONEMA can destroy upto 90% of eggs and 75%-80% of egg- masses of nematodes. Therefore, after one tor two applications, you observe a plummeting fall in the nematode population. This is because few eggs survive to hatch new generations.