Store the bottles in a cool and dry place away from direct heat and sunlight
Trichoderma viride (2 x 10” cfu/gm. Minimum) Talc based formulation. Trichoderma viride is an antagonistic fungal organism present in the soil and is highly effective for the control of seed and soil borne diseases of a. majority of economically important crops, especially pulses and oil seeds.
This bio control agent when applied along with seed, colonizes the seed and multiplies on its surface. It kills not only the pathogens present on the surface of the seed but also gives protection against soil borne pathogens through the life of the crop by action of mycoparasitism and antibiosis. Seed treatment with Trichoderma viride has registered higher germination in a number of studies and was at par with “ Captan". It is effective for control of soil borne diseases caused by Rhizoctonia solani, Macrophomina phaseolina and Fusarium spp; and is a very important weapon against diseases such as root rot, seedling diseases, charcoal rot, wilt, damping- off, collar rot, etc. The potential of Trichoderma viride in managing soil borne pathogens has been demonstrated in many crop diseases like seedling disease of cotton (Ramakrishna and Jeyarajan, 1986; Aagarsamy et al., 1987a and b) root rot of soyabean (Jharia and Khare-1986), root rot of Cowpea (Alagarasami Shivaprakasam. 1988), charcoal rot of sorghum (Sekhar and Analosur, 1986) and root rot of mung bean caused by Macrophomina phaseolina (Samiyyapan et. al, 1987).
NICODERMA may also serve plants as a biofertilizer due to its Phophorus solubilizing activity and its ability to decompose organic matter into growth promotary humic matter, resulting in increased availability of micro nutrients to plants.