Controlling plant pathogens with Bacillsu subtilis B5
Controlling plant pathogens with Bacillus subtilis B5
Bio-B5, a biopesticide-cum-biofertilizer, is a carrier-based formulation with a high concentration of Bacillus subtilis B5. The bacterium survives in the soil for a long time, withstanding harsh conditions and inhibiting the growth of tuber and soil-borne borne pathogens. In addition to its biocontrol activities, it helps the plants grow more effectively.
Black scurf, a fungal disease caused by Rhizoctonia solani that forms black patches on the tuber surface
FUSARIUM ROT/ WILT
Fusarium rot/wilt is caused by Fusarium solani that enters the plant through the roots and affects both seeds and tubers
Early blight of potato is caused by the fungus Alternaria solani that primarily affects stems and leaves
The water mold Phytopthora infestans causes late blight of potato which is identified by black/brownish lesions on leaves and stems
Infection by Rhizoctonia solani causes brown rot in which the affected leaves become wilted. Later stages of disease causes brown rot in tubers
Bacillus subtilis B5 – 10 billion CFU/Kg
Store in a cool, dry and dark place.