Controlling plant pathogens with Bacillsu subtilis B5

Bio-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

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 

Early blight of potato is caused by the fungus Alternaria solani that primarily affects stems and leaves

LATE BLIGHT 

The water mold Phytopthora infestans causes late blight of potato which is identified by black/brownish lesions on leaves and stems

BROWN ROT

Infection by Rhizoctonia solani causes brown rot in which the affected leaves become wilted. Later stages of disease causes brown rot in tubers

COMPOSITION

Bacillus subtilis B5 – 10 billion CFU/Kg

BENEFITS

  • Controls soil/tuber borne diseases upto 80%
  • Increases crop yield upto 25%
  • Ensures early and uniform germination
  • Promotes the growth of plants by increasing nitrogen uptake, phosphate solubilization and the production of phytohormones.
  • Compatible with systemic and contact fungicides viz. Benlate, Bavistin, Ridomil and Dithane-M45
  • Eco-friendly and non-toxic for humans and animals

Method Of Application

  • Tuber/seed: Dip in 0.25% solution for 20 minutes
  • Leaf spots: Foliar spray with 0.25% solution
  • SHELF LIFE

    12 months

    STORAGE

    Store in a cool, dry and dark place.

    Precautions

  • Treated tubers/seeds should be dried in shade and sown within 24h of treatment.
  • Entire contents of the pack should be used at one time
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