BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF PLANT DISEASES
To go in line with the present day concept of IPM (Integrated Pest Management). PASIC has started producing Biopesticide utilising the infrastructural facilities available at the PASIC Biofertilisers Production Centre, Pondicherrry, since 1998.
Pseudomonas fluorescens is a soil bacteria, which has got the capability of dominating and controlling the growth of plant pathogens.
Indiscriminate use of chemical pesticides diminishes the qualilty of farm produce, as the residue of these chemicals have been detected in the produce even after the harvest. This leads to ill health of Human beings, pollution of the environment & decrease in the population of beneficial organisms in the soil.With a view to sustain soil fertility & curb the environmental pollution, PASIC is engaged in production & distribution of Bio fertilisers and Organic Manures.
In this regard, PASIC has recently launched a Biopesticide “PON-PSEUDOFLUOR” for biologically controlling plant diseases. Pon-pseudofluor contains Pseudomonas fluorescens bacteria with Lignite as carrier material.
- Controls seed borne & soil borne plant pathogens.
- Does not harm beneficial organisms in soil.
- Induces Disease Resistance in crop plants.
- Produces plant growth promoting substances which help in Luxuriant growth of crops.
- Increases crop yield & qualilty of produce.
- Continuous use of Pon-Pseudofluor in crop fields enhances their activity resulting in secured crop growth.
- Can be applied for :
- Paddy, Sorghum, Cumbu & other Cereals,
- Black gram, Green gram, Bengal gram, Red gram, Peas & other pulses.
- Groundnut, Gingelly, Sunflower, Mustard, Castor, Soyabeans & other oil seeds.
Bhendi, Raddish, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Beetroot, Gourds & other vegetables. Banana (All Varieties, to control wilt). PON – PSEUDOFLUOR FOR MANAGEMENT OF LEAF & ROOT DISEASES
METHOD OF APPLICATION CROP: PADDY ( To control Blast and Sheath Blight)
SEED TREATMENT: Mix 250 gms. Pon-Pseudofluor in 7.5 Lit. of clean water and soak paddy seeds required for one acre (25kgs) in this slurry for 12 hrs. (10g/kg. of seeds). Decant the excess water and keep it for 24 hours for sprouting and then sow the seeds..
SEEDLINGS ROOT -DIP:
Mix 1 kg. Pon-pseudofluor in 30 Lit. of clean water. Dip the root portion of seedlings required for one acre in this slurry atleast for 30 minutes and then transplant. (OR) Apply 1 kg. Pon-Pseudofluor to the water stagnated in an area of 10 Sq.m. in the nursery/main field. The seedling required for one acre, after pulling out from the nursery can be left in the stagnating water containing the bacteria. A minimum period of 30 minutes is necessary for soaking the roots and prolonged soaking will enhance the efficacy.
Mix 1 kg. Pon-Pseudofluor with 50kg PASIC Enriched Compost and broadcast in one acre, 30 days after transplanting.
Mix 400 gm. in 200 lit. clean water and spray in 1 acre commencing from 45 days after transplanting at 10 days interval for 3 times depending on disease intensity. If there is no disease incidence, a single spray is sufficient.
Crop : GROUNDNUT, GINGELLY, SUNFLOWER, REDGRAM, BLACKGRAM (To Control Root Rot & Wilt)
Spread the seeds in a polythene sheet and moisten with water. Then apply 10 gm. of Pon-Pseudofluor for 1kg of seed and mix thoroughly. Sow the seeds after shade drying for 30 minutes.
Mix 1 kg. Pon-Pseudofluor with 50 kg. of PASIC Enriched Compost and broadcast in 1 acre, 30 days after sowing.
CROP: BANANA (To control wilt) SUCKER TREATMENT : 10G/ Sucker SOIL APPLICATION:
Mix 1kg of Pon-Pseudofluor with 50kg. PASIC Enriched Compost and apply in 1 acre at the time of planting. Repeat the same once in 3 months.
Store the pack in cool and dry place, away from direct Sun Light. Do not Mix this Bio-inoculant with Chemical fertililsers/pesticides. Can be used along with PON-AZOSPIRILLUM, PON-RHIZOBIUM & PON-PHOSPHOBACTERIA.