Paecilomyces lilacinus 1% W.P. (2 x 108 cfu/gm. minimum) (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 (Rotylenchulusreniformis), burrowing nematodes
(Radopholus similes) and citrus nematodes (Tylenchulussemipenetrans).
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 or two applications, you observe a plummeting fall in the nematode
population. This is because few eggs survive to hatch new generations.
It is particularly effective against the following nematodes:
Root-knot nematode Meloidogyne ssp.
Golden cyst nematode Globoderapallida&G.rostochiensis
Cyst nematode Heterodera ssp.
Citrus nematode Tylenchulssemipenetrans
Burrowing nematode Radopholus similes
Reniform nematode Rotylenchulusreniformis
5 kg per ha. preferably mixed with 2 tons of any organic matter such as ORGO blended
Nursery bed treatment :
50 gm/sq. m.
Seed treatment :
Treat @ 10gm/kg seed.
500gm LDPE bag
1 kg LDPE bag
Apply near the root zone,preferably leaving a 7 day gap on either side before applying
chemical fertiliser or pesticide.