BIOKUPRUM TM is a biological fungicide based on a selected strain of naturally occurring antagonistic fungus Chaetomium cupreum (CABI 353812 ) that protects crops from fungal diseases like rust , early blight ,late blight ,leaf spot , stem rot, tuber rot. BIOKUPRUM TM is an effective foliar spray to combat the various fungal diseases listed above. BIOKUPRUM TM contains spores and mycelial fragments of Chaetomium cupreum . It is formulated as Wettable Powder with CFU count of 2 X 10 ^ 6 / g. BIOKUPRUM TM is approved for use in Organic Agriculture.
Mode of Action
Substrate Competition for space and Nutrients : Chaetomium cupreum competes with the pathogens by colonizing a large area of the plant zone and competes for the plant substrates and nutrients owing to its Domino effect thereby causing the pathogens to starve.
Enzyme production : Chaetomium cupreum produces certain enzymes which dissolve the host cell wall and penetrate and inactivate the host defense mechanism. It produces metabolites and secondary metabolites that have antifungal activity against pathogens.
Method of Application
Foliar Application : Mix 5 g. BIOKUPRUM TM in 1 L of water and spray.
Spray volume depends on the crop canopy.
Seed / Tuber Treatment : The seeds / tubers can be treated either in a seed treater mechanically or by dipping the seeds manually in solution / slurry for 30 -45 minutes before sowing. Mix 5 Kg of BIOKUPRUM TM in sufficient quantity of water to make slurry to coat the seeds / tubers.
Rusts , Early blight, Late blight, Leaf spot, Stem rot, Tuber rot.
BIOKUPRUM TM is suitable for application on Cereals , Millets , Pulses, Oilseeds, Fibre Crops , Sugar Crops , Forage Crops , Plantation crops ,Vegetables, Fruits, Spices , Flowers , Medicinal crops , Aromatic Crops , Orchards and Ornamentals.
BIOKUPRUM TM is stable for a period of 12 months from the date of manufacturing.