ECOSOM ®-TH is a biological fungicide and biological nematicide based on a selected strain of naturally-occurring beneficial soil fungus Trichoderma harzianum that protects crops from; fruit rots caused by Botrytis and plant pathogenic nematodes. ECOSOM ®-TH contains spores and mycelial fragments of Trichoderma harzianum. It is formulated as Powder with CFU count of 2 X 10 ^ 6 / g. ECOSOM ® - TH is registered by Indian Pesticides Regulatory Authority - Central Insecticides Board, Govt of India. ECOSOM ® -TH is approved for use in Organic agriculture
Mode of Action
Substrate Competition for space and Nutrients : ECOSOM ® -TH colonizes maximum space and absorbs maximum nutrients available at the target site and thereby controls the pathogens by starving them for food and competing for space- Domino effect.
Mycoparasitism : ECOSOM ® -TH is like a prophylactic biological fungicide that attacks disease-causing pathogens before they reach the plant system. It grows fast and coils around the pathogen and penetrates through it. It derives nutrition from the target pathogenic fungus protoplasm and ECOSOM ® -TH spores multiply inside target pathogenic fungus body and eventually kill it.
Enzyme production : Trichoderma harzianum is known to secrete antifungal metabolites which are antagonistic to the pathogenic fungal species and suppress their growth. It also inactivates the pathogen’s enzymes by secreting certain plant growth stimulating substances. A long lasting effect against pathogens is thus observed owing to the secondary metabolite secretion which exhibits antibiosis effect on the pathogen.
It also inactivates the pathogen’s enzymes by secreting certain plant growth stimulating substances. A long lasting effect against pathogens is thus observed owing to the secondary metabolite secretion which exhibit antibiosis effect on the pathogen.
Nematicidal effect : This strain of Trichoderma harzianum produces toxins that have a nematicidal property and thus can be used as an effective nematicide.
Method of Application
Foliar application : Mix 10 g. of ECOSOM ® -TH in sufficient quantity of water . Decant the supernatant and use it for foliar spray. Spray volume depends on crop canopy.
Fungal diseases like Fruit rot caused by Botrytis spp and other fungal pathogens attacking the crops.
ECOSOM ® -TH is approved for controlling Root knot nematode in Tomato, Brinjal , Carrot , Okra ( Lady’s finger ) , Gerbera , Carnations , Tuberose , Banana. Controls remiform nematode of Papaya and citrus nematode of Acid lime
ECOSOM ® -TH is suitable for application on Vegetables , Tomato , Pepper , Chilly , Fruits , Cereals , Millets , Pulses, Oilseeds, Fibre Crops , Sugar Crops , Forage Crops , Plantation crops , Fruits, Spices , Flowers , Medicinal crops , Aromatic Crops , Orchards and Ornamentals.
ECOSOM ® -TH is stable for a period of 12 months from the date of manufacturing.