ECOSOM ® -TV is a biological fungicide based on a selected strain of naturally-occurring beneficial soil fungus Trichoderma viride that protects crops from several diseases caused by seed borne and soil borne fungal pathogens like Rhizoctonia spp , Pythium spp , Fusarium spp and Alternaria spp. It is used as an effective seed dressing and soil treatment product to combat seed and soil borne fungal diseases. ECOSOM ® -TV contains spores and mycelial fragments of Trichoderma viride. It is formulated as Powder with CFU count of 2 X 10 ^ 6 / g. ECOSOM ® -TV is registered by Indian Pesticides Regulatory Authority - Central Insecticides Board, Govt of India. ECOSOM ® -TV is approved for use in Organic agriculture.
Mode of Action
Substrate Competition for space and Nutrients : ECOSOM ® -TV 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 ® -TV is like a prophylactic biological fungicide that attacks disease-causing pathogens before they reach the root system. It grows fast and coils around the pathogen and penetrates through it. It derives nutrition from the target pathogenic fungus protoplasm and ECOSOM ® -TV spores multiply inside target pathogenic fungus body and eventually kill it.
Enzyme production : Trichoderma viride secretes Cellulase and Chitinase enzymes which react with cell wall of the disease causative pathogenic fungi or bacteria and dissolve the same. Trichoderma viride also secretes substances such as Glyotoxin, Viridin and Trichodermin which aid in destroying the fungal pathogens. 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.
Method of Application
Seed treatment: Mix 10 g of ECOSOM ® -TV with 10 g of crude sugar in sufficient water to make slurry to treat 1 Kg seed. Coat the seed with this slurry so as to have a uniform coating all over the seeds. Dry the seeds in shade for 30 minutes and sow the treated seeds within 24 hours.
Soil application : Mix 5- 10 Kg ECOSOM ® -TV along with 1 Kg of crude sugar in sufficient quantity of organic fertilizer / de oiled cake and incubate at 30 % moisture level for 3 - 4 days and apply to root zone.
Soil drenching, Nursery application, Root dipping: Mix 10 g of ECOSOM ® -TV per L of water and use to drench soil / nursery / dip roots.
Drip Irrigation : Mix 3- 5 Kg ECOSOM ® -TV in 50 L of water and mix well. Allow to sediment and decant supernatant and feed it through drip irrigation.
Note : ECOSOM ® -TV should not be used in mushroom farming as it causes disease in mushrooms.
ECOSOM ® -TV is approved for seed / soil treatment of root rot of pulses, damping off of chilli seedling, wilting and other root rot diseases.
ECOSOM ® -TV 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
ECOSOM ® -TV is stable for a period of 12 months from the date of manufacturing.