POWDERYCARE ® is a biological fungicide based on a selected strain of naturally-occurring beneficial fungus Ampelomyces quisqualis that protects crops from Powdery Mildew caused by several pathogenic species like Erysiphe spp., Oidium spp., Blumeria spp.,Sphaerotheca spp., Leveillula spp, Microsphaera spp., Uncinula spp. It is used as an effective foliar spray to combat Powdery Mildew through hyper parasitism of the pathogenic disease causing fungi. POWDERYCARE® contains spores and mycelial fragments of Ampelomyces quisqualis . It is formulated as Powder with CFU count of 2 X 10 ^ 6 / g. POWDERYCARE ®is approved for use in Organic Agriculture
Mode of Action
Substrate Competition for space and Nutrients : Ampelomyces quisqualis competes with the pathogens by colonizing a large area of the target site and competes for the plant substrates and nutrients thereby causing the pathogens to starve - Domino effect.
Mycoparasitism : Ampelomyces quisqualis being a hyper parasite penetrates the pathogen and infects it by forming pycnidia (fruiting bodies) within powdery mildew hyphae, conidiophores (specialised spore-producing hyphae) and cleistothecia (closed fruiting bodies of powdery mildews). It derives nutrition from the target pathogenic fungus protoplasm and POWDERYCARE® spores multiply inside target pathogenic fungus body and eventually kill the mildew colony.
Enzyme production : Ampelomyces quisqualis produces certain enzymes which dissolve the host cell wall and penetrate and inactivate the host defense mechanism.
Method of Application
Foliar Application : Mix 5 g. POWDERYCARE® in 1 L of water and spray
Spray volume depends on the crop canopy.
Powdery mildew disease.
POWDERYCARE® is suitable for application on crops like Grapes, Tomato , Capsicum , Chilly , Cucurbits , Tea , Wheat , Onions , Apples , Pear , Gourds . Melons, ornamental flowers and other crops affected by Powdery mildew disease.
POWDERYCARE® is stable for a period of 12 months from the date of manufacturing.