SHEATHGUARDTM is a biological fungicide, bio nematicide and a Plant growth promoting rhizosphere bacteria ( PGPR) based on a selected strain of naturally-occurring beneficial soil bacteria Pseudomonas fluorescens. SHEATHGUARDTM protects crops from various fungal diseases like sheath blight of rice, sheath blight of banana and diseases caused by various pathogenic fungal species. SHEATHGUARDTM is also a BioNematicide that controls nematodes like Root knot nematode, cyst nematode and citrus nematode .
Mode of Action
Metabolite production : SHEATHGUARD TM produces metabolites and enzymes which outcompete many pathogenic bacteria and suppress pathogens in the rhizosphere and plant system.
Substrate Competition for Nutrients : SHEATHGUARDTM colonizes and absorbs maximum nutrients available at the target site and thereby controls the pathogens by starving them for food .
Method of Application
Seed treatment : Mix 10 g of SHEATHGUARDTM with 10 g of crude sugar in sufficient water to make a 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. SHEATHGUARDTM works as PGPR and bio fungicide and bio nematicide.
Nursery bed treatment : Apply SHEATHGUARD TM @ 50g / sq mt along with FYM/ compost @ 2 Tonnes / acre to the soil before transplanting for crops such as rice , chilly , cotton , tomato , capsicum , brinjal, cabbage , cauliflower , crassandra., carrot and onion.
SHEATHGUARD TM is suitable for application on Rice , Chilly , Cotton , Tomato ,Cereals , Millets , Pulses, Oilseeds, Fibre Crops , Sugar Crops , Forage Crops , Plantation crops ,Vegetables, Fruits, Spices , Flowers , Medicinal crops , Aromatic Crops , Orchards and Ornamentals .
SHEATHGUARDTM is stable for a period of 12 months from the date of manufacturing.