Pseudomonas fluorescens as non-pathogenic saprophytes that colonize soil, water and plant surface environments. Pseudomonas fluorescens suppress plant diseases by production of number of secondary metabolites including antibiotics, siderophores and hydrogen cyanide. This microbe has the unique ability to enter the plant vascular system, reach the various parts of the plant system and act as a systemic bio-control agent against various fungal and bacterial diseases. Competitive exclusion of pathogens as the result of rapid colonization of the rhizosphere by pseudomonas fluorescens may also be an important factor in disease control.
Potato, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Tomatoes, Chilli, Cut flowers, Orchards, Vineyards Ornamentals in greenhouses, lawns and nurseries etc.
Pythium spp., Phytophtora spp., Rhizoctonia solani, Fusarium spp, Botrytis cinerea, Sclerotium spp., Sclerotinia sp. and Ustilogo spp, etc.
Method of application
Suspend Pseudomonas fluorescens in sufficient water (500g/100L) to achieve uniform application. Apply at the rate of 100-200 g per cubic metre (loose) of greenhouse potting mix, soil or planting beds.
Pseudomonas fluorescens can be applied through low pressure watering nozzles such as fan nozzles or other watering systems (drip system) after filtering with filters. For best effect, treat potting mix several days before use for seeding or transplants.
Frequency of application
Two to three applications in vegetables and ornamentals and 4-5 applications in lawns and landscape crops are recommended. Applications during early stages of plant growth protect the plant during critical stages of development.
5 kg /ha along with any organic fertilizer (without pathogenic contaminants).
@ 4-5 gm per kg of seeds as per standard wet treatment.
@ 100 g/l prior to planting. Over dosing does not cause any harmful side effects