Paecilomyces lilacinus is a naturally occurring fungus found in many kinds of soils throughout the world. As a pesticide active ingredient, Paecilomyces lilacinus is applied to soil to control nematodes that attack plant roots. In laboratory studies, it grows optimally at 21-32 degrees C,and does not grow or survive above 36 degrees C. It acts against plant root nematodes by infecting eggs, juveniles, and adult females.
Eggplant,Potato,Chilli,Tomatoes,Cucumbers, flowers, Orchards, Vineyards Ornamentals in greenhouses, lawns, nurseries and landscape.
Plant parasitic nematodes in soil, Examples include Meloidogyne spp.(Root knot nematodes); Radopholus similis (Burrowing nematode); Heterodera spp. and Globodera spp. (Cyst nematodes); Pratylenchus spp. (Root lesion nematodes); Rotylenchulus reniformis (Reniform Nematode); Nacobbus spp.(False Root knot Nematodes).
Method of application
Suspend Paecilomyces lilacinus 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.
Paecilomyces lilacinus can be applied through low pressure watering nozzles such as fan nozzles or other watering systems (drip system) after filtering with filters. Agitate to maintain suspension. For best effect, treat potting mix several days before use for seeding or transplants.
Frequency of application
Two to three applications in vegetables ornamentals and 4-5 applications in lawns and landscape crops are recommended. In the case of high infestation multiple applications are recommended. Applications during early stages of plant growth protect the plant during critical stages of development.
Soil application: 5 kg /ha along with any organic fertilizer (without pathogenic contaminants).
Seed treatment: @ 4-5 gm per kg of seeds as per standard wet treatment.
Seedling treatment: @ 100 g/l prior to planting.