Bio Urvi: Myrothecium verucarria

Myrothecium verrucaria is a species of fungus in the order Hypocreales. A plant pathogen, it is common throughout the world, often found on materials such as paper, textiles, canvas and cotton. It is a highly potent cellulose decomposer.

It has been formulated into a pesticide for control of nematodes and weeds. The pesticide’s active ingredient is a mixture of the killed fungus, M. verrucaria, and the liquid in which the fungus was grown. The dead fungus kills specific parasitic microscopic pests called nematodes, which attack plants, usually through their roots.

The active ingredient is specific, being effective only against nematodes that parasitize plants; it does not harm free-living nematodes. Because the mixture may be toxic to aquatic organisms, it is not approved for use in or near bodies of water. No harmful effects to humans are expected as long as applicators protect their eyes and skin from contact with pesticide products that contain this active ingredient.

Target Pests: It controls Root-Knot Nematode, Cyst Nematode, Burrowing Nematode, Reniform & Stunt Nematode.

Dosage & Direction of use:

a) Soil Application: Mix Bio Urvi with the requierd quantity of organic manure or farmyard manure(FRM) or vermicompost for 1 acre (250 Kgs to 500 Kgs.)

b) After Mixing leave the mix in a heap at a covered, dry and cool place for 24 hours and then apply in a heap at a covered, dry and cool place for 24 hours and then apply in the soil. This soil application can be done 3 days before or within 10 to 15 days after sowing or planting.

c) It can be mixed with other Bio Controllers during soil application.

Advantages:

1. Effectively controls nematodes than conventional chemical pesticides.

2. Protects crops from nematodes throughout the crop period and hence avoid usage of chemical pesticides.

3. It is target specific and does not destroy beneficial organisms.

4. Promotes the growth of natural enemies of pests.

5. Do not leave harmful residues.

6. Environmental friendly & have no adverse effect on soil or plants or humans or animals.

 
Powder

CFU Count : 2 x 106 cfu/gm

Dose

Soil application: 5 kg / ha

Foliar application: 3 kg / ha

Nursery: 1 kg / 500 kg (FYM)

Planting Pit: 2 gm / Pit

Packing Available: 100 gm; 1 Kg.