The spore of this fungus infects and kills eggs, juveniles, and young adult of most phytophagous nematode species. The hyphae grows over the surface of the egg. From the bottom of the hyphae, a penetration peg grows into the egg. As the penetration continues, the eggs split and is covered by the hyphae completely. Approximately after 5 days, most of the eggs get infected. The young ones are born infected and die soon.
Benefits of Paecilomyces lilacinus
Paecilymyces lilacinus protects the controls plant parasitic nematodes such as root knot nematodes, cyst nematodes, citrus nematodes, saving the root system and thus increasing productivity of the crops.
Extremely safe to mammals, human beings, animals, natural parasites, predators, non target insects, fishes, birds, etc.
Classified as Class – IV, low hazardous (green label) pesticide. No phytotoxicity and exempted from residue analysis.
Method of Use
Mix recommended quantity of the product with well decomposed farm yard manure or farm soil and broadcast during the last ploughing or sowing followed by irrigation. An evening time is ideal for broadcasting this product.
In case of liquid formulation, shake the bottle well before use. Once a bottle is opened the entire content is to be used at once. This product should not be mixed with any antibacterial agent or any chemical fertilizer.