A Novel Composition for Trichoderma virens

Area of Technology : Agriculture

A formulation of a well-known fungal organism Trichoderma virens, which finds application as a bio-control agent for controlling a number of plant pathogenic fungi. Currently, the organism is used in powder form by formulating the mass of the spores as powder employing a suitable carrier/ diluents or other formulants as required.

A dormant stage of the agent has been explored to develop formulation with enhanced shelf life. Additionally, a medium capable of supporting energy needs of the microbes has been employed.