Cost Effective Media for the Mass Production of Bacillus thuringiensis

Area of Technology : Bio pesticides

About Process :

The Know how offers a process for the mass production of Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) strain through a cost effective and simple method. The technology comprises of a novel mass multiplication methodology of a potent Bt strain, including the growth medium and production procedure there of. The process is efficient and economical at large scale.

Recently the use of biocontrol agents for managing agricultural pests has stimulated interest worldwide. The bacterium, Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) has been found as one of the most promising bioagent for controlling many insect pests. The host specificity and environmental safety of this bio agent made it as a successful bio pesticide for controlling insect pests of agricultural and horticultural crops as well as forests.