Probiotics for Agriculture

28 Feb.,2023


The company has a group of cooperation teams engaged in the Bacillus subtilis in agriculture industry for many years, with dedication, innovation spirit and service awareness, and has established a sound quality control and management system to ensure product quality.

Black Scurf
Black Scurf is a soil-borne fungal disease caused by the pathogenic species of Rhizoctonia solani. This disease leads to the formation of black scurf/spots on the tubers of the potatoes towards the end of the growing season or during storage. The use of Bacillus Subtilis B5, a biocontrol probiotic in farming, is a preferred choice over pesticides because of its non-toxic and antagonizing properties.

Fusarium rot/wilt is caused by the Fusarium oxysporum which is known to affect both perennial and annual plants. This pathogenic species enters the plant through the roots and affects both seeds and tubers. It can often lead to stunted growth or premature death of the plant. When Bacillus subtilis B5 is added, it activates plant defense mechanisms and promotes growth.

Early Blight
Early blight affects potatoes. It is a disease caused by the fungus Alternaria solani that primarily affects stems and leaves. It results in the formation of small, brown/black spots on the lower leaves and elongated brown/black lesions on the stems. It can also be seen on the tubers as sunken and dark lesions on the surface. Bacillus subtilis B5 is a non-toxic agent of choice with anti-fungal characteristics to fight the disease. 

Late Blight
The water mold Phytophthora infestans causes late blight of potatoes, which is identified by black/brownish lesions on leaves and stems. On the tubers, the effects can be seen in the form of infected tissues that turn copper brown or purplish/reddish in color. Treatment with Bacillus subtilis B5 can inhibit the growth of infestans significantly and improve the vegetative parameters of the plants.

Brown Rot
Brown rot is a disease that leads to the rotting of tubers, which in turn results in yield loss. It is caused by Ralstonia solanacearum. Bacillus subtilis B5 is one of the few probiotics in agriculture that has proven to be effective against Ralstonia.

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