Bio-Nata: Streptomyces lydicus

Bio-Nata: Streptomyces lydicus

Bio - Nata is produced from Streptomyces lydicus, a naturally occurring bacterium that is commonly found in soil environment. The bacterium works by colonizing the growing root tips of plants and parasitizing root decay fungi such as Fusarium, Rhizoctonia, Pythium, Phytophthora, Phytomatotricum, Aphanomyces, Monosprascus, Armillaria, Alternaria solani, Pyricularia, Monilinia, Colletotrichum, Cladosporium, Botrytis, Sclerotinia, Postia, Verticillium and Geotrichum. Other target pests include powdery mildew and fungal pathogens that attack plant foliage.  The bacterium may also produce antibiotics that act against these fungi. Streptomyces lydicus is a Bio-fungicide on vegetables, seeds, turf grass, ornamentals, cut flowers, bulbs and pot plants.

Crops: Leafy vegetables, Fruit, Potato, Carrot, Beetroot, Banana, Paddy, Cotton, Tomato, Turmeric, Nuts, Grapes, Strawberry, Cabbage, Lettuce, Citrus, Sugarcane, Herbs and Spices.

Mode of action: When applied into the soil or foliage, the bacterium colonizes the root zone and grows around the structure of the plant. The microbe forms a synergistic relationship with the plant and produces anti-fungal metabolites which can kill the plant pathogenic fungi. Exclusionism and parasitism are the other two benefits out of this bacterium.

Seed Treatment: Mix 10 ml of Bio-Nata with 1 kg of seeds and moisturize with cooled rice gruel or water and leave it for 30 minutes and sow the seeds.

Root dipping: The root of seedlings should be treated with 1 % solution (10ml/litre) of Bio-Nata for at least 10 minutes before plantation. Prolonged dipping or soaking is acceptable and it will enhance the efficiency.

Soil application: 1 litre of Bio-Nata is recommended per acre. Mix the desired volume with 50 – 100 kg of farmyard manure or sand and broadcast it in the field.  Bio-Nata can also be applied through drip irrigation.

Spray:  Foliar and bunch spray can be done. Spray the Bio-Nata at 0.5 – 2.0% concentration (5ml – 20 ml / litre of water) at regular interval of 1 month after transplantation.

Content: Streptomyces lydicus (2 x 109 cfu / ml)

Caution: Do not mix with chemical fungicides or fertilizers.

Dosage: 1000ml/acre

Expiry: One year from the date of manufacturing

Pack size: 1000ml and 500ml