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Area of Technology:Agro & Food Processing

Title of the Innovation: Biopesticidal NemaGe

Brief About Innovation

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About the process :

The NemaGel contains an indigenous insect-killer nematode Steinernema thermophilum, which has been isolated in the laboratory.  This nematode species is heat tolerant and can kill a broad range of soil and foliar insect pests such as diamond back moth, gram pod borer, rice borer, white fly, cabbage butterfly, cotton boll worm, tobacco caterpillar, cut worms, root grubs, desert locust, mole cricket, field cricket, rice grasshopper, red cotton bug, mustard aphid, termites etc. infecting various crops such as cereals, pulses, oilseeds, vegetables, fruit trees, etc.  It has been found to be safe for the plants, farm-animal, non-target organisms, human health and the environment. Its efficacy in field is visible within 24-48 hours of its application and it overcomes contamination by not allowing growth of microorganisms.