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Area of Technology:Sericulture

Title of the Innovation: SERICILLIN - A SYNERGISTIC COMPOSITION FOR DISINFECTING SILKWORM BODY AND SILKWORM BED

Brief About Innovation

Sericillin is a cost-effective bed disinfectant. It has been formulated to prevent all common silkworm diseases thus ensures crop stability. This powder formulation is found effective against Muscardine as well as it is equally effective against all common silkworm diseases such as Grasserie, Flacherie, Gattine and Pebrine. It inactivates all types of pathogens of silkworm existing on the rearing bed and silkworm integument and thus prevents secondary contamination. The formulation contains mixture of three locally available chemicals. The formulation maintains 1% chlorine that inactivates all fungal, bacterial, viral and protozoan pathogens of silkworm. Powder is to be dusted on the silkworm bed @ 3-4g /sqft of bed area. About 4 kg Sericillin is required for the whole rearing of 100 dfls i.e., 40,000 larvae. Sericillin is now being popularized at farmers’ field in Eastern and North Eastern region for control of major silkworm diseases.