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Area of Technology:Sericulture

Title of the Innovation: Amruth A Botanical Product for Controlling Grasserie and Flacherie in Silkworm (2)

Brief About Innovation


Amruth is an eco-friendly botanical based, non-toxic, non-polluting and biodegradable powder formulation meant to be fed to silkworm to control both the Grasserie and Flacherie diseases caused by bacteria, viruses or their combined infection. Amruth has antiviral and antibacterial properties. This suppresses the multiplication of the pathogen in the host and also improves the immunity level of the host thereby lowering the mortality. The product is prepared by mixing indigenously available eco-friendly chemicals and botanicals in definite proportions, pulverized in to 250 mesh size powder, packed in polythene packets and sealed. For application, the powder formulation is mixed in clean water @2.0g/100 ml. This liquid is sprayed uniformly on mulberry @70.0 ml/kg leaf, air-dried and then fed to silkworms. This is done immediately after the detection of the disease and repeated once after 24 hour in the same instar and is continued once in ever instar.

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