Agroworld: Legenda Madu Products' Effectiveness on Papaya Trees

INTRODUCTION

One of our clients was facing papaya disease problems caused by pathogenic microbes and contacted us. We immediately setup a treatment programme using one of our latest inventions; the Super Bio Control Agent, a 100% organic product which contains beneficial microbes to help fight against plant diseases.

Client: Mr. Chia
Location: Serendah, Selangor, Malaysia
Size of farm: 2,000 papaya trees of 15 months old

MATERIALS AND METHODS
The disease treatment consists of applying Super Bio Control Agent (diluted 1:100 with water) at a rate of 1L per tree for 2 months and application of organic bio–compost for nutrition.

The schedule of the treatments was as follows:–

Date of Application 10.04.12 13.04.12 27.04.12 08.05.12 17.05.12 31.05.12 05.06.12 26.06.12
Type of treatment Organic Compost Biocontrol Agent Biocontrol Agent Organic Compost Biocontrol Agent Biocontrol Agent Organic Compost Biocontrol Agent
Dosage/tree 3kg 1L 1L 1kg 1L 1L 1kg 1L

RESULTS
After 2 months of treatment, almost all the diseased papaya trees had fully recovered. This experiment was conducted parallel to another plot at the same time, using conventional chemical fungicide treatment as a comparison and the Super Biocontrol Agent was found to be a more effective solution.

Comparison between Diseased Papaya Trees Treated with
LM Super Biocontrol Agent and Conventional Chemical Fungicide

BEFORE TREATMENT WITH LM BIOCONTROL AGENT

papaya-disease-treatment-before

AFTER TREATMENT WITH LM BIOCONTROL AGENT

papaya-disease-treatment-recover

BEFORE TREATMENT WITH CHEMICAL FUNGICIDE

papaya-disease-treatment-before

AFTER TREATMENT WITH CHEMICAL FUNGICIDE

papaya-disease-treatment-recover

 

CONCLUSION
This experiment shows that the combination of biocontrol agent treatment supplemented with bio–compost is an effective treatment for papaya trees affected by fungal disease. The disease suppression is contributed by the presence of beneficial microbes contained within the biocontrol agent. This is an environmentally friendly solution to plant disease treatments and unlike conventional methods of using chemical fungicides, it will not cause any long term harmful side effects to the soil and plants.

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