Product specification/Purity. TRICHOTECH® (WP) formulation contains spores and mycelial fragments of Trichoderma asperellum Isolate H22 at a concentration of 4 x 109 CFUs per gram. Mode of Action. • Competition: Trichoderma grows fast and establishes around the root zone and thus promotes niche exclusion of potential harmful microbes providing a barrier to combat disease-causing fungi. The fungus has a saprophytic activity. It produces gas, which inhibits stages of the development of phytopathogenic fungi. • Growth promotion: Trichoderma has the property ofstimulating plant growth. The fungus establishes around the roots, aiding nutritional up-take and benefits plant growth and vigour. • Antibiosis: Trichoderma is known to produce antibiotic metabolites when grown in liquid culture. Inhibition of phytopathogenic fungi through antibiosis has been demonstrated. • My c o p a r a s i t i s m : Trichoderma posses’  I-3 glucanases, chitinases and sometimes proteinases that enable them to parasitize the hyphae and sclerotia of the pathogen, invading the cells and causing lysis. Application. TRICHOTECH® (WP) application recommendations vary depending on method of application and target crop. Owing to its mode of action, the product should be applied preventively before disease infection occurs in the plants. The product may be applied through the drip lines, as a drench application as well as for dipping of planting material. Details are dependent on the crop and method of application as indicated below; Drip application. Apply 125g of TRICHOTECH® (WP) per hectare. Pour in 125g of Trichotech into 100 litres of water and mix thoroughly. Apply the solution through the fertigation drip system using adequate water volume. Agitation of the mixture should continue throughout the application period to ensure uniform distribution of the Trichotech. Drench application. Prepare a solution of TRICHOTECH® (WP) at the rate of 125g/ha in adequate water to cover the target area. Pour into a watering can or sprayer / applicator and apply evenly onto the target area. Irrigate the area treated with Trichotech after application. Dip application. This is recommended as a pre-transplant application for rooted plantlets or cuttings. Put them standing into perforated plastic crates and dip- to- soak soil plugs and /or roots into a solution of the product. Make a solution with 125g in adequate water to treat plants to be planted in 1 hectare. Frequency of application. Apply pre-plant, as a seed coat or every two weeks to one month depending on the disease pressure. Rate/Dosage. It is recommended to apply TRICHOTECH® (WP) at 125g per hectare. Storage Conditions. Store TRICHOTECH® (WP) in a cool dry place. May be kept for up to 6 months in original an opened container maintained at 6 - 12 o C.

Additional Information

Target pests/pathogens soil borne fungal diseases including Fusarium spp., Rhizoctonia spp., Sclerotinia spp., and Pythium spp.

Active ingredient(s) Trichoderma asperellum

Recommended application method Drip, Drench and Dip application

Normal recommended rate using this application method 125g per hectare

Normal mode of action Competitive action and as a plant growth promoter.

Country of origin Kenya