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Real Trichoderma (bio-nematicide and bio-fungicide)


Trichoderma asperellum is a common antagonistic fungus found in the soil.  It can grow saprophytically on organic matter in the soil as well as on the roots of plants.  It is capable of entering the plant either through a foliar spray or root application.

Eco-toxicological studies confirm that Real Trichoderma asperellum has no negative environmental, operator or consumer safety issues.  It therefore has a zero Pre-Harvest-Interval and no pesticide residue issues.

Trichoderma asperellum has several modes of action, including direct competition with pathogens for biological space on the plant, parasitism of competing microbes and enhancement of plant immune systems.

Real Trichoderma asperellum, isolate TR900, is unique to Real IPM and is a most cost effective product because of its following useful attributes:

Real Trichoderma has proven effects on the following targets:  Root knot nematode and  Phytophthora. 

It can be applied in the soil as a drench.

Application rate/Shelf life 

Spores in vegetable oil

Granular product

Real Trichoderma is registered in Kenya for control of nematodes in beans and in Ghana as Sustain for control of Phytophthora in pineapples.

Seek advice from your Real IPM Consultant on suitable application rates and methods for your crop and growing system.