IISR Kozhikode Introduced Tricholime for Enhanced Crop Health

  • 11 Jan 2024

In a pioneering move, the Indian Institute of Spices Research (IISR) Kozhikode has unveiled a revolutionary agricultural formulation – 'Tricholime.'

  • This granular lime-based Trichoderma formulation integrates Lime and Trichoderma, a potent fungal biocontrol agent, into a single product, simplifying its application for farmers

Key Points

  • Integration of Biocontrol Agent: 'Tricholime' seamlessly merges Trichoderma, a potent fungal biocontrol agent, with Lime in a single product.
  • Farmer-Friendly Application: The integration simplifies application for farmers, offering a convenient approach to combat soil-borne pathogens.
  • Proven Effectiveness: Trichoderma has demonstrated efficacy in suppressing various soil-borne plant pathogens, establishing itself as a successful bio-pesticide and bio-fertilizer in crop production.
  • Microbial Boost: The formulation enhances the growth of beneficial microbes in the soil, contributing to improved soil health.
  • Multiple Soil Benefits: Tricholime not only neutralizes soil acidity but also enhances soil structure, increases secondary nutrient availability, and boosts overall soil microbial activity.
  • Mitigating Soil Acidity: A significant feature of the formulation is its ability to mitigate soil acidity, ensuring optimal plant growth and nutrient uptake simultaneously.
  • Concurrent Supply of Bio Agents: Tricholime uniquely supplies bio agents concurrently, offering comprehensive support for crop health.
  • Technology Extension: IISR envisions extending the technology to include other beneficial bioagents, paving the way for diversified product development.
  • Sustainable Farming: The institute anticipates that this innovation will play a crucial role in supporting sustainable organic farming practices.