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FMC India recently announced the launch of its latest product, ENTAZIA bio fungicide.


GS III: Agriculture

Dimensions of the Article:

  2. Key Advantages
  3. Leaf Blight: Foliage-Affecting Plant Disease


  • ENTAZIA is a bio fungicide crop protection product that contains Bacillus subtilis.
  • Developed by FMC India.

Environmental Sustainability

  • Aims to provide farmers with a potent and eco-friendly tool for safeguarding crops against fungi.
Key Advantages
  • Natural Control: Utilizes Bacillus subtilis’s natural abilities to combat bacterial leaf blight, a significant rice disease.
  • Crop Defense Activation: By stimulating the plant’s natural defense mechanisms against pathogens, it prevents and manages bacterial leaf blight while preserving natural predators and parasites.
  • Promotes Natural Pest Resistance: Utilizes naturally occurring Bacillus subtilis to establish a robust defense line against bacterial leaf blight.
  • Enhances Plant Resilience: Fosters a healthy plant microbiome, strengthening plants against stress factors and contributing to overall growth and vitality.
  • Integration Potential: Can be incorporated into integrated pest management programs with FMC’s bio-stimulants and synthetic fungicides, offering additional benefits to the plants.

Leaf Blight: Foliage-Affecting Plant Disease

  • Leaf blight is a plant disease characterized by the deterioration and damage of a plant’s foliage, specifically its leaves.
  • Common symptoms include discoloration, wilting, and, in severe instances, the death of the affected leaves.
Causative Agents
  • Typically, leaf blight is caused by various types of fungi or bacteria that invade and harm the plant’s tissues.
  • These pathogens infect the leaves, leading to the observed symptoms and, if left unchecked, can negatively impact the plant’s overall health.
Host Range
  • Leaf blight is not limited to specific plant types and can affect a wide range of plants.
  • This includes trees, shrubs, ornamental plants, and various crop species.
  • The specific pathogen causing the blight and the symptoms may vary depending on the plant species and environmental conditions.

-Source: The Hindu

April 2024