Sun Bio Ampelo is a biological fungicide based on a selected strain of naturally-occurring beneficial fungusAmpelomyces quisqualisthat protects crops from Powdery Mildew.
It is used as an effective foliar spray to combat Powdery Mildew through hyper parasitism of the pathogenic disease causing fungi.
It contains spores and mycelial fragments ofAmpelomyces quisqualis.
Useful to manage powdery mildew of greenhouse as well as field-grown vegetable crops.
Unique mode of action through hyper parasitism of the pathogenic disease causing fungi.
Can be used in organic farming and fits perfectly into any IPM program.
Ampelomyces quisqualisis a hyper parasite of a wide range of powdery mildew fungi which penetrate the hyphal wall of a host cell and grows inside causing degradation of the cytoplasm.
The hyper parasitic activity leads to the collapse of hyphal strands and death.
Substrate Competition for space and Nutrients:Ampelomyces quisqualiscompetes with the pathogens by colonizing a large area of the target site and competes for the plant substrates and nutrients thereby causing the pathogens to starve - Domino effect.
Mycoparasitism:Ampelomyces quisqualisbeing a hyper parasite penetrates the pathogen and infects it by forming pycnidia (fruiting bodies) within powdery mildew hyphae, conidiophores (specialised sporeproducing hyphae) and cleistothecia (closed fruiting bodies of powdery mildews). It derives nutrition from the target pathogenic fungus protoplasm and SUN BIO AMPELO spores multiply inside target pathogenic fungus body and eventually kills the mildew colony.
Enzyme production:Ampelomyces quisqualisproduces certain enzymes which dissolve the host cell wall and penetrate and inactivate the host defense mechanism. Extracts of the fungal endophyteAmpelomyces quisqualisis known to produce 6 natural compounds that exhibit antagonistic properties to their host. They are macrosporin-7-O-sulfate, 3-O-methylalaternin-7-O-sulfate, ampelopyrone, desmethyldiaportinol, desmethyldichlorodiaportin and ampelanol.
5ml Sun Bio Ampelo in one liter of water and spray early morning or late evening.