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May. 7, 2020

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May. 7, 2020
The use of biological control is a tradition in sugarcane cultures and has been experiencing growth, both in terms of the variety of products used and new applications, as is the case of Trichoderma harzianum. Initially classified as a fungicide, its nematicidal effect is now scientifically recognized, as well as its ability to promote plant growth.

According to scientist, Alexandre de Sene Pinto, Trichoderma harzianum is a multipurpose fungus, whose main function is controlling soil diseases, such as Fusarium and Colletotrichum. “In the soil, it also repels and controls nematodes, fixes nitrogen, transforms non-absorbable phosphorus into a form absorbable by plants, incorporates zinc and potassium in the roots, produces phytohormones that improve the general condition of plants, and even improves soil structure,” he said.

In addition to all these advantages, Trichoderma harzianum has a better cost-benefit ratio than other forms of disease control, even when planting or treating knuckles. “The fungus is a natural alternative and does not affect the health of people and animals and the dynamics of the soil. And, during these times of concern about carbon dioxide emission, the production and use of this fungus shows very low values,” he added.

In comparison with other management alternatives, in addition to the economic advantages of the product and its application, its performance is also superior, as it offers all the said benefits while showing greater productivity. “In this way, the profitability of sugarcane producers increases with the use of Trichoderma, as it offers lower cost with higher productivity,” Sene Pinto stressed.

The original Portuguese version of this article is from Grupo Cultivar.

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