Trichoderma contains spores of Trichoderma viride which helps in immunization of soil and plant against fungal pathogens. Strains of Trichoderma are highly rhizosphere competent, i.e., able to colonize and grow on roots as they develop. Once they come into contact with roots, they colonize the root surface or cortex. In addition to colonizing roots, Trichoderma spp. attack, parasitize and otherwise gain nutrition from other pathogenic fungi. Since Trichoderma spp. grow and proliferate best when there are abundant healthy roots, they have evolved numerous mechanisms for both attack of other fungi and for enhancing plant and root growth.
- Trichoderma viride induces plants to turn on their native defense mechanisms against pathogen and also act as antagonistic agent.
- Trichoderma viride improves soil health by destroying plant pathogens. Trichoderma viride increases yield by reducing diseases incidences.
- Trichoderma viride reduces chemical fungicides application therefore cost effective and environment friendly.
Pythium spp., Ganoderma spp., Rhizoctonia solani, Fusarium spp., Botrytis cinerea, Sclerotium spp., Sclerotinia sp. and Ustilogo spp, etc.