Microbial Control Agents

Among natural microbes, we have selected the ones that protect crops from disease and harmful insects, and formulated the agents which are designed to keep microbes alive and use them. The agents have been examined for its effectiveness in protecting crops from disease and harmful insects, safety and quality, and registered as an agricultural chemical by the Minister of Agriculture, Forest and Fisheries, based on the Agricultural Chemicals Regulation Law.

Biokeeper Wettable Powder

This is a microbial control agent that protects against soft rot of vegetables, solanum tuberosum and cyclamen.

Scope and use for pest control

Crop name Name of applicable diseases or insect pests Dilution Liquid volumes used Period of use Number of uses Use The total number of uses of pesticides, including non-
pathogenic Erwinia carotovora
Vegetables Soft rot 500~2000 times 150~
300L/10a
Before onset - early stage after onset Application
Cyclamen 1000 times
Solanum tuberosum (potato) 1000~2000 times
16 times 3.2L/10a Applied by drone helicopter
Citrus Canker 1000 times 200~
700L/10a
Application

VegiKeeper Wettable Powder

This is a microbial control agent that has been jointly developed with the Nagano prefectural government. It protects against lettuce rot; against black rot of cabbage, Chinese cabbage (nappa), and broccoli; and against broccoli bud rot.

Scope and use for pest control

Crop name Name of applicable diseases or insect pests Dilution Liquid volumes used Period of use Number of uses Use The total number of uses of pesticides including Pseudomonas fluorescens
Lettuce Rot 1000 times 100~
300L/10a
Before onset–early stage after onset Application
Non-head lettuce
Chinese cabbage Pseudomonas syringae pv. maculicola
 
Cabbage Black rot
Broccoli  
Bud rot

MomiHope Wettable Powder

This is a microbial control agent that is used to disinfect wet-land rice seed rice. It protects against Burkholderia glumae and Pseudomonas plantarii.

Scope and use for pest control

Crop name Name of applicable diseases or insect pests Dilution or volumes used Period of use Number of uses Use Total uses of agricultural chemicals including Variovorax paradoxus
Rice plant Burkholderia glumae and Pseudomonas plantarii 200 times Before soaking seeds–germinating Immersing seeds for 24 hours
1% of dried seeds by weight Before soaking seeds Seed powder (moist powder)

FieldKeeper Wettable Powder

This is a microbial control agent that protects Chinese cabbage (nappa), cabbage, and broccoli against clubroot.

Scope and use for pest control

Crop name Name of applicable diseases or insect pests Dilution Liquid volumes used Period of use Number of uses Use Total uses of agricultural chemicals including Variovorax paradoxus
Chinese cabbage (nappa) Clubroot 200 times Use 2L per one molded cell seedling tray or one paper pot (30 × 60cm, use about 2.5–5L of soil) immediately after planting seeds and before or on the day of permanent planting. Used immediately after seeding 1 Irrigation
   
Use 1L per one molded cell seedling tray or one paper pot (30 × 60cm, use about 2.5–5L of soil) immediately after planting seeds and before or on the day of permanent planting. Used immediately after seeding or planting 2
Cabbage
Broccoli
Use 2L per one molded cell seedling tray or one paper pot (30 × 60cm, use about 2.5–5L of soil) immediately after planting seeds and before or on the day of permanent planting. Used immediately after seeding 1
Used immediately after seeding or planting 2

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