What is biological control?
Biological control (bio-control) is an environmentally sound method of controlling or suppressing pests and diseases using their naturally-occurring enemies or biological antagonists. These living organisms may be predators (predatory mites, ladybirds etc), parasitoids (wasps etc) or microbes (fungi, bacteria or viruses). Biological control is an important component of integrated pest management (IPM) programs. Bio-control products are usually referred to as biofungicides or bioinsecticides, depending on the target organism.
What are bioinoculants and biofertilizers?
These terms are generally used interchangeably to refer to products containing beneficial bacteria, fungi and other natural substances that can be added to the soil to improve or maintain the growth of plants or the productivity of the soil. These are often naturally-occurring organisms and compounds that have been depleted from the soil as a result of modern farming practices. Biofertilizers and bioinoculants perform a broad range of functions, including the fixation of nutrients, protection from pathogens, production of bioactive compounds. The microorganisms in these products often colonize the plant’s roots and promote growth by increasing the supply or availability of nutrients to the host plant.
Why choose biological products?
- Completely natural
- Environmentally Friendly
- Benefits crop quality
- Useful as a stand alone solution or as part of an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programme
- No chemical residues or withholding periods
- Non-toxic and safe for workers and consumers
- Minimal effect on non-target organisms
PHP BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTS
PHP produces safe, easy-to-use biological control agents and probiotics. Our microbial-based products are the result of extensive scientific research, comprehensive testing and stringent quality control.
Biofungicide & Biostimulant
|Contains the fungus, Trichoderma asperellum (previously known as T. harzianum). For the management of common root diseases including Fusarium, Rhizoctonia, Pythium and Phytophthora. Eco-T stimulates plant root growth, improves germination offering faster seedling development and promotes healthier, more productive plants.|
Biofungicide & Biostimulant
|Eco-T in a graphite/talc lubricant formulation, suitable for use with mechanical planters (Eco-T Ezi-Flo / T-Gro Easy-Flow).|
|Eco-77 is a wettable powder concentrate of a beneficial aerial Trichoderma atroviride (previously known as T. harzianum) strain. Eco-77 is registered for use on cucumbers and tomatoes, as well as for the protection of pruning wounds on grapevine. It is also effective against Botrytis on leaves, flowers and fruit. Eco-77 colonizes pruning wounds and prevents pathogens like Botrytis from gaining entrance to the plant.|
| A concentrated wettable powder formulation of the entomopathogenic fungus, Beauveria bassiana which infects and kills whitefly, spider mite, Fall armyworm, False codling moth, Tuta absoluta. and various other agricultural insect pests. It is non-toxic, residue free and may be used right up to harvest.|
|Eco-Rhiz Soya is a biofertilizer, a bacterial inoculant containing Bradyrhizobium japonicum strain WB74 for fixing nitrogen in the root nodules of soya bean (soybean).|
|Eco-Rhiz Lucerne is a biofertilizer, a bacterial inoculant containing Sinorhizobium meliloti strain RF14 for fixing nitrogen in the root nodules of Lucerne (Alfalfa).|