atroviride is a cold-tolerant, versatile hyperparasite (a
microorganism that parasitizes other microorgansims) isolated
from the subartic regions of Alaska. It parasitizes a wide range
of economically important plant pathogens, including Coprinus
psychromobidus, Microdochium nivale, Myriosclerotinia borealis,
Pythium species and many others.
range from less than 4oC to 33oC (39oF
to 91oF) makes it useful for controlling pathogens
can inflict damage on roots,
other plant tissues
temperatures when plant tissues are
atroviride is fast growing, produces profuse spores
naturally resistant to metalyxyl, captan, and grows best at
moderate pentachloronitrobenzene (PCNB) and iprodione, and has a
high tolerance to mancozeb and other chemical fungicides.
In the last
century, chemical fertilizers and pesticides were used as the
key weapons for farming to solve the problems on plant nutrient
deficiency and damages caused by plant diseases and insects.
However, the implication of harmful chemicals in human health,
environmental pollution of soil, water and air, and ozone
depletion has mandated
to search alternative approaches for integrated farming
management. Plant Helper,
containing living microorganisms and other naturally derived
components, has multiple ingenious functions to stimulate plant
growth and enhance plant self-resistance to various plant
diseases and insects.
To increase food productivity and protect the environment we are
living in, biological products with naturally derived components
as alternative approaches will play a meaningful role in overall
crop production in the new century.