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Facts for Prelims (FFP)

Source: TH

 Context: The Indian Institute of Spices Research (IISR) in Kozhikode has successfully developed a new granular lime-based Trichoderma formulation called ‘Tricholime.’


What is Trichoderma?

Trichoderma is a fungal biocontrol agent effective against soil-borne pathogens in crop production.


What is Tricholime?

It is a lime-based formulation, developed by integrating Trichoderma and Lime into a single product. Lime helps in controlling soil acidity.

Benefits: Tricholime neutralizes soil acidity, promotes plant growth, protects against pathogens, and simplifies application for farmers. It serves as a bio-pesticide and bio-fertilizer, benefiting soil health and supporting sustainable organic farming.