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Bio Pesticides

War is the only game where there the home advantage is a disadvantage. Says who?

To paraphrase a dialogue between Achilles and Priam when they talk about the former returning the body of Paris, Priam says that it is his beach and he knows how to get back to the city without being seen.

At Ponalab, our R&D initiatives empower our bio-pesticides, and fungicides to act with the same degree of precision, knowledge and confidence.

When you need the pest peeled off your back without effecting a genocide on all living and non-living organisms in and around a 20 mile radius, you need to be precise. Ponalab Bio Growth’s bio pesticides kill the pest neat and clean.

And you wouldn’t need to think twice about washing your hands or the fruit of your labor. That is how our bio-pesticides work.

With Entomopathogenic Nematodes as the active ingredient, AARMOUR is an effective treatment against root grub. One of the biggest advantages of Nematodes are that they multiply on their own, by penetrating the host (the pests) bodies, releasing toxic bacteria as a byproduct of their lifecycle, and then go on to release more infective juveniles. Thus, it is almost a one-time application per season, as they persist in the soil.

The beneficial nematodes are completely safe for all vertebrates and most non-target invertebrates, thus minimising the collateral damage.


DIGANTH is a biopesticide that is efficacious in the control of whitefly infestations in cotton, chilli, citrus, and grape crops. The active ingredient of beneficial nematodes infect the pests by entering their bodies and multiply parasitically. The nematodes release bacteria that are toxic to the whitefly, as a byproduct of their growth, thus killing the pest. The biggest advantages of using a biopesticide like DIGANTH are BEST:

  • Brutally effective in eradicating pests, while being completely harmless to vertebrates. This makes your produce completely safe and ready for the market.
  • Extremely cost efficient with only 250 grams of DIGANTH enough to treat an entire acre of crop. This ensures your switch from chemicals to completely organic farming techniques doesn’t cost you dearly.
  • Shelf life – DIGANTH can be stored almost indefinitely, so you can be prepared and armed whenever there is a threat of an outbreak.
  • Targeted – using the nematodes that particularly favour the pests as their hosts for reproduction, it minimises widespread damage as is the case with most chemical pesticides – beneficial insects such as butterflies and bees are not harmed, neither are earthworms and other ground-based invertebrates.

Used as a foliar spray to control defoliators, BRUTUS is an extremely effective biological pesticide that helps in the eradication of Leucinodes orbonalis, Chilo partellus, Plutella xylostella and Helicoverpa armigera. The efficient mode of action prevents crop damage within minutes of its application due to the ingestion of Bacillus thuringiensis, the active ingredient of BRUTUS. The bacteria activates and releases toxins that destroy the gut of the pest – the caterpillar stops feeding within minutes of ingesting Bt, thus making it one of the most effective solutions against pests.

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For a more broad-based pest control, Ponalab has created a combination of fungal pathogens to pests particular to paddy crops, such as the Leaf Roller (Cnaphalocrocis medinalis), Caseworm (Nympula depunctalis), Horned Caterpillar (Melinitis leda ismene), Paddy skipper (Pelopidas mathias), the Paddy Swarming Caterpillar (Spodoptera mauritia), Climbing Caterpillar (Mythina separata), Yellow Hairy Caterpillar (Psalis pennatula), and the Eupterotid Hairy Caterpillar (Eupractis virguncula). The combination is a self-sustaining mechanism that remains dormant in the soil, waiting for the next round.

Bio Fungicides

Trichoderma harzianum:

The fungal fungicide, Trichoderma harzianum is effective in the treatment of  Botrytis, Fusarium and Penicillium sp. While seed treatment builds resistance to a variety of fungal diseases, it is also effective as foliar treatment.

Trichoderma viride:

This fungus builds resistance to Rhizoctonia, Pythium and Armillaria, Rhizoctonia, Macrophomina, and Fusarium and against diseases like wilt, diseases such as charcoal, collar, and root rot, damping off, seedling diseases, killing existing pathogens before providing protection.

NPV – Nuclear Polyhedrosis Virus:

These virus are tailored to attack specific species. They have a 100% kill ratio and can be tailored to eliminate all common pests the likes of Lymantria dispar, Neodiprion sertifer, N. pratti pratti, and Brassica pest.

Beauveria bassiana:

A simple and brutally effective pesticide, the bassiana has its biggest advantage in the fact that while it causes 100% mortality in 120 hours in insects, it is totally harmless to humans and other animals. It is also extremely contagious and reproduces quick to make it the most effective and self-sustaining bio-pesticide.

Bio Viricides