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TEC2014-0061: Natural Biostimulant/Adjuvant Compositions for Increased Plant Growth/Biomass, Improved Fungicide and Fertilizer Efficacy, Dew Suppression, and Dormancy-Breaking in Cultivated Turfgrasses

Agricultural adjuvants are commonly used in conjunction with pesticides to enhance their efficacy. An adjuvant does not actively fight fungus or pests, but it improves the ability of a fungicide to prevent or cure disease. One popular adjuvant used in turfgrass applications is made of mineral oil, combined with a surfactant, emulsifier and dye.  There...
Published: 7/21/2014   |   Inventor(s): A. Ronald Detweiler, Joseph Vargas
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Agricultural, Agriculture, Chemicals

990041: Method of Inhibiting Pathogenic Fungi and Bacteria in Plants

Michigan State University’s invention is a method of inhibiting fungi and bacteria present in plant materials by applying biologically pure culture of Pseudonomas aureofaciens in an admixture with metabolites from the growth of P. aureofaciens and growth medium. The method is useful for controlling bacterial and fungal diseases in plants as a microbial...
Published: 7/21/2014   |   Inventor(s): A. Ronald Detweiler, Joseph Vargas, Nancy Dykema, Muraleedharan Nair
Keywords(s): Fungicide, Microbial Category(s): Agriculture, Biotechnology