What is ENTAZIA?

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FMC India recently announced the launch of its latest product, ENTAZIA biofungicide.


  • It is a biofungicide crop protection product formulated with Bacillus subtilis.
  • It was developed by FMC India.
  • It will provide farmers with a powerful and sustainable tool to protect their crops from fungi while maintaining environmental integrity.
  • Advantages:
    • It leverages the natural capabilities of Bacillus subtilis to control bacterial leaf blight, one of the most serious diseases of rice.
    • By activating the crop’s defense system against plant pathogens, it acts to prevent and control bacterial leaf blight, while staying harmless to natural predators and parasites.
    • The biological product promotes natural pest defense by utilizing the naturally occurring Bacillus subtilis to establish a robust line of defense against bacterial leaf blight.
    • By fostering a healthy plant microbiome, it bolsters plants’ resilience to stress factors and contributes to overall growth and vigor.
    • It can be applied in an integrated pest management program with FMC’s bio-stimulants and synthetic fungicides for additional plant benefits.


What is Leaf Blight?

  • It is a plant disease that affects the foliage (leaves) of various plants, causing discoloration, wilting, and in severe cases, the death of the leaves.
  • It is typically caused by various types of fungi or bacteria that infect and damage the plant tissues.
  • Leaf blight can affect a wide range of plants, including trees, shrubs, ornamental plants, and crops.


Q1) What is Bacillus subtilis?

Bacillus subtilis, often referred to simply as "B. subtilis," is a Gram-positive, rod-shaped bacterium commonly found in soil and the gastrointestinal tract of humans and animals. It is a well-studied and widely used model organism in microbiology and biotechnology. 

Source: FMC Introduces ENTAZIA biofungicide to Safeguard Crops in India