Commercial product for preventive treatment
Disease control and management – Existing and replanting area
MPOB has introduced the Integrated Ganoderma Management (IGM) which incorporates the use of broad spectrum fungicides with biological control products.
MPOB’s research in biological control for Ganoderma disease has led to the development of new innovations, techniques and product formulations using endophytic fungus (GanoEF biofertilizer), soil actinomycetes (EMBIO™ actinoPLUS) and trace elements (GanoCare™) as natural antagonists against Ganoderma disease.
Based on the studies conducted by MPOB, Universiti Putra Malaysia, FELCRA and several other private companies, the application of these three products contributed positively towards the prevention of Ganoderma disease whereby it could reduce the incidence and spread of the disease in oil palm plantations, hence reducing potential yield losses.