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Use of Trichoderma, a beneficial fungus, to manage rice diseases.

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Use of the beneficial fungus, Trichoderma, to manage rice diseases in Cambodia.

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Amer Fayad

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Stage 5: Scaling

Focus Areas:

Agriculture

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Implemented In:

Cambodia

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Problem

Diseases like neck blast, leaf blast, and brown narrow spot reduce rice production, which Trichoderma addresses. This innovation also reduces reliance on pesticides.

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Solution

Trichoderma, a beneficial fungus, reduces damage due to diseases in the field and increases rice production.

Target Beneficiaries

Medium and smallholder farmers

Innovation Description

Seed treatment and foliar application of Trichoderma, a beneficial fungus, reduces losses of rice due to foliar diseases like neck blast, leaf blast, and narrow brown spot.

Competitive Advantage

This innovation is environmentally safe and reduces the need for synthetic chemical pesticides.

Milestones

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New Country Implemented In
Cambodia