AJIB 99 is incorporated with Enzyme Activators (EA) and selected micronutrients to increase the palms resistance towards Ganoderma disease. Vital micronutrients and and Enzyme Activators enhance both the lignin formation and thicker walls of root epidermal cell. Thicker cell wall with lignin deposition will provide mechanical resistance to the hypae from penetrating into the xylem to absorb nutrients and water.
The above comprehensive control mechanism has made AJIB 99 as the best product in market that provide significant reduction of Ganoderma disease in oil palm up to 80% (palm age below 7 years old) . AJIB 99 is the first product in Malaysia that received patent certification in reducing Ganoderma disease from the Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia. (Patent No; MY-151521)
BASAL STEM ROT DISEASE
Basal Stem Rot (BSR) caused by fungus Ganoderma sp. is the most serious disease affecting the oil palm industry in South East Asia. The disease cause losses by reducing bunch number, bunch weight and in severe cases death of the palm. The fungus penetrates through the root system followed by rapid progression throughout the root and colonization of the stem bole. Later, the fungal hypae blocked the uptake of nutrients and water in xylem of the infected palm. This process leads to the ‘frond-skirting’ symptom and can also cause the palm to collapse.