protective and curative action
It absorbed through the roots and green tissues with
translocation acropetally [upward] to plant parts.
Batista used for control of externally and internally fungal
disease as well as soil borne fungi on a wide range of
Batista is a Suspension Concentrate [SC] or Flowables in
which the solid active ingredient is dispersed in a liquid
together with additives to form a lastingly stable water
Batista is found very effective under
preventive/prophylctic foliar spray application
Batista is water based formulation there by it is eco-
friendly in nature
Method of Preparation for
Shake the bottle vigorously for 2 - 5 minutes to form a
homogeneous mixture before dilution. Batista having
instant dispersion when it adds to water and does not
allow the spray solution to settle down for a longer period,
there by no frequent agitation required during the spray
The prepared mixture should be sprayed within 30-40
minutes after preparing the mixture. If the spraying period
is longer then stir the solution at an interval of every 40-45
Preferably spray in early morning. Batista when sprayed
forms a thin film covering on the total exposed area of
Thus it provides a much better protection against fungus
infestation than dusting or spraying with powder
formulations, as it stays on plants for longer period as a
Batista is very effective in adverse climatic conditions
reduces surface runoff and provides uniform coverage
over the foliages with enhanced stability & penetration
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FIELD USE:
Crop Common name Dosage
Grape Powdery mildew 100 100 Waiting
Mango Powdery mildew 100 100
Per Acre 250
Per Pump 15-30
Note: Repeat the dosage at an interval of 10-12 days as per diseases
Alternaria porri, a serious disease that effects onion
foliage .During the years when weather conditions favor
disease development the fungus infects dead and dying
leaf tissue which show as small, white and sunken lesions.
The lesions develop purple centers and get larger in time.
Note the conidia on top right.
Alternaria porri and Peronospora destructor spores
develop in high humidity, rain or persistent dew with an
optimum range of 77 to 85 degrees. Fungal activity of
alternaria is reduced by temperatures lower than 55
degrees. Warm, moist weather after midseason favors
infection by alternaria
Downey Mildew of Onion
Downy mildew symptoms appear on older leaves as
elongated patches that vary in size and are slightly
paler than the rest of the foliage. With moisture, these
areas become covered with a violet-gray mycelium,
which contains spores that may be spread to
surrounding healthy tissue
Powdery mildew, also known as oidium, is caused by the
fungus Uncinula necator
The powdery mildew fungus overwinters as cleistothecia
(tiny, round, black fruiting bodies), in bark, on canes, left-
over fruit, and on leaves on the ground
Spores (ascospores) from the overwintering cleistothecia
are released in the spring after a rainfall of at least 2.5 mm
For primary infection to occur the spores require at least 12-
15 hours of continuous wetness at 10-15 °C to infect
developing plant tissue.
Disease: Mango powdery mildew
Pathogen: Oidium mangiferae
Flowers/Panicles – Panicles are covered with a whitish
powdery growth and when infected become dry and can
Fruits – Very young fruits can have gray-colored lesions.
Leaves – On mature leaves, leaves turn purplish brown.
Leaves often are distorted or curled. On young, reddish-
colored leaves there are lesions and blighted areas which
can cause defoliation and leaf curling and distortion.
Signs: Whitish, powdery growth of the fungus on panicles
and young fruit and the undersides of young leaves.
Early Blight of Potato
Note the small, brown, slightly
angular lesions on the foliage.
'Ranger Russet' with severe
early blight symptoms.
Classical early blight lesions
on potato leaflets.
Both early blight and late
blight lesions on can be
seen on these potato leaves.
Early blight lesions on a potato
Early blight symptoms on
a potato tuber.
Cause: Alternaria solani, a fungus that overwinters as viable
mycelium and spores in infected crop residue. Heavy dews
and frequent rains seem essential for severe outbreaks. The
disease is found primarily under sprinkler irrigation.
Symptoms: First, oval or angular dark brown to black
"target" spots appear on leaflets. Usually a narrow chlorotic
zone is around the spot which fades into the normal green.
Lowest, oldest leaves are infected first, and they droop and
dry as the disease progresses. If spots are numerous, they kill
leaves and consequently may reduce yield. Tuber infection is
less frequent than leaf infection. Tuber lesions are sunken
spots, brown to black, from 0.12 inch to 0.37 inch in diameter,
and normally circular. The margin between diseased and
healthy tubers is usually quite well defined. Underlying
tissue shows a brown, corky, dry rot more than 0.12 inch
Leaf Spot Powdery Mildew
Downey Mildew- The first sign of this disease is the
pale distorted heart leaves in late spring / early
summer. On close inspection, a purplish grey
fungus can be seen on the underside of these leaves
Red Rot of Sugar Cane
Sugarcane sett treatment is followed by mixing 125 g of Carbendazim 50 WP
250 g of Carbendazim 25 DS in 250 litre of water along with 2.5 kg of Urea and
dipping the setts for 5 minutes
Mix little water to the recommended dose of BATISTA
and make slurry. Add remaining recommended quantity
of water and spray uniformly with proper coverage of the
Stock solution: On basis of the water requirement for
the spraying per acre of field, calculate the number of
spray tanks needed. In a bucket, take recommended
amount of BATISTA
Note: The first spray should be given as soon as the
first symptoms of disease are noticed, or even a
little earlier. If the disease continues, give further
sprays at intervals of 10-15 days.
Seedling dip is recommended against some root
diseases and soil infections
Prepare a suspension by mixing the required amount
of BATISTA in suitable volume of water.
Dip the roots of seedlings for 10 - 30 minutes in this
suspension shortly before transplanting.
Alternatively, slurry of BATISTA with mud can be
prepared and the roots of seedlings smeared.
Seed Dressing / Treatment
Mix the seeds with the required amount of BATISTA
either dry or after making a paste/slurry with small
amount of water.
For treatment of Potato tubers and Sugarcane sets,
prepare a suspension of BATISTA in water and soak
them for some time. Seed dressing is recommended
against seed-borne diseases in vegetables, oilseeds,
Prepare a suspension of BATISTA in water and apply
with watering-can (rose-can)
Soil drench is an expensive treatment and is
recommended only for controlling soil-borne diseases
in nurseries, flower beds, etc.
Post-Harvest Treatment of Fruits
Prepare a suspension of BATISTA in water and dip the
fruits for half to one minute.
Dry the fruits in shade. The fruits can be also sprayed
or drenched instead of dipping. Post-harvest
treatment of fruits is recommended against storage