Jan 5, 2018Main ingredient in bioinsecticide is beneficial fungus
BioCeres WP is an insect-pathogenic bioinsecticide that makes use of the Beauveria bassiana fungus. The OMRI-listed ANT-03 strain is approved for organic production and BioSafe said it is perfectly suited for IPM programs, in a tank mix with other pesticides as well as in specific, stand-alone uses. It is a sustainable natural option for controlling adult insects in potato crops.
BioCeres WP is used for the biological control of numerous pests including potato aphids and is awaiting Canadian approval to control Colorado potato beetle. This insect-pathogenic bio-insecticide penetrates the insect’s cuticle, infecting the host and causing death.
BioSafe recommends tank mixing BioCeres WP with AzaGuard, BioSafe’s 3 percent azadirachtin-based insecticide, to gain control of early lifecycle stages. AzaGuard acts as an insect growth regulator to prevent molting between larval, pupal and nymphal stages, reducing infestations in potato crops.
Contact BioSafe Systems at www.biosafesystems.com.