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Liquid emulsifiable biological insecticide used to control whitefly, thrips, aphids, psyllids, mealybugs, plant bugs, weevils, lepidoptera and many other soft-bodied insects in greenhouse and field crops. Based on the highly successful fungus, Beauveria bassiana, strain GHA, it controls the most troublesome crop pests – even resistant strains. Because of BotaniGard® ES superior formulation, higher spore concentration, high viability and proven performance, it outperforms other Beauveria-containing products.  When properly applied, BotaniGard® ES insect control can equal or exceed that of chemical insecticides.

Unique Mode of Action

BotaniGard® ES mode of action is unlike any conventional insecticide. The applied spores infect directly through the outside of the insect’s cuticle (the skin). Spores adhering to the host will germinate and produce enzymes that attack and dissolve the cuticle, allowing it to penetrate the skin and grow into the insect’s body. As the insect dies, it will change color to pink or brown, and eventually the entire body cavity is filled with fungal mass. The most common visible indication of insect death is a discoloration of the larvae or pupae. It is not necessary for a white fungal growth to occur to know the product is working; the insect is killed before this happens

BotaniGard® Benefits

• Superior formulation – highest spore concentration in a Beauveria-containing insecticide

• Insect control which equals or exceeds chemical insecticides

• Excellent tool for resistance management

• Cost effective – controls the early stages of insects, preventing population flare-ups and the cost of rescue treatments

• Excellent safety profile – large and diverse crop list and multiple use sites; reduced risk to workers and the environment • Compatible for tank-mixes with many pesticides

• Available in organic formulations – Mycotrol® ESO (WSDA Approved)

• Exempt from residue tolerance and has a 0-day pre-harvest interval • 4-hour REI

 

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