Bio-Foliar Care consisting of various biopesticides such as Bacillus thuringiensis var kurstaki, Beauveria bassiana, Metarhizium anisopliae, Verticillium lecanii and Paecilomyces fumosoroseus. Bio-Foliar Care would control most of pathogenic pests and insects.
Bacillus thuringiensis var kurstaki
Bacillus thuringiensis var kurstaki is a naturally occurring bacterium and it secretes several crystal proteins, when spray on lepidopterous and coleopterous pests, it bore the outer cuticle and enter into the insect body and multiply. Because of secretion of various endotoxins the infected pest will die within 3 days.
Beauveria bassiana is a naturally occurring entomopathogenic fungus and available in many agricultural soils. The spores of this fungus when comes in contact with the cuticle (skin) of the target insect, the spores will germinate and grow on the cuticle and enter into the inner body of the infected insect. The fungus proliferates throughout the insect’s body, draining the insect’s nutrients, eventually killing it in about 48-72 hours after spray.
Metarhizium anisopliae is an entomopathogenic fungus that infects the Root weevils, plant hoppers, Japanese beetle, Black vine weevil, Spittlebug and white grubs, when spay the fungus spores attach to the surface of the insect, germinate and begin to grow, they then penetrate the exoskeleton of the insect and grow very rapidly inside the insect and cause the insect to die. Other insects that come in contact with infected insects also become infected with the fungus.
Verticillium lecanii is an entomopathogenic fungus. The mycelium of this fungus produces a cyclodepsipeptide toxin called bassianolide and other insecticidal toxins such as dipicolinic acid, which infect aphids, whiteflies, rust fungi, scale insects and lead to death the host.
Paecilomyces fumosoroseus, is considered a very promising biological pesticide due to its extensive host range which includes insects in over 25 different families, including the diamondback moth (Plutella xyllostella), Russian wheat aphid (Diuraphis noxia), silver leaf whitefly (Bemisia argentifolii) and wide range of mites (Spotted Spider Mite, Red Mite, Brown Mite, and Rust Mite).
Orchards, Flowers, Ornamentals, Nurseries, Vegetables, Maize, Rice, Cotton, Cole crops and Plantation crops.
Dosage and application
Foliar spray: 5 kg / hectare in 500 litres of water i.e., 10 gm per litre of water. The spray volume depends on the crop canopy.