Beauveria bassiana is a naturally occurring entomopathogenic fungus in most part of the world. The spore of this fungus when comes in contact with the cuticle (skin) of the target insect pest they germinate and grow directly through the cuticle to the inner body of the host. The fungus proliferates throughout the insect’s body, draining the insect of nutrients, eventually killing it in about 48-72 hours after spray.
Cereals, Pulses, Vegetables, Fruit crops, Cole crops, Orchards, Fibre crops, Cut flowers Ornamentals in greenhouses; nurseries, lawns and landscape.
Caterpillars, Weevils, Leafhoppers, Bugs, Grubs and Leaf-feeding insects.
Method of application
Foliar application: (Borer & cutworm)
The product should be sprayed on growing plants using hand, ground or aerial equipment and also it can be incorporated in growth media.
Soil application: (for root grubs)
Beauveria bassiana can be sprinkled around the root-zone and incorporated into the soil either mechanically or through watering the plant. It can also be incorporated into the soil through irrigation systems during the pre or post planting stage after filtering with filters.
Frequency of application
The frequency of applications also depends on the pest and the crop. For greenhouse pest problems, applications once in every 15-20 days are recommended. All applications should be based on monitoring of pest populations.
Foliar spray: 2.5 kg/ hectare in 500 liters of water i.e., 5 gm per liter of water. The spray
volume depends on the crop canopy.
Soil application: 2.5 kg/ Hectare
Drip system: 5 gm / litre of water. Filter the contents to filter out the extraneous particles if any before injecting the final spray solution into the drip feeder tank.