OMRI Listed BioCeres WP is a Beauveria bassiana-based mycoinsecticide for control of soft-bodied insects in organic production. It works in several steps to neutralize pest insects: Upon application, the B. bassiana spores adhere to the target insect's outer shell (cuticle) and begin the infection process. At this point, you may notice insects with a whitish appearance. Once the spores have breached the protective barrier of the cuticle, they continue to multiply until they reach the insect's hemolyph (blood), which they begin feeding on. Death occurs 7 to 14 days after infection. BioCeres WP is also effective on insects during diapause.
Benefits of BioCeres WP:
OMRI Listed in the United States, EcoCert certified in Canada.
Labelled for a wide variety of crops, both edibles and ornamentals.
4-hour REI, 0-hour PHI
No phytotoxicity detected in numerous evaluated crops.
Fully compatible with IPM programs.
Apply as a stand-alone product or in a tank mix with other pesticides.
Suggested Uses: For use as a contact biological insecticide in the control or suppression of many foliar-feeding pests.
For best results, apply before pest infestation becomes severe and be sure to cover all sides on infected plants thoroughly. BioCeres WP must be added to water and applied as a foliar spray. Ground or aerial equipment, conventional insecticide spraying or chemigation may be used.
Many years ago, BioCeres WP began as the brainchild of Siliva Todorova, at the time a Ph.D. student of Biology and Environmental Studies. She dreamed of creating a biopesticide derived from a Beauvaria bassiana strain native to Quebec. In time, the Beauvaria bassiana, strain ANT-03 was isolated from an infected plant bug (Lygus lineolaris) in Montreal and was proven to be the ideal choice for the main ingredient in what would become BioCeres WP. Research and development began in 2005 and the first batch was released in Canada in 2014. Two years later, BioSafe Systems introduced this innovative product to the American market.
This Product Controls These Pests or Diseases: Aphids (Aphidoidea), Whiteflies (Aleyrodoidea), Thrips (Thysanoptera), Plant Bugs (Lygus lineolaris), Spotted Wing Drosophila (Drosophila suzukii), Borers, Beetles and Weevils.