BotaniGard® ES - Beauveria bassiana Strain GHA for control of insect pests

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BotaniGard® ES (Emulsifiable Suspension) is EPA registered mycoinsecticide can be used for the control of insect pests in all the US States except in the California it is allowed use only against certain species of insect pests.

Please refer product labels provided below for complete application and safety details.

BotaniGard® ES (Active ingredient – Naturally occurring Fungus, Beauveria bassiana strain GHA) is an emulsifiable suspension, which is currently used as biological insecticide to control many surface- and soil-dwelling insect pests of different crops (see below).

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- Effective against the following insect pests.
  • Aphids
  • Ataenius beetles
  • Chinch bugs
  • Fall armyworm
  • Leaf hoppers
  • Mealybugs
  • Psyllids
  • Thrips
  • Whiteflies
  • Weevils
+ Key factors for mode of action of BotaniGard® ES against insect pests
  • The mode of action of BotaniGard® ES begins with the attachment of spores of fungus Beauveria bassiana to insect hosts.
  • When the BotaniGard® ES containing spores of fungus Beauveria bassiana strain GHA applied in the fields, greenhouse pots or nurseries, spores will attach to the body of insect hosts that are present in the soil.
  • The attached spores of fungus strain GHA will then germinate and start producing enzymes that will dissolve the cuticle of insect hosts. Then germinated hyphae will easily penetrate into the insect body where it will grow rapidly and kill the insect host within a short period of time.
+ Rates of application of BotaniGard® ES in the greenhouses, fields, gardens and nurseries?

The optimum concentrations of BotaniGard® ES in spay solution for the effective control of different insect pests is 2-6 tbsps/gallons of water or 3 quarts/100 gallons of water.

  • Apply 100 gallons of BotaniGard® ES suspension for optimum coverage of 2000 to 5000 sq.ft. of surface area. For recommended rates for different types of insects and their host crop, please read BotaniGard® ES label at a link provided below
+ How BotaniGard® ES works in organic gardens, greenhouses, fields, gardens and nurseries?
  • When the BotaniGard® ES containing spores of fungus Beauveria bassiana strain GHA applied in the fields, greenhouse pots or nurseries, they will attach to the body of insect hosts that are present in the soil.
  • The attached spores of fungus strain GHA will then germinate and start producing enzymes that will dissolve the cuticle of insect hosts. The germinated hyphae will then easily penetrated into the insect body where it will grow rapidly and kill the insect host within a short period of time.
+ Why BotaniGard® ES is safer than traditional pesticides
  • For more information, please read BotaniGard® ES label at a link provided below
  • 0-hour re-entry interval
+ Review following technical facts before placing an order
  1. BotaniGard® ES product information sheet (pdf)
  2. BotaniGard® ES MSDS (pdf)
  3. BotaniGard® ES Label (pdf)

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