BioCeres WP, with the active ingredient, Beauveria bassiana strain ANT-03, is a biological insecticide for growing crops to control insect pests.
BioCeres WP is a pathogenic insect bio-insecticide that uses a fungus. The fungus, Beauveria bassiana strain ANT-03, is for biological control of many insects on a wide range of foliar-feeding pests. These foliar pests include aphids, whiteflies, thrips, plant bugs, beetles and weevils, and more listed pests.
The proprietary OMRI-listed Beauveria bassiana strain ANT-03 strain is approved for organic production. It is well suited for IPM programs and tank-mixed with other insecticides, surfactants, or specific stand-alone use. This strain has UV protection, stabilizers, and added calcium that promotes the stability and longevity of the active ingredients. You may apply this with water as a foliar spray or fogging.
Benefits and Features Of BioCeres WP
- OMRI listed for organic production.
- 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.
Mode of Action
The Beauveria bassiana strain ANT-03 spores attach to the outer shell of the targeted insect and begins a process of infection. The spores germinate and dissolve insects' cuticles, then penetrate the body to infect and kills or suppress insects on contact. After 7-14 days, death occurs to the insects.
BioCeres WP is a selective insecticide for use against listed insects. It is highly recommended to pay close attention to your plants for newly hatched larvae for the best results.
Thorough coverage of infested plant parts is necessary for effective control. Use the higher label rates for heavy pest populations.
Apply 1-3 lbs. per acre, according to the density of the insect population. Repeat applications, usually 3-10 days depending upon plant growth rate and insect activity. It is recommended to use at least 50 gallons of solution per acre.
Do not apply fungicides within four days of applying BioCeres WP
Important – Do not add BioCeres WP to the mix tank before introducing the correct amount of water. Add water to the mix tank, add a spreader sticker, and the correct amount to the tank.
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Aphids, Cinch Bugs, Whiteflies, Thrips, Plant bugs, Spotted Wing drosiphila, Bud Weevil, Borers, Beetles, Weevils , White grubs
FIFRA Section 2 (EE Use Recommendation)
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Application: Apply 1-3 lbs per acre
For terrestrial uses - This product may harm beneficial insects and honey bees. Do not apply while bees or other pollinating insects are actively foraging. This product may be harmful to aquatic organisms. Drift and runoff may be hazardous to aquatic organisms in water adjacent to treated areas.
Do not apply within 50 feet of aquatic habitats (such as, but not limited to, lakes, reservoirs, rivers, streams, marshes, ponds,estuaries, and commercial fish ponds). Do not apply directly to water, or to areas where surface water is present or to intertidal areas below the mean high water mark. Do not contaminate water when disposing of equipment washwater or rinsate.