BotaniGard 22WP controls multiple life stages of a wide variety of soft-bodied insects in greenhouse field and nursery crops. Commonly controlled insects include whiteflies thrips aphids psyllids mealybugs beetles plant bugs and weevils. BotaniGard 22WP has the highest spore count of any Beauveria-containing insecticide. In addition its wettable powder formulation allows for easy application and it can be used throughout the growing cycle to control low and high infestation levels.
BotaniGard 22WP is registered for use on an extensive number of ornamentals herbs and spices vegetables fruits and berries. There is no limit to the number of times that BotaniGard 22WP can be applied in a season. Weekly application programs can prevent insect population explosions and provide a level of control equal to or better than conventional chemical programs. It has a 4-hour REI and can be used up until the day of harvest (0-day PHI). BotaniGard 22WP is not harmful to bees and they can actually help spread the fungal spores to increase infection rates.
Early scouting and detection with traps and monitoring measures is imperative for success when using biocontrol products. Apply BotaniGard 22WP at first sign of pests when insect numbers are low for most effective control. This is important for aphid control as their rapid molting cycle in adults can decrease B. bassiana's effectiveness. Use a program of BotaniGard 22WP applied at 7-day intervals to keep your crop clean and prevent target insect population explosions. Reduce the application interval to 3-5 days if insects get out of hand making at least 3 applications. Compatible knockdown sprays can be used to reduce heavy infestations prior to and after applying BotaniGard 22WP. More information about application rates and instructions can be found in the Instructions Tab.