BioCeres® WP is a certified organic insecticide using the strain ANT-O3 of Beauveria bassiana. This entomopathogenic fungus is naturally present in the soil and attacks several species of invertebrates.
BioCeres® WP is a bio-insecticide who sticks to insects’ cuticle (outer shell). The resulting infection causes death. The repressive effect is generally noticed after 7 days and pests will not develop any resistance to the fungus. This product contains high quality spores, cause no phytotoxicity and does not affect plant growth. Compatible with some insecticides, fungicides and with most biological control agents.
In Canada, BioCeres® WP control whiteflies, aphids and thrips in indoor crops. Available in the U.S, contact BioSafe Systems to know more!
For the commercial market only - Accepted in organic production.
Bag of 500g (1.1 lb) Wettable Powder - Active ingredient : Beauveria bassiana contains 1 x 1010 spores viables/g
BioCeres® WP should be used in prevention or when pest are detected. This product can be applied with conventional pressure spray equipment. Pre-mix before adding the product to the tank.
Apply BioCeres® WP when the ambient humidity is above 60% and the temperature is between 18 to 29 ºC. Spray in the evening to reduce the risk of spore degradation by UV rays. To control whiteflies and aphids, spray under the leaves where insects are mostly present. To know all about how to apply BioCeres® WP, read our article on the subject!
|Preventive||2 - 4 g per
liter of water
|thrips, aphids and whiteflies||weekly||repeat until population decline|
|Curative light||2 - 4 g per
liter of water
|thrips, aphids and whiteflies||3 days||repeat until population decline|
On the 150 species of trichogramma, 20 of them are used in biological control.
Source : Biological Control of Insect Pests using egg parasitoids (2008)