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Bio-Catch

(Verticillium lecanii)


  • Dosage
  • Liquid: 3 Litres/ha
    Powder:4 Kg/ha

  • Shelf life

  • Packing
  • One Year
  • Liquid:1 Litre, 5 Litres
    Powder: 1kg, 5kg

What is Bio-Catch?

Bio-Catch is a biological insecticide based on a selective strain of naturally-occurring entomopathogenic fungus, Verticillium lecanii. The product contains spores and mycelial fragments of V. lecanii and is available in liquid (1x109 CFU's/ml) and powder (1x108 CFU's/gm) formulation.


Mode of Action

The spore of the fungus, when it comes in contact with the cuticle (skin) of the target pest insect, germinates and grows directly through spiracle in the cuticle into the inner body of the host. The fungus by taking nutrients from the insect proliferates and colonizes the entire insect and thus drains the insects of nutrients and the infected insects eventually dies. Verticillium infects the insect on contact and does not need to be consumed by the host to cause infection.

Dose and Method of Application

Foliar Spray (plant hoppers, thrips, aphids and mealy bugs): Mix Bio-Catch @ 3 Litres or 4 kg / hectare in 500 Litres of water (i.e., 6 ml or 8 gm per Litre of water). The product should be sprayed on growing plants using hand, ground or aerial equipment targeting the insects. The spray volume depends upon the crop canopy.

Soil Application (For root mealy bugs): Mix Bio-Catch @ 3 Litres or 4 kg / hectare in 500 Litres of water (i.e., 6 ml or 8 gm per Litre of water). Bio-Catch can be sprinkled around the root-zone and incorporated into the soil either mechanically or through profuse watering of the plant. Alternatively, Bio-Catch at the recommended rate can be mixed with 1000 kgs of organic fertilizer or field soil and can be applied uniformly.

Drip System: Mix Bio-Catch with water @ 6 ml or 8 gm / Litre and incorporate into the soil through drip irrigation systems during the pre or post planting stage.

Apply preferably in the early morning or during the late evening hours. Use the spray solution as a direct spray targeting the pests on the undersides of the leaves.

Preparation of Spray Solution

Suspend Bio-Catch (@ 3 Litre or 4 kg/ha) in a clean dry container and add water (20 Litres). Stir the contents well and make up to the final spray volume (500 Litres) with water or with 1% neem solution as a diluent while preparing the spray fluid.

Compatibility

Bio-Catch is compatible with neem and other biopesticide products. Do not make tank mix Bio-Catch with fungicides.

Features

  • Bio-Catch does not create resistance, resurgence and residue problems.
  • Bio-Catch does not affect the natural enemies of the pest. It is safe to beneficial parasites and beneficial predators and thus offers a long-lasting pest control
  • Bio-Catch forms a good molecule for use in an IPM programme.

Benefits

  • Bio-Catch effectively controls the economically important sucking pests such as aphids, Jassids, whitefly, leaf hoppers and mealy bugs for a wide range of crops.
  • Bio-Catch is eco-friendly and it helps to maintain the ecological balance.

   

Green Miracle

RECOMMENDED CROPS

Target Pests
Crops Common Name Scientific Name
Cereals: Wheat, Teff, Barley, Maize, Corn, Millet, Rice and Sorghum Whitefly, Aphids,Thrips,Mealy bugs Bemisia tabaci,Aphis sp., Scitothrips dorsalis, Planococcus sp.
Pulses: Soyabean, Grams Chickpea, French Beans. Aphids,Thrips, Aphis sp., Scitothrips dorsalis
Vegetables & Cole crops: Tomato, Cabbage, Potato, Cauliflower, Yucca Onion, Eggplant, Okra. Whitefly, Aphids,Thrips,Mealy bugs Bemisia tabaci,Aphis sp., Scitothrips dorsalis, Planococcus sp.
Fiber Crops: Cotton, Jute, Sugarcane, Tobacco Whitefly, Aphids,Mealy bugs Bemisia tabaci,Aphis sp., Planococcus sp.
Orchards & Fruit Crops: Citrus, Date Palm, Grapes, Oranges,Pineapple, Peaches Whitefly, Aphids,Thrips,Mealy bugs Bemisia tabaci,Aphis sp., Scitothrips dorsalis, Planococcus sp.
Oil Seeds: Sesame, Castor, Soybean, Peanuts, Linseed, Mustard Aphids,Thrips,Mealy bugs Aphis sp., Scitothrips dorsalis, Planococcus sp.
Ornamental crops: Cut flowers, Roses, Carnation, Poinsettia Aster, Lilly Thrips,Mealy bugs,Scales, Mites Scitothrips dorsalis, Planococcus citri, Aonidiella aurantii Ascerria sp.
Herbs & Spices: Cardamom, Clove, Basil, Fenugreek Cardamom thrips, Cardamom whitefly, Leafminer Sciothrips cardamomi Dialeurodes cardamomi Liriomyza sp.
Lawns and Golf Courses: Grassland, Turf Cutworms, Root grub Spodoptera sp. Helicoverpa sp.
Beverage Crops: Tea, Coffee, Cocao Thrips, Mealy bug,Scales, Mites Scitothrips dorsalis Planococcus citri, Aonidiella aurantii., Ascerria sp

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