Wettable Powder Mycoinsecticide for Control of
Whitefly, Aphids, Thrips, Psyllids, Weevils, and Mealybugs in
Ornamentals and Vegetables, Indoor/Outdoor Nurseries, Greenhouses, Shade
houses, Commercial Landscape/Interiorscape, and Turf
BotaniGard 22WP contains live spores of the
naturally occurring fungus, Beauveria bassiana. Spores are alive and may
be harmed by storage at high temperatures or contact with water for more
than 24 hours. See storage instructions on this label.
BotaniGard 22WP acts by
contact. Spores must attach to the target insect for this product to be
effective. Thorough spray coverage is essential. Spores may attach to
insects either by direct contact from spray or from contact with sprayed
foliage or soil. Spores on the insect germinate, and penetrate through
the insect cuticle. The fungus then grows rapidly within the insect,
BotaniGard 22WP works best in a pest management
program designed to keep insect populations below levels which damage
crops. Typically, it takes 3-7 days for an infected insect to die and
7-10 days after the first spray to see a reduction in an insect
population. Application rates, spray frequency, spray coverage and
insect numbers affect the speed at which insect populations are reduced.
Frequent scouting for insects in crops is
recommended. BotaniGard 22WP is most effective when used at the first
appearance of insects in the crop, before high insect populations
BotaniGard 22WP may be combined with chemical
insecticides for rapid knockdown of damaging insect populations or large
numbers of insects moving into crops.
Pre-harvest interval for BotaniGard 22WP
is zero (0) days. BotaniGard 22WP can be applied up to and including the
day of harvest.
BotaniGard 22WP may be applied using hand-held,
and/or ground spray equipment; also by low-volume application equipment.