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Met52 EC Bioinsecticide is composed of spores of the insect pathogenic fungus Metarhizium anisopliae strain F52. Once the product is sprayed onto the foliage or applied as a soil drench, insects that come into contact with the fungus will become infected. The spores of Metarhizium anisopliae attach to the surface of the insect, germinate and begin to grow. It will penetrate the exoskeleton of the insect and grow inside the insect, causing the insect to die. Under moderate temperatures it usually takes 3 to 7 days, once the insect is exposed, for death to occur.
A contact bioinsecticide utilizing a pathogenic fungus called Metarhizium anisopliae to control thrips mites, whiteflies and vine weevils in greenhouse ornamentals, protected vegetables and outdoor fruits and vegetables. Met52 is a contact bio-insecticide with no chemical residue and little potential for resistance that is capable of controlling several insect pests.
Metarhizium anisopliae is a naturally occurring fungus found in soils worldwide. Metarhizium spores germinate on the insect surface and hyphae invade and kill susceptible insects.+
Item Number: 142237
Universal Product Code: 894565000540
Manufacturer: Novozymes BioAg Inc.