New Biological Insecticide Available from OHP
OHP has added Thuricide N/G Biological Insecticide to its portfolio of biosolutions.
Thuricide N/G is derived from a naturally-occurring bacteria that infects lepidopteran larvae and other insect larvae. Thuricide N/G contains the bacteria bacillus thuringiensis subspecies kurstaki strain SA-12.
The product is the latest of several additions to the OHP biosolutions tools and for crops grown in greenhouses, nurseries and the landscape — including vegetables and herbs. It is approved for organic production and is OMRI listed.
After a Thuricide N/G application, insect larvae consume the bacteria. Once in the insect gut (stomach) the cryotoxins are released causing the larvae to stop feeding and subsequently die within a few days.
Use of Thuricide N/G fits well into a pest control program utilizing beneficial insects or predators, notes Dr. Carlos Bográn, OHP technical manager.
Dr. Bográn notes Thuricide N/G should be used at the first sign of pest infestations for optimal results and in a rotation with products from different classes with different modes of action.
Thuricide N/G carries a 4-hour Restricted Entry Interval (REI) and Caution signal word.
For more information, please visit www.ohp.com.