Verti Green (Verticillium lecanii)
Acaricide and Insecticide against soft
Verticillium can be used against soft bodied pests. This is effective against
aphids, jassids, thirps, white flies, mites, mealy bugs, scale insects, leaf
webber, green semi lopper, flower webber, leaf minors, leaf hoppers, pod fly
etc. causing damages in crops like tea, coffee, cardamom, clove, banana, grapes,
citrus, vegetables, beetlevine, potato, floriculture crops, paddy etc.
Verticillium is formulated as wettable powder containing a minimum of 10 8
viable Verticillium spores per gram of carrier material. This fungi invade
insects by penetrating their cuticle or skin and rapidly multiplies throughout
the body. Death of insects is caused by tissue destruction and toxins produced
by the fungi. Even after the death of the insects this strain of fungi multiply
on the dead insects and pave way for establishing fungal population in the field
and prevent further attack of the pests. The soft bodied insect population is
maintained well below the economic threshold limit within a period of 7 days by
spraying 1% solution of Verticillium to the affected plants.