Meta (Metarhizium anisopliae)

  Insect killed by Metarhizium anisopliae Flies killed by Metarhizium anisopliae

Metarhizium anisopliae is a green muscardine entomopathogenic fungus affects many insect pests.

Mode of action:

The fungus, by releasing certain enzymes, soften the hard chitin of the insect and penetrates into the body of insects. Within the body in multiplies rapidly and invades all tissues and fill up the body cavity with thick green mycelium.

Due to heavy growth of the mycelium, the insect becomes hard and stiff Death maybe due to release of mycotoxins or mycosis or paralysis or exhaustion.

Beneficial effect:

Sun Agro Meta is an effective biopesticide. This can be used for the management of

  • White grubs of coconut rhinoceros beetle
  • Sugarcane root grubs
  • Sugarcane pyrilla
  • Rice leaf folder
  • Mango hoppers
  • Bolloworm (Helicoverpa armigera)
  • Termites

Product Profile:

A talc based formulation containing a minimum of 2x10 8 colony forming units per gram. Liquid formulation is also available.

Dosage and Method of application:

Foliar spray : (insects affecting g aerial parts) 500g/100-120 litre/acre; or 1kg/2001litre/acre)

Soil application : (White grubs in-habity if in the soil)

Mix 3-5kg of the product in 500kg Farm yard manure with 50kg neem cake keep for a week and broadcast or apply near root zone@300-500 kg/acre.

Compatibility:

Compatible with most of the Bio-pesticides/Bio-fertilizer.

Precaution:

Apply chemicals fertilizers or pesticides only 7-10 days before or after the application of 'Sun Agro Meta'. Make sure that sufficient moisture is in the soil before application of this bio-agent.

Storage:

Store in cool and dry place.

Shelf Life:

6 months from the date of manufacture

Packing:

1 kg, liquid 250ml, 500ml, 1litre

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