New Product: BioSafe BT NOW Insecticide

Published online: Jan 07, 2020 New Products
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BioSafe Systems announces the release of BT NOW, an aqueous, biological insecticide labeled to control various Lepidoptera pests in a wide variety of crops. Its formula consists of Bacillus thuringiensis ssp. kurstaki (Btk) strain EVB-113-19, a new variation of the Btk bacterium that targets the Lepidoptera insect while being easy on many beneficials and pollinators. This specialized Btk strain makes BT NOW a highly effective resistance management tool that is compatible with many commonly used pesticides, fertilizers and adjuvants.

Within hours of application, the effected young pests will cease feeding and die from starvation in two to five days. BT NOW works by providing insecticidal endotoxins called cry toxins that disperse in the pest’s digestive tract. These toxins bind to the insect’s midgut receptors, immediately disrupting and paralyzing certain digestive functions. Feeding stops soon after application of BT NOW, ensuring the longevity of the crop under heavy Lepidoptera pest pressure.

Contact BioSafe Systems at (888) 273-3088 or www.biosafesystems.com.

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