Andermatt Canada Inc is introducing Canadian greenhouse growers to a new mode of action in their quest to control white flies and two-spotted spider mites (TSSM). These pests can be very difficult to control in an actively growing crop. Growers will often combat multiple generations of these pests in their greenhouse growing cycle.
Bassidor is a Beauveria bassiana developed from a unique strain identified for its efficacy under challenging conditions. Packaged in a 1 kg foil pouch, Bassidor is formulated as a wettable powder offering simplicity for application in commonly used application systems. The active ingredient is a naturally occurring insect-pathogenic fungus and is also a common soil-inhabiting fungus. The fungus forms numerous small conidia in solid or semi-solid state fermentation systems. It is these conidia that have ability to germinate on and penetrate insects, leading to mycosis (fungal colonization of the insect contents) and lead to mortality of the insect.
Andermatt Canada Inc, based in Fredericton, New Brunswick, is a member of the Andermatt Group. Andermatt are specialists in developing biological control measures to assist growers in producing safe and healthy crops to meet consumer needs. For more information, contact: Colin Smith at 519-373-6520 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Source: Andermatt Canada February 28, 2023 news release