Beauveria bassiana material fact sheet

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USDA-NOP: considered nonsynthetic, allowed. Preventive, cultural, mechanical and physical methods must be first choice for pest control, and conditions for use of a biological material must be documented in the organic system plan (NOP 2000).

MATERIAL DESCRIPTION: Beauveria bassiana is a fungus that is commonly found in soils worldwide. Insects vary in susceptibility to different strains. Strains have been collected from different infected insects and cultured to create a particular product for commercial use. There are two commonly used strains, GHA and ATCC 74040. These products are produced through fermentation. The spores (conidia) are extracted and formulated into a sprayable product.

Authors: 
Brian Caldwell
Authors: 
Emily Brown Rosen
Authors: 
Eric Sideman
Authors: 
Anthony M. Shelton
Authors: 
Christine D. Smart
Publisher: 
Cornell Cooperative Extension Publication
Year: 
2004