Beauveria bassiana material fact sheet
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.