Vertilife is the product made from the fungus Verticillium lecanii. The spores of Verticillium lecanii gets attached to the cuticle of the insects on contact. The fungus gains entry through the cuticle by enzymes. It infects insects by producing hyphae from germinating spores that penetrate the insect integument.
The fungus then destroys the internal body contents resulting in the mortality of insects. The fungus eventually grows through the insect cuticle and sporulates on the body of the insects to produce cyclosipeptide toxin called Bassianolide, which kills the insect in 4-6 days.
How to do use it
Add 4-5 gms. of Vertilife in 1 lit. of water and spray over infested plants. It has to be applied at the interval of 10-15 days, depending upon pest infestation.
Applications & benefits
- Vertilife is effective against different sucking pests, esp. Mealy Bugs, White Fly etc.
- It is unique remedy to control Mealy bug in cotton