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PRODUCT : Containing Strain of Nuclear Polyhedrosis Virus (NPV) of Spodoptera litura.

TRADE NAME : Biovirus-S.

ACTIVE INGREDIENT : Polyhedral Inclusion Bodies (PIB) of Nuclear Polyhedrosis Virus (NPV) of Spodoptera litura. PIB count : 1-2 x 109/ ml. min.

FORMULATION : AS (Aqueous Suspension).

SPECTRUM : Highly active on Spodoptera litura pest of Cotton, Groundnut, Pulses, Cabbage, Chillies, Tobacco, Oil seeds crops, Roses etc.

MODE OF ACTION : The PIBs from Biovirus-S, ingested by larvae cause severe infections of larval bodies causing darkening, disintegration of tissues, larval death and release of whitish fluid within 2-3 days of applications at young larval stages. The NPV infection is at times transmitted in the pupae and adult stages. The caterpillars emerging out of the eggs layed by such adults also carry the PIBs of NPV.

DIRECTION FOR USE : Mix 250 - 500 ml of Biovirus-S in 150-250 ltrs. of water. This solution is sufficient for one Acre area and should be thoroughly mixed before the preparation of final spray solution. Spray 2-3 times, at 10-12 days interval by high volume knapsack or any other conventional sprayer based on pest population. Spray preferably in evening on young larval stages or on sighting of egg laying.

ECO-SAFETY : Extremely safe to mammals, human beings, farm animals, natural parasites and predators, non target insects, pollinators, fishes, birds, etc. Classified as Class – IV, low hazardous (green label) pesticide. No phytotoxicity and exempted from residue analysis.

SHELF LIFE AND STORAGE : Minimum one year, if stored in well ventilated rooms in original package at cool and dry place away from direct sunlight and heat.

AS :
100 ml. 250 ml. 500 ml. and 1.0 ltr. in HDPE bottles, further packed in 10 ltrs. Cartons.

FURTHER INFORMATION : Biovirus-S results in instant stoppage of feeding and damage to crop, followed by death of insects within 48-72 hrs. of application. This results in significant decline of insect populations as well as decline in crop damage.