BorerGuardTM is a biological insecticide based on a consortium of selected strains of beneficial naturally occurring microbes that protects crops from Borer attack caused by several types of borers like stem borer and shoot borer.
BorerGuardTM is used as an effective foliar spray/ stem swabbing agent, to combat borers through the antagonism expressed by the microbial consortia towards borers.
BorerGuardTM contains composting microbe cultures and bio pesticide cultures. It is formulated as Sprayable Liquid. BorerGuardTM is approved for use in Organic Agriculture.
Mode of Action
Borers in Action : Borers bore a hole in either the shoot or stem. Excreta is observed coming out of the hole / tunnel. Application of conventional pesticides / bio pesticides is useless as it cannot enter this hole.
Excreta decomposition : Composting microbes have an affinity for soft biomass like excreta coming out of hole bored by Shoot / Stem Borer. They start decomposing this excreta and act as a scout.
Pathogenising Borers : The entomopathogenic microbes of BorerGuard piggy back on the composting culture microbes As the scouts of the composting culture, microbes keep going inside the hole, the entomopathogenic microbes of BorerGuardTM go inside and attack borers , pathogenise and kill them.
Method of Application
Swabbing : Dilute 1 ml. of BorerGuard TM in 1 L water and swab stem twice a year
Foliar Application : Mix 1 ml. BorerGuard TM in 1 L of water and give drenching spray on all plant parts including stem.
Spray volume depends on the crop canopy. Spraying should either be done in early morning or late evening.
Brinjal ( Egg Plant ) shoot borer (Leucinodes orbonalis), Tomato stalk borer (Symmetrischema tangolias) ,Okra ( Lady’s finger / Bhendi ) shoot borer, (Earias vittela) , Coffee white stem borer (Xylotrechus quadripes), Grapes stem borer (Celosterna scabrator) Maize stem borer ( Busseola fusca ) , Dark headed stem borer of Rice (Chilo polychysus), Gold-fringed stem borer (Chilo auricilius), Pink stem borer, Violet stem borer (Sesamia inferens), Striped stem borer (Chilo suppressalis) , White stem borer (Scirpophaga innotata) , Yellow stem borer (Scirpophaga incertulas), Early stem borer of Sugarcane (Chilo infescatellus ) , Sugarcane top shoot borer (Scirpophaga excerptalis )
BorerGuard TM is suitable for application for commonly attacked crops like Brinjal ( Egg Plant ) , Tomato , Okra ( Lady’s finger / Bhendi ) , Coffee , Grapes Rice , Maize , Sorghum and Sugarcane
BorerGuard TM is stable for a period of 12 months from the date of manufacturing.