MEALIKIL ® is a unique biological insecticide based on a selected strain of naturally-occurring entomopathogenic fungus Verticillium lecanii (NCIM 1312 ) that infects and kills mealy bugs and sucking insects like thrips, jassids , aphids, white flies and mites. Verticillium lecanii It is formulated as Wettable Powder with CFU count of 1 X 10 ^ 8 / g. MEALIKIL ® is registered by Indian Pesticides Regulatory Authority - Central Insecticides Board, Govt of India. MEALIKIL ® is approved for use in Organic agriculture.
Mode of Action
Conidial penetration : The microscopic conidial spores of the fungus are slimy and attach to the cuticle of the insect. Hyphae from the germinating spores are produced that penetrate the insect’s integument and destroy the internal contents of the insect.
Enzyme production : MEALIKIL ® mycelia produces toxin which have insecticidal properties. These toxins weaken the hosts immune system (of insect) and aid in eventually killing it..
Growth : Once inside, MEALIKIL ® replicates and consumes the insects' internal contents eventually killing it. The fungus eventually grows out of the insect’s cuticle and starts sporulating. Infected insects appear as white to yellowish cottony particles. MEALIKIL ® infects the insect on contact and does not need to be consumed by the host to cause infection.
Method of Application
Foliar spray : Mix MEALIKIL ® @ 5 g / L of water and spray for control of target pests like mealy bugs and sucking insects . The spray volume depends upon the crop canopy.
Mealy bugs, Thrips, Jassids, Aphids, White flies and Mites.
MEALIKIL ® is suitable for application on Papaya , Grape , Guava , Custard apple , Sapota ( Chikoo ) , Chillies , Cotton , Sorghum ,Cereals , Millets , Pulses, Oilseeds, Fibre Crops , Sugar Crops , Forage Crops , Plantation crops , Vegetables, Fruits, Spices , Flowers , Medicinal crops , Aromatic Crops , Orchards and Ornamentals .
MEALIKIL ® is stable for a period of 12 months from the date of manufacturing.