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RACER TM

Introduction
RACER TM is a biological insecticide based on a selected strain of naturally-occurring entomopathogenic fungus Beauveria bassiana (NCIM 1216, ATCC 26851 ) that infects both larvae and adults of many insect pests. RACER TM contains spores and mycelial fragments of Beauveria bassiana . It is formulated as Powder with CFU count of 1X 10 ^ 8 / g. RACER TM is registered by Indian Pesticides Regulatory Authority - Central Insecticides Board, Govt of India.Racer is approved for use in Organic agriculture .

Mode of Action
Enzyme production : RACERTM secretes enzymes which attack and dissolve the cuticle, penetrate the skin and grow into the insect body. Beauveria bassiana present in RACERTM produces a toxin called Beauvericin that weakens the host's immune system. After the insect dies, an antibiotic is produced that enables the fungus to outcompete intestinal bacteria.

Growth : Once inside, RACERTM replicates and consumes the insects internal organs and blood-like fluid, the hemolymph. RACERTM infects the insect on contact and does not need to be consumed by the host to cause infection. A white mold emerges from the insects’ dead body after a few days and produces new spores..

Growth : Once inside, RACERTM replicates and consumes the insects' internal organs and blood-like fluid, the hemolymph. .RACERTM has the ability to live in the vascular tissue of certain corn cultivars as an endophyte. RACERTM infects the insect on contact and does not need to be consumed by the host to cause infection. A white mold emerges from the insects’ dead body after a few days and produces new spores.

Environment factors : The rate at which RACERTM kills the host is dependent on temperature and humidity. High humidity is essential for conidial germination and infection establishes between 24 and 48 hours. The infected insect may live for three to five days after hyphal penetration and, after death of host insect pest, the conidiophores bearing conidia are produced on cadaver.

Method of Application
Foliar spray : Mix RACERTM @ 2.5 Kg in 750-850 L of water and spray the solution at an interval of 15 days to control Rice leaf folder.

Mix RACERTM @ 5 g / L of water and spray for control of Lepidopetrous pests / Caterpillar pests/ Mealy Bugs The spray volume depends upon the crop canopy.

Target Pests
Racer TM is suitable for application on Vegetables , Coffee , Cotton , Chilly , Cereals , Millets , Pulses, Oilseeds, Fibre Crops, Sugar Crops , Forage Crops , Plantation crops, Fruits, Spices , Flowers , Medicinal crops , Aromatic Crops , Orchards and Ornamentals..

Crops
RacerTM is suitable for application on Cereals , Millets , Pulses, Oilseeds, Fibre Crops , Sugar Crops , Forage Crops , Plantation crops ,Vegetables, Fruits, Spices , Flowers , Medicinal crops , Aromatic Crops , Orchards and Ornamentals.

Shelf Life
RACERTM is stable for a period of 12 months from the date of manufacturing.

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