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BotaniGard ES by BioWorks
BotaniGard ES

BotaniGard ES  uses Beauveria bassiana , a beneficial fungus, to target and control a wide variety of soft-bodied insects in greenhouse, field and nursery crops such as Whiteflies , Thrips , Aphids , Psyllids , Mealybugs , scarab beetles and Weevils . This product also controls difficult pests such as chinch bugs, Leafhoppers and stem-boring Lepidoptera .

BotaniGard ES is registered for an extensive number of ornamentals and edible crops such as herbs, spices, vegetables, fruits and berries. There is no limit to the number of times that BotaniGard ES can be applied in a season. A weekly application program can prevent insect population explosions and provide a level of control equal to or better than conventional chemical programs. Additionally, it has a 0-hour pre-harvest interval allowing it to be sprayed up until the day of harvest (excluding cannabis). It has a 4-hour REI.

Though listed on the label for use on tomatoes there maybe an increased risk of phytotoxicity. Consider Botanigard WP or Mycotrol WPO (Organic) on tomatoes.

This Product Controls These Pests or Diseases: Alfalfa Weevil ( Hypera postica Gyllenhal ), Aphids ( Mult ), Bean Jassid ( Empoasca fabae ), Bean Leaf Beetle ( Cerotoma trifurcata ), Beet Leafhopper ( Circulifer tenellus ), Black Vine Weevil ( Otiorhynchus sulcatus ), Cabbage Looper ( Trichoplusia ni ), Cabbage Worm ( Pieris rapae ), California Laurel Aphid ( Euthoracaphis umbellulariae ), Cane Borer ( Mult ), Chinch Bug ( 3 different species within the Lygaeidae family ), Colorado Potato Beetle ( Leptinotarsa decemlineata ), Corn Borer (aka European Corn Borer) ( Ostrinia nubilalis ), Corn Borer (aka Southwestern Corn Borer) ( Diatraea grandiosella ), Cucumber Beetle (Spotted) ( Diabrotica undecimpunctata howardi ), Cucumber Beetle (Striped) ( Acalymma vittatum ), Diamondback Moth ( Plutella xylostella ), European Chafer ( Rhizotrogus majalis ), European Corn Borer (aka Corn Borer) ( Ostrinia nubilalis ), Flea Beetle ( Chaetocnema confines ), Grape Leafhopper ( Erythroneura elegantula, Empoasca sp ), Greenhouse whitefly ( Trialeurodes vaporariorum ), Grubs ( Mult ), Harlequin Bugs ( Murgantia histrionica ), June Bugs ( Phyllophaga sp. ), Lace Bugs ( Corythucha sp ), Leafhopper ( Circulifer tenellus ), Mealybug ( Pseudococcus sp ), Mole Crickets ( Scapteriscus sp ), Pecan weevil ( Pecan weevil ), Potato Leafhopper ( Empoasca fabae ), Psyllids ( Mult ), Root Weevil ( Otiorhynchus sp. ), Silverleaf Whitefly ( Bemisia sp ), Stink Bugs ( Halymorpha halys ), Strawberry Root Weevil ( Otiorhynchus ovatus ), Sweet Potato Whitefly ( Bemisia tabaci ), Tarnished Plant Bug ( Lygus lineolaris ), Thrips ( Franklinothrips sp ), Weevils ( Mult ), White Grubs ( Cyclocephala sp. )




Environment: Outdoors, Crops, Orchards & Vineyards, Nursery, Greenhouse, Grow Room, Hydroponics, Interiorscapes, Container Plants, Houseplants

Storage: Store in original container. Do not freeze. Store between 40 and 75°.
(Product does not require temperature control during transit)


Warning & Toxicities: No toxicity known.

Shelf Life: 18 months

Active Ingredients/Guaranteed Analysis: Beauveria bassiana Strain GHA..........11.3%

Product Details
Recommended Usage
0.13%/L - 0.53%/L
Recommended Interval
5 - 10 days
Beauveria bassiana strain GHA
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Use & Instructions

Application Considerations:

Early scouting and detection followed by application of BotaniGard ES when insect numbers are low result in most effective control. Apply at first appearance of insect pests. Apply BotaniGard ES at 5-10 day intervals. For severe infestations, reduce the interval to 3-5 days, making at least 3 applications, and use a quick knockdown insecticide, like Pyrethrins , to help you regain control.

Application rates for specific pests can be found on the Product Label Please call us at 1-800-827-2847 with any questions you may have.

  • Whitefly and Aphids - ½ to 1 quart of BotaniGard ES per 100 gallons of water.
  • Thrips - 1 to 2 quarts of BotaniGard ES per 100 gallons of water.
  • Other labeled insects - ½ to 2 quarts of BotaniGard ES per 100 gallons of water.
  • Use the Small Volume Rate Table for precise mix rates recommended for small- to medium-scale applications.

*Depending on insect population and foliage density. See label PDF for other use application rates.

BotaniGard ES Application Rates  
High Spray Volumes Apply at a rate of up to 3 quarts of BotaniGard ES per 100 gallons of spray volume in high volume sprays (2-6 tsp. or 0.33 - 1.00 fluid ounces of BotaniGard ES per gallon of spray volume). Mix well by external mixing, in-tank mixing, or pump circulation to form emulsion. SPRAY TO WET, BUT AVOID RUNOFF.
Low Volume Sprays Apply at a rate equivalent to area coverage of high volume spray. This would normally be ½ quart to 2 quarts of BotaniGard ES for 5,000 to 20,000 square feet. Follow spray equipment manufacturer's instructions for final spray volume to obtain adequate coverage. DO NOT APPLY THROUGH A THERMAL PULSE FOGGER.
Cuttings Dip Applications of BotaniGard ES can be used as pre-plant dips for cuttings as noted below. To prepare dip solution, thoroughly mix ½ - 1 fl. oz. BotaniGard ES per gallon of water (5 - 10 fl. oz. per 10 gallons water). Prepare only as much dip solution as can be used in one day. Do not use dip solution for more than one day. Spores in water for more than 24 hours will die. Dip a small number of plants in dip solution and observe for plant damage before using dip treatment. Do not use dips if there is any visible damage to test plants.
Uprooted Cuttings: Dip the unrooted cuttings in the BotaniGard ES solution just long enough to wet all surfaces, then removing to a flat area and allow cuttings to dry. For water-sensitive varieties, cover to protect until dry. Then proceed with normal planting and misting. Rooted Cuttings: Holding by the roots, briefly dip in the BotaniGard ES solution just long enough to wet all surfaces, including leaves and stems. Once removed from the dip solution, cuttings can be potted, but allow plants to dry before watering.
Ground Application Apply ¼ to 1 quart BotaniGard ES per acre. Apply in sufficient water to thoroughly cover foliage infested with insects, typically 5 to 100 gallons of water per acre. Final spray volume may be up to 400 gallons per acre. Water volume depends on spray equipment, crop canopy and target pest. SPRAY TO WET, BUT AVOID RUNOFF.
Aerial Application Apply ¼ to 1 quart BotaniGard ES per acre. Apply in sufficient water to thoroughly cover foliage infested with insects. For best results, apply in 5-10 gallons water per acre. Do not apply in less than 2 gallons water per acre.
Chemigation Apply BotaniGard ES only through the following types of chemigation systems: overhead sprinkler systems including center pivot, lateral move, end tow, side (wheel) roll, traveler, big gun, solid set, or hand move; or drip (trickle and microjet) systems. Do not apply this product through any other type of irrigation system.

Apply BotaniGard ES undiluted (neat) or diluted for injection flow rate and irrigation volume. For best results, use one part water to one part BotaniGard ES . If BotaniGard ES is diluted, supply tank must be agitated to thoroughly mix BotaniGard ES in water. Add water to supply tank, start agitation, and then add BotaniGard ES . Continue supply tank agitation during chemigation cycle to maintain uniform emulsion. Supply tank agitation is not necessary if BotaniGard ES is used without dilution. Shake well to suspend spores before adding BotaniGard ES to supply tank. Use contents of supply tank within one day.
Sprinkler Chemigation Use ½ to 1 quart BotaniGard ES per acre for most sprinkler chemigation applications. Apply up to 3 quarts of BotaniGard ES per acre for high insect pressure or dense foliage. For corn, apply at a rate of 4 fluid ounces of BotaniGard ES per acre.

For best results, time BotaniGard ES chemigation with the end of the irrigation water application. Time injection duration to apply BotaniGard ES in the minimum irrigation volume necessary to achieve uniform coverage immediately prior to shutting off irrigation water. Excessive irrigation during and after chemigation will wash active ingredient (spores) off foliage, reducing effectiveness. See Product Label for additional sprinkler chemigation information.
Drip (Trickle) & Microjet Chemigation Use 1½ to 3 quarts of BotaniGard ES per acre for most drip or microjet chemigation. For difficult to control pests, especially citrus root weevil ( Diaprepes abbreviates ), apply BotaniGard ES at up to 8 fl. oz. of BotaniGard ES per 1,000 square feet.

Apply BotaniGard ES continuously for the duration of irrigation water application to achieve uniform distribution and penetration of active ingredient (spores) in the soil. See Product Label for additional chemigation information.


Diseases & Pests Controlled
  • Aphids
  • Thrips
  • Whiteflies
  • Worms
  • Alfalfa Weevil
  • Aphids
  • Bean Jassid
  • Bean Leaf Beetle
  • Beet Leafhoppers
  • Black Vine Weevil
  • Cabbage Loopers
  • Cabbage Worms
  • California Laurel Aphid
  • Cane Borer
  • Colorado Potato Beetles
  • Cucumber Beetles
  • Diamondback Moths
  • European Chafer
  • Flea Beetles
  • Grape Leafhopper Erythroneura Elegantula
  • Empoasca Sp
  • Greenhouse Whitefly
  • Grubs
  • Harlequin Bugs
  • June Bugs
  • Lace Bugs
  • Leafhoppers
  • Mealybugs
  • Mole Crickets
  • Pecan Weevil
  • Potato Leafhoppers
  • Psyllids
  • Root Weevil
  • Silverleaf Whitefly
  • Stink Bugs
  • Strawberry Root Weevil
  • Sweet Potato Whitefly
  • Tarnished Plant Bugs
  • Thrips
  • Weevils
  • White Grubs
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