EAST HARTFORD, CT — BT NOW biological insecticide is now labeled to manage target lepidoptera larval infestations in California crops. BioSafe Systems’ BT NOW controls larvae by using a novel strain of the bacteria, Bacillus thuringiensis ssp. kurstaki (Btk) in a water-based, superior formula.
Once plants are thoroughly coated with BT NOW, feeding pests ingest the bacteria and it binds to receptors in their digestive system. Within hours, the pest stops eating completely, protecting crops, and days later the pest dies.
Bacillus thuringiensis ssp. kurstaki has a long-standing reputation as an effective means of pest management while preserving beneficial species. BT NOW incorporates this biological insecticide into a non-toxic, water-based, liquid formula easily integrated into spray programs.
It can be applied the same day as harvest and doesn’t produce harmful byproducts, deterring pests and keeping your operation environmentally considerate.