Verticillium (Deuteromycotina: Hyphomycetes) is a heterogenous genus that includes a number of devastating plant-
pathogenic fungi, including the well-characterized soil fungi V. dalhliae and V. albo-atrum. The best-known
entomopathogenic species, V. lecanii, was first described on coffee scales from Java in the late 1800s. Since
that time, the fungus has been reported to infect several other insects, most notably whiteflies, thrips, aphids
and grasshoppers. In addition, V. lecanii can infect other fungal phytopathogens such as rusts, powdery mildews
and pest nematodes. Although the fungus has been identified worldwide, it is most common in tropical and
subtropical regions due to its water requirement.
Effective against all soft body sucking insect like Aphids, Thrips, Mealy bugs, White flies, Jassids, Hoppers,
Scales and all types of Mites
Mode of Action
It works by using a natural fungus called Verticillium lecanii, which infects target insects when its spores
come into contact with their skin. The fungus then grows through the insect’s cuticle and spreads throughout its
body, depriving it of nutrients and ultimately causing its death within 48-72 hours. Verticillium lecanii
produces toxins which infect and kill aphids, whiteflies, scale insects, and other pests.
Method of Application
Measure and mix 8-10 ml of liquid in 1 liter of water.
Stir the solution well until it is fully dissolved.
Fill the high-volume sprayer with the solution.
Spray liquid onto the plant leaves, ensuring that both sides of the leaves are covered.
Apply the liquid in the morning, when the weather is calm and cool.
Repeat the application every 7 days to control pest population Keep the sprayer clean and calibrated to ensure
High volume sprayer