Mycotal your natural partner for whitefly and thrips control

Mycotal your natural partner for whitefly and thrips control

Control whitefly and thrips with entomopathogenic fungi

Whiteflies and thrips are common pests that can cause significant damage to crops and plants. An effective method for controlling whiteflies and thrips is through the use of entomopathogenic fungi, such as Lecanicillium muscarium. Our Mycotal product is a bio-insecticide that contains the blastospores of Lecanicillium muscarium Ve6. Mycotal is a biological solution for a range of pests, including whiteflies and thrips that are found in vegetables, ornamentals, nursery trees and soft fruit in protected cultivation.

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Everything you need to know about Mycotal

Our product manager Guido is happy to tell you all about the ins and outs about Mycotal. You can also download the FAQ document by clicking the button below.

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How Mycotal works

When applied to the target pest, the spores of the fungus Lecanicillium muscarium attach to the whiteflies and thrips and germinate, penetrating the insect's cuticle and invading the body cavity. Once inside, the fungus releases enzymes that break down the insect's internal organs, leading to its death. The fungus then uses the dead insect as a source of nutrients to grow and produce more spores, which can infect other insects.

Why use Mycotal

  • Easy to use, can be applied with existing spray equipment
  • Effective high-quality natural product
  • Easy to integrate in your Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategy
  • Safe for users
  • Leaves no residue, which helps you to meet increasingly demanding supply chain requirements
  • Short pre-harvest interval

Proven results: field trials

Comparative field trials have shown that the new generation Mycotal gives a similar, or better, efficacy when compared to other chemical, or biological, plant protection products on the market.

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Application via LVM

In collaboration with growers, we have conducted extensive research into applying Mycotal via LVM (Low Volume Mist System) and have seen that this is an easy and effective way of applying the product.

New generation Mycotal: improved quality and shelf life

A process of continuous improvement led by our dedicated research team recently produced a newly optimized Mycotal product with an improved quality and shelf life. With the introduction of this new generation Mycotal, we ensure that you continue to benefit from the highest quality and best performing biological crop protection solutions. The new generation Mycotal is now available in all countries where the product is registered.

Protect your crop when temperatures drop

Even in the midst of winter, pests can be present in your greenhouse. Although the pest reproduction might be low in in colder conditions, or the pest may be inactive, they will start to build up a population as soon as the conditions are favourable.This can become a serious threat to you crop in a later stage.

New research has shown that Mycotal can also be a powerful weapon against pests in colder conditions. Several trials are showing that Mycotal is already active, growing and effective from 8 °C, which is unique.