New Root Aphid Control Option for Canadian Cannabis Growers

Cannabis Root Aphid Damage

When under attack by root aphids, cannabis plants will experience stunted growth, wilting, and yellowing leaves. Photo by Gina Coleman/Weedmaps

Canadian cannabis growers have a new option for managing root aphids. The insect-pathogenic bio-insecticide BioCeres G WP from BioSafe Systems has been registered to control emergency infestation of root aphids. This is an especially important solution for indoor cannabis growers in Canada struggling with rice root aphids on organic cannabis.

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BioCeres G WP uses the Beauveria bassiana ANT-03 strain fungus, which is approved for organic production and suited for IPM programs. When the Beauveria bassiana fungus comes in contact with the host, the spores germinate, penetrating the exoskeleton of the insect, infecting the pests’ body and killing it.

BioCeres G WP is effective in managing detrimental infestations by rice root aphids when applied via soil drench or foliar spray for all pest pressures. By incorporating BioCeres G WP into IPM programs, the root aphid infestations can be controlled in a number of days.

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