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Velifer Biological Insecticide by BASF - Australia Packshot


Biological Insecticide

Adding versatility with biologicals

Active ingredient(s): Beauveria bassiana strain PPRI 5339 (>8 x 109 colony forming units per ml)
Formulation: Biological beneficial organism

Velifer® Biological Insecticide is an exciting new nonchemical solution to manage a wide range of key pests, adding more versatility to spray programs. Complimentary to Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programs, Velifer effectively targets all insect life stages combatting resistance to conventional insecticides. Safe to most beneficial pest species, Velifer can be applied multiple times throughout all growing stages of the crop and is non-phytotoxic to ornamentals. With sustainability goals becoming front of mind for customers and consumers it has never been more imperative to diversify your defence with biologicals.

Key benefits

  • Compatible with IPM programs, Velifer offers versatility in spray programs and combats the resistance to conventional insecticides 
  • Offering versatility of application, Velifer can be applied multiple times throughout all growing stages of the crop
  • Effective against all insect life stages, including eggs, larvae/nymph and adults
  • Non-phytotoxic to ornamentals and safe to most beneficial pest species including pollinator insects

How to use

Velifer Biological Insecticide is best used on low pest populations to maintain pressure below economic damage threshold. Spray sufficient Velifer/water mixture, to obtain full crop coverage, but not to the point of run off. Velifer Biological Insecticide is a contact insecticide and it is essential that the spores make contact with all the insects, to be treated. Apply, as a full cover film spray, using conventional spray equipment. Good coverage is essential, but not to the point of run off. Due to UV sensitivity, it is recommended that Velifer is applied during the afternoon, or evenings.

Watch this short video to find out more about the benefits of using Velifer.

Crop suitability

  • Ornamentals

    Chrysanthemum aphid
    Green peach aphid
    Greenhouse whitefly
    Onion thrips
    Rose aphid
    Silverleaf whitefly
    Sweet potato whitefly
    Two-spotted spider mite
    Western flower thrips