Bio-Control Insect Killers
Wouldn't it be great if farmers didn't have to spray crops with chemicals (pesticides) to kill unwanted destructive insects? Well, thanks to PureAg products, farmers don't need to use as many chemicals. Farmers are now using microbes to kill unwanted insects. Using organisms such as microbes to kill unwanted pests is called bio-control. Several different microbes are used to kill insects. These microbes can be either viruses, bacteria, fungi or protists.
Bacillus thuringiensis is the most widely used microbial insecticide. Bacillus thuringiensis contains a poison which looks like a crystal. This poison (toxin) is called BT toxin. BT toxin kills lepidopterans such as cabbage worms, tent caterpillars, and gypsy moths; dipterans such as mosquitoes and black flies; and coleopterans such as Colorado potato beetles, and Japanese beetles. At least 412 preparations of Bacillus thuringiensis and the BT toxins are registered for sale in the United States. Baculovirus is another widely used strain to combat many caterpillars, moths, and flies. Although there are over 450 viruses found to kill insects, the most widely studied viruses are the Baculoviruses.
PUREAG GREEN CHEMISTRY
We also manufacture a line of green chemistry products where plant-based ingredients are mechanically sheared, then chemically reacted to produce nano-meter sized micelles. This colloidal chemistry makes our fatty acid based technology a powerful anti microbial and anti fungicidal green chemistry pesticide.
All ingredients meet the criteria for the US EPA Design for the Environment Program. No ingredient appears on the CEPA DSL, or California proposition 65. Formulas and products have been third party reviewed by NSF which replaces the USDA and operates under the auspices of the World Health Organization. PureAg Pest Control is FIFRA 25b exempt and qualified as a minimum risk pesticide by the FDA.
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