Reduces 30-68% of rice black bug (RBB) population in seven days preventing yield loss of 80% due to bug burn. Microbial pathogen attacking RBB with its green toxin-producing spores that paralyze the pests then kill them. Economical, easy to mass produce using locally available substrates, and environment-friendly.
The PhilRice`s Rice Technology Bulletin No. 44 Metarhizium: Microbial Control Agent for Rice Black Bug provides a step-by-step on how to mass produce the fungus and how to apply it in the field.