The application of a specific strain of the entomopathogenic fungus Beauveria bassiana on rapeseed plants resulted in the protection from insect pests by causing mycosis. Its high virulence (> 85% mortality) and high persistence makes the formulation an ideal candidate for a chemical-free crop protection. The spray formulation is also suitable for other strains like, for example, endophytic Metarhizium strains. The successful upscaling of the biomass made the potential plant protection measure economically attractive.
The present invention provides a novel compound which can be used for plant protection against insect pests in crops like e.g. corn, potato, tomato, cotton, rapeseed, soybean, beans, etc.
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