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S. R. Enterprises

Metazum Biopesticide

Our company is a well known Manufacturer and Supplier of Metazum Biopesticide from Sangli, Maharashtra. Our Metazum Biopesticide is a good quality insecticide that effectively prevents pests from harming the crops. To ensure customer satisfaction, we store Metazum Biopesticide in temperature-controlled warehouse so that there isn’t a chance of contamination. We are proficient in delivering bulk quantities of Metazum Biopesticide within the stipulated time.


Mode of Action :

  • Conidial penetration : The conidial spores get attached to the host by entering through the hosts’s spiracles and pores of its sense organs and start germinating. Surface growth on cuticle occurs to a limited extent where the fungus derives nutrition from the lipids in the cuticle. The fungus produces an appressorium (a swelling on the end of the germ tube) which marks the start of invasion of insect. The appressorium produces a penetration peg that enters the external skeleton (cuticle) of the host. The fungus produces a lateral extension of hyphae inside insect body which proliferate and start feeding on insect’s internal contents.
  • Enzyme production : Fungal extracellular enzymes mainly the proteases help penetration of insect cuticle through localized hydrolysis. METAZUM mycelia produce secondary metabolites and destruxin- a mycotoxin cyclodepsipeptide, that helps the fungus overcome the host defences as the host tends to produce melanin – a dark compound as a defence mechanism.
  • Growth : Hyphae continue to grow till mycelia fills the entire insect’s body. After consuming internal contents ( haemolymph ) the fungus breaks out of insects cuticle and starts sporulating making the insect appear fuzzy. After its death the host is seen to be enveloped by a mat of green conidia. METAZUMinfects the insect on contact and does not need to be consumed by the host to cause infection.
  • Environment factors:Metarhizium anisopliae is sensitive to temperature extremes. The spore viability decreases as storage temperatures increase and virulence decreases at low temperatures. The fungus needs high humidity for releasing and multiplication of spores.
  • Infection establishes between 24 to 48 hours. The infected insect may live for three to five days after hyphal penetration and after death of host insect pest, the conidiophores bearing conidia are produced on cadaver.
  • METAZUMhas unique Horizontal Transfer Effect (HTE) unlike any chemical termiticide. Normal chemical termiticides when drenched on soil enter mostly vertically down in soil and partially horizontally. Only the termites coming in direct contact with the chemical termiticide get killed without affecting the large travelling colony and queen who remain safe in their soil haven. However, METAZUMbeing a BioTermiticide has a Horizontal Transfer Effect and start multiplying horizontally due to availability of moisture and target pests. Termites being social insects, have a definite pattern of movement in colonies and finally all workers reach the termitarium where the Queen resides. METAZUMbeing a microbial product starts pathogenising the workers and as the workers move in colonies and touch each other, the spores get transferred from one worker to another and thus the spores finally reach the Queen also. The queen produces as many workers by parthenogenesis and hence only killing the workers is not effective. It is important that the spores reach and infect the queen in the termatorium. Thus the entire colony of termites get pathogenised and METAZUMoffers long term control.
  • Target Pests : Termites , Root Grubs ,Locusts , Root weevils , Ants , Beetles and Caterpillar pests
  • Crops : METAZUM is suitable for application on Cereals , Millets , Pulses, Oilseeds, Fibre Crops , Sugar Crops , Forage Crops , Plantation crops ,Vegetables, Fruits, Spices , Flowers , Medicinal crops , Aromatic Crops , Orchards and Ornamentals
  • Compatibility : METAZUM is compatible with BioPesticides and not with Chemical Fungicides.
  • Shelf Life : METAZUM is stable for a period of 12 months from the date of manufacturing.
  • Population density : 1×109 cfu/ml
  • Packing available : 1litre/5 litres/20litres.

Method of Application :

  • For spraying- 1 to 2 ml/lt of water.
  • For drip/drenching-1lt/acre
  • For soil treatment-1lt in 25kg cowdung for 1 acre


Technical Name : Metarhizium Anisopliae