Metarhizium controls wireworm in potato in Germany, Austria and Switzerland
  • Potato (Solanum tuberosum)/ D,CH, AU, LUX)/Metarhizium brunneum/ larvae of click beetle (Elateridae)
  • No other organic nor conventional solutions For wireworm control exist in Germany today.
  • Smart CO2 emitting granules with entomopathogenic fungus (microbial) attract and kill wireworms






  • Technical result: Granules provide efficacy levels of more than 70% in GEP field trials (EPPO guidelines).
  • Economic result: Economic surplus of the product application is already given at efficacies of 20 %.
  • Sustainability (ecological, social and economical) Gains:


    • Increased biodiversity enabling resilient potato cropping systems
    • Reduction in chemical pesticides
    • Minimize fresh water use


    • Enables worker health and safety: no negative impact on the worker’s health
    • Promotes quality nutritious potato production


    • Supports farmers’ livelihoods, reduction of yield losses
    • Improves financial viability and stabilizing the farmer’s income.
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