Helicovex is based on a naturally occurring insecticidal virus that specifically infects and kills larvae of African cotton bollworm, corn earworm and other Helicoverpa species. The unique technology allows efficient and sustainable control of these pests.
- Helicovex is an effective tool for the sustainable control of a global key pest with widespread resistance to many active substances.
- Helicovex contains one of the most potent Helicoverpa virus isolates.
African cotton bollworm (Helicoverpa armigera) is a widespread pest of global economic importance. The larvae are extremely polyphagous and feed on different plant structures including stems, leaves, flower heads and fruits. The high reproductive potential and mobility of the adult moths are further challenges for the control of this pest.