THE FUTURE IS RIGHT HERE!
The EcoMeta is a natural bioinsecticide, produced by Toyobo of Brazil at the Salto Division. The respect to the environment and the sustainability that, nowadays, is a mandatory issue for any responsible entrepreneurial policy, were always included in the commitments and the practices of the Company.
HOW THE EcoMeta WORKS
The sugarcane spittle bug (Mahanarva fimbriolata) sucks the sap and it injects toxins in the plants, causing malnutrition, dehydration and atrophy of stems, thus resulting in the dryness of the leaves and the loss of the production. The losses caused by this pest could reach 60% of the production. The Metarhizium anisopliae fungus is one of the most efficacious biological controllers for the various species of sugarcane spittle bugs.
The Eco Meta® bioinsecticide is standing out as the main method for control as it is not aggressive to the environment and it has a lower cost than the chemical method (a reduction in the costs as compared with the chemical method). The biological control has low environmental impact, it keeps the preventive action without leaving chemical residues, it utilizes the biotic potential of the agroecosystem and it also increases the profitability of the tillage. It has low risk for the people and the animals and it can be applied with conventional machines after very limited adaptations.