BotaniGard® MAXX

Size: 1 Quart
Sale price$ 99.00


A 2-in-1 Punch Against Insect Pests

Beauveria bassiana & Pyrethrins Make A Powerful Team!

BotaniGard Maxx is a powerful combination of pyrethrins and live spores of Beauveria bassiana Strain GHA. These active ingredients work independently, yet in harmony, providing multiple modes of action to kill harmful insects. The pyrethrins attack the nervous system of the insect while the B. bassianaspores penetrate the insect's protective cuticle and kill it from within. It is designed to provide both knockdown and residual control in the growing area.

Key Features:

  • A unique botanical insecticide/mycoinsecticide combo.

  • Can be used in rotation with many other biorational controls.

  • Pyrethrins briefly increase pest movement, increasing the chance of infection by B. bassiana.

  • 12 hour REI (restricted entry interval), 0-day PHI (pre-harvest interval)

BotaniGard MAXX makes an exemplary rotation partner with other formulations of BotaniGard, but is also compatible with many other insecticides and fungicides. For best results, use as soon as insect pests are spotted, before their population is established. Results can generally be seen within 2-5 days after the first spray. Do not reapply within 3 days, unless the infestation is extreme. If this is the case, wait 24 hours for reapplication. You can spray up until the day of harvest on most crops.

Application Rates:

  • Apply at a rate of up to 2 quarts of BotaniGard MAXX per 100 gallons of spray volume (4 tsp./gallon).

  • Mix well by external mixing, in-tank mixing or pump circulation to form an emulsion.

  • Most target insects can be controlled at a rate of 1 quart per 100 gallons of water, ½ quart per 50 gallons of water or 1 pint per 25 gallons of water (2 tsp./gallon).

  • See Product Specifications sheet for detailed instructions on controlling specific targeted pests.

BotaniGard Maxx is not recommended to be used in hydroponic systems. The B. bassiana spores die overnight and are unlikely to make contact with all of the root ball. Do not use indoors except in greenhouses.

How It Works:

BotaniGard Maxx works through direct contact with the target pest. B. bassiana spores attach, germinate and penetrate the pest's cuticle, then proliferate inside the pest to kill it. Pyrethrins serve as a neurotoxin to insects and "excites" them once contacted or ingested. This means that their activity increases briefly before they become paralyzed and die. As a result of the brief excitement, targeted pests are more likely to come into contact with the B. bassiana spores. In social insects, like aphids, this allows better transmission of the fungus to the pest population leading to better control.


For use on field, agronomic, vegetable and orchard crops; ornamentals, indoor/outdoor nurseries, greenhouses, shadehouses, improved pastures, commercial landscaping, interiorscapes, turf and forestry.


Store in a cool, dry place between 40°F and 85°F. BotaniGard MAXX's stability decreases with time at temperatures above 85°F. Tightly close the container after use. Do not contaminate unused product with water. Nonrefillable container. Do not reuse or refill the container. Triple rinse container (or equivalent) promptly after emptying.

This Product Controls These Pests or Diseases:

Alfalfa Weevil (Hypera postica Gyllenhal), Aphids (Mult), Bean Leaf Beetle (Cerotoma trifurcata), Beet Leafhopper (Circulifer tenellus), Black Vine Weevil (Otiorhynchus sulcatus), Cabbage Looper (Trichoplusia ni), Cabbage Worm (Pieris rapae), California Laurel Aphid (Euthoracaphis umbellulariae), Cane Borer (Mult), Chinch Bug (3 different species within the Lygaeidae family), Colorado Potato Beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata), Corn Borer (aka European Corn Borer) (Ostrinia nubilalis), Corn Borer (aka Southwestern Corn Borer) (Diatraea grandiosella), Cucumber Beetle (Spotted) (Diabrotica undecimpunctata howardi), Cucumber Beetle (Striped) (Acalymma vittatum), Diamondback Moth (Plutella xylostella), European Chafer (Rhizotrogus majalis), European Corn Borer (aka Corn Borer) (Ostrinia nubilalis), Flea Beetle (Chaetocnema confines), Grape Leafhopper (Erythroneura elegantula), Greenhouse whitefly (Trialeurodes vaporariorum), Grubs (Mult), Harlequin Bugs (Murgantia histrionica), June Bugs (Phyllophaga sp.), Lace Bugs (Corythucha sp), Leafhopper (Circulifer tenellus), Mealybug (Pseudococcus sp), Mole Crickets (Scapteriscus sp), Pecan weevil (Pecan weevil), Potato Leafhopper (Empoasca fabae), Potato Leafhopper; Bean Jassid (Empoasca fabae), Psyllids (Mult), Root Weevil (Otiorhynchus sp.), Silverleaf whitefly (Bemisia sp), Strawberry Root Weevil (Otiorhynchus ovatus), Sweet Potato Whitefly (Bemisia tabaci), Tarnished Plant Bug (Lygus lineolaris), Thrips (Franklinothrips sp), Weevils (Mult), White Grubs (Cyclocephala sp.)

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