Why Use Heligen® on Soybeans?
The new, safe and effective option
for controlling corn earworm
Using Heligen® proactively, at first appearance during late vegetative to R3 soybeans reduces pod damage and the likelihood of having to spray multiple insecticides, which means the grower saves money and increases the crops’ profit potential.
Why use Heligen®?
Minimize Pod Damage
Early sprays targeting small larvae and sub-threshold pest populations ensure minimal crop loss by controlling before they reach late instars, where 80% of damage occurs.
Reduced Input Cost
Using Heligen® in this way reduces crop loss and the need to spray multiple times, resulting in savings to the grower and increased profit potential.
Trials conducted by AgBiTech and independent consultants have shown that using Heligen® on sub-threshold populations in soybeans can delay or prevent larvae from reaching economic threshold during podding.
NPV Control Progression Timeline
1-2 Days After Application
Feeding may continue, but at a reduced rate after infection.
4-6 Days After Application
Loss of control in hind legs making larvae immobile
“Sweat” beads and excessive frass
Attaches itself to leaf surface and liquifies, which releases exponential amounts of virus back into canopy for secondary infection
Preparing To Spray
Keys to maximizing results
Ground Rig: Minimum of 10 gallons per acre
Aerial Application: Minimum of 3 gallons per acre
1/4 inch or less: 1.0 oz per acre or 1 gallon per 128 acres
Up to 1/2 inch: 1.6 oz per acre or 1 gallon per 80 acres
Heligen® is packaged in 2 x 1 gallon case
Spray Solution pH
NPV can be degraded rapidly by high (alkaline) pH
pH levels above 8.8 will damage the virus, which will reduce the level of control
If the spray mixture pH is above 8.0, a buffer or acidifier should be added.