As an eco-conscious gardening and farming enterprise, Agrotonomy Tower Farms takes a natural approach to pest control. We exclusively employ eco-friendly pesticides, insecticides, and fungicides that are consistent with organic farming and gardening standards.

When necessary, amongst other natural pest control products, we like to use thuricide:

Thuricide is a type of biological pesticide that is widely used in the agricultural industry to control pests such as caterpillars and other insects that can damage crops. It is a brand name for a product containing Bacillus thuringiensis, a naturally occurring soil bacterium that produces a protein toxic to certain insect species.

The protein produced by Bacillus thuringiensis, known as Bt toxin, specifically targets the gut cells of the targeted insect species. When the insect consumes the protein, it binds to the cells lining the gut, forming pores that allow the contents of the gut to leak out, ultimately leading to the death of the insect. The toxin is only effective against a limited range of insect species and is harmless to other organisms, including humans, pets, and beneficial insects such as bees.

Thuricide is an effective & eco-friendly solution against caterpillars.

One of the benefits of Thuricide is that it is considered an environmentally friendly pesticide, as it only affects the targeted pests and does not harm other non-targeted organisms. Additionally, the use of Thuricide does not lead to the development of resistance in targeted pests, as the bacteria produce a variety of toxins that target different insect species, making it an effective long-term solution for pest control.

Thuricide is typically applied to crops as a liquid spray, although it can also be applied as a dust or a granule. The product is easy to use and can be applied using standard agricultural equipment. It is affordable and available in most agricultural supply stores.

Thuricide is a natural and effective way to control pest populations in agriculture. It is a safe and environmentally friendly alternative to traditional chemical pesticides, as it only targets specific insect species and is harmless to other organisms.

Thuricide has become an increasingly popular solution for farmers and gardeners alike who are seeking to manage pest populations in a sustainable and responsible manner.

Agrotonomy recommends using Thuricide® BT Caterpillar Control from Southern AG which is OMRI approved.