OUR SOLUTION

We've Revolutionized Insect Pest Control

Vanesco-Hz

Our product, Vanesco-Hz, is a revolutionary control for a major agricultural pest, the corn earworm. This pest costs US farmers $2 billion dollars per year, and is difficult to control even with sophisticated integrated pest management (IPM) techniques combining pesticides, crop rotation, and beneficial predatory insects.

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We have isolated a strain of a naturally occurring virus that causes sterility in the corn earworm. Moths treated with Vanesco-Hz can be released in a field, decreasing the number of eggs laid in the crop and reducing the local population of resistant insects. 

HOW DOES IT WORK?

WHY WE BELIEVE IN VANESCO-HZ

Vanesco-Hz is easy to apply, affordable, and safe for the farmer, the consumer, and the environment. Applying our product is as simple as opening a box of Vanesco-Hz moths in a field. ​If you are a farmer experiencing  with an outbreak of Bt resistant insects​,​ or an organic farmer using beneficial predators, ​Vanesco-Hz can help you. The ​corn earworms flight patterns and the natural amplification of Vanesco-Hz in the field allows the treatment of large extensions with the release of a small number of moths. This reduces cost compared to other insect release strategies, such as the Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) and beneficial predatory insects.  

 

Vanesco-Hz is a safer alternative to chemical pesticides highly specific to the corn earworm, and does not have the potential to harm non-target species.

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Lepidext is dedicated to providing a safe and effective method for managing insect pest populations. Interested in our story?

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