Tomatoes that taste better sell better! Increasing the sweetness of a tomato is measured by the Brix rating or score.  In the food industry, “Brix” is used to describe sugar or soluble solids content. Tomato plants, whose seeds have been treated with Beauveria bassiana (Bb ) have been shown to increase the Brix rating by seven points!  The tomato plant and Bb form a mutually beneficial bond lasting through the growing process.

The natural benefits of Beauveria bassiana can be gained without chemical applications, or by plant genetic modification

The use of Beauveria bassiana is a managerial practice that has significant benefits in today’s agriculture and gardening environment.

The Beauveria bassiana in SPE 120 and SBb 2.5 is a PLANT isolate and is considered beneficial fungi.

Seed and Soil Products Protect & Strengthen Plants as They Grow

Direct contact with seed is preferred to assure plant entry at germination. Applied on, under, or atop of seed allows Beauveria bassiana competitive preference to initial plant roots where it becomes a symbiotic entophyte within the plant.

Observed Results

  • “Cole crops had less cabbage loopers” 

    Colorado Vegetable Grower
  • “Colorado Potato Beetle (CPB) damage was insignificant after using SPE-120 and this was in a field where we had potatoes for 4 years”

    Ohio Vegetable Grower
  • “No loopers in our cabbage”

    South Dakota Vegetable Grower
  • “Organic Sweet corn harvested in August had no earworms”

    South Dakota Grower
  • "Limited the potato psyllid pressure on our crops"

    Colorado Potato Grower
  • "Tomatoes had more flavor and 5-point higher Brix score."

    Ohio Vegetable Grower

Reports, trials, and research indicate seeds treated with our Biological Seed Inoculant SBb 2.5 with Beauveria bassiana have shown improved performance against:


  • Potato Psyllids
  • Colorado Potato Beetle
  • Rhizoctonia
  • Anthracnose
  • Early Blight


  • Wheat midge
  • Wheat stem sawfly


  • Onion Maggot
  • Onion Thrips


  • Spotted Wing Drosophila


  • Mycotoxins
  • Fusarium
  • Goss’s Wilt
  • Anthracnose
  • Corn Earworm
  • Northern Corn Root Worm Beetle
  • Western Corn Root Worm Beetle
  • European Corn Borer


  • Stem Canker
  • Stem Borer
  • Fusarium Root Rot
  • Common Rust
  • Anthracnose


  • Leafhoppers
  • Pea aphids
  • Green peach aphids
  • Leaf Miner
  • Mites
  • Whiteflies
  • Squash borer
  • Grape colaspis
  • Apple maggot
  • Plum curculio
  • Pecan weevil
  • Alfalfa weevil
  • Cloverleaf weevil
  • Cabbage looper
  • Armyworm
  • Pink bollworm
  • Variegated cutworm
  • Black cutworm
  • Webworm
  • Wireworm
  • Japanese beetle

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