LifeGard™ WG is a naturally occurring bacterium, Bacillus mycoides isolate J (BmJ), that triggers an induced resistance (IR) response in plants. Once applied, LifeGard triggers the plant’s built-in immune defenses against bacterial, viral, and fungal diseases. IR response reflects a new direction taken by a pesticide market that has rapidly increased its demand for biopesticides, because they offer efficacy, as well as resistance management materials, low residue levels and crop and worker safety. LifeGard is NOP Approved and OMRI® Listed. It is residue exempt, has a 4-hour REI, can be applied the day of harvest.