Agricultural pests can damage garden crops at different stages of their development. Consider the use of "Apploud" for the treatment of tomatoes and cucumbers from the whitefly, the composition and principle of action of the drug, the dosage and consumption of the solution. What safety measures are needed when working with the product, with what pesticides it can be combined, how and where to store an insecticide, drugs with a similar effect.
Composition and release form of a powerful insecticide
Applewood is produced by the Japanese firm Nihon Noyaku Co., Ltd. in the form of a wettable powder. The active ingredient of the insecticide is buprofezin in an amount of 250 g per 1 kg. The drug has a contact effect. Packaging - 500 g.
Mechanism and spectrum of action
"Apploud" is an insecticide used against greenhouse whitefly on cucumber and tomato plants cultivated in greenhouse conditions. Has a long-term protective effect (over 25 days) even at high humidity in greenhouses. When treated against whitefly, it does not have a toxic effect on natural enemies of the pest, does not have a phytotoxic effect on tomatoes and cucumbers.
Buprofezin inhibits the synthesis of chitin in harmful insects, destroys the larvae when they go through the molting stage. As a result, the number of the pest in the next generation is significantly reduced, the substance also makes the eggs that the females lay nonviable.
Dosage and application of "Apploud"
According to the instructions, this insecticide is used on tomatoes and cucumbers from the whitefly, but in world practice, it is known to be used on vegetables, beans, rice, cotton and citrus fruits. The drug can destroy cotton whitefly, leafhoppers, scale insects, ticks of some species.
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Application rate "Apploud": 0.5 kg per hectare, spraying is carried out during the growing season, consume 1000-1300 liters per hectare. The frequency of treatments is 3, the waiting period is 3 days. The drug is most effective at air temperatures from +15 ° C to +25 ° C.
Spraying of apple orchards from the Californian scale insect is carried out in 3 stages: in early spring - during the hatching of the larvae, during the dispersal of the larvae of the 1st generation and the last time - during the dispersal of the larvae of the 2nd generation.
Safety in use
"Apploud" is not toxic to warm-blooded animals and humans; for birds, fish and bees, toxicity class 3. The insecticide is not phytotoxic, does not have a depressing effect on the treated crops.
It is only necessary to dilute the solution and spray the plants in the greenhouse in protective clothing that will cover all open areas of the body. Be sure to wear a respirator, plastic goggles and heavy rubber gloves on your hands. It is strictly forbidden to remove protective equipment during operation. After completing the work, wash your hands and face thoroughly, rinse the sprayer with water.
First aid for poisoning
Despite the safety of Appleoud, if the solution accidentally comes into contact with the skin or eyes, rinse them with copious amounts of water. If swallowed, drink 1 liter of water and 1 g of activated carbon tablets per 1 kg of body weight. After 15 minutes, you need to induce vomiting. If there are serious signs of poisoning, you should seek medical attention.
Compatibility with other substances
The manufacturer recommends using "Apploud" together with "Spur" adjuvant (0.4 l / ha). The combined use of drugs allows you to increase the level of coverage of plants, thus increasing the efficiency of processing by 15-20%, as well as reducing the total number of treatments. When mass breeding whitefly, it is advisable to use a mixture of this insecticide with pyrethroids, which are used against adult insects.
Insecticide "Apploud" does not destroy beneficial insects, entomophages and pollinators. Compatible with organophosphates and synthetic pyrethroid pesticides.
Storage of funds
As indicated by the manufacturer, "Apploud" can be stored for 5 years at temperatures from +15 ° C to +40 ° C. Other storage conditions are dark and dry. Like other pesticides, Apploud needs to be stored in warehouses for agricultural products and fertilizers. Do not put food, household products and feed next to it. The area must be securely closed so that children and animals cannot reach the insecticide.
After the expiration of the shelf life, the product must be replaced with a new one; the use of the expired one will be ineffective. The powder, diluted with water, can be stored for only 1 day, then it also loses its effect. The remaining volume must be poured onto an area where no plant cultivation is carried out.
As for the active substance buprofezin, the drug has no analogues. To destroy the whitefly, you can use the means "Confidor Extra", "Admiral", "Aktara", "Aktellik", "Bankol", "Biotlin", "Vertimek", "Iskra Double Effect", "Kinmix", "Commander", " Confidant "," Mospilan "," Oberon "," Tanrek ". In the composition of insecticides there are substances belonging to different classes, but they are all designed to combat this pest in agriculture and on personal plots.
"Apploud" is a Japanese-made insecticide designed to kill whitefly larvae and eggs on greenhouse plantings of tomatoes and cucumbers. Works great in humid and hot greenhouse conditions. Differs in a small dosage. Does not destroy adult pests, so 3 treatments need to be carried out until all insects are killed. For people, animals and beneficial insects, "Apploud" is practically harmless, which is important for the preparations used in the closed room of greenhouses. It has a short waiting time, so it can be safely used on tomatoes and cucumbers from which fruits are harvested.