Pymetrozine: A Novel Insecticide Affecting Aphids and Whiteflies

Pymetrozine is a new insecticide, highly active and specific against sucking insect pests. Pymetrozine is the only representative of the pyridine azomethines, a new class of insecticides, and is currently being developed worldwide for control of aphids and whiteflies in field crops, vegetables, ornamentals, cotton, hop, deciduous fruit, and citrus, and of the brown planthopper, Nilaparvata lugens (Staol), in rice. The compound appears to have great promise in integrated pest management (IPM) programs due to its high degree of selectivity, low mammalian toxicity, and safety to birds, fish, and nontarget arthropods. Pymetrozine was discovered and is currently being registered and marketed by Ciba-Geigy with the tradenames “Fulfill”, “Relay” and “Sterling” in the USA and “Plenum” or “Chess” elsewhere.

When the pest comes into contact with the medicine, it stops eating and starves to death

It has contact killing effect on pests, and also has internal sucking activity

It can be used as leaf spray and soil treatment.


Post time: Oct-09-2021