Insecticidal effect of ethyl spinosad

Apr 18 09:48 2013 David Yvon Print This Article

Ethyl spinosad has a broader spectrum insecticide than spinosad, especially performing particularly well on the fruit trees. 

This drug to diamondback moth,Guest Posting beet armyworm, codling moth, pear fruit moth, leaf roller, pod borer and other lepidopteran pests, thrips and other thysanoptera pests, leaf miner and other diptera pests have good control effect. This drug is currently one of the best kinds of drugs to against thrips, control thrips in eggplant, per acre 0.6-1.2 grams of pure drug has a positive effect. Ethyl spinosad is mainly role in the nervous system of insects, no cross-resistance to conventional insecticides. Low toxicity to human and mammalian; very low toxicity to ladybugs, lacewings, predatory enemies, low toxicity to birds, fish, earthworms and aquatic plants, would not pollute the groundwater and surface water; no residue in soils and natural waters.

Spinosad has significant insecticidal effect on vegetable and crops, but not significant pest control effect on fruits and nuts and other crops, ethyl spinosad was successfully solved this problem. Ethyl spinosad can prevent important pests on high-value fruits, vegetables, nuts and grapes, particularly effective for refractory pests such as codling moth, but spinosad has no effect on codling moth. Ethyl spinosad in another role mechanism to provide new means of prevention and control of codling moth and other lepidopteran pests for growers, suitable for applying to the comprehensive prevention and control of pests. Especially for apple growers, ethyl Spinosad is a very popular product, because they are long-awaited to against codling moth method except the organophosphate and neonicotinoid insecticides.

Ethyl spinosad will open a new market, its sales will be a supplement to spinosad, not a replacement. The expected annual sales of ethyl spinosad will over 100 million U.S. dollars. The low usage of ethyl spinosad and environmental short residence time, given it an excellent environmental characteristic. The tests showed that: ethyl spinosad has no effect on most of the major target crops beneficial insects, it is able to take effect at a lower dose than the current commercially available insecticides, and the residence time in the environment is shorter than the old compound. The same as spinosad, ethyl spinosad was also extracted from the soil actinomycetes thorn bran multi- cell fermentation broth. Spinosad products in 1997 was first registration on cotton in the United States, commodity name is called Tracer. To 2007, spinosad has registered 200 kinds of crops in 76 countries in the world, annual sales is approximately $200,000,000.

In August of 2007, ethyl spinosad registered in New Zealand for pome fruit, this is the active ingredient's first registration in the world, the trade name is DelegateWG (25 % ethyl spinosad). In October of 2007, the United States approved the registration of the ethyl spinosad’s two preparation products Delegate WG and Radiant SC (120g/L ethyl spinosad). Ethyl spinosad is mainly sold in the market under the trade name of Delegate and Radiant, but the trade name of Exalt and ensure products also have entered the market. Delegate registration for pome fruit, stone fruit, citrus, nuts, berries and grapes, Radiant is mainly used for vegetables and field crops. Delegate and Radiant’s label had been involved in nearly 300 kinds of crops.


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