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Unique SP insecticide finds favour with users

Published on 18/12/2014

The synthetic pyrethroid (SP) insecticide contains 50g/kg of the active ingredient lambda-cyhalothrin but it’s key point of difference is that is formulated as an emulsifiable granule, not an emulsifiable concentrate (EC) or suspension concentrate (SC), like other products currently available with the same active.
Nufarm says farmers and contractors have been quick to welcome the formulation benefits, saying that it measures, dissolves and mixes easily, with no dust to worry about and no rinsing of measuring jugs or containers is required.
As expected the biggest demand this year was from cereal growers looking for effective aphid control, particularly as aphids numbers were unusually high through autumn and early winter and spiked again in late spring, sparking concerns about Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus.
However it is also expected to create interest from growers as a valuable option for control of many insect pests in maize, onions, vegetable and forage brassicas and other fruit and vegetable crops.
And the company is also continuing to develop Kaiso for use in other crops.
Development manager Alan Cliffe says the formulation came out of a long running global collaboration by Nufarm formulation specialists, and features the company’s revolutionary Sorbie Technology which allows an EC to be loaded onto a water dispersable granule.
The end result has all the user friendly handling and mixing attributes of a WG, including stability, volumetric measuring and enhanced operator safety e.g. no splash, non flammable and easy clean up if spilt, but it functions with the same efficacy parameters as an EC formulation when it is mixed with water, he says.
Kaiso 50WG also qualifies for Agrecovery.
For more advice contact your Nufarm Territory Manager.

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