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SP insecticide continues to impress

Published on 10/12/2015

“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 required,” points out Nufarm development manager Alan Cliffe.
Kaiso 50WG contains 50g/kg of the active ingredient lambda-cyhalothrin but its key point of difference is that it is formulated as
an emulsifiable granule, not an emulsifiable concentrate (EC) or suspension concentrate (SC), like other products currently available with the same active.
Alan Cliffe says the formulation is patented, and came out of a long running global collaboration by Nufarm formulation specialists.
It features the company’s revolutionary Sorbie Technology which allows an EC to be loaded onto a water dispersible 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.
Cereal growers looking for effective aphid control have been early adopters of Kaiso, particularly when aphid numbers have been
unusually high through autumn and early winter, sparking concerns about Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus.
However the product is also attracting 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.
Further to the existing broad range of crop applications, Kaiso is now registered to control a range of insect pests in kumara and
squash crops. Nufarm is continuing to develop Kaiso for use in other crops, (name) says, with more crop registrations planned in the near future.
Kaiso 50WG qualifies for Agrecovery, and is available in 500g and 2.5kg pack sizes.
For more advice contact your Nufarm territory manager.

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