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Pest butterflies of various species often harm agricultural plants. For the destruction of insects, insecticidal preparations are used that act on this group of pests. Consider the composition and form of release of "Lepidocide", the pros and cons of the drug, the mechanism of action and purpose. How to use the product according to the instructions, its compatibility, storage conditions, similar preparations.
Composition and formulations of the drug "Lepidocide"
The insecticide is produced by OOO PO Sibbiopharm in the form of a suspension concentrate, in cans of 20-50 liters. The active substance is bacteria of the species Bacillus thuringiensis var. Kurstaki, titer not less than 10 billion disputes / g. The tool belongs to bacterial insecticides and biological products. By the way of penetration - intestinal pesticide.
Advantages and disadvantages
Like all drugs, Lepidocide has its pros and cons. The advantages are:
- selective action in relation to many types of pests of the Lepidoptera family;
- the active substance does not accumulate in plant tissues and fruits, which is why the products are completely environmentally friendly, non-toxic and safe;
- the drug can be used at any stage of crop development;
- short waiting time, you can process plants during the fruiting period;
- good compatibility with agrochemistry and biological products;
- can be used on insect populations used to chemical pesticides;
- if used in the correct dosage, it is safe for humans, animals, aquatic organisms, fish, entomophages, bees.
Disadvantages of the product: short shelf life.
Spectrum and mechanism of action
"Lepidocide" is used for processing vegetables, grain, fruit, berry bushes, strawberries, alfalfa, sunflower, grapes, medicinal plants, essential oil rose, bird cherry, oak, birch and conifers. It has a detrimental effect on over 40 species of butterfly pests (moths, moths, scoops, whiteworms, moths, moths, leafworms, silkworms, moths, golden moths, sawflies and others).
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The action of the bacterial substance is to disrupt the work of the gastrointestinal tract and its paralysis, followed by the death of insects. The feeding of pests stops in 4 hours, the death of the majority occurs in 3-7 days.
How to use the product correctly
According to the instructions for use, the dosage of Lepidocide is as follows (in liters per hectare):
- potatoes, wheat, fruit moth and scoop - 1;
- cabbage and vegetables from whites, moths and moths - 0.5-1;
- vegetables from the scoop - 1.5-2;
- fruit moths - 0.5-1;
- fruit and decorative trees from hawthorn and white butterfly - 1;
- fruit moths, silkworms, leafworms and moths - 1-1.5;
- apple trees from moths - 2-3;
- berry bushes, strawberries - 1-1.5;
- beets, alfalfa, sunflower from moth - 1;
- grapes - 2-3;
- medicinal plants - from 0.5 to 1.2;
- rhubarb and rose - 1.5;
- rosehip - 2;
- bird cherry, oak, birch, conifers - 3.
Consumption of Lepidocide solution for vegetables - 200-400 l, for fruits - 800-1200 l, on shrubs, beets, sunflowers, alfalfa - 600-800 l, on strawberries - 300-400 l, for grapes - 600-1000 l, medicinal herbs - 200-400 liters, roses and wild rose - 400-600 liters, for conifers, oak, birch - 10-25 liters. Carry out 1- or 2-fold processing (with a break of 5 or 7-8 days), the waiting period is short - 5 days.
Dosage for plants in private household plots: 20-30 ml per 10 liters of water, for roses and medicinal crops - 0-30 ml. Consumption: vegetables and root crops - 0.5-1 liters per 10 m2, trees and shrubs - 2-5 liters per plant, grapes - 0.5-2 liters per bush, rose and medicinal plants - 2-10 liters per 10 m2 ... Processing is carried out 2 times (with an interval of 7-8 days), apple trees are sprayed 3 times with an interval of 10-14 days. Time to harvest - 5 days.
As a biological product, "Lepidocide" is practically non-toxic to the environment (toxicity class 4). It is also of low hazard for bees - toxicity class 3.
To work with an insecticide, despite the fact that it is not dangerous, you need to wear tight protective clothing, a respirator, glasses, gloves. Wash hands and face after work. Wash off the solution from the skin, if it gets on it, rinse the eyes with clean water.
"Lepidocide" can be combined with chemicals and biological agents. However, if the joint reaction of the substances is not known, it is advisable to combine the preparations in a small volume before the final mixing in order to determine their compatibility. If, as a result, there is a noticeable change in the physical and chemical characteristics of the composition, a precipitate will appear, flakes - it is impossible to mix the funds.
Shelf life and storage conditions
"Lepidocide" is good for 1 year, then it loses its properties. Store the concentrate in factory canisters with closed lids. Storage conditions: temperature - from +5 to +30 ° C, dark, dry, ventilated room. Other agrochemistry and fertilizers can be stacked next to the insecticide; food, medicine, animal feed cannot be stored. After the expiry of the savings period, the drug must be disposed of. The ready-made solution must be used on the day of preparation; it cannot be stored longer either.
For use in agriculture, a preparation with Bacillus thuringiensis var. Kurstaki - "Lepidobacticide". In private households, it is recommended to use "Lepidocide" in different preparative forms: powder and suspension concentrate.
Insecticidal biological preparation "Lepidocide" can be widely used for the safe treatment of many types of crops. It works against dozens of species of butterfly pests. With high efficiency, it is completely safe for plants, beneficial insects, animals and people. In terms of effectiveness, it can be compared with a chemical preparation, since only 1 or 2 sprays are required to destroy pests.