Imidasect 5GR is an insecticide for incorporation into peat-based composts used in the production of protected container-grown ornamental plants and container-grown hardy nursery stock, for the control of aphids, whitefly, sciarid flies and vine weevils
It is a highly effective neonicotinoid insecticide which has direct contact activity and root uptake for root feeding pests such as vine weevil and sciarid fly larvae and systemic activity for foliar feeding pests such as aphids and whitefly.
- Up to 12 months control of vine weevil and sciarid fly larvae.
- Up to 3 months control of foliar pests such as Aphids and whitefly - depending on plant species.
Instructions for Use
For use only as a horticultural insecticide for ornamental plant protection of protected and container-grown plants.
Crops intended for human or animal consumption must not be grown in treated composts either at first or any subsequent use.
Application Rate & Frequency
Imidasect 5GR can be pre-incorporated by Sinclair into your growing media at 280g per m3.
Growing media containing Imidasect 5GR should be used within 4 weeks of delivery.
The latest time of application is before sowing or planting.
The composts of protected container-grown ornamental plants and container-grown hardy nursery stock may be treated only once. Once treated, no other imidacloprid product may be used on the same compost subsequently. Similarly, Imidasect 5GR must not be used to treat growing media that has already been treated with an imidacloprid or neonicotinoid containing product.
Mode of Operation
The product is effective in moist compost and an appropriate volume of water must be added for optimum effect when the compost is used. Care should be taken to avoid over-watering as run-off might occur. For a container volume of 10 litres, a water volume of 1 litre should be used.
Protection against subsequent pests after transplanting cannot be assured unless the transplants have been fully protected with a suitable pesticide up to the point of planting in Imidasect 5GR treated compost. It may be appropriate to apply a pre-planting drench to previously unprotected ornamental transplants to control any existing infestation and to provide essential longer-term protection via the original root-ball.
Integrated Control Systems
The effect of Imidasect 5GR on parasites, predators or pathogens that may be used in integrated pest control systems has not been determined and consequently no assurance can be given that these systems will remain unaffected by the use of this product.
Unusual Species and New Varieties
Most common species of ornamental plants are tolerant of Imidsect 5GR although in some plant types some plant damage may occur. However, users should test treat a small number of all new or unaccustomed species or varieties to satisfy for themselves the safety of the treatment before applying to the bulk of the crop.
Avoidance of Resistant Strains
It is important that the development of resistant insect strains is not encouraged.
Use no more than two applications of any neonicotinoid insecticide (e.g. acetamiprid, clothianidin, imidacloprid or thiacloprid) on any crop per year.
Total reliance on one pesticide will hasten the development of resistance. Pesticides of different chemical types or alternative control measures should be included in the planned programme. Alternating insecticides with different modes of action is a recognised anti-resistance strategy and Imidasect 5GR should always be used in conjunction with other insecticides or a different mode of action. This includes consideration of sequences involving growing media treatments folllowed by foliar sprays. Where a neonicotinoid-containing product has been used, the first subsequent foliar spray should be a non-neonicotinoid-containing product with a different mode of action.
Imidasect 5GR may be used only once on a batch of comopost. Introduce an alternative product or method of control into the pesticidal programme as soon as the efficacy of the applied treatment declines below an acceptable level.
Use plant protection products safely. Always read the label and product information before use.
To avoid risks to man and the environment, comply with the instructions for use.
The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations may apply to the use of this product at work.
A copy of the safety data sheet is available on request.