Mode of action
1. Diflubenzuron is a stomach and contact poison which acts by inhibiting the production of chitin (a compound that makes the outer covering of the insect hard) and so interferes with the formation of the insect’s cuticle or shell.
2. It is also used as a larvae control chemical in mushroom operations and animal houses.
3. It disrupts insects molting process but is slow working: to control shore flies fungus gnats as a coarse spray or drench. Armyworms, lepidopterous leafminers, whitefly suppression (combination or rotation). 4. Exceeding label rates, volumes, number of applications can cause serious foliar injury to poinsettias, hibiscus, Regier begonia.
Target Pest:Ornamentals to control shore flies fungus gnats as a coarse spray or drench; Armyworms, lepidopterist leaf miners, whitefly suppression (combination or rotation),
Targest CropsFruits, Citrus, field crops, cotton, soybean, mushroom and horticulture, etc.
Dosage and UseThe recommended rate of application is 1.5-30 g AI/100 liter of water effective against leaf-feeding larvae and leaf miners in forestry, top fruit, citrus, field crops including cotton and soyabeans, horticular crops. It is also effective against the larvae of sciaridae and phoridae in mushrooms By foliar spraying: 300—450g/Ha for Diflubenzuron 20% SC.