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A systemic insecticide also has an enteric effect. Active ingredient: thiamethoxam, at a concentration of 250 g / kg and 240 g / l. Manufacturer: Syngenta Crop Protection AG, Switzerland. It is produced in the form of water-dispersible 1% granules, 25-35% suspension concentrate. Analogs and synonyms: Aktara, VDG; Aktara, KS; Doctor, TB; Adamant, gel; Cruiser, COP; Tiara, COP; Eforia, KS, etc.
Used to protect garden crops and indoor plants from a wide range of pests (thrips, scale insects, scale insects, Colorado potato beetle, aphids, etc.), not effective against ticks, ineffective against whitefly!
Instructions for use
Aktara belongs to the chemical class of neonicotinoids, acting on the nicotinic-acetyl-choline receptors of the insect nervous system. The active ingredient, thiamethoxam, penetrates mainly into the leaves through the vascular system, practically does not enter the fruits. At the same time, the drug is completely redistributed through the tissues of the plant leaves 20 hours after watering. When watering large plants with Actara, after 1 - 3 days the solution reaches the upper stems and shoots. Aktara is resistant to sunlight, does not reduce efficiency in dry air or rainy weather. The period of protective action is 14 - 28 days for spraying on a leaf, 40 - 60 days - for soil application.
There is a possibility of the emergence of resistance (studies have shown the addiction of pests during repeated treatments), in particular, repeated outbreaks of damage by worms and whiteflies occur. This is also explained by the fact that the actara acts on the larvae, i.e. only at the feeding stage, if the root ball is not evenly moistened, the larvae hatched from the eggs can remain in the ground. And with each watering, the earth gets rid of traces of the insecticide. To prevent resistance, it is recommended to alternate the actara with insecticides from other chemical groups. Aktara is compatible with most insecticides, fungicides, and growth regulators (Zircon, Epin, Oberig), except for preparations in which the solution has an alkaline reaction (Bordeaux mixture, soap, lime).
Prepare a solution in warm water (the granules dissolve at a temperature not lower than 25 ° C), at the rate of 8 g of the drug per 10 liters of water - for watering the soil in pots (or soil in the garden) from aphids, whiteflies, thrips, scale insects and false insects, mealy worm and root worm. The consumption rate of the working fluid is 10 liters per 10 m² (approximately 200-250 pots).
For the application of actara on indoor plants from most pests, simultaneous spraying and watering with a solution of actara is carried out. At the same time, for spraying, 1 sachet of actara, weighing 4 g, must be dissolved in 5 liters of water, this is enough to spray the whole greenhouse, therefore it is advisable to dilute 1 g per 1.25 liters of water. The easiest way is to pour the Aktara onto a white sheet of paper and divide it into four piles by eye - each will contain about 1 g. Pack the powder in 1 g each in separate sachets and use as needed, dissolving in 1 liter of warm water.
If you use aktara against weak pests: soil bugs (podura, colembola, enchitrea) or mushroom gnats, it is enough to dilute 1 g of aktara in 10 liters of water for irrigation.
How to breed aktara for garden plants and vegetables
- Tomatoes in open ground and greenhouses from aphids, whiteflies, Colorado potato beetle - for irrigation under the root of 4 g actara per 10 l of water, for spraying 1.2 g per 10 l of water.
- Cucumbers from aphids, tobacco thrips, whiteflies - for irrigation under the root of 8 g of actara per 10 liters of water, for spraying 2-4 g per 10 liters of water.
- Eggplants and peppers from aphids, tobacco thrips, rose thrips - for watering at the root 4-8 g actara per 10 liters of water, for spraying 2-4 g per 10 liters of water.
- Onions from onion fly and thrips - for spraying 4 g per 10 liters of water.
- Apple trees from honeydew, moth, you need to dilute 3 g of actara in 10 liters of water for spraying. Pears - 4 g per 10 liters of water.
- Cabbage from flies and flea beetles, watering seedlings with 3 g of Actara per 10 liters of water.
- Spray roses from thrips with a solution of actara, norm: 16 g per 10 liters of water! From aphids, 4 g per 10 liters of water is enough.
- Grapes from leafhoppers and other pests: 3 g of actara per 10 liters of water.
- Potatoes from the Colorado potato beetle: 1.2 g per 10 liters of water.
- Currant from aphids: 2 g of actara per 10 liters of water.
For other garden plants, berry bushes and vegetables, the consumption rates for spraying and irrigation are the same: 4-8 g per 10 liters of water.
Liquid Aktara from the Colorado potato beetle is available in 9 ml vials or 1.2 ml ampoules. This is a suspension, with a concentration of the active substance of thiamethoxam 240 g / l.
Despite the fact that a Colorado potato beetle is painted on the package and it is mentioned in the name, liquid aktara destroys all pests except ticks: aphids, thrips, whiteflies, scale insects, scale insects, podura, mushroom mosquitoes, moth, honey moths, etc. The consumption rates are as follows the same as the actara in granules.
Since liquid aktara is available in 1.2 ml packaging, it is easier to recount using a syringe. For example, for currants, dilute the entire ampoule (1.2 ml) for 6 liters of water, for onion flies - 1.2 ml for 3 liters of water, and to cure roses from thrips with Actara, you need to dilute 1.2 ml in 750 ml of water.
In general, aktara is very popular with flower growers, gardeners and gardeners. Practically she alone owns the palm among insecticides. Firstly, the drug does not have a pungent odor, like everyone else. Secondly, because the drug is systemic - it spreads from juices to the plant and destroys the pest if you just water it it is not necessary to spray, although it is desirable. The fact is that the worms, and these include mealybugs, root worms and scale insects, are very tenacious (they are protected by a shield or wax coating). And when sprayed, Aktara cannot always penetrate deeply into the lower layers of the epidermis.
Therefore, one spraying is not enough against this group of pests, especially on plants with dense leathery leaves or fruits. Only simultaneous spraying and watering with actara is effective here. In this case, the treatment must be repeated after 10-12 days.
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Aktara has a hazard class - 2 or 3 (hazardous substance, the class depends on the concentration), 1 hazard class for bees (border protection zone for bees 4-5 km). Thiamethoxam is slightly toxic to birds, fish, earthworms and aquatic organisms. Not phytotoxic.
Waiting time - the time after treatment before harvesting 14-21 days when spraying any crops and 40-60 days when watering the soil.
Use gloves. During work, you must not smoke, drink, eat. After work, wash your face and hands with soap, rinse your mouth. Store the drug in a cool dry room at temperatures from -10C to + 35C, separately from food and drugs, in places inaccessible to children and pets! Storage of working solution is not allowed.
First aid in case of poisoning: if the drug gets on the skin, wash off with soap and water; in case of contact with eyes, rinse abundantly with running water; if it enters the digestive tract, drink 3-4 glasses of water, induce vomiting, take a few tablets of activated carbon, seek medical help. Symptoms of acute poisoning are manifested in ptosis of the eyelids, decreased motor activity, tonic and clonic seizures.