Benefits of HI-IMIDA
An insecticide is a substance used to kill insects. They include ovicides and larvicides used against insect eggs and larvae, respectively. Insecticides are used in agriculture, medicine, industry and by consumers. Insecticides are claimed to be a major factor behind the increase in the 20th century’s agricultural productivity. Nearly all insecticides have the potential to significantly alter ecosystems; many are toxic to humans; some concentrate along the food chain. Insecticides can be classified in two major groups: systemic insecticides, which have residual or long term activity; and contact insecticides, which have no residual activity.
How insect is harmfull to agriculture:
There are many types of agricultural pests. Some insects feed directly on the plants, for example caterpillars eat leaves or damage fruits, and aphids suck juices from the plant with their beak-like mouthparts. Other insects do damage because they can transmit plant diseases, for example whiteflies and aphids can transmit virus diseases from one plant to another. Also the harvested crop can still be attacked by insects. All kind of storage insects such as the rice weevil and the rice moth can cause big damage to stored rice and other grains. Every year millions of dollars are lost because of insect damage in agriculture.
What Pests Are Harmful to a Cotton crop :
Several different types of pests attack cotton plants; some of them even live on the plant throughout the year, going through several generations in just one year. These pests are capable of inflicting terrible damage on the plant, which often results in the death of the plant, and ensuing reduction of the cotton crop.
1 Cutworm :
Five species of cutworm attack cotton plants; black cutworm, pale-sided cutworm, variegated cutworm, granulate cutworm and army cutworm. Cutworms usually cut the cotton plant off while it is still a seedling, and the result is typically re-planting of the cotton in that area. The worms eat roots and stems as well as tender leaves and cause massive damage. Cutworms over-winter as larva beneath the soil. Eggs are laid in the spring and hatch in about five days. The larva have four sets of tiny legs, and appear greasy.
A new generation of aphids can occur as often as every five days, and all the insects are female. They do not require a male to reproduce; and the young are not hatched from eggs, but are birthed alive. Aphids come in three colors–yellow, green and black–and are pear-shaped. They are 2mm long. Some aphid have wings, while others do not. Black mold forms over the aphid’s secretions, which can cause the plant to wilt and die. Aphids suck the juices from the plants in much the same way that white flies do, and cause the same types of damage.
3 Cabbage Looper:
40 mm long as a caterpillar, the Cabbage Looper has three pairs of legs and several white stripes down its tapering body. They chew huge holes in leaves but do not completely strip the leaf to a skeleton. The adult Cabbage Loopers are gray-brown moths with silvery spots on the center of both wings, which look like the figure 8. Loopers over-winter in the pupal stage, dangling from the undersides of leaves in white cocoons. Adult moths come out of the cocoons in the spring and lay their greenish-white eggs on the leaves. They hatch in a few days and develop into worms within a month.
How (HI-IMIDA Imidacloprid 17.8% SL) is usefull for cotton crop:
Unique modern and sure shot insecticide based on Imidacloprid a chlornicotinyl insecticide(CNI). HI-IMIDA is a multiple usage insecticide used to control insect pests of cotton, paddy, sugarcane and vegetables. It is used as foliar spray for the control of sucking and other insects in different crops. Imidacloprid has a broad spectrum of activity, particularly against sucking insects, various species of beetles, some species of flies and leaf miners. There fields of use are termite and locust control.Its outstanding biological efficacy, especially its excellent root-systemic properties, its broad spectrum of activity, good long lasting effect – combined with low application rates and good plant compatibility, has made the product the first choice of th farmer.It can be applied to plants as a spray or stem paint or as a basal stem spray/drench. It can also be injected into plants or applied as a soil treatment use. The part of active ingredient taken up by the plant is further distributed in an acropetally direction.
HI-IMIDA has unique chemical properties, which result in excellent control of many sucking and chewing pests.It provides excellent control against insects such as Aphids, Cabbage Looper, and Cutworm etc. It also effectively controls Thrips and Whiteflies in wide range of crops like Cotton, Paddy and sugarcane . It has long systemic effect i.e. immediately after spray it is absorbed by the plants and thus give longer protection to the sprayed crop.