Mechanism of Action –
Cypermethrin interferes the central nervous system of pests and causes muscle spasms and paralysis upon contact or ingestion. Cypermethrin delays the closing of the sodium gate in insects and thus allows sodium flow, which results in multiple nerve impulses instead of one. Cypermethrin also inhibits the calcium uptake by nerves.
• It is very effective in controlling insects immediately after application, even at low doses.
• It does not leave residue in crops, and, as a result, it can be applied a week before crop harvest.
Crops, Pests, and Dosage of Cypermethrin 10% EC
Dosage per Acre
|Cotton||• Spotted Boll Worm|
• American Boll Worm
• Pink Boll Worm
|Sugarcane||• Early Shoot Borer|
|Maize||• Hairy Caterpillar|
|Groundnut||• Hairy Caterpillar|
|Cabbage and Cauliflower||• Diamond Back Moth (DBM)|
|Okra||• Shoot and Fruit Borer|
|Brinjal||• Shoot and Fruit Borer, Epitechna Beetle Grub and Adults|
|Mustard||• Sawfly, Aphids|