Emamectin Benzoate 5% SG

It is a granular formulation that is easily soluble in water containing 5% of the active ingredient. Belonging to the class of insecticides, Emamectin benzoate 5% SG is a macrocyclic lactone insecticide. It demonstrates lower toxicity to non-target organisms and the environment.

In pest-management programmes, Emamectin benzoate 5% SG has been included as it is an important component for controlling field crop pests. It is a well acclaimed compound that can be used for the control of cotton bollworm Helicoverpa armigera (Hübner).

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EMB is a member of naturally occurring Evermectin family of insecticides. It is a highly recommended product that can be employed for the control of Lepidopterans such as bollworms in cotton and fruit and shoot borers in okra.

The effectiveness of Emamectin benzoate 5% SG is maximum when ingested by the insect larva. Post the ingestion of this chemical compound the affected larvae get paralyzed.

The larval feeding stops shortly after exposure to Emamectin Benzoate 5% SG and such larvae die after 2-4 days.

Mode of Action of Emamectin Benzoate 5% SG

Emamectin Benzoate 5% SG shows trans-laminar movement by penetrating within the leaf tissues. It is a non-systemic insecticide.
Target Crops: Cotton, Okra, Cabbage, Brinjal, Chilli, Red gram, Chick pea, Tobacco, Other vegetables.

Target Pests: Lepidopteran species, Bollworm, Fruit & shoot borer, pod borer, thrips, etc.

Method of Application

  • Recommended doses must be sprayed depending on the appearance of pests on the crop.
  • A small amount of clean water must be taken.
  • A required amount of EMB 5% SG must be added into the clean water and the solution must be stirred well with a rod or a stick.

Dosage of Emamectin Benzoate 5% SG

CropPestDose (g/acre)
OkraFruit & Shoot Borer135-170
CabbageDiamond back
ChilliFruit borer, thrips, mites200
Red gramPod borer220
BrinjalFruit & Shoot borer200
Chick peaPod borer220
TeaTea looper200


  • WHO classification: Class II, moderately hazardous.
  • Direct contact with skin, eyes, inhalation, ingestion of the compound must be avoided.
  • Swallowing of the compound is harmful. In such cases immediately consult a qualified doctor.
  • Label instructions must be carefully read and thoroughly followed.