Abamectin 1% + Acetamiprid 10% SL
Abamectin Biochemistry Acts by stimulating the release of γ-aminobutyric acid, an inhibitory neurotransmitter, thus finally activating chloride channels. See M. J. Turner & J. M. Schaeffer in Ivermectin and Abamectin, p. 73.
Abamectin Mode of action Insecticide, acaricide and nematicide with contact and stomach action. Has limited plant systemic activity, but exhibits translaminar movement.
Abamectin Uses Control of motile stages of mites, leaf miners, suckers, Colorado beetles, etc. on ornamentals, cotton, citrus fruit, pome fruit, nut crops, vegetables, potatoes, and other crops. Application rates are 5.6 to 28 g/ha for mite control, 11 to 22 g/ha for control of leaf miners. Also used for control of nematodes by seed treatment, and of fire ants.
Abamectin Phytotoxicity May be phytotoxic to pome fruit when mixed with captan.
Abamectin Formulation types EC. Compatibility Not compatible with captan.
Acetamiprid Biochemistry Agonist of the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor, affecting the synapses in the insect central nervous system.
Acetamiprid Mode of action Systemic insecticide with translaminar activity and with contact and stomach action.
Acetamiprid Uses Control of Hemiptera, especially aphids, Thysanoptera and Lepidoptera, by soil and foliar application, on a wide range of crops, especially vegetables, fruit and tea. Applied at 75-300 g/ha on vegetables, 100-700 g/ha in orchards.