Hallakat Insecticide is a contact and systemic insecticide by Saro AgroScience. Possesses a unique mechanism of action and is highly effective against Lepidoptera and other sucking pests. It penetrates leaf tissues (translaminar activity) and forms a reservoir within the leaf. It has two active ingredients Emamectin benzoate and Acetamiprid. The Emamectin benzoate content belongs to the naturally-derived chemical group of avermectine, causing paralysis of Lepidoptera larvae due to the activation of the chloride channel at the nerves level.
Lepidopteran pests on vegetables, beans, cowpea, soybean, cotton, fruits, and bollworms in cotton and fruit and shootborer in okra, thrips, and mites.
Mode of Action
- Highly effective at very low rates and on all instars stages.
- This is a non-systemic insecticide with stomach action, thus it must be ingested by the larvae to be maximally effective.
- It acts on nerve cells to suppress muscle contraction, and as a result, the insect is paralyzed immediately after ingestion.
- Affected larvae after paralysis will die subsequently in 2-4 days.
- Larvae stop feeding within hours of ingesting which prevents subsequent crop damage.
- This product also has contact action on insects.
- When used appropriately, the product can help reduce the losses that could result from the feeding activities of insect pests.
Benefits of Hallakat Insecticide
- Rapidly absorbed into the foliage.
- It has good translaminar action thus controls the caterpillars present on the lower surface of the leaves.
- They penetrate the leaves, and break down rapidly in sunlight; this favours integrated pest management.
- It is good for controlling Lepidopteran and sucking pests such as bollworms in cotton and fruit and shoot borers in okra, thrips, and mites.
- Effectively control of caterpillars.
- Quick action insecticide; the caterpillars stop feeding on crops just after ingestion.
- It is compatible with other insecticides.