Actara's use for potatoes
Actara for potatoes is a broad-spectrum fungicide. It is used to protect indoor plants, garden flowers and shrubs from insects.
Actara's use for potatoes
Indications for use
The chemical belongs to the group of neocotinoids and is intended to protect many types of vegetables, including potatoes, from harmful insects:
- Colorado potato beetles;
- scale insects;
The use of Actara for potatoes is especially indicated for invasions of the Colorado potato beetles. The effectiveness of the toxic chemical is the same both during irrigation and when applied to the soil.
Aktara is an insecticide of the Swiss company Syngenta. The preparation is based on thiamethoxam in the proportion of 250 g per 1 kg or 240 g per 1 liter. The substance begins to act immediately after shrubs are irrigated, the pesticide spreads through the leaves within 20 hours, and when the trees are treated, the propagation time is several days.
Insects absorb poisoned leaves and stems, which inhibit their nervous system. Within half an hour after the pesticide enters the body, the pest completely refuses food and dies in a day.
The period of the protection effect lasts from 2 weeks to a month, depending on the weather. The toxic chemical is recommended to be alternated with other fungicides, because exposure may be lost due to rain or frequent watering. Also, the substance does not have a directed effect on the larvae of beetles, therefore, even when treated with a fungicide, there is a likelihood of a problem returning along with the grown offspring.
The drug is released in granules or in liquid
When buying a pesticide, pay attention:
- packaging integrity;
- on the form of release of the drug;
- for instructions on preparing the solution and tillage.
To avoid fakes, you should purchase an insecticide in a specialized store, and at the same time consult with a specialist.
The drug is produced in granular and liquid form:
- granules in packages - 4 g each;
- bottles - 250 g each;
- in the form of a liquid - 9 ml each.
The packaging should be protected from direct sunlight, stored in a dry place. Room temperature should not exceed 27 ° C.
Insecticide Dilution Rules
According to the instructions for the use of Actara for potatoes, the composition of the drug is distributed only on the leaves and stems. Potato tubers remain outside the area of influence of the drug.
To properly and efficiently treat potatoes and other crops with a pesticide, you will need a solution. The success of the fight against harmful insects depends on its concentration. When preparing poison for pests, the instruction should be carefully read. For different types of insects, a different concentration of the chemical is prepared.
Instructions for breeding Aktar's pest protection products for potatoes and other vegetable crops may vary slightly.
To process potatoes, one of two methods is used:
- tillage before planting or during growth;
- spraying an adult plant.
Soil treatment just before planting a vegetable crop is very effective. This requires 8 g of insecticide per bucket of water. The resulting solution is enough for 10 square meters. m. It gives a strong immunity against Colorado beetles and midges. A smaller dosage of 1 g per 10 l is used before planting garden plants against small pests: podura, columbula.
Processing vegetables by spraying is carried out using the following proportions: 12 g of fungicide per 10 l of water. The use of Aktar pesticide for watering tomatoes and cucumbers - 4 g per 10 liters of water. Watering is carried out under the root system, which gives stable protection against aphids and thrips.
Fruit trees are also susceptible to pests. For their spraying, you can use the solution of Actara in a proportion of 3-4 g per 10 liters of water. The same solution can be used for pears and plums.
Rules for using the solution
The prepared solution should be used on the day of preparation. It is desirable to carry out crop processing in dry weather. Lack of wind is another factor when spraying. Pesticide irrigation should be performed in the evening to eliminate the risk of leaf burns in the plant.
When watering and applying a pesticide to the soil, do not touch adjacent plants. Sprinkle the bushes and moisten the soil with plenty of water, sparing no money, only then you will not have to doubt its effectiveness.
When working with chemicals, a person is required to strictly observe the rules and safety precautions. Do not eat or drink during work. After treatment, wash your hands thoroughly with warm water and soap.
It is important to wear protective clothing made of thick fabric.
During the procedure, use a respirator and safety glasses. If part of the product gets on the skin, the place is washed with water, and then washed with soap. In case of contact with eyes, they are also washed with water, and then consult a doctor. Applying Actara on potatoes gives excellent results.