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The effectiveness of insecticidal preparations directly depends on the active ingredients that make up the chemicals. Some preparations with cyfluthrin are designed to control pests that affect seedlings, while others are used for pre-sowing seed treatment. Means based on cyfluthrin are also used in veterinary medicine - to protect animals from parasites. Before using chemicals, be sure to read the instructions.
Release form and active ingredient of the drug
Cyfluthrin belongs to the chemical class of pyrethroid insecticides and household pesticides. It is not used as an independent substance; cyfluthrin is used in combination with other pesticides for dressing seeds before planting in the ground.
The chemical is a white powder with a subtle odor. Cyfluthrin is also produced in the form of a viscous brownish-yellowish liquid with a slight odor - this form is used to destroy parasites of farm animals.
For dressing seeds before planting in the ground, cyfluthrin is used in insecticidal preparations such as Modesto and Poncho Beta. The chemicals also include clothianidin at a concentration of 400 grams per liter. Both drugs are marketed in the form of a suspension concentrate.
How and against what does it work?
The active ingredient cyfluthrin has a contact and intestinal effect. It affects the nervous system of pests and causes overexcitation of parasites. As a result, the muscles of the insects spasm and their subsequent death. The main effect of the chemical is on the peripheral nervous system of pests, which is especially sensitive to the effects of insecticidal drugs.
In combination with clothianidin, cyfluthrin is used to kill a wide range of sugar beet pests, as well as to prevent cruciferous flea attacks on rapeseed. In the first case, it is recommended to use the chemical agent "Poncho Beta", in the second, the drug "Modesto" demonstrates the greatest efficiency.
Insecticidal preparations based on cyfluthrin have a number of advantages, due to which they can effectively cope with the problem of pests of agricultural crops.
The pluses of chemicals include:
- high efficiency in the fight against insect pests;
- the speed of action due to the interaction of two active substances;
- a long period of protection - from the moment of sowing the material into the ground until the appearance of two pairs of true leaves;
- the same efficiency in the destruction of both leaf-gnawing and soil pests;
- lack of phytotoxicity, subject to compliance with application rates and instructions for use;
- the possibility of joint use with many protective equipment (a chemical compatibility test is carried out beforehand);
- high germination of seed after insecticide treatment.
Cyfluthrin-based preparations are intended for the treatment of agricultural seeds in factories; they are not recommended for use in private farms.
Instructions for the use of cyfluthrin
The rate of application of the chemical depends on the type of insecticide and the crop, the seeds of which must be treated before planting in the ground.
The consumption rates of insecticides are indicated in the table:
|Processed crop||Insecticide name||Drug consumption||The amount of working fluid|
|Sugar beet seeds||"Poncho Beta"||25 to 50||For a ton of seeds, you will need from 30 to 60 liters of working fluid|
|Rapeseed||"Modesto"||12.5 to 25||To process a ton of seed material, no more than 35 liters of working solution is used.|
After using insecticidal preparations for dressing the material, the seeds will be quite wet, so they need to be dried. Lay out the material in a thin layer or use special equipment. If this is not done, they will clump and clump together, preventing an even sowing of the seed.
Failure to follow safety precautions when working with a chemical will lead to poisoning. Vapors of an insecticide are especially dangerous, they lead to irritation of the mucous membranes of the respiratory tract.
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If the solution is accidentally swallowed, it is necessary to drink several tablets of activated carbon (calculation depending on body weight - 1 tablet per 10 kg of a person's weight) and immediately contact the nearest medical institution for first aid.
If an insecticidal drug gets into the eyes, they rinse them with a large amount of running water and visit the hospital, not forgetting to take the chemical label with them.
Contraindications for use
Cyfluthrin insecticidal chemicals should not be used on crops not listed in the instructions for use. Otherwise it will damage the seed.
Special instructions and measures for personal prevention
When working with chemicals, which include cyfluthrin, it is necessary to take into account that it is especially dangerous for fish and other inhabitants of water bodies. Do not pour the remains of the working fluid into rivers and lakes, so as not to provoke a massive death of fish. Disposal of the chemical is carried out in compliance with safety requirements.
When starting to treat seeds with insecticidal preparations, wear protective clothing to prevent drops of liquid from getting on the skin, this can lead to dermatological problems and allergic reactions. The respiratory tract is protected with a respirator.
At the end of work with a chemical, be sure to take a shower with detergent and wash all work clothes, after which they hang them outside for airing.
Are there any analogues?
Cyfluthrin-based preparations can be replaced with chemicals that contain other active ingredients. Popular products include Goalkeeper, Matador and Gaucho.