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Herbicide Adjuvant Guide

Bananas and Tropical Fruit

BIOPEST is the industry standard spray oil for use in bananas and other tropical fruit to assist in the control of fungal diseases and scale insects. Adjuvants such as canola oil based X-SEED are also used to improve the efficacy of pesticide sprays.

SACOA's Banana IPM Products

SACOA offers a range of products suitable for banana disease and pest management programs:

SACOA BIOPEST Paraffinic Oil


  • The industry standard spray oil for bananas and other tropical fruit. BIOPEST is a premium quality iso-paraffinic oil for use as a biorational pesticide in bananas, olives, citrus, cotton & other horticulture. It can act as a versatile insecticide, fungicide, manager of aphid-transmitted viruses & carrier/adjuvant. 

SACOA SUMMER Insecticidal Oil

  • A proven & economically priced summer spraying oil. Suitable as a carrier & effective pesticide for use in horticulture & cotton.

BIOPEST's Role In Banana Disease Management and IPM Programs

BIOPEST is a highly refined food-grade iso-paraffinic oil formulation that is the industry standard in bananas as a fungicide for the management of leaf spot and leaf speckle and as a carrier for pesticides to improve the level of kill or enhance coverage. With an unmatched level of purity BIOPEST represents the most advanced attempt yet to provide growers with a product capable of effective control whilst remaining safe to grower's plants and the environment. Click here to read more about BIOPEST.

Product Registration

BIOPEST is currently registered for use in bananas for the management of leaf spot and leaf speckle and as a carrier for pesticides to improve the level of kill or enhance coverage. SACOA are currently working to amend the label shown below to reduce the rates required. Note: Registration For Sucking Pests In Bananas

BIOPEST
is registered for the control of thrips, mites and other sucking pests in other crops such as citrus. SACOA will be conducting the necessary work to seek registration for the control of these pests in bananas.

Tank Mixing

It is important to ensure safety and compatibility when mixing spray products.