BIOPEST in Canola

BIOPEST is ideally suited for aphid management in Canola, with no pest resistance and minimal impact on beneficials. Use the links below to find out more:

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Comparing BIOPEST With Traditional Herbicide Adjuvant

As an insecticidal and fungicidal oil, BIOPEST presents a number of important differences to a traditional herbicide adjuvant that allow BIOPEST to control the aphid pest and perform effectively as an adjuvant to improve the efficacy of herbicides & fungicides.

A comparison between BIOPEST and a traditional herbicide adjuvant is provided in the table below.

Traditional Herbicide Adjuvant BIOPEST Implications
Function Traditional adjuvant Insecticide + adjuvant BIOPEST is able to perform multiple roles
Typical Mix Rates  0.5L - 1L/Ha. Higher rates of 1L - 2L/Ha. BIOPEST’s higher rate means more oil is applied. This improves the sticking, spreading and retention effects that the oil provides.
Emulsion Type Fine, stable emulsion, with good coverage and spread. Coarser, quick break emulsion that primarily leaves an oil coating on the leaf surface. With super spreaders/stickers to provide bigger droplets and more coverage. The emulsion type influences spread and drying time.
Drying Time Aims to slow drying time to keep water on leaf longer to maximise plant uptake of the active whilst in an aqueous solution. Provides faster drying time and can become rainfast within an hour.
Aims to maximise plant uptake of the active via extended retention on the plant.
BIOPEST’s faster dry time provides improved sticking, spreading and reduces the potential for runoff.
Active retention, protection Retains active on the plant. Slow drying time increases loss of active due to rain after spraying. Higher rate of oil improves active’s retention on the plant for longer.
BIOPEST has been shown to provide UV protection to the active.
BIOPEST will keep the active on the plant for longer and can also extend the life of the active.