Reduced reliance on traditional chemistry, reduced spray costs, no known pest resistance issues and minimal impact on beneficial insects are just a few of BIOPEST’s benefits over traditional chemistry. These benefits make BIOPEST a versatile and integral component of your canola spraying program.

Use Patterns: Timings & Rates

BIOPEST has multiple roles in Triazine Tolerant (TT) and Roundup Ready (RR) canola for the control of aphids, and can potentially be applied with herbicide and fungicide sprays throughout the season for both aphid control and antifeed/suppression.

Rates for use in Canola will be published following receival of registration from the APVMA.

Assessing Pest Pressure

BIOPEST should be applied when pest pressure is evident in-crop as well as nearby. Early indicators, such as aphid presence on radish on roadsides or other neighboring farmland can be used to assess pest proximity. Protecting new growth from pest damage is critical and with a residual period of 7 – 10 days, BIOPEST will be effective in a proactive/preventative application even if pests are not identified on the plant at the time of spraying but are in proximity to the crop.

In the past 3 seasons (WA) aphids have been detected in mid-June, which is past the point of a pre-colonisation spray. Due to this, and the fact there is currently no early monitoring system for determining aphid pest presence, early preventative applications are recommended.

Disclaimer – Registration of BIOPEST for use in Canola is expected for the 2017 planting