BIOPEST® offers a premium IPM solution for citrus to assist the control of scale and sucking pests. BIOPEST®‘s unique efficacy and safety provides excellent pest control and minimises the risk of fruit or plant damage. SUMMER OIL® is also registered to assist the control of scale and certain sucking pests in citrus.
A range of SACOA adjuvants such as CROPSHIELD® can be used to improve the efficacy of pesticide sprays in citrus.
BIOPEST® is a highly refined food-grade iso-paraffinic oil formulation designed for use as a fungicide, insecticide, to manage certain aphid-transmitted viruses and as a quality adjuvant.
With an unmatched level of purity BIOPEST® represents the most advanced attempt yet to provide growers with an IPM product capable of controlling multiple, unrelated pests and fungal diseases simultaneously.
BIOPEST®, as an advanced biorational pesticide and adjuvant, is an essential citrus IPM solution due to:
In a nutshell the use of BIOPEST® in citrus IPM programs should involve:
The following provides further detail on using BIOPEST® effectively in citrus IPM programs.
This chart provides a suggested approach to IPM program timings.
The timings of insect activity noted here are a guide only, as activity can vary with different seasons.
In general activity commences earlier the further north the planting. Hence regular monitoring of orchards is essential.
It is important to ensure safety and compatibility when mixing spray products.
Always refer to specific product labels prior to mixing to confirm compatibility.
Tank mixes involving multiple chemicals should be avoided where possible due to the difficulty in calculating their combined effect on pests, plant, soil and the environment.