SACOA’s cotton range delivers proven solutions for pest management & defoliation spraying. SACOA’s research supports the claim that BIOPEST®’s proprietary formulation will deliver improved pest control, reduce the negative effect of traditional chemistry on pest resistance and beneficial insects, and provide economic benefits in the form of reduced spray costs without any negative effect on yields.
BIOPEST®‘s registration in cotton has recently been extended to include for use in the control of aphids, in addition to its registration for use as a carrier for certain ULV insecticides and as a defoliation aid.
Application instructions for using BIOPEST® in aphid control are as follows:
“Apply by ground rig using minimum of 80L/ha of water. Use alone to control early to mid-season populations of less than 20 aphids per terminal. Do not rely on SACOA BIOPEST® Paraffinic Oil alone to control more than 20 aphids per terminal shoot. If populations of aphids exceed 20 per terminal, use SACOA BIOPEST® Paraffinic Oil in a mixture with a registered aphicide.”
BIOPEST® is a proprietary formulation containing a premium virgin iso-paraffinic mineral oil + surfactants.