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BIOPEST® is a highly refined biorational pesticide and pesticidal adjuvant that acts as:
With an unmatched level of purity BIOPEST® represents the most advanced horticultural spray oil to growers capability of managing multiple, unrelated pests or diseases simultaneously.
Lesser quality petroleum oils and vegetable oils have been shown to damage plants, affect growth and reduce yields in other crops. It is thought this is primarily caused by the lower quality of the oils as well as their different chemical make-up. These oil types are also less likely to provide insecticidal qualities, particularly in terms of behaviour modification.
BIOPEST® provides a number of unique features that make it an important tool for IPM (Integrated Pest Management) and sustainable farming. These features are outlined below.
The regular presence of BIOPEST® in the crop provides a two-pronged pest management approach:
Some important principles apply when using BIOPEST®.
A PROACTIVE APPROACH
Proactive spraying is essential to IPM programs and when using BIOPEST®. Set pest thresholds, monitor and spray
when necessary. This will avoid the expense of having to manage high or extreme pest levels.
Potential applications for BIOPEST® are extensive Please refer to BIOPEST®’s product label for complete listing of registered applications. A copy is available at www.sacoa.com.au or by contacting SACOA.