Pest control rules in the instructions for the use of acaricide Vertimek
Vertimek is an enteric-acaricide insectoacaricide designed to protect vegetable, flower and indoor plants, fruit shrubs and trees from various pests. Instructions for use Vertimek recommends using the drug to combat spider mites, apple suckers, Colorado beetles, whiteflies and other insects. Insectoacaricide retains a protective effect for up to 3-4 weeks and does not have a phytotoxic effect on crops.
Composition and form of release
Vertimek refers to fast-acting insectoacaricides, that is, drugs effective against various insect pests and ticks. The high efficiency of the agent is provided by abamectin (18 k / l) – the main active ingredient, which has a contact-intestinal action of a non-systemic type.
The drug is produced in the form of a liquid emulsion concentrate intended for the preparation of a working solution.
With proper adherence to the instructions for use, Vertimek begins to act within 2-3 hours after processing vegetable, ornamental and flower crops.
In what cases Vertimec is used
Insecticide Vertimec is used to treat flowers, grapes, strawberries and apple trees. Also, the product can be used to protect vegetable crops in protected ground – bell peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplants.
The drug is effective against the following types of pests:
- greenhouse, western flower and tobacco thrips;
- Colorado beetle;
- apple sucker;
- felt, spider mite.
Vertimek acts not only on adult pests, but also on larvae that emerged from eggs after treatment.
One of the advantages of the drug is its fast insecticidal and acaricidal action. Within 2-3 hours after application, Vertimek penetrates into plant cells. Feeding on tissues, leaf juices and shoots, pests develop paralysis, and they die within 24-72 hours.
The main active substance of the drug Vertimek does not have a systemic effect – it does not accumulate in the fruits and does not penetrate into them. Already 3 days after processing, you can harvest.
Instructions for the use of Vertimek for different cultures
The instructions for use of Vertimek indicate that one package of insectoacaricide is intended for the preparation of 6-8 liters of working solution. Plants are processed by the method of small-drop spraying, it is very important to evenly apply the agent to all surfaces of leaf plates, stems, inflorescences.
TOHow to breed Vertimek according to the instructions for use, depending on the pests:
- Flower thrips on berry bushes and houseplants – 5 ml of the preparation per bucket of water.
- Spider mites on flowers, fruit bushes and cucumbers – 8 ml of insectoacaricide per bucket of water.
- Colorado potato beetle – 10 ml per bucket of water.
- Apple honeydew – 7.5-10 ml per bucket of water.
- Other types of pests – 10 ml of the drug per bucket of water.
The consumption rate of the concentrate for the treatment of grapes and apple trees is 1 ml per 1 liter of water, for ornamental crops and indoor plants – 0.5 ml per 1 liter. Processing should be carried out no more than 2 times with an interval of 8-10 days. In dry weather, re-treatment is carried out after 4-6 days.
To increase the effectiveness of the product, the treatment is best done in the early morning or late evening, in cloudy and dry weather. The working solution must be prepared immediately before use, since during long-term storage it loses its insecticidal properties.
The instruction of the drug Vertimek lists the basic rules for the use of an insecticidal-acaricidal solution, which ensures its fast action and high efficiency..
- All parts of the plant should be evenly covered with a solution, so for processing it is better to use a fine spray.
- With a large number of insect pests, it is advisable to cover the plants with plastic wrap and leave for 24 hours for a more effective effect..
- Vertimec works against ticks and other insect pests that have developed insecticide resistance.
- The remains of the working solution, which did not penetrate the plant cells, after 3 hours become non-toxic and do not pose any danger to vegetable, fruit or ornamental crops.
- The active substance abamectin does not accumulate in vegetables and fruits, you can harvest the crop within 3 days after processing.
- Vertimec can be combined with other pH neutral pesticides.
Indoor plants should only be sprayed in well-ventilated areas. It is advisable to prepare flower crops in advance. Remove visible foci of infection with a soap or alcohol solution. Then treat with Vertimek solution.
Toxicity and safety measures
Insectoacaricide Vertimec belongs to the drugs of the 2nd class of toxicity. If it comes into contact with skin or mucous tissue, it can cause burns. Therefore, during processing, it is necessary to observe all personal safety measures and be sure to use protective gloves, a respirator and goggles..
Do not eat, drink or smoke while spraying. Especially the toxicity of the insecticide Vertimec increases under the influence of alcohol vapors – this can cause serious poisoning.
After working with the insecticide, you need to wash all exposed areas of the body with soap or take a shower. Take activated charcoal or drink 2-3 glasses of milk. If the state of health has noticeably deteriorated, call a doctor.
The drug poses a serious danger to fish and bees. Therefore, treatment with a solution near apiaries and fishery reservoirs is strictly prohibited..
Vertimek is an effective preparation with insecticidal and acaricidal action, effective against ticks, aphids, whiteflies and other pests. When used correctly and in strict accordance with the instructions, the product is safe for fertile soil. At the same time, it helps to maintain a generous harvest of vegetables, fruits and berries..