Crystal Crop Proclaim Insecticide is a soluble granular insecticide that provides effective control of a wide range of caterpillar pests on a variety of crops. It is a contact and stomach poison that works quickly to paralyze and kill caterpillars. Proclaim also has translaminar activity, meaning it can move through the leaves to control caterpillars on the underside of the foliage.
Technical Content: Emamectin benzoate
Mode of Action:
The active ingredient in Crystal Crop Proclaim Insecticide is emamectin benzoate. Emamectin benzoate is a member of the avermectin family of insecticides. Avermectins work by binding to gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) receptors in the nervous system of insects. GABA is a neurotransmitter that helps to regulate nerve signaling. When avermectins bind to GABA receptors, they block the transmission of nerve signals. This leads to paralysis and death of the insect.
Emamectin benzoate has both contact and stomach action. This means that it can kill insects that come into contact with it on their bodies, or insects that ingest it by feeding on treated foliage. Emamectin benzoate also has translaminar activity, which means that it can move through the leaves of plants to control caterpillars on the underside of the foliage.
Benefits of using Crystal Crop Proclaim Insecticide:
- Effective control of a wide range of caterpillar pests
- Fast-acting contact and stomach poison
- Translaminar activity for control of caterpillars on the underside of leaves
- Versatile, can be used on a variety of crops
- Relatively safe for beneficial insects
- Rainfast within four hours of application
How to use Crystal Crop Proclaim Insecticide:
Proclaim can be applied using a variety of methods, including ground sprayers, aerial sprayers, and drip irrigation systems. The specific application rate will vary depending on the crop being treated and the pest being controlled. Please consult the product label for specific instructions.
Cotton: 88 grams per acre
Okra: 68 grams per acre
Cabbage: 80 grams per acre
Chili: 80 grams per acre
Brinjal: 80 grams per acre
Redgram: 88 grams per acre
Chickpea: 88 grams per acre
Tea: 80 grams per acre
Grapes: 80 grams per acre
Proclaim is a relatively safe insecticide, but it is important to follow the safety precautions on the product label. Wear protective clothing, including gloves, goggles, and a mask, when handling and applying Proclaim.
Crystal Crop Proclaim Insecticide is a versatile and effective insecticide that can be used to control a wide range of caterpillar pests on a variety of crops. It is a good choice for integrated pest management programs and is relatively safe for beneficial insects.