New option for the control of thrips

Leek growers have a new option for the control of thrips this summer thanks to an off-label approval for Syngenta's Agrimec.

This seasons's hot, dry conditions in eastern counties have already been especially favourable to thrip populations - known to peak in August and September. Agrimec contains abamectin, which gives growers an alternative mode of action to pyrethroid treatments.

Leek growers who use the product should be in possession of a copy of the SOLA certificate - reference 1466/2010, downloadable from the Chemicals Regulation Directorate website at www.tiny.cc/Agrimec.


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