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SPINOSAD is BACK - Preserve 120

Preserve 120 Organic Insecticide

Preserve Insecticide is based on the metabolites of a soil borne micro-organisms from the actinomycetes class. The active ingedient produced by these micro-organisms namely Spinosad is extremely effective against caterpillar pests including:

  • Heliothis spp.

  • Diamond Back Moth

  • Light Brown Apple Moth

  • Cherry and Pear Slug

The advantages Preserve Insecticide has over products like Bt's are:

  • Faster acting meaning less damage to the crop

  • Less affected by UV light and rain wash-off

  • Is tranlaminar meaning it gets into the leaf tissue to last longer

Preserve is highly active, by both contact and ingestion, in numerous insect species. Its overall protective effect varies with insect species and life stage. It affects certain species only in the adult stage, but can affect other species at more than one life stage. The species subject to very high rates of mortality as larvae, but not as adults, may gradually be controlled through sustained larval mortality. The mode of action of spinosoid insecticides is by a neural mechanism. The spinosyns and spinosoids have a novel mode of action, primarily targeting binding sites on nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs) of the insect nervous system that are distinct from those at which other insecticides have their activity. Spinosoid binding leads to disruption of acetylcholine neurotransmission. Preserve also has secondary effects as a γ-amino-butyric acid (GABA) neurotransmitter agonist. It kills insects by hyperexcitation of the insect nervous system.

Preserve so far has proven not to cause cross-resistanceto any other known insecticide.

Features of Preserve

  • Rapid Activity on target pest

  • Very favorable toxicological and environmental profile

  • Little or no impact on most beneficials (IPM fit)

  • Not shown to be phytotoxic to crops

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