An insecticide protectant for stored grain and pulses has been launched by Barrettine Environmental Health. Coupled with advice how to minimise risk of infestation together with monitoring traps and free insect identification, the protectant is a component of the company’s Integrated Pest Management approach.
Grain-Tect ULV contains 6g/l deltamethrin and 54g/l piperonyl butoxide. Application by industry-standard ultra low volume applicator with an enclosed nozzle at 42ml/tonne of stored crop protects against flying and crawling insects for up to three and 12 months respectively.
Treatment cost is in the region of £1/tonne. It is supplied ready-to-use in 20 litre containers through a wide network of distributors, who offer independent agronomy advice as well as Barrettine’s IPM support. If required, the company can also supply high accuracy digital dosing pumps and advice about nozzle choice and installation.