Every year, gardeners have to think about how to protect their crop of potatoes from the Colorado potato beetle. After winter, females begin to actively lay eggs. Each individual is able to produce about 500 eggs. After about 3 weeks, small larvae, which eat the leaves of the potato, are born. I am glad that there is a huge number of effective drugs that can destroy almost all beetles in 1 procedure. These means include the drug "zhukoed". In this article we will take a closer look at its properties and method of application.
Description of the drug "beetle"
The manufacturer of this drug - the company "August". It is safe to say that manufacturers have tried very hard while working on this tool. They took into account all the factors and the influence of various substances on pests. Thanks to this, it turned out a 3 in 1 tool that kills not only adults, but also larvae, and even eggs. Such properties of the drug satisfied many gardeners.
The tool contains the following substances:
- Imidacloprid. It is an effective, fast-acting substance that can accumulate in the green mass of a plant. Then, when eating the leaves of beetles, it simply paralyzes.
- Alpha-cypermethrin. Able to paralyze the pest, due to the effects on the nervous system. The substance begins to act within an hour after ingestion. Alpha-cypermethrin is in the second grade of safety, which means that the substance can be dangerous to human health. In case of contact with the body and mucous membranes, it is necessary to immediately wash the throat and nose, and take a shower. Next, you should drink activated carbon and use the services of a doctor.
- Clotianin. The substance also accumulates in the plant. Keeps action for a long period of time. Causes death in insects.
Attention! Such a complex composition of the drug allows for the complete protection of potatoes against all generations of pests.
You can buy the drug in any specialty store. Since there are fakes, you should buy the substance only in the original original packaging. You can also buy the tool on the official website of the manufacturer on the Internet.
Instructions for use means
Start using the drug only after studying the instructions. The amount of funds per 1 hundred of potato beds is 1.5 ml. Further, the cooking process is as follows:
- The easiest way to measure the amount of the drug with a medical syringe. They are recruited and poured into a prepared container.
- Then a liter of water is poured in and the solution is thoroughly mixed.
- Next, pour 2 liters of water into the container and mix everything again.
- The prepared mixture is placed in the spray tank and proceed to the treatment area.
- The amount of solution used depends on the size of the bushes.
- The finished mixture should be used immediately, and residues should be disposed of.
Important! Reviews of the drug "Beetle" from the Colorado potato beetle suggest that weather conditions affect the quality of the procedure.
So do the processing a day without rain and strong wind. After the rains, the procedure will need to be repeated.
The advantages of this tool include the following:
- effective fight against the beetle at different stages of growth and development;
- those insects that are on the lower part of the leaf are also eliminated;
- the pest finally dies within 24 hours;
- poison does not get to the potato itself;
- minimal effect of the drug on a person while observing safety rules;
- air temperature and humidity do not affect the processing of plants;
- compliance with the price and quality of the drug.
To prevent the substances contained in the preparation from affecting human health, it is necessary to follow simple safety rules:
- Be sure to use protective clothing. Gloves, a mask and goggles, rubber boots and thick clothes will not give a means to penetrate the skin or mucous membranes.
- To process the beds should be on a windless day. It is advisable to do this in the morning or in the evening when the sun is not so active.
- During the procedure, you can not eat, drink or smoke.
- Children, pets and pregnant women should not be near the site.
- You can not mix the drug with other substances that have very different properties.
- After processing, you must wash all clothes and wash shoes. Then you should take a shower and wash your throat and nose.
Proper use of the product guarantees a good harvest. You can not worry about the quality of products, since the substances are completely neutralized before harvest time.
"Zhoukoed" is an excellent remedy for the Colorado potato beetle. Many gardeners have already tried this substance on their own experience and claim that the drug is completely safe and effective. Using it is quite easy, spread it out and you can spray the bushes. The main thing is to follow the precautions during the procedure.