VERTIGO 1.8% EC
(containing Abamectin 1.8% EC)
VERTIGO is an insecticide and acaricide based on abamectin, a mixture of avermectins, which are complex soil microorganism fermentation products.
VERTIGO has a mode of action distinct from the major insecticide and acaricide groups and it is widely used in vegetables and orchards to control spider mites, leafminers, thrips and psyllids.
VERTIGO offers the following features:
Spectrum of activity
VERTIGO has proved to be very effective for the control of psylla (Cacopsylla pyri). It also controls spider mites and leaf miners, and suppresses thrips and aphids.
Where other insecticides or acaricides have been unsuccessful because of
pest resistance, VERTIGO, with its
novel mode of action should prove effective.
Mode of action
VERTIGO penetrates leaf
tissue by translaminar movement to create a reservoir of product within the
leaf that provides extended residual activity, while having a minimal impact on
beneficial insects. Consequentially, VERTIGO activity is not strongly
affected by subsequent rainfall. Surface
residues of VERTIGO quickly degrade.
VERTIGO acts in arthropods
by stimulating release of the inhibitory neurotransmitter, gamma-aminobutyric
acid (GABA), inhibiting nerve signal transmission to muscles. The susceptible
insects and mites (motile stage) become immobilised shortly after ingestion,
and die. Maximum mortality is achieved in 3-5 days. Due to this unique
chemistry and mode of action, cross-resistance to other pesticides is highly
VERTIGO fits well into
most IPM systems. It may have some contact activity on beneficial organisms,
but this quickly falls off once the spray deposit has dried. Bees or behives
should be kept away from treated glasshouses or fields for 24 hours after
application of VERTIGO.