Proxy 100 EC for control of whitefly and thrips.
Proxy is an insect growth regulator insecticide for control of whiteflies, thrips and jassids in vegetables, and scale insects in citrus, vines and orchard crops.
PROXY 100 EC is a synthetic
insect growth regulator. It mimics juvenile hormone, effectively blocking
development of nymphs into adults, and offering good residual control. It is
relatively slow acting but can be mixed with adulticides for immediate control.
PROXY 100 EC has the following
features and benefits:
PROXY 100 EC is presented as an emulsifiable concentrate containing 100 g/l of pyriproxyfen.
Spectrum of Activity
PROXY 100EC is used primarily
in horticulture to control nymphs and larvae of whitefly, and for the control
of motile stages of scale insects in orchards and orange groves. PROXY 100EC
can also control thrips.
Mode of Action
Pyriproxyfen is a highly potent insect growth regulator. It is
ovicidal as well as larvicidal, but with no major rapid knockdown or control of
adults. Therefore, PROXY100 EC does not give quick visual
control of whitefly because nymphs are only controlled slowly and it has no
effect on adults.
Rapid knockdown of adult whiteflies followed by the extended control of pyriproxyfen
may be achieved by tank mixing PROXY 100 EC with an adulticide or
knockdown agent such as a synthetic pyrethroid insecticide.
Pyriproxyfen acts by contact
and as a stomach poison. Although visibly slow to act, it rapidly affects
larval feeding so that even very shortly after application the crop is well
protected from further larval damage.
With its novel mode of action, PROXY 100 EC is highly effective
for use in resistance management programmes. It is a useful component of
integrated pest management (IPM) programmes, as its specificity makes it
relatively non-toxic to many adult beneficial insects.