Lepidocide: instructions for use, reviews, storage of the drug


Insecticides Published: April 10, 2012 Reprinted: Last edits:

If you are a categorical opponent of chemicals, then this article will be of interest to you, because it will talk about an insecticide of biological origin Lepidocide, which will protect your garden from pests, but at the same time will not harm you or the bees. It does not accumulate in the fruits of plants, and if necessary, you can treat plants with this preparation during the period of mass flowering, and literally a few days before harvesting.

Appointment of Lepidocide

Lepidocide is an intestinal bacterial insecticide used to control the caterpillars of insects of the Lepidoptera family: moths, scoops, nuns, meadow moths, silkworms, leafworms, hawthorns, moths, whites and the like. It is harmless to other insects. The drug is used to treat parks, plantings, squares, private plots, forestry and fields with agricultural crops.

Lepidocide action

Produce a drug based on the strain of Bacillus thuringiensis var. Kurstaki. Lepidocide contains a protein toxin that enters the intestines of the caterpillar along with the leaves. The toxin in a matter of hours leads to paralysis of the digestive system of the pest, and by the end of the day complete bacterial septicemia sets in. Pests stop eating and moving, their body color changes, they shrivel. Death occurs within a week.

Very large doses of the drug lead to a decrease in the survivability of subsequent generations. Lepidocide has an odor that butterflies cannot tolerate, and this leads to a reduction in their summer and, accordingly, a decrease in the number of eggs laid.

Analogues of Lepidocide are Bitoxibacillin and Bicol.

What are the strengths of Lepidocide?

  • The drug acts selectively, that is, it affects only lepidoptera pests.
  • Lepidocide treatments can be carried out at any stage of plant development.
  • The insecticide is not phytotoxic, does not accumulate in leaves and fruits and does not lower the ecological level of the environment.
  • The waiting period is 5 days from the date of processing.
  • Lepidocide is compatible in tank mixes with other drugs.
  • The drug is not addictive to pests.

The disadvantages of Lepidocide can be considered a significant consumption of the drug, a short shelf life, inability to stick to plants without adhesives, and photosensitivity.

Instructions for the use of Lepidocide

The drug is released in the form of a powder in sachets or liquid packed in bottles and cans of different sizes. First, the dose of the insecticide is dissolved in a small amount of water, after which, with constant stirring, the composition is brought to the required volume.

CulturePestConsumption of the drug and solutionProcessing methodNumber of treatments (waiting time)
PotatoesPotato moth10-20 ml per 1 liter of water 150 kg tubers)Spraying plants during the growing season against each generation of the pest with an interval of 7-8 days1-2 (5)
Cabbage, other vegetablesCabbage and turnip whites, moths (caterpillars of 1-3 instars). Cabbage moth, (caterpillars 1-2 ages)5-10 ml for 2 liters of water for 100 m²Spraying plants during the growing season against each generation of the pest with an interval of 7-8 days1-2 (5)
Cabbage, other vegetablesCabbage scoop (caterpillars 1-2 ages)15-20 ml for 2 liters of water for 100 m²Spraying plants during the growing season against each generation of the pest with an interval of 7-8 days2 (5)
Sugar beet, table, fodder, alfalfa, sunflower, carrot, cabbageMeadow moth (caterpillars 1-3 ages)10 ml for 2 liters of water for 100 m²Spraying during the growing season against each generation of the pest with an interval of 7-8 days1-2 (5)
Apple, plum, apricot, sweet cherry, pear, cherryApple and fruit moth (caterpillars 1-3 age)5-10 ml for 2 liters of water for 100 m²Spraying plants during the growing season against each generation of the pest with an interval of 7-8 days1-2 (5)
Apple, plum, apricot, sweet cherry, pear, cherryAmerican white butterfly, hawthorn (caterpillars 1-3 ages)10 ml for 2 liters of water for 100 m²Spraying plants during the growing season against each generation of the pest with an interval of 7-8 days1-2 (5)
Apple, plum, apricot, sweet cherry, pear, cherryGoldtail, moths, leafworms, silkworms (caterpillars of 1-3 instars)10-15 ml for 2 liters of water for 100 m²Spraying plants during the growing season against each generation of the pest with an interval of 7-8 days1-2 (5)
Apple treeApple moth20-30 ml for 2 liters of water for 100 m²Spraying during the period of mass hatching of caterpillars against each generation of the pest with an interval of 10-14 days1-3 (5)
GrapesBunch roll20-30 ml for 2 liters of water for 100 m²Spraying during the growing season 8-10 days after the beginning of butterfly summer. Treatment after 5-7 days against each pest generation1-2 (5)
Currants, raspberries, aronia, gooseberries, strawberriesLeaf rollers, gooseberry moth (caterpillars 1-3 ages), gooseberry sawfly10-15 ml for 2 liters of water for 100 m²Spraying plants during the growing season against each generation of the pest with an interval of 7-8 days1-2 (5)
Clary sageSage and winter moths, gamma scoop (caterpillars of 1-2 ages)50 ml for 2 liters of water for 100 m²Spraying during the growing season against each generation of the pest with an interval of 7-8 days1-2 (5)
Sandy immortelle, Valerian officinalisBurdock (caterpillars 1-4 ages), meadow moth (caterpillars 1-3 ages)10 ml for 2 liters of water for 100 m²Spraying during the growing season1 (5)
Medicinal marigoldsMeadow moth (caterpillars 1-3 ages), scoops (caterpillars 1-4 ages)12 ml for 2 liters of water for 100 m²Spraying during the growing season1 (5)
FennelMeadow moth (caterpillars 1-3 ages)12 ml for 2 liters of water for 100 m²Spraying during the growing season1 (5)
pharmaceutical camomileMeadow moth (caterpillars 1-3 ages)12 ml for 2 liters of water for 100 m²Spraying during the growing season1 (5)
Rose hipLeafworms, gold-tails, silkworms (caterpillars 1-3 ages)20 ml for 2 liters of water for 100 m²Spraying during the growing season1 (5)

Processing is carried out twice with an interval of a week and a half. Plants are sprayed in dry, calm weather at temperatures from 18 to 30 ºC, choosing a time when there is little sun, that is, before 10 am or after 6 pm. The sooner the pests are noticed and the treatment is started, the more effective the effect of the drug will be. The working solution is not subject to storage: it must be completely consumed on the day of preparation.

Compatibility

Lepidocide is compatible with chemical pesticides and other biological agents. However, in any particular case, it is advisable to first mix small amounts of drugs to determine how compatible they are. If flakes or sediment appear as a result, the preparations cannot be combined.

Toxicity

Lepidocide belongs to the 4th hazard class for humans and the 3rd hazard class for bees. This means that the drug, if the dosage is observed, is low-toxic. It is practically harmless to other insects, animals, fish and plants.

Security measures

  • But despite the low level of toxicity of the drug, when working with it, you must observe safety measures: carry out the processing of plants in protective clothing, glasses, a mask, gloves and boots.
  • Do not prepare the working solution in a container that you are going to use for food in the future.
  • Do not drink, eat or smoke during the procedure.
  • When you are finished spraying, shower and rinse your mouth, and wash and wash clothes and accessories.

DO NOT TREAT YOURSELF! In case of drug poisoning - consult a doctor!

Storage of Lepidocide

The shelf life of Lepidocide, provided that it is stored correctly, is 1 year. It should be stored in a dry, dark place at a temperature of 5 to 30 ºC. The drug should not be kept near food and medicine, as well as in places accessible to children and animals.

Testimonials

Ivan: mixed Lepidocide, Bitoxibacillin and Aktofit and treated the site immediately from all pests. I am extremely pleased with the result!

Natasha: used a drug against boxwood fire, which nibbled all the bushes and covered them with cobwebs. The result is great.

Elena: in the fight against caterpillars, this drug can not be replaced by anything. The main thing is that it is not as toxic to humans and pets as popular chemical insecticides. And it does not accumulate in plants: processing can be carried out 5-6 days before harvesting.

Official website and manufacturer's recommendations: http://www.sibbio.ru/catalog/rastenievodstvo/lepidotsid/

Literature

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  2. Insecticide Information
  3. Plant Pest Information

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Purpose and characteristics of the drug

The name "Lepidocide" in translation into Russian means "destroying caterpillars", which completely determines the purpose of the remedy - to fight caterpillars and false caterpillars on all cultivated plants.

This tool is referred to as insecticidal intestinal drugs, lepinocide is a bioinsecticide and affects most gnawing pests:

  • moth
  • whites
  • scoop
  • moth
  • aphids
  • fruit moth
  • silkworms
  • arboreal
  • sawflies
  • firefighter
  • leaf rollers.


The advantages of Lepidocide are characteristic of all biologically active drugs:

  • The product is practically harmless to humans and animals. Even in terms of its effect on bees, the insecticide belongs to the 4th low-hazard class.
  • The drug is safe for soil and plants, because it acts only on the body of the larva of the insect pest, bacteria do not develop in another environment. Does not accumulate in fruits and does not affect the environmental friendliness of products.
  • Applicable in any period of the growing season of plants. Processing is possible almost before harvest, the last procedure is carried out no later than five days.
  • A wide range of pests, from which the product protects, while acting selectively on certain species.
  • Not addictive to insects, therefore multiple use is possible.
  • It is consumed in small quantities. Only a few milliliters of substance are required per one hundred square meters of a subsidiary farm.
  • Easy to use. It is diluted with plain water, mixing is possible directly in a spray bottle.
  • Prolonged validity period. After spraying, the caterpillars die within 15 days.
  • Disposed of without the use of specialized devices or an incinerator, disposed of in the usual way at the place of collection of household waste.
  • Affordable.

In addition to a significant number of advantages, Lepidocide also has a number of disadvantages, which are much less:

  • The drug is not very well preserved. The working fluid can only be used for one day. The storage period of the concentrate is no more than 12 months, therefore, when purchasing, you should check the expiration date.
  • Low speed of action of the insecticide. Insect larvae begin to die only 2-3 days after treatment.
  • Effectively affects only delicate species or fragile caterpillars with a body length of no more than 12 mm.
  • It has a low degree of adhesion, therefore, for the best result, the treatment should be carried out in conjunction with surfactants.
  • The biological product has an unpleasant odor that is difficult to remove from clothing. Therefore, the use of special protective equipment is required.


Customer Reviews

The drug has a large number of reviews. They are often positive.

The experience of using the “Prophylactin” means by summer residents shows that the drug has an excellent effect on the condition of plants.

Many gardeners confirm that the use of Prophylactin is effective in the fight against garden parasites.

The most important condition is the strictest observance of the instructions during the preparation of the solution, as well as safety precautions when spraying the garden and berry bushes.

I process crops before bud break with Prophylactin. Read the instructions for use. It contains information on proper use and precautions.

I liked very much that this emulsion is oily and does not wash off with water. She helped preserve the harvest.

I used the product on the advice of a friend. Thanks to its action, it was possible to get rid of pests in the garden.


First aid

If, nevertheless, you manage to poison yourself with Akarin, take urgent measures to save yourself, but after providing first aid, be sure to see a doctor, even if it seems to you that the threat to your health has passed. Here's what you should do:

  • if the solution gets on the skin, you need to carefully blot it and thoroughly rinse this area with water, or better with a weak soda solution
  • if the composition gets into the eyes, rinse them with a running stream with open eyelids for at least a quarter of an hour
  • if you inhale Akarin vapors, you need to breathe deeply of fresh air and call a doctor
  • if the composition has entered the digestive organs, rinse your mouth and induce vomiting by drinking a lot of water with activated carbon at the rate of 1 g per 1 kg of body. The procedure is repeated several times. After the last intake of coal, you do not need to induce vomiting, but you need to see a doctor.



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