Recent studies on thrip control have revealed the effectiveness of Conserve, a spinosad insecticide. Spinosad is derived from a soil dwelling bacteria. Studies at Ohio State University found that Conserve was significantly better than Orthene at controlling thrips while retaining high numbers of beneficial insects.
- Offers quick kill – insect pests exhibit symptoms in minutes resulting in rapid cessation of plant/turf damage. Control is evident within one to three days.
- Provides excellent efficacy on target pests such as thrips, leafminers and Eastern tent caterpillars.
- Offers a unique mode of action which makes it compatible with resistance management programs and therefore IPM compatible.
- Has activity on pests by ingestion and contact exposure.
- Is highly active at very low use rates.
- Has low odor.
- Not phytotoxic to labeled ornamentals or turfgrasses.
- Has a four-hour WPS re-entry interval.
- Armyworms, including beet
- Bagworms, including spruce
- Cutworms, including black
- Eastern tent caterpillars
- Fall webworms
- Fire ants
- Gypsy and hickory tussock moth larvae
- Pod gall midges
- Serpentine leafminers
- Sod webworms
- Spider mites
- Spruce budworms
- Thrips, including western flower
- Yellow-necked caterpillars
See label for complete listing of pests controlled.
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