For effective control of whiteflies, fungus gnats, leafminers, thrips, aphids and other pests in greenhouses, incorporate Ornazin into your IPM and resistance management programs.
Ornazin Works Better
Ornazin 3% EC Botanical Insecticide contains azadirachtin, a natural Insect Growth Regulator (IGR) extracted from the seeds of the tropical Neem tree. This IGR interferes with the insect's key molting hormone, ecdysone. Azadirachtin disrupts hormonal activity in the quiescent pupal stage and prevents adult emergence very effectively. Generally, other insecticides do little or nothing to control the pupal stage. While azadirachtin does not kill adults, it is known to repel and in some cases reduce egg laying and hatch.
Effective as an insect growth regulator (IGR), effective as an antifeedant, effective as an insect repellent, Ornazin works better. Ornazin is practically odorless with a superior formulation that stays in suspension and doesn't clog sprayers. Proven to be non-phytotoxic on most plants, safe to beneficials and a valuable addition to any IPM and resistance program, Ornazin works better.
- Superior formulation of azadirachtin
- Consistent efficacy with lower use rates vs. other azadirachtin products
- Practically odorless
- Compatible with IPM and resistance management programs
- Safe to most beneficials
- Unique mode of action
- Repels adults—protects crop
- Wide window of control
- Flexible—combine with other insecticides and fungicides
- Clean up multiple insect pests with one spray
- Great tool to supplement existing IPM program
- Spray your food crops and ornamentals with the same tank
- Saves plants from the damaging immature and adult stages
- Low odor, easy to handle and compatible with other pesticides
Ornazin controls a broad-spectrum of insects including whiteflies, fungus gnats, leafminers, aphids and thrips as well as others.
Nematodes such as
- Burrowing nematodes
- Root knot nematodes
- Fungus gnats
- Leafrollers and other lepidopterous larvae
Life cycle: Adults lay 200 or more eggs that hatch in a 4 - 5 day period. Immatures molt through four larval instars in 14 - 18 days. The first stage is mobile but the following three are not. The quiescent red-eyed pupal stage matures in approximately 6 days. The life cycle of the silverleaf whitefly is approximately 25 - 30 days, depending on greenhouse temperatures.
Control: Monitor greenhouses with yellow sticky cards and treat with an adulticide, such as pyrethroid or abamectin, when the number of adults in monitoring traps exceed the threshold. Spray Ornazin two to three times, 7 - 10 days apart.
Thorough coverage is necessary, especially on leaf undersides where the pests spend their larval and pupal stages. Except for quiescent pupal stage, all life stages of whitefly are damaging. Ornazin works well every time the pests molt and is effective even in the hard-to-kill pupal stage, killing pupae before they emerge.
Life cycle: The leaf miner lays eggs inside the leaf tissue, which hatch in 2 - 3 days, and go through four larval instars over an 8 - 10 day period. The first instar begins mining, eating chlorophyll and leaving a trail that gets wider with each successive larval molt. When it reaches its fourth instar it pupates-cutting a circular hole and dropping to the soil. It pupates for about a week before the adult emerges. The life cycle is complete in 20 - 24 days.
Control: In recent years, control of leafminers has been difficult because they have shown resistance to many insecticides, including pyrethroids. Ornazin's unique mode of action is key to an effective leafminer IPM/resistance management program.
A typical control program would include spraying an adulticide to minimize eggs laid, followed by 2 - 3 applications of Ornazin, 7 - 10 days apart. Rotate with suitable adulticides, such as pyrethroids or abamectin, for effective resistance management.
Life cycle: Fungus gnats lay their eggs in growing media. After larvae hatch, they molt through four larval instars plus a pupal stage, for a 21 - 24 day life cycle. Damage results when larvae feed on growing root hairs, depriving plants of essential nutrients. Open wounds predispose the plant to attacks from fungal pathogens, such as Verticillium, Rhizoctonia and Pythium, that are often carried in the gut of immature fungus gnats.
Control: Monitor for fly activity with yellow sticky cards. Fungus gnats are fragile and mosquito-like, but smaller and with transparent wings. As part of your bedding plant production program, apply Ornazin as a surface drench until plants are ready for shipping. Ensure healthy plants by preventing larval infestation in the growing media.
Western Flower Thrips
Life cycle: Western flower thrips molt through four larval installs in approximately 10 - 12 days, before entering the pupal stage. Pupation typically takes place within the flower or on the ground. The life cycle lasts 21 - 25 days. As with aphids, both adults and larvae cause damage.
Control: Monitor activity of thrips with yellow or blue sticky cards and begin a control program using Ornazin or Ornazin plus adulticide. Use Ornazin at a rate of 10 oz. per 100 gallons of water to control and repel adults. Screening of greenhouses is recommended to physically exclude thrips. Tank-mixes of Ornazin plus spinosad or Ornazin plus abamectin have shown synergistic activity, providing more control than either product alone.
Active ingredient: Azadirachtin
Mode of action: Ornazin Botanical Insecticide contains azadirachtin, a natural insect growth regulator extracted from the seeds of the tropical Neem tree (Azadirachta indica). This IGR interferes with the insect's key molting hormone, ecdysone. Azadirachtin disrupts hormonal activity in the quiescent pupal stage and prevents adult emergence very effectively. Generally, other insecticides do little or nothing to control the pupal stage. While azadirachtin does not kill adults, it is known to repel and in some cases reduce egg laying and hatch.
Where to buy: To purchase Ornazin Botanical Insecticide, contact your SePRO Technical Specialist or distributor. May not be registered in all states. Always read and follow label directions.