The Next Generation of whitefly and aphid control. Rycar Insecticide is a truly unique chemistry. So unique, the Insecticide Resistance Action Committee (IRAC) has yet to determine a new chemical group for Rycar and has classified it as UN (unknown).

Through extensive university and IR-4 testing, Rycar as shown to be extremely safe to the numerous plant species tested and just as devastating to piercing-sucking type insects such as whiteflies (all biotypes), aphids, leafhoppers, and mealybugs. 

Important features:

  • Superior whitefly and aphid control
  • Unique mode of action
  • Immediate stop-feed
  • Excellent efficacy on all whitefly bio-types
  • Gentle on both beneficial insects as well as pollinators
  • Significantly reduces viral transmission
  • “Caution” signal word

Greenhouse Management magazine, Brand Spotlight article about Rycar (click to enlarge).

One of the biggest features of Rycar's unique chemistry comes as a complete new alternative to the ever growing resistant chemistries. In fact, Rycar has shown great activity to pests that are resistant to pyrethroids, carbamates, organophosphates and neonicotinoids. Consequently, Rycar provides the basis for a strong, sound IPM program. 

Species Controlled:

  • Aphids
  • Chilli Thrips
  • Leafhoppers
  • Mealybugs
  • Whiteflies

How Rycar Works

Rycar begins working within 4 hours.

Target pests exposed to Rycar via contact or ingestion, stop feeding within 2 hours. Rycar's behavior modifying effect immediately sends the insects into a disoriented state (ataxia) where they are unable to eat and struggle to fly and crawl normally. Mortality of the insect follows within 48 hours. You can sleep at ease, knowing those critters are no longer eating away at your profits.

Rycar's fast acting behavior modification not only prevents further crop damage due to the stop-feed, but the immediate impact also stops the pests from traveling from plant to plant which significantly reduces vector-virus transmission. As vector-virus transmission continues to trouble more and more growers, Rycar becomes an irreplaceable tool. 

The Next Generation

Affordably priced, Rycar brings a brand new class of chemistry to your toolbox. Not only is Rycar excellent for controlling whiteflies and aphids, it also has extremely good activity on chili thrips, mealybugs and leafhoppers. Rycar is the perfect alternative to traditional neonicotinoids and fits great into an IPM program looking to diversify spray rotations and reduce the risk of resistance. Rycar is also very gentle on both beneficial insects and pollinators. Upon contact or ingestion, Rycar acts as an immediate stop-feed before eventual death. This attribute also significantly reduces viral transmission. Rycar truly is the next generation in whitefly and aphid control.

Rycar in the Plant

Rycar is effective via contact on the leaf surface and is also translaminarly active. Rycar's translaminar movement allows it penetrate the waxy leaf cuticle and move inside the plant leaf. When piercing-sucking pests feed on treated leaves, the target pests ingest Rycar and are subject to its affects. This provides a huge benefit when controlling those hard-to-reach pests that feed from the lower leaf surface (abaxial). Bottom line, Rycar provides complete leaf protection. After application, Rycar can provide 21 days or more of control. 

Active ingredient:  pyrifluquinazon

Where to buy:  To purchase Rycar Insecticide, contact your SePRO Technical Specialist or distributor.  May not be registered in all states.  Always read and follow label directions.