Everyone who has planted potatoes at least once has faced such a misfortune as the Colorado potato beetle. This insect has adapted so much to various living conditions that even many poisons are unable to overcome it. That is why experts from the field of agronomy have developed a special preparation Aktara, which will protect your harvest from permanent pests and will allow you to grow high-quality and healthy plants.
Description and properties of the drug
The uniqueness of the Aktara remedy is that it can be used not only to protect potatoes from the Colorado potato beetle, but also currants from aphids, as well as from various pests that impair growth and destroy roses, orchids and violets. Aktara is a neonicotinoid type insecticide.
Almost in a day, together with this drug against the Colorado potato beetle, you can forget about this pest. So, after 30 minutes after treatment, the pests will stop eating, and the next day they die.
If you apply Aktara under the root of the plant, the protection will last for 2 months, if sprayed with the drug, the plant will be protected for 4 weeks. In any case, for a while, you will rid the plants of painful insects.
In what form is it produced
The drug is available in several forms: liquid concentrate, as well as special granules. So, the granules are packed in a small bag of 4 g. Experts say that a bag is enough to process all greenhouse tomatoes.
The suspension concentrate is available in 1.2 ml ampoules, as well as in 9 ml vials. This packaging is convenient for processing indoor plants or small summer cottages.
For enterprises that are engaged in the cultivation of agricultural products, special packaging is produced in 250 g.
How to use a pest control
Aktar's remedy for the Colorado potato beetle, the instructions for the use of which are quite simple, has reviews not only of amateur gardeners, but also of serious experts in the agricultural business.
Attention! The most important point is to start processing on time.
Simply put - as soon as pests are found on the plants, immediately open the package and start processing.
Choose a day without wind, and also see the forecast so that it will not rain. Spraying is carried out in the morning and also in the evening. Find a good spray formulation to keep it from crashing and clogging. At the end of the work, the sprayer is rinsed with plenty of water.
So, it is necessary to prepare a solution, they do this only in an open space. Dissolve a 4 g sachet of the drug in 1 liter of warm water. The working fluid is prepared in the sprayer itself, which is filled with water by ¼. If you spray potatoes, then you need to add 150-200 ml of the product, if currants are processed, then 250 ml, flower crops will need 600 ml.
Using the drug Aktara, you get a lot of benefits:
- protection from more than 100 pests;
- active penetration through the leaves. The drug will be absorbed after 2 hours and the rain will not have time to wash off the protection;
- practically does not penetrate the fruits themselves;
- the product can be mixed with other preparations, as well as added to fertilizer. The drug is incompatible only with alkali-based products;
- activates the development of the root system;
- the drug is harmless to predatory insects that feed on pests.
But the most important thing is protection from the Colorado potato beetle. Aktara is a reliable remedy that will protect your crop from unexpected guests.
Experts also recommend alternating the drug with other remedies so that some types of pests do not develop resistance to the drug.
Reviews of the Aktara tool speak of its reliability and long-lasting effect. It is also used before planting by dipping tubers or bulbs in the solution. Experts note that one should not be afraid of an overdose of harmful substances, since the drug completely decomposes in just 60 days.
At the same time, experts note that the drug is classified as moderately hazardous to humans and has III class of toxicity. This suggests that when working with the product, you must use gloves and a respirator, as well as special clothes that you will wash after each treatment. In addition, you should also rinse all the tools that were used during the work, and you should also take a shower and brush your teeth.
Advice! If you plan to process indoor flowers or any other plants, then they must be taken out into the air.
The following point also applies to precautions: to avoid poisoning or accidental ingestion of the drug in the stomach, do not use various food containers or usual containers for storing food or water for its dilution.
We also note, despite the fact that Aktara does not pose a particular danger to birds, fish, earthworms, it is still undesirable to pour out its remains near water bodies or clean springs. At the same time, the drug is harmful to bees, so they are released only 5-6 days after the treatment of plants. Numerous reviews of the drug also indicate that cattle cannot be walked on the area treated with Aktara, and you also need to make sure that the substance does not get into their feed.
Aktar is recommended by experienced gardeners, as well as experienced agronomists:
Dmitry, 68 years old, Moscow region
I use Aktar exclusively to fight the Colorado potato beetle. They have already adapted to everything, nothing takes them. But this tool has shown itself from the best side. My potatoes are now always safe and sound. Well, and so on trifles sometimes I spray currants and flowers. You just need to be always careful, prepare your outfit in advance: gloves are required, a respirator, you can use a mask. The drug must be diluted and used immediately. And choose a fine day, so that there is no wind, but the rains, how will it turn out. In principle, Aktara is quickly absorbed, so that the rains are not terrible.
Larisa, 34 years old, Krasnodar region
Aktara practically saved the orchid from certain death. Before that, not a single drug could cope, because there are many pests, and the effect of the drug is short. Reviews influenced my choice, and now I recommend it. The remedy has a long lasting effect, it exterminated all these terrible insects that literally ate my beautiful flowers.
Elena, 38 years old, Tomsk
I have been using Aktara for several years in a row. A wonderful thing, once I discovered it for myself from reviews. I spray both potatoes in the country and indoor flowers. Usually I take them to the dacha and there I already carry out all the procedures. And, by the way, there is a lot of this substance, and the price is affordable. I'm glad.