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Insect growth regulator for the control of fly larvae in poultry manure by feedthrough application.
Description and Composition
LARVADEX is available as
- LARVADEX 1 FAP, a feed additive premix containing 10 g of cyromazine per kg
- LARVADEX 10 TK, a technical concentrate containing 100 g of cyromazine per kg
Cyromazine, the active ingredient of LARVADEX, is an insect growth regulator belonging to the group of triazine derivatives. Cyromazine interferes with the chitin metabolism of the insect. Treated larvae will not molt to the next stage and thus the cycle of the fly will be interrupted. The molecule also shows a high specificity for fly larvae.
First instar larvae are much more susceptible to cyromazine than second and third instars. The effect on the fly population becomes visible approx. 2 weeks after first inclusion of LARVADEX into the feed.
LARVADEX is an insect growth regulator feed premix for the control of fly larvae in poultry manure.
Dosage and Administration
- LARVADEX 1 FAP: Mix 500 g per ton feed.
- LARVADEX 10 TK: Mix 50 g per ton feed (after preparation of premix).
Start treatment when flies become active and continue treatment for 4-6 weeks or until fly population is under control. Then discontinue LARVADEX and repeat the treatment when flies re-establish themselves. The use an adulticide is recommended after each treatment, in order to control the influx of adult flies. It is very important to establish a homogenous mixture of cyromazine in the feed. Therefore LARVADEX 10 TK should only be included into the feed after a premix has been prepared.
Special Precautions and Warnings
- Avoid contact with eyes and skin.
- Do not contaminate water supplies when cleaning equipment or disposing of surplus waste.
Formulations and Packages
LARVADEX 1 FAP
- Drum Fiber 45 kg
LARVDEX 10 TK
Drum Fiber 30 kg
- Cross-Bottom Sack 10 kg
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