Imidacloprid is a systemic, chloro-nicotinyl insecticide with soil, seed and foliar uses for the control
of sucking insects including rice hoppers, aphids, thrips, whiteflies, termites, turf insects, soil insect
s and some beetles.
It is most commonly used on rice, cereal, maize, potatoes, vegetables, sugar beets, fruit, cotton, ho
ps and turf, and is especially systemic when used as a seed or soil treatment. The chemical works
by interfering with the transmission of stimuli in the insect nervous system.
Specifically, it causes a blockage in a type of neuronal pathway (nicotinergic) that is more abundant
in insects than in warm-blooded animals (making the chemical selectively more toxic to insects than
warm-blooded animals). This blockage leads to the accumulation of acetylcholine, an important neurotransmitter, resulting in the insect's paralysis, and eventually death. It is effective on contact an
d via stomach action
Imidacloprid based insecticide formu-lations are available as dustable powder, granular, seed dressi
ng (flowable slurry concentrate), soluble concentrate, suspension concentrate, and wettable powder. Typical application rates range from 0.05 - 0.125 pounds/acre. These application rates are considera
bly lower than older, traditionally used insecticides. It can be phytotoxic if it is not used according to manufacturer's specifications, and has been shown to be compatible with fungicides when used as a
seed treatment to control insect pests.
Product name: Imidacloprid 70%WDG
Pesticide category: Insecticide
CAS NO.: [138261-41-3]; [105827-78-9] former number