Thiamethoxam is a broad-spectrum, systemic insecticide, which means it is absorbed quickly by plants and translocated to all of its parts, including pollen, where it acts to deter insect feeding. An insect can absorb it in its stomach after feeding, or through direct contact, including through its tracheal system. The compound gets in the way of information transfer between nerve cells by interfering with nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (Acetylcholinesterase inhibition) in the central nervous system, and eventually paralyzes the muscles of the insects.
Thiamethoxam improves plant vigor by triggering physiological reactions within the plant, which induce the expression of specific "functional proteins" involved in various stress defense mechanisms of the plant allowing it to better cope under tough growing conditions, such as "drought and heat stress leading to protein degradation, low pH, high soil salinity, free radicals from UV radiation, toxic levels of aluminum, wounding from pests, wind, hail, etc, virus attack.
Systemic broad spectrum insecticide for control of sucking & some chewing insects in vegetables, ornamentals, flowers and leaf miner in coffee;
For use on Tobacco to control aphids, weevils, whiteflies and leaf bee
Cucumber against Thrips, Aphids and Whiteflies -WIP
On Rice against Plant hoppers, Aphids, Stemborers, Leaf hoppers and Thrips.
On Maize as a seed dresser against Aphids, thrips, cutworms, leafhoppers, wireworms, chaufer grabs, beetles and plant hoppers