As a systemic Insecticide, imidacloprid translocates easily in the xylem of plants from the soil into the leaves, and all other parts of a plant. Imidacloprid also exhibits excellent translaminar movement in plants and can penetrate the leaf cuticle and move readily into leaf tissue. It is effective by contact or ingestion. It acts on several types of post-synaptic nicotinic acetylcholine receptors in the nervous system.
It is used to control sucking insects, some chewing insects including termites, soil insects, and fleas on pets.
It can be applied by soil injection, tree injection, application to the skin of the plant, Foliar Spray, ground application as a granular or liquid formulation, or as a pesticide-coated seed treatment. It is widely used for insect pest control in agriculture. Other uses include application to foundations to prevent termite damage, pest control for gardens and turf, treatment of domestic pets to control fleas, protection of trees from boring insects and in preservative treatment of some types of lumber products
Insemida is registered for use on horticultural crops e.g Cabbages, Flowers, French beans, snow peas against Thrips, Aphids and whiteflies
Products already registered in Kenya and the registered Uses: