Active ingredient: Abamectin

Chemical name: 5-O-demethylavermectin A1a (i) mixture with 5-O-demethyl-25-de(1-methylpropyl)-25-(1-methylethyl)avermectin A1a (ii)

Classification: Insecticide / Agrochemical

Formulation: 95%Tech 1.8%EC, 3.6%EC, 5.4%EC, 10%SC

Biochemistry: Acts by stimulating the release of g-aminobutyric acid, an inhibitory neurotransmitter, thus causing paralysis. See M. J. Turner & J. M. Schaeffer in Ivermectin and Abamectin, W. C. Cambell ed., Springer-Verlag, New York (1989) p. 73.

Mode of action: Insecticide and acaricide with contact and stomach action. Has limited plant systemic activity, but exhibits trans-laminar movement.

Usage: Control of motile stages of mites, leaf miners, suckers, colorado beetles, etc. on ornamental, cotton, citrus fruit, pome fruit, nut crops, vegetables, potatoes, and other crops. Application rates are 5.6 to 28 g/ha for mite control, 11 to 22 g/ha for control of leaf miners. Also used for control of fire ants.

Mammalian Toxicology:

  • Oral: Acute oral LD50 (in sesame oil) for rats 10, mice 13.6 mg/kg; (in water) for rats 221 mg/kg.
  • Skin and Eye: Acute per-cutaneous LD50 for rabbits >2000 mg/kg. Mild eye irritant; non-irritating to skin (rabbits).

Certificate of Quality

Abamectin3.6% EC
AppearanceHomogeneous Brown Liquid
A.I. ContentB1≥3.6%
a (B1a/B1b)≥20
pH Value4.0 – 7.0
Abamectin1.8% EC
AppearanceLight Yellow Liquid
A.I. Content≥1.8%
pH Value3.0 – 8.0
Emulsion Stability (Dilute)FAO Standard
Low Temperature StabilityFAO Standard
Heat Storage StabilityFAO Standard
Abamectin 95% Tech
AppearanceWhite Crystalline Powder
Content of B1≥95%
Content of B1a≥90%
The Peak Area Ratio of B1a/B1b≥4.0
Loss on Drying≤2.0%
Acetone Insoluble≤0.2%
pH Value4.5-7.0

Recommendation of Abamectin 1.8% EC:

StrawberryRed Mite60ml/100L7
CitrusCitrus Rust Mite30ml/100L10
CottonRed Mite40ml/100L21
CucumberRed Mite40ml/100L7
PotatoRed Mite40ml/100L14
SoybeanRed Mite40ml/100L21
Sugar BeetLeaf Miners40ml/100L14
Sweet MelonRed Mite40ml/100L9
TomatoRed Mite40ml/100L14