Belt Extra insecticide is one of the most effective insecticides used in Nigeria by farmers. Belt Extra is manufactured by Bayer, one of the largest insecticides producers in Nigeria. Belt extra insecticide works as a systemic and contact insecticide.
Belt extra insecticide has a good effect on lepidopterous insect pests (Tuta absoluta, Spodoptera exígua, Helicoverpa armigera) and excellent activity against sucking insects (Jassids, aphids and white fly). Belt extra can be used for a lot of insects and pests affecting vegetable crops and other crops in Nigeria. It is excellent for tackling tomato Tuta Absoluta.
The active ingredients in Belt Extra insecticide are Flubendiamide and Spirotetramat, these active ingredients are excellent for the tackling of lepidopterous insect pests.
Belt extra insecticide has a good sticking power on the surfaces of leaves and stems of plants; this makes it very effective in controlling sucking insects affecting crops.
Mode of Action of Belt Extra Insecticide in Nigeria
Belt extra acts by ingestion and contact. It affects the receptors of insects which finally lead to their death.
Belt extra also affects the larva of insects. It also makes most of the egg of insects unviable. These eggs cannot hatch to become adult insects.
Recommendation and Rate of Use of Belt Extra Insecticide
Vegetable Crops (Tomato, pepper and cucumber etc.): Belt extra insecticide can be used to kill lepidopterous insect pests (Tuta absoluta, Spodoptera exígua, Helicoverpa armigera) and sucking insects (Jassids, aphids and white fly). Treatment can be done as prevention because of the systemic effects of this insecticide; it can also be used when the crops or plants have been attacked by the susceptible insects. The rate of use of belt extra is 0.084 litres per fed.
Cotton: Belt extra insecticide can be used for Lepidoptera and sucking pests on cotton and similar crops. This insecticide can be used as prevention and curative. The rate of use of belt extra is 0.084 litres per fed.
Tomato Tuta Absoluta and Belt Extra Insecticide in Nigeria
Tomato Tuta Absoluta is one of the most important pests in tomato crops in the world. This pest has caused billions of naira worth of losses in farming in Nigeria. Few years ago, Tuta Absoluta wrecked over 5,000 acres of tomato crop in Nigeria.
To effectively tackle tomato Tuta Absoluta, belt extra can be used. Belt extra has an excellent action on tomato Tuta Absoluta pest. Belt extra should not be used as the only insecticide for the control of tomato Tuta Absoluta. It should be alternated with insecticides like thunder and tihan.
If your tomato is heavily infested with Tuta Absoluta pest, you can be sure that belt extra insecticide can be used to control it.
Experiences of Farmers who used Belt Extra Insecticide in Nigeria
At Veggie Concept, we have tested Belt Extra insecticide on our various farms and we are satisfied. It has proven to be one of the best insecticides for tackling Tuta Absoluta, crawling insects and sucking insects.
Before the advent of belt extra insecticide in Nigeria, we used a number of insecticides manufactured by some Asian brands without any good result. Bayer’s insecticides proved to be very effective for us and also good for purpose.
We have had a lot of customers who have used belt extra insecticide with success. We once had a customer who tried a lot of insecticides to tackle the insects on his crops; most of the insecticides he tried did not work. We recommended belt extra insecticide to him and he was able to control the sucking insects on his crops within 5 days.
We have customers in Lagos, Ibadan, Abuja, Jos, Kano, Kaduna, Owerri, Port Harcourt and other areas in Nigeria who have used belt extra insecticide with success.
You can contact Veggie Concept through firstname.lastname@example.org or 08025141924 if you need belt extra insecticide or any pesticide.