The best insecticide for cucumber in Nigeria is Belt Expert insecticide. This insecticide is effective for all kind of insects, beetles and flies that affect the cucumber plant.
There are other good insecticides that can be used for cucumber plants in Nigeria. You should use insecticides that have both contact and systemic action.
Contact insecticides kill insects at contact while systemic insecticides stay on the plants for a while, so any insects that bite the plants will die.
Without the use of insecticides, your cucumber growing venture may not succeed.
The Best Insecticide for Cucumber
The best of insecticides for cucumber in Nigeria are explained as follows:
Belt Expert Insecticide
Belt Expert insecticide has active ingredients of Flubendiamide + Thiacloprid. It acts through contact and systemic action.
Belt Expert insecticide can kill lepidopterous insect pests like Tuta Absoluta, Spodoptera Exígua and Helicoverpa Armigera. It also has an excellent activity against sucking insects (Jassids, aphids and white fly).
The rate of use of belt extra is 0.084 litres per 10 litres of water.
Tihan insecticide has active ingredients of Spirotetramate and Flubendiamide. This insecticide sticks well to the leaves and stem surfaces of plants. It is an insect growth regulator that can lead to the death of insects on cucumber and other crop.
The rate of application of this insecticide is 0.2 – 0.4 litres of Tihan insecticide per litre of water. 2 – 3 application of this insecticide should be done within 2 -3 weeks.
Decis insecticide has an active ingredient of Deltamethrin. The target of this insecticide is Caterpiller, Fruit Borer, Maggot, Earthworm, Grasshopper, Locust, Army Worm, Tuta Absoluta, Bollworms, Lepidoptera, Aphids, Heteroptera, Thysanoptera, Thrips, Diptera, Coleoptera and Orthoptera and Leafworms etc.
This insecticide kills through contact action.
A sachet of Decis insecticide should be added to 15 – 20 litres of water. The mix should be sprayed to the leaves and other surfaces of the plants upon sighting of insects, beetles and flies.
The active ingredient of Laraforce insecticide is Lambda-Cyhalothrin. It is a contact insecticide that has a killing action on a broad spectrum of insects.
Laraforce insecticide can be used for a lot of crops including cucumber, tomato, pepper and watermelon etc.
Laraforce insecticide can be used to address lepidopterous insect pests issues (Tuta Absoluta, Spodoptera Exígua and Helicoverpa Armigera) and sucking insects (Jassids, aphids and white fly).
1 litres of Laraforce insecticide should be added to 100 – 200 litres of water. The mix should be sprayed to the leaves and other surfaces of cucumber plants.
Neem oil is extracted from neem nuts which are gotten from neem trees. Neem oil is an organic insecticide, fungicide and miticide for cucumber and other crops.
It has a slow action but very efficient if used for a long term. It has a preventive and curative action for insects on cucumber plants.
The active ingredient of neem oil is Azadirachtin.
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