Best Insecticide for Tomato

September 2, 2022


The best insecticide for tomato in Nigeria is Belt Expert insecticide. Belt expert is effective against Tuta Absoluta, other insects, flies and beetles that affect tomato plants.

Tomato plants respond well to other insecticides used for the management of insects. You should use insecticides that have both contact and systemic action.

Contact insecticides kill insects at contact while systemic insecticides travels around the tissues of the plants, so any insects that feed on the plants’ tissues will die.

Without the use of insecticides, the tomato plants may not yield well or even die off.

The Best Insecticide for Tomato

The best of insecticides for tomato in Nigeria are explained as follows:

  1. Belt Expert Insecticide
  2. Tihan Insecticide
  3. Decis Insecticide
  4. Laraforce Insecticide
  5. Neem Oil

Belt Expert Insecticide

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The active ingredients of Belt Expert insecticide are Flubendiamide + Thiacloprid. It has a contact and systemic action on plants.

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

Tihan insecticide has the active ingredients of Spirotetramate and Flubendiamide. This insecticide can stay on the surfaces of plants for a long time thereby ensuring that any insects that feeds on the plants’ tissues will die.

Tihan insecticide is an insect growth regulator that can lead to the death of insects on tomato 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

Decis insecticide has an active ingredient of Deltamethrin. The target of Decis 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.

Laraforce Insecticide

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 has action on crops like 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 tomato plants.

Neem Oil

Neem oil is extracted from neem nuts which are gotten from neem trees. Neem oil is an organic insecticide, fungicide and miticide for tomato 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 tomato plants.

The active ingredient of neem oil is Azadirachtin.

Do you want the best insecticide for your tomato? If yes, kindly contact us on 08025141924.

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