Best Insecticide for Wheat Farming

January 24, 2023


The best insecticide for wheat in Nigeria is Belt Expert insecticide. Belt expert is the best insecticide to be used to manage the issues of insects, aphids, bugs and other insects that affects wheat plants.

Without the use of good insecticides to manage pests on your wheat plants, your yield will be low. You may not even record any yield as pests can destroy the plants before they start producing the wheat grains.

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.

Though, wheat is a rugged and hardy crop, it however stills attract some insects which may negatively impact its growth.

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The Best Insecticide for Wheat

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

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

Belt Expert Insecticide

The active ingredients of Belt Expert insecticide are Flubendiamide + Thiacloprid. It serves as both a contact insecticide and a systemic insecticide.

Belt Expert insecticide can kill lepidopterous insect pests like 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 active ingredients are Spirotetramate and Flubendiamide. This insecticide has a long staying capability on plants surfaces, this ensures the eradication of insecticides.

Tihan insecticide also serves an insect growth regulator, it stops the growth of insects which eventually leads to their death.

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.

Sharp Shooter Insecticide

Sharp Shooter insecticide has an active ingredient of Deltamethrin. The target of Sharp Shooter 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.

Sharp Shooter insecticide is a contact insecticide.

A sachet of Sharp Shooter 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. Laraforce insecticide has a contact action on pests.

Laraforce insecticide has action on crops like okro, 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 wheat plants.

Neem Oil

Neem oil is extracted from neem nuts. Neem oil is an organic insecticide, fungicide and miticide for wheat and other crops.

Neem oil does not have a quik action like chemical insecticides.

The active ingredient of neem oil is Azadirachtin.

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

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