Pyrethrum TR Micro Total Release Insecticide is a ready-to-use, ultra-low-volume fogger designed to effectively control a wide variety of greenhouse insects, including ants (excluding fire ants), aphids, beetles (Colorado Potato Beetle, Confused Flour Beetle, Cucumber Beetle, Dried Fruit Beetle, Flea Beetle, Red Flour Beetle, Watermelon Beetle), cabbage worms, cadelles, centipedes, crickets, fungus gnats, hornworms, indian meal moths, leafhoppers, mealy bugs, mediterranean flour moths, mites, moths, rose aphids, rose chafers, rose slugs, scale, silverfish, spider mites, spiders, trogoderma, thrips and whiteflies.
Pyrethrum provides the effectiveness and convenience of a total release fogger, which gives growing operations quick, thorough coverage, excellent plant safety, low worker exposure and short reentry times. In addition, micro foggers reduce operating expenses because there’s no expensive fogging equipment to maintain or repair, and no chemical mixing or cleanup. One 2-ounce canister of Pyrethrum covers up to 3,000 square feet.
Used as an early rotational insecticide, Pyrethrum gives growers in greenhouses, nurseries and garden centers broad-spectrum insect control on a wide variety of greenhouse crops, including herbs and vegetables.
Pyrethrum is labeled for use in garden centers, greenhouses, hobby greenhouses and nurseries on bedding plants, cut flowers, flowering hanging baskets, foliage, potted flowering plants and ornamentals, as well as the following vegetable types: root and tuber, bulb, leafy, Brassica leafy, legume, fruiting and cucurbit.
|ARNY:||We’re here with another installment of John and 60 Seconds where John has 60 seconds to answer our questions. Today’s topic is pyrethrum. You ready, John?|
|JOHN:||Let’s do this.|
|ARNY:||What is pyrethrum?|
|JOHN:||Pyrethrum is a total release fogger and it actually has pyrethrins in it which are derived from an organic matter.|
|ARNY:||When would I use pyrethrum?|
|JOHN:||Pyrethrum, like any other insecticide, you would want to use as soon as you see first signs of pests.|
|ARNY:||All right. I’ve identified that I have some pest problems. How would I go about using pyrethrum?|
|JOHN:||Pyrethrum is a total release fogger. You actually would go into your room, make sure all your lights and all your fans and your air conditioning is off, especially if you have any CO2 burners. You want to make sure all your pilot lights on your CO2 burner or your water heater is off, and your smoke detectors are all off. You want to set it at about plant canopy height and you’re going to release it and get out of the room as quickly as possible.|
|ARNY:||When is it safe for me to come back?|
|JOHN:||You can go back in for brief periods after about four hours, but you really want to stay out of there from 12 to 24 hours.|
|ARNY:||How big of a room can the fogger cover?|
|JOHN:||One fogger would cover up to 3,000 square feet, but you can use more than one for a larger area.|
|ARNY:||Can you share with us a pro tip when using pyrethrum?|
|JOHN:||Bugs grow tolerant to pyrethrum just like many other pesticides. You should actually rotate them out like we do with all the other pesticides. For these foggers I’d recommend every three days in rotation with them. You would probably use Beethoven if there are spider mites or pylon and attain. There’s a wide variety of pesticides out there that are total release that you can use.|