CIB & RC publishes recommended chemicals by FAO for locust control

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27 July 2021, New Delhi, IN: CIB & RC in its recent released document on Major Use of Pesticide had published recommended chemicals by FAO for locust control.

Below is the list of recommended chemicals for locust control by FAO:

S.No.Chemical (Dose for Hopper & Adult – gram active ingredient per ha.) HopperAdults
1.Chlorpyriphos 20 % & 50 % EC 240240
2.Deltamethrin 2.8 % EC & 1.25 % ULV 12.512.5
3.Diflubenzuron 25 % WP 60NA
4.Fipronil 5 % SC & 2.92 % EC 6.256.25
5.Lambdacyhalothrin 5 % EC & 10% WP 2020
6.Malathion 50 % EC & 25 % WP & 96 %ULV 925925
7.Fenitrothion is also recommended for the control of locust but only in scheduled desert area and public health but banned in agriculture.(refer copy of Gazette of India, S.O.706 (E) dated 03rd May, 2007)
8.Powder formulations are approved (RC-413) for control of desert locust in Scheduled Desert Area: –
1. Fenvalerate 0.4 % DP
2. Malathion 5 % DP 
3. Quinalphos 1.5 % DP
Recommended chemicals by FAO for locust control

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