Rotenone Insects

Using the Right Insecticide for Hydroponics.

One of the disadvantages of soil farming is the exposure of plants to insecticides. This could equally be noticed on hydroponics farming. This paper will look at some of the recommended options that are available for insect control.

Effective pest control gives the plants better odds to grow to it’s absolute best. In order to fight pest effectively the farmer may need to know exactly what type of pest his is fighting. That will be necessary, in order to decide with some certainty what kind of insecticide will be better suited to fight a particular insect. A farmer must pay close attention to the sort of pest control that he is using to control those dreaded insect.

PYRETHRUM has been used to fight insects for a long time. It is usually applied as a spray to the crop, it is regularly used in organic farming. Also it works by initially paralyzing the insect, which ultimate succumbs to death. This product is quite popular, and highly recommended.

HORTICULTURAL OIL. This is generally considered safe, it does not pollute or harm the environment. Good to use on insects that have attached themselves to the plant, as parasites. These pest are usually slow moving. But there is a disclaimer, horticultural oil is not indicated when the temperature is extremely hot. Otherwise the plants may be harmed.

ROTENONE. Rotenone is used quite effectively for eliminating caterpillars, and beetles, that feast on plant leaves. This is widely available in tropical countries. But rotenone could be harmful to humans, and to fish, so a farmer who uses this insecticide would need to be really careful.

NICOTINE. Yes the same one found in tobacco, it is still as toxic as ever, but it could also be used to control such insecticides as mites and aphides. It would be appropriate to read the label very carefully be usage.

NEEM. This is another insecticide that must be used with caution. It can help in stopping parent insects from developing their eggs. But the farmer must be sure not to expose himself to the product.

PIPERONYL BUTOXIDE(PBO) This could be used to kill insects, but a long time exposure to this pesticide could cause harm to human, especially on the nervous system.

SHABADILLA. This has been found to be effective in controlling such bugs as harlequin bugs and squash bugs.

Again the farmer must pay attention to the manufacturers disclaimer because it could actually be harmful to mammals. It is said to be highly toxic to honey bees. Whatever pest control a farmer chooses, it is important to familiarize ones self with the potential dangers of the