Product code: BRUCO
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Bruco - Biological Insecticide

Naturally occurring spray for controlling caterpillars, larvae in a variety of situations.....

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£40.00 + VAT £48.00 inc VAT

Bruco is a water dispersible granule that can be used for the control of caterpillars in vegetables, soft fruit, ornamentals and amenity vegetation.

Dissolve in water for use as a caterpillar insecticide.

It can also be used for the control of Brown Tail Moths, OPM (Oak Processionary Moth) and Diamondback Moths 

Active Ingredient:  Bacillus thuringiensis var kurstaki (BtK)
Coverage:              1.66 ac (500g)

Key points:

  • Apply as soon as the larvae are first seen
  • Acts quickly on target larvae after initial ingestion of treated plant vegetation
    • Larvae stop feeding and die within 24 - 72 hours
  • Ideal for use as a caterpillar spray and as part of an integrated pest management programme
  • Rainfast quickly
  • Biodegradable - leaves no detrimental residue, formulated from a naturally occurring micro-organism
  • Can be used in a programme with conventional insecticides
  • Has potency of 32,000 IU/mg formulated as a water dispersible granule. 
  • Available in two sizes: 500g / 1kg

When and how to use:

  • Apply Bruco as soon as the first larvae are seen, preferably during an active feeding period.
  • Repeat every 7-10 days until the end of the hatching period.
  • Avoid high sunlight intensity or temperatures above the general 10-20C range.
  • Rainfast in 6 hours.

Recommendations for use:

  • Crops - Outdoor cabbage, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, broccoli, outdoor and protected ornamentals, amenity vegetation, strawberries, raspberries, protected tomato, cucumber and pepper
  • Amenity situation - Can be used for control of Brown Tail Moth in amenity situations


Outdoor Cabbage*, Brussel Sprouts, cauliflower, broccoliOutdoor and protected ornamentalsAmenity vegetationStrawberries, RaspberriesProtected Tomato, Cucumber and Pepper
0.75 – 1.0 kg/ha**0.75 kg/ha0.75 kg/ha75 g/100 L water100 g/100 L water
*In case of infestation with cabbage moth Mamestra brassicae, use higher rate.
** Use lower rate for normal infestations of young larvae and higher rate for heavier infestations of advanced growth stages of pest.

Product Usage Calendar

*KEY - Green = suggested period of use

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