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Bruco - Biological Control of Caterpillars

Natural, biological insecticide for controlling caterpillars in many crop and amenity situations.

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£40.00 + VAT £48.00 inc VAT

Bruco is a natural, biological insecticide to control caterpillars in vegetables, soft fruit, ornamentals, box hedging and amenity vegetation.  Also effective on  Brown Tail Moth and Oak Processionary Moth in trees and shrubs.

Active Ingredient:  Naturally occuring micro-organism - Bacillus thuringiensis var kurstaki (BtK)
Coverage:              1.66 ac (0.5kg) or 3.2 ac (1kg)

Key points:

  • Easy to mix water disperible granule
  • Acts quickly on caterpillar larvae - giving control within 24 - 72 hours
  • Biodegradable - leaves no detrimental residue,
  • Formulated from a naturally occurring micro-organism
  • Can be used in a programme with conventional insecticides or integrated pest management strategies.
  • Short harvest interval, 1 day on edible crops.
  • 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 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 and Oak Processionary in trees and shrubs and caterpillar control in box hedging.
Outdoor Cabbage*, Brussel Sprouts, cauliflower, broccoli Outdoor and protected ornamentals Amenity vegetation Strawberries, Raspberries Protected Tomato, Cucumber and Pepper
0.75 – 1.0 kg/ha** 0.75 kg/ha 0.75 kg/ha 75 g/100 L water 100 g/100 L water

Typical knapsack application rate - 15g in 10L water to cover 200m2

*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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