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Bruco - Biological Control of Caterpillars (Dipel DF Alternative)

Natural, biological insecticide for controlling caterpillars in many crop and amenity situations including box hedging (buxus), trees and forestry.

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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 (buxus), trees, forestry and amenity vegetation.  Also effective on  Brown Tail Moth and Oak Processionary Moth.

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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