Sharp Shooter Pyrethrum: A Natural and Effective Insecticide Concentrate
Sharp Shooter Natural Pyrethrum Timed Release Insect Spray Concentrate is an all-year-round insecticide, extracted from the Pyrethrum daisy. It is highly effective against a range of insect pests, both as a contact kill and timed release solution. The microcapsules of pyrethrum ensure prolonged effectiveness, making it an environmentally friendly and safe option for people. However, it is not safe for fish and should be used with caution around aquaponics systems.
Features and Benefits
- Natural and safe: Extracted from the Pyrethrum daisy, making it an eco-friendly and people-safe option.
- Timed release: Microcapsules of pyrethrum release slowly to ensure prolonged control of insect pests.
- Effective against various pests: Targets whitefly, thrips, ants, leaf hoppers, flies, aphids, and cabbage moth.
- Concentrated formula: Provides an economical option, as it can be mixed when required.
- Short withholding period: Safe to use on edibles with just a 1-day withholding period.
How to Use
- Measure out 20ml of Sharp Shooter Pyrethrum Concentrate for every 1 Litre of water required.
- Mix the concentrate with water thoroughly in a suitable spray bottle or garden sprayer.
- Apply the solution evenly to the affected plants, ensuring all surfaces are covered, including the underside of leaves.
- Reapply as needed, following the 1-day withholding period for edibles.
Aqua Gardening Suggests These are Best For
Sharp Shooter Pyrethrum Concentrate is ideal for gardeners seeking a natural and effective solution against a variety of insect pests. It is best suited for outdoor plants and edible gardens. Use caution and avoid contact with growing media if using near aquaponics systems, as it is not safe for fish.
Notes from Aqua Gardening
- Do not use with aquaponics or spray near growing media, as pyrethrum is toxic to fish.
- Keep out of reach of children and pets.
- Wash hands thoroughly after handling and mixing the concentrate.
FAQsWhat is Sharp Shooter Pyrethrum and how does it work?
Sharp Shooter Pyrethrum is a natural insecticide made from the oil extracted from the Pyrethrum daisy. It acts as both a contact kill and a slow-release insecticide due to its microcapsules of pyrethrum. This ensures effective and long-lasting control of various insect pests.Which insect pests is Sharp Shooter Pyrethrum effective against?
It is effective against whitefly, thrips, ants, leaf hoppers, flies, aphids, and cabbage moth.Can I use Sharp Shooter Pyrethrum for my aquaponics system?
No, Pyrethrum is not safe for fish. It's recommended to avoid using it with aquaponics or to spray very carefully so as not to contact the growing media.How long is the withholding period for Sharp Shooter Pyrethrum?
The withholding period for this insecticide is just one day.What is the advantage of using the concentrate version of Sharp Shooter Pyrethrum?
The concentrate version is more economical, as it can be mixed up when required, reducing waste and ensuring you are only using the amount you need.What is the recommended mixing rate for Sharp Shooter Pyrethrum concentrate?
The mixing rate for the concentrate is 20ml per 1 Litre of water.
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