Powerful pest control when it really counts
Strong crop establishment is crucial in establishing good yield potential, and treating seed with Cosmos® before sowing paddocks where mites and chewing pests are present ensures the crops get off to a better start. Its redlegged earth mite control in canola has proven yield benefits, and Cosmos will also control bloodworm in rice. In sorghum and sunflowers, Cosmos both controls false wireworm and provides valuable protection against black field earwigs.
Many insecticides repel pests, so their ‘control’ of pest populations is more a case of simply moving them. The pests are repelled before they become affected and increase pest pressure on untreated paddocks and pasture.
Fipronil, the active ingredient of Cosmos®, has no repellent effect. It can’t be detected in the soil by pests like redlegged earth mites, so they come into contact with it or ingest it as they approach seeds and the population is reduced.