More targeted management of aphids and silverleaf whitefly
Versys® is a very potent new ‘5-star’ insecticide with activity against aphids at all life stages but low impact on the environment. Versys is registered in most vegetable crops and cotton, providing an alternative Group 9D mode of action to help manage resistance. Its minimal impact on beneficial insects and bees make it an ideal addition to any IPM program.
Versys stops affected pests from feeding in just a few minutes, which helps to prevent transmission of cucumber mosaic virus and the other damaging diseases aphids and silverleaf whitefly can spread. Short WHPs – one day in most crops and one week in potatoes – mean control can be maintained right up to harvest.
Watch this video for a quick introduction to Versys:
Like all Group 9 insecticides, Versys® acts as a chordotonal organ TRPV channel modulator. Chordotonal organs are stretch sensors that insects rely on for their senses of hearing and balance and which are critical for coordinated movement. When Versys selectively binds to TRPV channels, it causes the sensors to send continuous chordotonal nerve signals independent of joint movement.
The result is that target pests stop feeding in as little as 15 minutes as they become deaf, disoriented and unable to control their legs and antennae. The resulting jittery movements can then create the appearance of ‘dancing’.
One of the key benefits of using #Versys Insecticide is how quickly it stops aphids from feeding: in as little as 15 minutes! This prevents further direct damage & minimises the opportunity for virus transmission. Watch the biological process here: