Scorpion is an insecticide produced by Wacot Limited, a trusted company for the manufacture of agrochemicals. Scorpion contains dimethoate (20%) and lambda-cyhalothrin (0.5%EC) as the active ingredients.
- Lambda-cyhalothrin is a synthetic pyrethroid insecticide and acaricide used to control a wide range of pests in a variety of applications. This compound is indicated for the control of aphids, Colorado beetles, Moth larvae, etc.
- Crops on which it may be applied include cotton, cereals, hops, ornamentals, potatoes, vegetables, or others.
- It may also be used for structural pest management or in public health applications to control insects such as cockroaches, mosquitoes, ticks, and flies which may act as disease vectors.
- It is compatible with most other insecticides and fungicides.
- Dimethoate is used for the systemic and contact killing of mites and insects. It is used against a wide range of insects, including aphids, thrips, planthoppers, and whiteflies.
- The compound may be applied on ornamental plants, alfalfa, apples, corn, cotton, grapefruit, grapes, lemons, melons, oranges, pears, pecans, safflower, sorghum, soybeans, tangerines, tobacco, tomatoes, watermelons, wheat, and other vegetables.
- It is also used as a residual wall spray in farm buildings for house flies.
Why are insecticides important to farmers?
- Insecticides are natural or synthetic chemicals used to manage insect pests; they are important for disease control and providing food and fiber for a growing world population. They are used primarily in agriculture to control pests that infest crops.
- Insecticides help farmers to produce more with less land: With the introduction of pesticides (including insecticides), farmers have been able to produce bigger crops on less land. In addition, pesticides allow farmers to maximize the benefits of other valuable agricultural tools, such as high-quality seeds, fertilizers, and water resources. They, therefore, are an indispensable tool for the sustainable production of high-quality food and fibers.
- They ensure bountiful harvests.
- They help reduce waterborne and insect-transmitted diseases such as malaria, Lyme disease, and West Nile virus. Insecticides contribute to enhanced human and animal health by preventing disease outbreaks through the control of insect populations.
- Securing what’s in storage: Even after the crop is in the storage room or silo, it can be subject to attack by pests. Bugs, molds, and rodents can harm precious grains. Insecticides used in stored products can prolong the viable life of the produce, prevent huge post-harvest losses from insect pests and diseases, and protect the grain so it is safe to eat.