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FORATOX belongs to Organo-phosphorus group of compounds and is a versatile insecticide having a strong systemic, contact and fumigant activity. The granular formulation when applied in soil is very effective for controlling several foliar & soil pests of agricultural crops such as Sucking insects, Leaf miner, internal feeders (Borers), White grubs, Viral vectors and Mites.

Trade Name: FORATOX

Common Name: Phorate

Formulation: 10% G


  • FORATOX is a broad spectrum insecticide and effectively controls major insects and mites. It also checks infection and spread of viral diseases by controlling the vectors.
  • FORATOX not only gives rapid knockdown but also provides longer pest control varying from 4 to 8 weeks depending on pest, crop, soil type, agro-climatic conditions and intensity of pest attack.
  • FORATOX being systemic is readily translocated through roots in the plant system. It also kills insects by contact and fumigant action.
  • FORATOX is economical to use, as single application provides effective pest control and saves added cost of foliar applications.
  • FORATOX application is simple and can be applied with minimum drift hazards.
  • FORATOX when applied at recommended dosages, does not leave harmful residues in plants.
  • Encapsulated FORATOX® granules provide greater safety to users.

Mode of Action

FORATOX has a strong systemic, contact and fumigant activity. FORATOX is an Acetylcholinesterase inhibitor, which is responsible for inhibition of enzyme Acetylcholinesterase resulting into blockage in the transmission of nerve impulses in the insects.

Recommended Dosages::

Bajra Shoot flies 30 kg
Bajra White grub 25 kg
Barley Aphids 10 kg
Maize Shoot flies 30 kg
Maize Stem borer 10 kg
Maize Gall flies, Hispa, Leaf hopper, Plant hopper, Stem borer 10 kg
Paddy Root weevil 7.5 kg
Paddy Whorl maggot 12.5
Paddy Shoot flies, Aphids, Flea beetle 18.75 kg
Sorghum White Grub 25 kg
Wheat Shoot flies 18.75 kg
Black Gram Stem flies, White flies, Galerucid beetle 10 kg
Cowpea Flea beetle 15 kg
Cowpea Stem flies, Galerucid beetle 10 kg
Green Gram Jassids 15 kg
Pea Stem flies 10 kg
Pigeon Pea Stem flies, Galerucid beetle 10 kg
Pigeon Pea Jassids 15 kg
Soybean Stem flies 15 kg
Sugarcane Top borer 30 kg
Sugarcane White Grub 25 kg
Cotton Aphids, Jassids, Thrips, White flies 10 kg
Cotton Ash weevil 15 kg
Groundnut Aphids, Leaf miner 15 kg
Groundnut White grub 25 kg
Groundnut Mustard Aphid 10 kg
Mustard Painted bug 15 kg
Mustard Pea leaf miner 10 kg
Sesamum Jassids, White flies 10 kg
Brinjal Aphids, Jassids, Lace Wing bug, Red spider mite, Epilancha beetle 15 kg
Brinjal Thrips 10 kg
Potato Aphids 10 kg
Tomato White flies 15 kg
Onion Onion maggot 10 kg
Cauliflower Aphids 20 kg
Chilli Aphids, Mites, Thrips 10 kg
Apple Woolly aphid 100-150 g
Banana Aphids 25g/plant-12.5/plant
Citrus Leaf miner 15 kg
Citrus White grub 25 kg


Available in 1 kg and 5 kg packs.


Atropinize the patient immediately and maintain by repeated doses of 2 to 4 mg at 5 to 10 minutes interval till symptoms persist.

Administer 1 to 2 g of 2 PAM dissolved in 10 cc distilled water and inject intravenously (slowly taking 10 to 15 minutes).


  • Do not spray against the wind direction.
  • Always wear protective clothing while handling.
  • Do not smoke, eat or drink during application.
  • Wash hands and body thoroughly after spraying.

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