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FOSMITE

FOSMITE is a widely trusted contact organo-phosphorous acaricide and insecticide. FOSMITE contains Ethion, one of the oldest and largest selling acaricide and Insecticide in the world, as active ingredient. FOSMITE formulations are applied on the foliage for effective control of Mites, Scales, Thrips, Beetles and Lepidopterous larvae.

Trade Name: FOSMITE

Common Name: Ethion

Chemical group: Organo-phosphorous

Formulation: 50% EC

Compatibility: Incompatible with alkaline material

Features

  • FOSMITE has strong ovicidal and larvicidal action.
  • FOSMITE has fast knock down action.
  • FOSMITE controls the pest for longer time.
  • FOSMITE does not leave any undesirable residue at the recommended dose.
  • FOSMITE is compatible with most of the commonly used pesticides.
  • No cross resistance has been reported against FOSMITE, despite it being used extensively for over two decades,
  • FOSMITE is relatively safer on beneficial insects hence recommended in IPM practices.

Mode of Action

FOSMITE is an Acetylcholinesterase inhibitor, which is responsible for inhibition of enzyme Acetylcholinesterase resulting into blockage in the transmission of nerve impulses in insects and mites.

Recommended Dosages:

CROP PEST DOSE (Per Ha)
Tea Red spider mites, purple mites & yellow mites, thrips & scales 500 ml
Cotton White flies 1500-2000 ml
Chilli Mites & Thrips 1500-2000 ml
Gram Pod borer 1000-1500 ml
Pigeon Pea Pod borer 1000-1500 ml
Soybean Girdle beetle & Stem flies 1500 ml

Packaging

Available in 100 ml, 250 ml, 500 ml, 1 litre and 5 litre packs

Antidote

Give atropine sulphate 2 to 4 mg intravenously at 5 to 10 minutes interval until the patient recovers.

Administer 2 PAM, 1 to 2 g to be dissolved in 10 cc distil water and inject intravenously (very slowly) taking 10 to 15 minutes.

Precautions

  • 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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