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ROKET

ROKET is a ready to use mixture of two active ingredients i.e. Profenofos and Pyrethroid Cypermethrin. ROKET is a non-systemic insecticide having contact and stomach action. It is effective against several insect pests (both chewing and sucking types).

Trade Name: ROKET

Common Name: Profenofos 40% + Cypermethrin 4%

Formulation: 40% (Profenofos) + 4% (Cypermethrin) EC

Features

  • Synergistic power with powerful stomach and contact action.
  • Strong ovicidal, larvicidal and acaricidal properties.
  • Quick knock down and excellent control on hard to kill boll-worm.
  • Kills insects on lower and upper surface of leaves due to penetrating action.
  • Convenient, single pack and ready to use instead of field mix.
  • Economical to use with much higher and quality produce.
  • Suitable for IPM programmes.

Mode of Action

Profenofos- Acetylcholine esterase inhibitor.

Cypermethrin- Sodium channel modulator

Application

Start application when the insect infestation reaches economic threshold level and repeat at an interval of 10-15 days depending upon environmental condition. Water dilution depends on the type of spray pump and crop growth. Dosage also depends on the pest intensity and crop growth. Stop last application 14 days before harvest of crop.

Recommended Dosages::

CROP PEST DOSE (Per Ha)
Cotton Bollworm Complex 1000-1500 ml

Packaging

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

Antidote

Atropine in addition oxime preparation such as toxogonin under medical supervision. Inject 2 - 4 mg atropine sulphate (for children 0.5 to 2 mg) i/v or i/m every 5 – 10 minutes until signs of atropinisation occur. The patient must remain atropinised for a sufficient length of time (24 to 48 hrs.) to prevent subsequent poisoning due to delayed resorption.

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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