DEBUG® TURBO APPLICATION RATES
INSECTS CONTROLLED BY DEBUG® TURBO
As a broad spectrum insecticide, DEBUG TURBO controls over 200 insect species, besides a large number of nematodes and other plant pathogens. Below are some specific species that are controlled by DEBUG TURBO:
- Orthoptera such as grasshoppers, crickets, locusts etc. the antifeedant effect seems especially important. A number of species refuse to feed on DEBUG TURBO treated plants for several days.
- Homoptera such as aphids, leafhoppers, psyllids, whiteflies, scale insects like California red scales, coffee green scale, mealybugs etc. Leafhopper and planthopper nymphs show considerable antifeedant and growth regulatory effect. However soft scales are little affected. Whiteflies are affected in some crops but not in others. This may be due the influence of the host plant in the degree of control.
- Thysanoptera such as thrips. DEBUG TURBO is very effective on thrips larvae, which occur in the soil. The adults are less sensitive to neem extracts except for oily formulations.
- Coleoptera such as Mexican bean beetles, cucumber beetles etc. Especially those of the phytophagous coccinellids, and chrysomelids (Colorado potato beetles) are also sensitive to DEBUG TURBO. Soft skinned larvae of Colorado potato beetles are killed on contact.
- Lepidoptera such as moths, armyworms, fruit borers, corn borers caterpillars, pink boll worm, cutworms, stem borers, semi loopers, diamond back moth, plume moth, leaffolders, tobacco horn worms etc. These look like the main targets for DEBUG TURBO in the future. DEBUG TURBO blocks them from feeding, while also causing disruption in growth.
- Diptera such as leafminer, pod fly, fruit fly, face fly, bot fly, horn fly, housefly etc. DEBUG TURBO affects mosquitoes too.
- Hymenoptera such as sawflies (mustard saw flies). In this group DEBUG TURBO's antifeedant, and growth regulatory effects are both important.
- Heteroptera including ear head bug, milkweed bug, rice bug, green vegetable bug, East African coffee bug, red cotton bug, lacewing bug etc. DEBUG TURBO'S systemic qualities affect their behavior and disrupt their growth and development.
- Mites such as carmine spider mite, citrus mite, two-spotted spider mite, seven spotted spider mite etc. The extract with the oil in it, gives effective control.
- Isoptera such as termites (Odontotermes spp), formosan subterranean termite etc. A 2% solution of DEBUG TURBO was sufficient to control termites.
- Snails: Various DEBUG TURBO extracts kill snails. Especially important is Melania scabra. This snail, common throughout the Orient, is a vector of lung flukes, a parasitic flatworm that encysts in the lungs of livestock, wildlife and people.
- Fungi: DEBUG TURBO products have demonstrated antifungal activity. In chickpeas, DEBUG TURBO oil protected against Rhizoctonia solani, Sclerotium rolfsii and Sclerotinia sclerotiorum. It also slowed the growth of Fusarium oxysporum, but did not kill it. Neem products have shown effectiveness on rust and powdery mildew is tests conducted by USDA.
- Virus: DEBUG TURBO products reduced transmission of tobacco mosaic virus in several vegetable crops, reduced ragged-stunt virus in rice, and reduced transmission of tungro virus in rice.
- Nematodes: DEBUG TURBO affects various types of nematodes. It inhibits the larvae from emerging and the eggs from hatching. It has been effective especially against Stem Gall nematodes such as Anguina Pacificae, root knot nematodes (Meloidogyne incognita) on a variety of vegetable and cereal crops, Rotylenchulus reniformis on Okra, Hirschmanniella oryzae on rice, Radopholus similes on banana, Tylenchulus semipenetrans in acid lime, Heliocotylenchus dihystera on green bean, Hoplolaimus indicus on green lentil and mixed population of plant-parasitic nematodes on tomatoes, eggplant, okra, cabbage, cauliflower, potato, spinach, radish, lentil, grapevine, plum and wheat.