Prescription Treatment brand DuraGuard ME Microencapsulated Chlorpyrifos
December 9, 2008http://betterturf.basf.us
DuraGuard® ME Microencapsulated Insecticide is a broad-spectrum, timed-release insecticide from BASF that protects a broad range of plants, including most open blooms, for a week or longer with one application. One soil application may last up to 30 days.
Featuring a highly pure active ingredient, chlorpyrifos, with long-lasting residual benefits and little to no odor, DuraGuard ME is effective on many hard-to-control insect pests, including aphids, fungus gnats and larvae, mealybugs, scale, shore flies and thrips.
Chlorpyrifos is regarded as one of the most versatile insecticide compounds available today. The DuraGuard ME semi-permeable capsule wall protects the chlorpyrifos from air, moisture and other environmental conditions. Once applied, the active ingredient begins to diffuse from the capsules and forms a coating of insecticide on the capsule. It only takes a few capsules to kill insects as the microcapsules are ingested or adhere to tiny hairs on the insect’s body.
DuraGuard ME is a restricted use pesticide labeled for use in commercial ornamental greenhouses and nurseries, as well as outdoor industrial plant sites.