Monday, July 22, 2024

FMC Insecticide Product List

Acelan 20SL

CROP: Cotton, Vegetables &Orchards Tobacco

DOSE/ACRE: 250 ml

Acelan is a neonicotinoid insecticide which controls sucking pests especially Aphids and White Fly by interrupting the brain signals, causing paralysis and then extermination. Acelan is one of FMC premier cotton specific brand while it shows high effectiveness in orchards as well. The organic composition of Acelan makes it an ideal choice for farmers to combat complex pest attack.

DISEASE/PEST: Jassid, Aphid, Whitefly & Thrips Aphid, Thrips, Leaf hopper, Whitefly, Leaf minor, DBM, Aphid

Admiral 10EC

CROP: Cotton

DOSE/ACRE: 200 ml

Admiral is an easy to use, selective insect growth regulator with attributes well-suited to managing whitefly populations. Admiral contains pyriproxyfen, a juvenile hormone mimic that interferes with whitefly reproduction and development. Juvenile hormone is secreted naturally in the early larval stages of insects and is responsible for maintaining larval characteristics. As juvenile hormone levels in the insects decrease and disappear over time, they progress on to later instars and ultimately pupate and emerge as adults. Juvenile hormone also controls insect ovary development. It is a pyridine-based pesticide which is found to be effective against a variety of arthropoda.


Advantage 20EC

CROP: Cotton Rice Apple

DOSE/ACRE: 500-1000 ml400-500 ml30 ml/100 LOW

Advantage 20%EC is a broad spectrum insecticide for insect control in several crops. Advantage is a systemic, broad-spectrum carbamate insecticide registered in more than 80 countries. Advantage is a unique chemistry provides superior control of pests in rice cotton and other crops to maximize yield and quality. The protection provided by Advantage helps the farmer to fight off most of the sucking and lepidopterous insect pests like aphids, thrips, hoppers, borers etc.

DISEASE/PEST: Bollworms, Jassid, Aphid Plant hoppers Codling Moth

Arrivo 10EC

CROP: Cotton

DOSE/ACRE: 250 ml

Arrivo is a synthetic pyrethroid used as an insecticide in large-scale commercial agricultural applications as well as in consumer products for domestic purposes. It behaves as a fast-acting neurotoxin in insects. It is easily degraded on soil and plants but can be effective for weeks when applied to indoor inert surfaces. It is a Commodity broad-spectrum pyrethroid insecticide manufactured by many companies and used in a wide range of applications. The product offers low-cost pest control and maintains a strong position in the pyrethroids market. However, the use of this chemical is down from peak levels due to several factors: loss of market share to resolved pyrethroids; increase in B.t. crops; and recent insecticide introductions offering novel modes of action.

DISEASE/PEST: Pink Bollworm, Spotted Bollworm

Bestox 5EC

CROP: Cotton

DOSE/ACRE: 250 ml

Bestox is a widely used pyrethroid insecticide that is a partially resolved pyrethroid with several crop, animal, and public health applications. Originally introduced by Shell before being acquired by Cyanamid as part of that business in 1994, and subsequently by BASF in 2000. Now a commodity product but still one of the leaders in the pyrethroid sector. Gained EU approval in 2015 for non-crop uses.

DISEASE/PEST: All Bollworms


CROP: Maize Cotton

DOSE/ACRE: 300 g

Commando Plus 97% is a Broad-spectrum organophosphorus that is consistently one of the largest selling insecticides on the global market. Commando Plus has 22% more active ingredient than other products available in the market, which makes it a superior product. Its DF formulation makes it a relatively a safer product for farmer usage. It has complete control on thrips and jassid in cotton.

DISEASE/PEST: Shootfly Thrips and Jassids

Coragen 20SC

CROP: Cotton Tomato Cabbage/Cauliflower Okra Apple Melons Barseem

DOSE/ACRE: 50ml 80ml 50ml 10ml/100 LOW 50ml 50ml15ml/100 LOW 20ml/100LOW 100ml/100LOW50 ml

Coragen is globally the largest selling active ingredient of the globe. It is registered on more than 300 crops in 80 countries. Coragen helps conserve natural enemy populations and protects pollinators, supporting IPM programs.  Coragen offers consistent control of codling moth, oriental fruit moth, navel orangeworm, peach twig borer and other pests in stone fruit, pome fruit, tree nuts, grapes and other crops. The larvicidal efficacy and long-lasting activity of Coragen provide excellent crop protection, even when circumstances prevent optimal timing. Coragen works through ingestion, contact, ovicidal on certain species and ovi-larvicidal activity for excellent control. The key features of Coragen are given underneath • International awards o “Hero’s of Chemistry” by American Chemical Society o Top 100 innovations of the century o Safe Chemistry by “World Health Organization” • 1st insecticide of Diamide group “Group 28” • Quickest action, in just 7 to 30 minutes insect feeding capability ends • Longest control duration of around 21-28 days • Safe for crop friendly insects • Relatively safe for farmer and environment

DISEASE/PEST: Armyworm, SBW American Bollworm Fruit Borer Leaf minor DBM, Armyworm SBW & ABW Codling moth Helicoverpa Leaf minor ABW


CROP: Rice


Ferterra® insecticide is a revolutionary granular formulation for rice pest management. Ferterra® provides effective and long duration control of yellow stem borer in rice and stem borer in sugarcane with its unique mode of action. FMC Ferterra® insecticide is a revolutionary granular formulation for rice pest management in India. Ferterra® provides effective and long duration control of yellow stem borer in rice and stem borer in sugarcane with its unique mode of action. FMC Ferterra® (chlorantraniliprole 0.4% GR) , is an insect control compound from a new class of chemistry, the Anthralinic Diamides for rice pest management. When used early in the pest life cycle, Ferterra® prevents the buildup of pest population and maximizes the crop yield potential. Ferterra® insecticide is powered by active ingredient Rynaxypyr®, which has a unique mode of action; controlling pests resistant to other insecticides while its selectivity to non-target arthropods. When applied at the right stage of rice crop, Ferterra® provides complete control of borere which enables the plant to express its true genetic potential. As a result, farmers experience good crop establishment, more number of productive tillers, superior grain quality and better yield. Ferterra® insecticide is recommended in rice and sugarcane crops. Ferterra® offers remarkably low toxicity to mammals and raises the benchmark for insect control solutions due to its toxicological profile and low use rates.


Hoopoe 4G

Cartap hydrochloride
CROP: Rice


Hoopoe is a revolutionary chemistry for control of chewing and sucking insects (particularly Lepidoptera and Coleoptera) in Rice crop, at almost all stages of development. It has a quite different mode of action from that of other insecticides. It is effective against insects mining in plants by its systemic action. It can control insects resistant to other insecticides. It has almost no effect on natural enemies of insect pests. It is practically nontoxic to mammals. It has a long persistent efficacy. It can control almost all stage of insects.

DISEASE/PEST: Stem Borers and Leaf folder


Nitenpyram/ Pymetrozine
CROP: Cotton Rice

DOSE/ACRE: 130 g

Major is a premix of 2 effective insecticides with broad spectrum mode of action. Neonicotinoid insecticides for the control of sucking insects in rice, vine, vegetables, tea and fruit. Nitenpyram blocks the neurotoxin /neural messages and binds particularly tightly in the central nervous system of insects, causing rapid death. After ingestion, it begins killing adult fleas within 30 minutes, 45and effects continue for up to 48 hours.

DISEASE/PEST: Whitefly, Jassid, Aphid Hoppers

Novastar 56EC

Bifenthrin 5%+ Abamectin0.6%
CROP: Potato Cotton Apple Mungbeans Citrus

DOSE/ACRE: 300 ml500-600 ml100 ml/100 LOW500 ml50 ml/100 LOW

Novastar is another star brand of FMC Pakistan which is a bi-product of two highly effective chemicals, Bifenthrin & Abamectin. Both Bifenthrin and Abamectin act on insects by interfering with their neural and neuromuscular transmissions, complimenting each others effect to enhance efficacy. That is why it is a single solution to wide spectrum of pests including sucking, bollworms and mites. Novastar is highly established on Cotton, Orchards and Vegetables.

DISEASE/PEST: Jassid Jassid, Thrips, SBW, ABW Mites Jassids Leafminor

Padan 4G

Cartap hydrochloride
CROP: Rice


PADAN is a revolutionary chemistry invented by Takeda Chemicals Japan, that revolutionized the rice insect control dynamics used for control of chewing and sucking insects (particularly Lepidoptera and Coleoptera), at almost all stages of development. It has a quite different mode of action from that of other insecticides. It is effective against insects mining in plants by its systemic action. It can control insects resistant to other insecticides. It has almost no effect on natural enemies of insect pests. It is practically nontoxic to mammals. It has a long persistent efficacy. It can control almost all stage of insects.

DISEASE/PEST: Borers and Leaf Folder

Steward 150EC



FMC™ Steward® EC insecticide delivers fast broad-spectrum control of many worm pests and other insect pests to help growers protect alfalfa, cotton, peanut and soybean crop yields. Steward® EC has a novel mode of action that works fast, targeting insects through ingestion as well as contact activity. Quick feeding inhibition prevents damage for excellent crop protection. Residual activity lasts up to 14 days to help prevent build-up of pest populations and further maximize yield potential. Steward® EC also controls selected sucking insect pests such as cotton fleahoppers and tarnished plant bug. Steward® EC has an favorable environmental profile and uses on all labeled crops are designated as Reduced Risk by the EPA. With a unique mode of action and minimal impact on beneficial species, it’s an excellent partner in IPM programs when used in accordance with label directions.

Talstar 10EC

CROP: Cotton Citrus Mango Canola Sugarcane Apple

DOSE/ACRE: 200-250 ml20 ml.100 LOW20 ml/100 LOW150 ml250 ml60 ml/100 LOW

Talstar is one of the star brands of FMC that has been creating wonders for farmers for more than three decades. Its universal usage and high effectiveness have made it top the mind priority of many so much so that it is considered the face of FMC today. Talstar consists of Bifenthrin, a pyrethroid insecticide, that works by disrupting the nervous systems of insects. Talstar counters all the sucking pests, boll worms, mealy bugs, black bugs and mites. Well rounded nature of Talstar makes it viable for multiple crops including Cotton, Orchards and Sugarcane to name a few. Talstar also gives unusual shine to crops it is sprayed, coupled with its ability to keep pests away from fields, make Talstar one of the most sought after insecticide in the country.

DISEASE/PEST: Bollworms, Jassid, Whitefly, mites Leaf minor Hopper Aphid Termites Spider mites

Telsta 20SC

CROP: Rice

DOSE/ACRE: 200 ml

Telsta is an insecticide developed by Takeda Chemical Industries and Bayer AG. Similar to thiamethoxam and imidacloprid, it is a neonicotinoid. Clothianidin and other neonicotinoids act on the central nervous system of insects as an agonist of acetylcholine, the neurotransmitter that stimulates nAChR, targeting the same receptor site (AChR) and activating post-synaptic acetylcholine receptors but not inhibiting AChE. Clothianidin is an alternative to organophosphate, carbamate, and pyrethroid pesticides. It poses lower risks to mammals, including humans, when compared to organophosphates and carbamates. It has helped prevent insect pests build up resistance to organophosphate and pyrethroid pesticides.

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