Containing 13g/L pyrethrins in the form of an emulsifiable concentrate, PyGanic is an organically certified insecticide using Pyrethrum sourced from naturally grown Pyrethrum flowers as its active ingredient. PyGanic is made in the U.S.A using a unique process engineered to produce organically compliant pyrethrum.
Mode of Action
PyGanic is a contact insecticide providing rapid knockdown and kill of insect pests within minutes of application.
Tips for Best Performance
Buffer the pH of the Pyganic spray solution to 5.5-7.0
Application of the spray solution with a pH outside of this range may result in poor performance on target insects.
PyGanic is a contact insecticide – good coverage is key.
The amount of water used as a carrier has to be sufficient to achieve good coverage and contact of target insects.
Consider application in early morning, late evening or during the night.
Reduced UV exposure and lower temperatures will increase performance and reduce impact on pollinators.
PyGanic may be applied in conjunction with a spreader or wetting agent.
Field trials have shown the addition of the Nufilm-17® adjuvant may assist with the performance of pyrethrum insecticide by reducing the impact of UV exposure.
Do not mix PyGanic with lime sulphur, Bordeaux mixture or any alkaline materials. PyGanic may be tank mixed with other insecticides, fungicides, adjuvants and wetting agents. Prior to tank mixing conduct a small scale physical compatibility test using the proper proportions of products and water to ensure the physical compatibility of the mixture.
PyGanic is toxic to bees and other terrestrial invertebrates. Spray must not contact plants in flower while bees are present.
PyGanic Organic Insecticide Product Contamination
Key Industries Ltd advises a product contamination issue of PyGanic Organic Insecticide.
As the New Zealand Distributer of this product, we have been advised by Sumitomo Chemical Australia, the NZ registrant, that they have received a Prohibition Notice from MPI. This means that PyGanic cannot be sold, used or applied to any crops or premises regardless of whether they are organically certified or non-organic.
Low levels (parts per million) of a synergist, piperonyl butoxide (PBO) have been detected in batches of Pyganic. The presence of low levels of piperonyl butoxide, in Pyganic presents no risk to the environment, human health or produce when used according to the product label in standard crop protection programs.
While this issue relates mainly to the use of product in the organic market, as it may affect organic certification, the Prohibition Notice is applicable to all PyGanic uses.
Several batches of PyGanic sold in New Zealand (batches AC1948, AC2295, AC2347, AC1264, AC2138) have been positively identified as containing traces of PBO and it is now assumed that all batches of Pyganic sold in New Zealand have been contaminated.
Key Industries will be issuing a voluntary recall of all batches of Pyganic in the NZ market.
Key Industries and Sumitomo Chemical are currently working with the organic certifying bodies, BioGro New Zealand and AsureQuality, as well as MPI, regarding this matter.
We will disseminate the information contained in this note via the Key Industries Website www.keyindustries.co.nz and by direct communication with resellers of the product. We will also contact relevant industry groups and request this information be sent to all members.
We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience this has caused the industry
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