Tuesday, July 19, 2011

How To Do Chemical Rotation

After few posts on Insecticides Modes Of Action, you may be wondering what's the point behind my post. Well, if you want to understand more on chemical rotation, you need to understand what are the insecticides modes of action. I will post back those images, which looks familiar to you (If you follow my blog). Picture tells thousand words...

Photo 1

Photo 2

The whole point of chemical rotation is for you to identify and understand, which Active Ingredient falls under which group of chemicals and you will be able to rotate between 'square' and 'triangle' modes of action. By doing this, you are actually doing the right thing and will be able to control your pests in a proper way. If you can't recall, please read Insecticides Modes Of Action - Part 1

Photo 3

The above photo illustrates chemical which have modes of action for insecticides such as cholinesterase inhibition and acetylcholine receptor stimulation. To understand on how does it work, please visit Insecticides Modes of Action - Part 3

Photo 4

Photo 4 shows different type of modes of action. It tells us the insecticides will actually mimic the action of  neurotransmitter and lead to overstimulation. To find out more, please go to Insecticides Modes of Action - Part 3

Photo 5

Photo 5 involves 2 groups of chemicals. Organochlorine and Pyrethroid. Although the group of chemicals are different but, both chemicals modes of action are very similar. Please go to Insecticides Modes of Action - Part 4 to understand more on organochlorine and End of Insecticides Modes of Action to understand on Pyrethroid.

In a nutshell, you shall rotate chemicals which falls under Photo 3, 4 and 5. It is not a wise choice to rotate chemical between organochlorine with pyrethoid, because as shown in Photo 5, their modes of action are similar. You will not be able to get your result in reducing the level of infestation.

Well, you may be asking, how to know which chemical falls under which group. The first thing is to look at Active Ingredient from your service report. From active ingredient, you must be knowledgeable to know which group of chemical does the AI falls in and it will help you to find out the accurate modes of action.

As I mentioned in my previous post, those are just part of the modes of action. Please do not just stick to the few previous posts which have been posted.


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