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Abamectin exhibits stomach and contact toxicity to mites and insects, but it is not effective against eggs. Adult mites, larvae, and insect nymphs that come into contact with Abamectin experience paralysis, become inactive, stop feeding, and die after 2 to 4 days. The lethal effect of Abamectin is relatively slow as it does not cause rapid dehydration in insects. While Abamectin has a direct contact-killing effect on predatory insects and parasitic enemies, its low residual presence on plant surfaces minimizes damage to beneficial insects. Abamectin is immobile when absorbed by soil and is degraded by microorganisms, making it environmentally non-accumulative and a viable component of Integrated Pest Management.

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TC: Colourless to pale yellow crystals

873.1 g/mol (B1a); 859.1 g/mol  (B1b)

95%TC, 1.8%EC, 4%EC, 10%WDG

161.8-169.4 °C (decomp.)

7-10 mg/l (20 ºC)

Stable to hydrolysis @pH 5/7/9 (25 ºC)

Mainland China

<3.7 ´ 10-3 mPa (25 °C)

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C48H72O14 (B1a); C47H70O14 (B1b)


(10E,14E,16E)-(1R,4S,5′S,6S,6′R,8R,12S,13S,20R,21R,24S)-6′-[(S)-sec-butyl]-21,24-dihydroxy-5′,11,13,22-tetramethyl-2-oxo-(3,7,19-trioxatetracyclo[,8.020,24]pentacosa-10,14,16,22-tetraene)-6-spiro-2′-(5′,6′-dihydro-2′H-pyran)-12-yl 2,6-dideoxy-4-O-(2,6-dideoxy-3-O-methyl-α-L-arabino-hexopyranosyl)-3-O-methyl-α-L-arabino-hexopyranoside and 20–0% (10E,14E,16E)-(1R,4S,5′S,6S,6′R,8R,12S,13S,20R,21R,24S)-21,24-dihydroxy-6′-isopropyl-5′,11,13,22-tetramethyl-2-oxo-(3,7,19-trioxatetracyclo[,8.020,24]pentacosa-10,14,16,22-tetraene)-6-spiro-2′-(5′,6′-dihydro-2′H-pyran)-12-yl 2,6-dideoxy-4-O-(2,6-dideoxy-3-O-methyl-α-L-arabino-hexopyranosyl)-3-O-methyl-α-L-arabino-hexopyranoside

Application/Usage: Abamectin insecticide acts primarily as a stomach poison against pests and mites, with additional contact and weak fumigation effects, but no systemic action. It effectively controls leaf-feeding pests in vegetables, like cabbage caterpillars, diamondback moths, and leaf miners, at 11 to 22g/ha dosage. Adding paraffin oil enhances its effectiveness. For mite control, use 5.6 to 28g/ha. To combat cotton bollworms and tobacco budworms, spray a 1.8% emulsion of 750 to 1500 mL/ha mixed with water. For pear psyllids, a 1.8% emulsion of 750 to 1500 mL/ha is recommended. To manage soil-borne root-knot nematodes, use a 1.8% emulsion of 9000 to 12000 mL/ha. Ideal for citrus fruits, cotton, pears, ornamental plants, and vegetable crops. Also serves as parasiticides for controlling internal and external livestock parasites.


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