Organic cultivation is based on respect for the environment by promoting biodiversity in the cultivated ecosystem. To date, unfortunately we live in a territory
where man has often altered the natural balance, causing the proliferation of some harmful insects for the vegetable garden and fruit plants.
In these cases it may be useful to intervene with corrective treatments and for this reason we resort to insecticides. To avoid damage and be consistent with the rules of organic farming, it is necessary use of products of natural origin, low impact.
Among the insecticides allowed in organic products is Solabiol Success, product authorized in organic farming with a formulated based on Spinosad, obtained from a bacterium (Saccharopolyspora spinosa). This treatment is very useful for containing some harmful parasites in the garden, for example the Colorado potato beetle, thrips and nocturnes.
The insecticidal action of Success
Solabiol Success acts on insects by contact and ingestion, that's why it's important nebulize it on the plants, spraying both on the upper and lower side of the leaves. The cytotropic action allows the active ingredient to be absorbed by the leaf in the first layers and this feature becomes particularly interesting for hitting leaf miners.
The broad-spectrum efficacy is capable of hit different types of insects:
- Colorado potato beetle
- Lepidoptera (moths, borers, capocapsa, leaf miners, noctuids, cabbage, processionaries).
- Fruit flies (Mediterranean fruit fly, olive fly, cherry tree fly).
- Psylla of the pear tree
Due to its versatile use, on many crops and against many parasites, it is worthwhile keep Solabiol Success always available, who has a small vegetable garden or some fruit plant will be able to intervene promptly in times of need.
In fact, rapid action is one of the keys to the success of the biological defense strategy: if you hit the first generations of the insect, it prevents it from multiplying.
How to carry out the treatment
Using Solabiol Success is very simple: the product must be diluted in water at the doses indicated on the label and then sprayed, making a complete wetting of the plant. Treatments must always be carried out in the evening and when the plants are not in bloom to safeguard pollinators.
If the infestation level were to be high, it could be cost effective repeat the treatment after 7-15 days, based on the information on the label.
Safe use of insecticide
For a correct use of plant protection products it is always necessary read the instructions on the label before their use, even for products of natural origin.
I recommend always using insecticides combined with one monitoring technique. We can field pheromone traps for large surfaces, alternatively chromotropic or food attracting systems, but for small gardens, the attentive and constant gaze of the grower is enough. Monitoring allows you to intervene at the most appropriate time. Furthermore, action is taken only after verifying the actual presence of the parasite insect, preferably by intercepting the first generations.
Like most insecticides, spinosad can also cause problems for some beneficial insects, which we can safeguard with intelligent use. In order not to damage bees and pollinators in general we avoid treating flowering plants and in any case spray at the end of the daywhen they are not in business.
There is a waiting period to be respected: after having carried out the treatment it cannot be collected, as a precaution you must wait for the period indicated on the package. So let's remember not to treat on plants ready for harvest. Fortunately, Solabiol Success has a short shortage, however, it is a matter of a few days.