Lambda-cyhalothrin 5% EC is an insecticide used to control a wide range of insect pests in crops, including cotton, vegetables, fruits, and cereals. The active ingredient in Lambda-cyhalothrin is a synthetic pyrethroid, which works by disrupting the normal functioning of the nervous system in insects, leading to paralysis and eventually death.
Lambda-cyhalothrin is a contact and stomach poison, meaning that it can be ingested by the insect or absorbed through the insect's cuticle (outer protective layer), resulting in toxicity. It is effective against a variety of pests, including aphids, beetles, caterpillars, mites, and whiteflies.
Lambda-cyhalothrin 5% EC is formulated as an emulsifiable concentrate (EC), which is mixed with water and applied as a foliar spray to the crop. It can also be applied as a seed treatment or soil drench, depending on the target pest and crop.
It is important to follow the label instructions and apply Lambda-cyhalothrin at the recommended rates and timings to ensure effective control of the targeted pests and to minimize the risk of resistance development. Additionally, it is important to take proper safety precautions, such as wearing protective clothing and equipment, when handling and applying the insecticide.