Hebei Lansheng Biotech Co., Ltd.
Beijing Multigrass Formulation Co., Ltd.

Chinese researchers develop new method to control fall armywormqrcode

Aug. 31, 2020

Favorites Print
Forward
Aug. 31, 2020

Chinese researchers have developed a more targeted approach to control fall armyworm by using drones to spray a new kind of granular pesticide, according to the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS).


Fall armyworm larvae usually live deep inside corn leaves, making it difficult for liquid pesticides to reach through traditional spraying methods.


Researchers from the Institute of Plant Protection under the CAAS developed a kind of granular pesticide that can fit into the structure of corn leaves and drop directly into the plant section where fall armyworm larvae live.


The granular pesticide, with each particle having a diameter of 0.3 to 0.5 mm, can be sprayed using drones. Field experiments showed that spraying granular pesticides is more effective than spraying traditional liquid pesticides.


The institute has signed a cooperation agreement with relevant biotechnology companies to improve the manufacturing technique and spraying technologies of the granular pesticide, in order to promote large-scale application, according to the CAAS. 


Source: Xinhua News

Picture 0/1200

More from AgroNews

Magazine

2020 India Pesticide Suppliers Guide 2020 Market Insight
Chinese issue of 2020 Market Insight 2020 CRO & CRAO Manual
Chinese issue of 2020 Biologicals Special 2020 Biologicals Special
Subscribe Comment

Subscribe 

Subscribe Email: *
Name:
Mobile Number:  

Comment  

Picture 0/1200

Subscribe to daily email alerts of AgroNews.