See All ProductsAbamectin

Actions

Acaricide/Miticide; Bacterium; Insecticide; Microbial

Use

Controls Colorado potato beetles, fire ants, leafminers, mites, and pinworms on citrus, pome and stone fruits, mint, nuts and vegetables. Used in greenhouses, shadehouses, nurseries (including Christmas tree / conifer plantations), landscapes and interiorscapes to control mites and thrips.

Formulation

Emulsifiable concentrate, soluble concentrate, suspension concentrate, water-dispersible granule, wettable powder.

Identification

Common Names

Abamectin (BSI, E-ISO, ANSI); Abamectine (F-ISO)

Trivial Name

Avermectin B1

Exp. Code Numbers

MK-0936 (Merck & Co.); C-076 (Ciba)

CAS Codes

71751-41-2 (abamectin); 65195-55-3 (i); 65195-56-4 (ii)

Other Code Number

SHA 0122804

Chemistry

Composition

A mixture containing ≥ 80% avermectin B1a (i) and ≤ 20% avermectin B1b (ii)

Class

Fungus.

Molecular Formula

C48H72O14 (avermectin B1a); C47H70O14 (avermectin B1b)

Mode of Action / Resistance Management

Chemical Group

avermectins; milbemycins

Mode of Action

chloride channel activators

Action Group

IRAC Group 6

Environmental Guidelines

Hazards

Fish: LC50 (96 h) 3.2 µg/l (rainbow trout), 9.6 µg/l (bluegill); Bird: LD50 84.6 mg/kg (mallard duck), >2000 mg/kg (bobwhite quail); Bees: Toxic

Water Solubility

1.21 mg/l at 25° C

Safety Guidelines

Signal Word

WARNING

Toxicity Class

II

Toxicity

(Rat): Oral LD50 221 mg/kg. (Rabbit): Dermal LD50 >2000 mg/kg. Moderate eye irritation, slight primary skin irritation