Yates Nature’s Way Caterpillar Killer is based on Bacillus thuringiensis var. kurstaki, which is an insecticide derived from beneficial bacteria found in soil, on plant surfaces and also in insects. It specifically targets caterpillars and is safe for beneficial insects such as ladybirds and bees. Yates Nature's Way products are based on natural, low toxic & organic ingredients.
How it Works:
Bacillus thuringiensis var. kurstaki affects the insect’s digestive system. The bacteria produce a toxic protein that paralyses the insect’s gut. Once a caterpillar eats treated foliage, it stops eating but may take up to 3-4 days to die and drop from the leaf. Directions for use
HOW TO USE:
DO NOT spray when conditions are hot, or when soil is dry and plants are suffering from moisture stress. The best time to apply is in late afternoon.
HOW TO PREPARE:
Add required amount of Yates Nature’s Way Caterpillar Killer into about half the required amount of water, agitate, then pour the rest of the water on top and shake or stir till thoroughly mixed. Do not mix more spray than is needed.
Mix one 10g sachet per 10L water OR 5g per 5L water.
HOW TO APPLY: Spray when caterpillars or their damage first appear. It is important to spray both sides of all foliage. Respraying at 5 – 7 day intervals may be needed as more caterpillars hatch or under rainy conditions.
CROP: Vegetables, fruits, vines, herbs, oranamental shrubs, flowers and trees.
PESTS CONTROLLED: Armyworm, cotton bollworm, native budworm (Helicoverpa sp), cabbage moth caterpillar, cabbage white butterfly caterpillar, green looper, lightbrown, apple moth caterpillar, perar looper, vine moth caterpillar, soybean looper, tabacco looper.
NOT TO BE USED FOR ANY PURPOSE, OR IN ANY MANNER, CONTRARY TO THIS LABEL UNLESS AUTHORISED