OHP, Inc., announces the introduction of Pradia chemical crop protection to the ornamental nursery and greenhouse markets. Pradia is a broad-spectrum, combination product developed for control of both sucking and chewing insect pests on ornamentals.
The combination of active ingredients – cyclaniliprole and flonicamid -- provides quick knockdown and lengthy residual activity of many troublesome pests including whiteflies, thrips, aphids, leafminers, armyworms, moths and caterpillars, loopers, plant bugs, Japanese beetles, lace bugs, and beetles including flea beetles.
"We are pleased to offer Pradia to our nursery and grower customers,” says Dan Stahl, OHP vice president and general manager. "The unique combination makes it an ideal, fast-acting, broad-spectrum insect control solution.”
In addition, the combination product offers another advantage. "The systemic and contact activity offered by Pradia makes it an ideal choice for use on hard-to-control sucking and chewing insect pests,” says Dr. Carlos Bográn, OHP manager technical service. "Plus the combination of two active ingredients with overlapping spectrums of control will aid in preventing resistance to diamide insecticides on key pests such as thrips, whiteflies, and aphids.”
Compatible with parasitic wasps, predatory mites, and lady beetles, Pradia is ideal for use as a tool in an IPM program.