Sequoia is an insecticide containing 120g/litre sulfoxaflor. Sulfoxaflor is a member of the Sulfoximines branch of chemistry discovered by Dow Agrosciences and developed globally for pest control in a range of crops.
Sequoia acts on insects nervous systems causing tremors paralysis and death exhibiting complex and unique interactions with the target pest’s nicotinic acetylcholine receptors. Sequoia is both systemic and translaminar, moving to new growth via the plant’s xylem and through leaf tissue after application.
Sequoia is approved for the control of aphids and whitefly in a range of crops under permanent protection full enclosure.
Why use Sequoia
Sequoia acts on an insect’s nervous system causing tremors, paralysis and death. Sulfoxaflor interacts with nicotinic acetylcholine receptors, mimicking acetylcholine. Acetylcholine is the major excitatory neurotransmitter in an insect’s central nervous system. Sulfoxaflor’s interaction causes hyperexcitation giving good control of key pests.
Due to this unique mode of action Sequoia controls pyrethroid, carbamate, organophosphate and neonicotinoid resistant aphids. Sequoia has systemic and translaminar activity and works via both contact and ingestion. Sequoia has a rapid knockdown delivering excellent control within hours.
Sequoia is labelled for the control of aphids and whitefly. The UK label requires a higher rate for control of whitefly.
Worldwide field efficacy trials have revealed control of a wide range of sap-feeding insects including psyllids, scale insects, several species of thrips, planthoppers leafhoppers, flea hopper, stink bugs, capsids, mealybugs, and jassids. Sequoia will not control lepidopteran (caterpillars) and coleopteran pests (beetles).
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