Technical Colour and appearence
Cream to off-white powder
Imidacloprid content: 94% (w/w) minimum
Moisture content: 1.0% (w/w) maximum
Imidacloprid is a systemic insecticide that acts as an insect neurotoxin and belongs to a class of chemicals called the neonicotinoids which act on the central nervous system of insects. The chemical works by interfering with the transmission of stimuli in the insect nervous system. Specifically, it causes a blockage of the nicotinergic neuronal pathway. By blocking nicotinic acetylcholine receptors, imidacloprid prevents acetylcholine from transmittingimpulses between nerves, resulting in the insect's paralysis and eventual death. It is effective on contact and via stomach action.
Mammalian toxicity: WHO (a.i.) II, Moderately Hazardous
Environmental toxicity: Imidacloprid toxicity to fish is moderately low. Highly toxic to bees.
Formulation, compatibility and shelf life
Compatible with most insecticides. Two years under normal storage conditions. 17.8% SL, 30.5% SC, 70% WG