Introduction about Imidacloprid
Imidacloprid is used to control sucking insects such as rice-, leaf- and plant hoppers, aphids, thrips and whitefly. Imidacloprid is also effective against soil insects, termites and some species of biting insects, such as rice water weevil and Colorado beetle but has no effect on nematodes or spider mites. Imidacloprid can be used as seed dressing, as soil treatment and as foliar treatment in different crops including rice, cotton, cereals, maize, sugar beet, potatoes, vegetables, citrus fruit, apples and pears, and stone fruit5. In European countries such as France, UK, and Holland, imidacloprid is widely used as an insecticide in sugar beet crops.