DiPel DF Insecticide

SKU: 9934

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Product Overview
Product type Insecticide
Product name DiPel® DF
MAPP No. 18874
Active substances 54% w/w
Formulation Water dispersible granule
Areas of use Amenity vegetation, outdoor edible crops, protected vegetables, ornamental plant production
Amateur/Professional Professional
Phytomobility Contact
Mode of Action Group 11a: Microbial disruptors

DiPel® DF is a biological insecticide which has specific against lepidopterous caterpillars. DiPel® DF can be used in a variety of situations including amenity vegetation and ornamental plant production. It can be applied up to eight times per year at a rate of 0.75-1.0 kg/ha.

DiPel® DF contains the naturally occurring microbe, bacillus thuringiensis. DiPel® DF works rapidly; stopping caterpillars from feeding immediately and control occurring within 24-72 hours after they have ingested plants treated with the insecticide.

The strain of Bacillus thuringiensis that is used in DiPel® DF makes toxic proteins that are specifically toxic to the caterpillars of butterflies and moths. This means that DiPel® DF does not harm bees or other beneficial insects.

DiPel® DF is biodegradable and can be used on many edible crops as well as in ornamental plant production and amenity vegetation. It has a pre-harvest interval of just one day.

Instructions for use

Where to use

DiPel® DF has on label approval for use on the following crops:

  • Outdoor edible crops: Globe artichokes, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, leeks, combining, vining and edible podded peas
  • Protected Vegetables: Aubergine, broad bean, dwarf French bean, runner bean, cucumber, pepper, strawberry, chilli and tomato
  • Ornamental Plant Production
  • Amenity vegetation

DiPel® DF also has Extension of Authorisation for Minor Use (EAMU)* approvals for a variety of crops including:

  • Forestry: For control of oak processionary moth
  • Edible crops: EAMUs for various protected and outdoor edible crops

*Consult the EAMU text for specific conditions before use.

When to use

  • DiPel® DF should be applied as soon as the first caterpillars are seen, preferably during an active feeding period.
  • Repeat applications every 7-10 days until the end of the hatching period

How to use

  • Ensure spray tank is clean and half fill with water.
  • Start agitator and slowly sprinkle the required amount of granules into the centre of the agitator vortex.
  • Continue agitating for a few minutes and complete filling with water to the required spray volume.
  • During spraying agitate as necessary to maintain the suspension.
  • DiPel® DF can be applied through a knapsack or vehicle mounted hydraulic sprayer (boom sprayer) or through a suitable broadcast air-assisted sprayer.
  • A fine spray quality should be used and the foliage covered thoroughly, but not to the point of run-off, to ensure good control.
Maximum treatments Application interval Dose Water volume Application method
8 per annum 1 day 0.75 - 1.0 kg/ha 400 - 500 L/ha Vehicle mounted hydraulic (boom) sprayer
Knapsack sprayer
Broadcast air-assisted sprayer

Active substances

Bacillus thuringiensis kurstaki ABTS-351

Chemical group: Bacillus thuringiensis belongs to the microbial disruptors of insect midgut membranes group of insecticides.

Bio-chemical mode of action: Microbial disruptors work by binding protein toxins to receptors on the midgut membrane of the insect. This induces pore formation, resulting in ionic imbalance and septicaemia.

Mobility: Bacillus thuringiensis is a biological insecticide which acts on the target larvae following ingestion of treated parts of the plant.

Application timing: Bacillus thuringiensis is best applied at the first signs of the pest species.

Resistance: To reduce the risk of resistance insecticides containing Bacillus thuringiensis should be used as part of an integrated pest management programme and alternated with other chemical and non-chemical methods of control. DiPel® DF should be applied no more than 3 times per generation of the pest species.

For further information regarding DiPel® DF Insecticide, please contact our technical sales team on 01952 897917.

Safety Data Sheets

SKU Product Safety Data Sheet (PDF Link)
9934 DiPel DF Insecticide Safety Data Sheet (PDF)

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