Biopesticides in Kenya

Biopesticides in Kenya

Biopesticides available in Kenya

Biopesticides in Kenya

Biopesticides are derived from micro-organisms (bacteria, fungi, viruses, etc), plants (neem, pyrethrum, etc) and natural enemies of pests (parasitoids, predators and pathogens). Also included under biopesticides are semiochemicals (e.g. insect sex pheromes), enzymes (proteins) and natural plant regulators and insect growth regulators. Table 1 and Table 2 depict biocontrol agents (products derived from micro-organisms and natural enemies) and botanical pesticides (derived from plants), respectively. These biopesticides are registered in Kenya by the Pesticide Control Products Board (www.pcpb.or.ke). For more information refer to the given website.

 

Table 1: Biopesticides (biocontrol agents) available in Kenya 
Trade names of products  Active substances of products Target pest/disease Agent / distributor
Amblytech Amblyseius californicus (predatory mite)  Red spider mites (Tetranchus urticae) on vegetables  Dudutech (K) Ltd 
Amblytech C  Amblyseius cucumeris (predatory mite) Thrips and spider mites on flowers in greenhouses  Dudutech (K) Ltd 
Aphitech Aphididius transcapicus (parasitic wasp)  Aphids (Aphis spp. and Acrosiphum spp. on vegetables  Dudutech (K) Ltd
Bacticide WP  Bacillus thuringiensis var. israelensis Mosquito larvae in breeding sites  Insect (K) Ltd 
BioDewcon 2 WP  Ampelomyces quisqualis (fungus)  Powdery and downy mildew on courgettes and snowpeas  Osho Chemical Industries Ltd 
BioCatch 1.15 WP Verticillium lecanii (fungus) Aphids and whiteflies on French beans and tomatoes Osho Chemical Industries Ltd
Biolep WP Bacillus thuringiensis var. kurstaki (bacterium) African bollworms on French beans Insect (K) Ltd
Bio-Nematon 1.15 WP Paecilomyces lilacinus (fungus) Root-knot nematodes in French beans, roses and tomatoes Osho Chemical Industries Ltd
Bio-Power 1.15 WP Beauveria bassiana Strain GNA (fungus) Aphids and diamondback moth on cabbages Osho Chemical Industries Ltd
Botanigard ES Beauveria bassiana Strain GNA (fungus) Aphids, thrips and whiteflies on French beans and snowpeas Amiran (K) Ltd
Delfin 6.4 WG Bacillus thuringiensis var. kurstaki Strain SA-11 (bacterium) Diamondback moth on brassicas and giant looper on coffee Farmchem (K) Ltd
Diglytech  Diglyphus isaea (parasitic wasp)  Leafminers (Liriomyza spp.) on flowers and vegetables  Dudutech (K) Ltd 
Dipel 2X  Bacillus thuringiensis var. kurstaki Strain ABTS-351 (bacterium) Lepidopteran larvae (caterpillars) in coffee and horticultural crops  Safina (EA). Ltd 
Dipel DF  Bacillus thuringiensis var. kurstaki Strain ABTS-351 (bacterium)  Lepidopteran larvae (caterpillars) (Helicoverpa armigera; Spodoptera exigua) plus leaf-rollers on carnation and roses  Safina (EA). Ltd
Ditera DC  Myrothecium verrucaria (fungus)  Nematodes in ornamentals  Safina (EA). Ltd 
Eco-T WP  Trichoderma harzianum Strain k.d. (fungus)  Soil-borne diseases (Fusarium, Pythium and Rhizoctonia) Lachlan (K) Ltd 
Encartech  Encarsia formosa (parasitic wasp)  Whiteflies (Trialeurodes vaporariorum and Bemisia tabaci) in greenhouses  Koppert Biological Systems (K) Ltd 
Ercal  Eretmocerus eremicus (parasitic wasp)  Whiteflies (Trialeurodes vaporariorum and Bemisia tabaci) in greenhouses  Koppert Biological Systems (K) Ltd 
Florbac 70 DG  Bacillus thuringiensis var. aizawai (bacterium)  Giant looper in coffee  Safina (EA) Ltd 
Halt 50 WP  Bacillus thuringiensis var. kurstaki (bacterium)  Diamondback moth in brassicas and caterpillars on roses  Osho Chemical Industries Ltd 
Nematech Steinernema feltiae (nematode)  Thrips, leafminers, cutworms and sciarid flies on carnations  Dudutech (K) Ltd 
Phytoseiulus System  Phytoseiulus persimilis (predatory mite)  Red spider mites on roses and French beans  Hygrotech (K) Ltd 
Phytotech  Phytoseiulus persimilis (predatory mite)  Spider mites (Tetranychus urticae) in vegetables  Dudutech (K) Ltd 
PL-Plus  Paecilomyces lilacinus (fungus) Nematodes in roses  Juanco SPS Ltd 
Planopar  Coccidoxenoida perminutus (parasitic wasp)  Mealbugs on roses  Koppert Biological Systems (K) Ltd 
Real Phytoseiulus  Phytoseiulus persimilis (predatory mite)  Red spider mites on roses and French beans  Real IPM Company (K) Ltd 
Rootgard  Trichoderma harzianum Strain 21 (fungus)  Soil-borne diseases (Fusarium spp.) in flowers (carnation)  Juanco SPS Ltd 
Spical  Amblyseius (Neaseilus) californicus (predatory mite) Spider mites on roses Koppert Biological Systems (K) Ltd
Spidex  Phytoseiulus persimilis (predatory mite) Spider mites on roses  Koppert Biological Systems (K) Ltd
Swirski-Mite  Amblyseius swirskii (predatory mite)  Whiteflies on roses  Koppert Biological Systems (K) Ltd 
Thripex  Amblyseius cucumeris (predatory mite)  Flower thrips and spider mites on carnation grown in greenhouses Koppert Biological Systems (K) Ltd
Thuricide HP  Bacillus thuringiensis var. kurstaki (bacterium)  Lepidopteran larvae (caterpillars) on vegetables and giant looper on coffee  Farmchem (K) Ltd 
Trianum-P 11.5 WP Trichoderma harzianum Rifai Strain KRL-AG2 (T22) (fungus)  Soil-borne fungal diseases caused by Pythium, Rhizoctonia and Fusarium spp. in French beans Koppert Biological Systems (K) Ltd 
Trichotech  Trichoderma asperullum (fungus)  Soil-borne fungal diseases caused by Pythium, Rhizoctonia and Fusarium spp. in French beans  Dudutech (K) Ltd 
Xentari WDG  Bacillus thuringiensis var. aizawai (bacterium)  Giant looper on coffee  Safina (EA) Ltd 

 

Table 2: Botanical pesticides available in Kenya 
Trade names of products  Active substances of products Target pest/disease Agent / distributor
Achook 0.15 EC  Azadirachtin (0.15%)  Insect pests in horticultural crops and flowers; leafminers on coffee  Organix Ltd 
Flower DS EC  Pyrthrins (4%)  Aphids and whiteflies on vegetables  KAPI Ltd 
Flower Killer Sticks  Pyrthrins (0.5%)  Mosquitoes in domestic dwellings  KAPI Ltd
GC-3EC  Cotton seed oil (31%) + garlic extract (23%) Powdery mildew on roses Juanco SPS Ltd 
GC-Mite EC  Cotton seed oil (40%) + olive oil (20%) + garlic extract (10%)  Red spider mites on flowers (roses) Juanco SPS Ltd
Neemark EC  Azadirachtin (0.03%)  Aphids, thrips and root-knot nematodes in French beans  Osho Chemical Industries Ltd 
Neemraj Super 3000 Azadirachtin (0.03%) Aphids, thrips, whiteflies, diamondback moth, bollworms in vegetables and roses Amiran (K) Ltd
Neemroc 0.03 EC  Azadirachtin (0.03%)  Diamondback moth in brassicas and thrips  Saroneem Biopesticides
Nimbecidine EC Azadirachtin (0.03%) Aphids, thrips, whiteflies, leafminers, cucmber beetles, spider mites in vegetables  Osho Chemical Industries Ltd 
Pydust Pyrthrins (1.0%)  Grain storage pests (rice and maize weevils)  Pyrethrum Board of Kenya 
Pyegar  Pyrethrin + garlic extract  Red spider mites on flowers (roses)  Juanco SPS Ltd
Pyerin EC  Pyrethrin (75g/l)  Aphids and whiteflies on flowers and vegetables  Juanco SPS Ltd
Pylarvex 0.5 E Pyrthrins (0.5%) Mosquito larvae in public health Pyrethrum Board of Kenya
Pymos 0.6 EC Pyrthrins (0.6%) Mosquitoes in public health Pyrethrum Board of Kenya
Pynet 5 EC Pyrthrins (0.5%) Impregnation of bed nets against mosquitoes  Pyrethrum Board of Kenya
Pytix 4EC Pyrthrins (40g/l) Ticks on cattle in areas defined by the Director of Veterinary Services Pyrethrum Board of Kenya
Trilogy 70 EC Clarified hydrobic extract of neem oil (70%) Powdery mildew, downy mildew and botrytis in roses; anthracnose, angular leaf spot and rust in French beans Farmchem (K) ltd
 

Contacts

Agents / Distributors of Biopesticides in Kenya
AMIRAN (K) LTD
Tel.: +254 (20) 6907000
Mobile: +254 719 095 000
Email: amiran@amirankenya.com / pr@amirankenya.com
Website: www.amirankenya.com

 

DUDUTECH (K) LTD
Tel.: +254 (
Email: 
Website: www.dudutech.com

 

FARMCHEM (K) LTD
Tel.: +254 (20) 2409661 / +254 722 520 837 / +254 733 520 837
Email: farmchem@farmchemafrica.com
Website: www.farmchemafrica.com

 

HYGROTECH EAST AFRICA
Tel.: +254 (0) 722 205 148
Email: info@hygrotech.co.ke
 
 
INSECTA (K) LTD
Tel.: +254 (20) 3871444
Mobile: +254 722 114 672

 

KAPI LTD
Tel.: +254 (51) 221 7134 / 221 7228/221 5308
Mobile: +254 733 640 065
Email:  info@kapiltd.co.ke

 

KOPPERT BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS (K) LTD
Tel.: +254 (20) 2021918
Mobile: +254 724 256 524
Email: (Contact): cmacharia@koppert.co.ke
Website: www.koppert.co.ke / www.koppert.com

 

JUANCO SPS LTD
Tel.: +254 (20) 2088754/5/6
Mobile: +254 7222 207 805/6
Email: info@juancogroup.com
Website: www.juancogroup.com

 

LACHLAN (K) LTD
Tel.: +254 (20) 2073912/3/4
Email: lachlan@griculture.co.ke   
Website: www.griculture.co.ke

 

ORGANIX LTD
Tel.: +254 (20) 3566241/2
Mobile: +254 720 937 537 / +254 735 712 090
Email: eco@organix-agro.com
Website: www.organix-agro.com

 

OSHO CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES LTD
Tel.: +254 (20) 3912000
Mobile: +254 0711 045 000/0732 167 000
Email: oshochem@oshochem.com
Website: www.oshochem.com

 

PYRETHRUM BOARD OF KENYA
Tel.: +254 (51) 2211567
Email: pbk@kenya-pyrethrum.com / marketing@kenya-pyrethrum.com
Website: www.kenya-pyrethrum.com

 

REAL IPM COMPANY (K) LTD
Mobile: +254 725 806 086
Email: info@realipm.com
Website: www.realipm.com

 

SAFINA (EA) LTD
Tel.: +254 (20) 2210417
Email: safina@wananchi.com
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