Biopesticides in Kenya

Biopesticides in Kenya

Biopesticides available in Kenya

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Biopesticides include microorganisms that control pests (microbial pesticides), macroorganisms that control pests (macrobial pesticides), plant products that control pests (botanicals) and naturally occurring substances that control pests (biochemical pesticides).

This datasheet includes a list of all registered biopesticides available in Kenya as at March 2022.

Biopesticides use in Kenya and Africa

Introduction

African agriculture largely relies heavily on artificial fertilizers and pesticides, whose use has more than doubled in the last four years. Some of the pesticides are very toxic and have been banned in the European markets. Due to lack of information and proper training, many farmers are not aware that these pesticides and chemicals have been banned in their countries of origin and continue using them. Many do not know the correct way to use sprays or how to protect themselves and the environment and are also not aware of the possible alternatives to the deadly chemicals. Farmers also don't know that farms have beneficial organisms (parasitoids and predators) which keep pest numbers under control. Synthetic pesticides kill natural beneficial organisms and have direct harmful effects to animals and humans. Biopesticides are important alternatives to synthetic pesticides. Non chemical crop protection using biopesticides controls harmful pests and diseases without harming non target organisms. For more reading on non chemical crop protection refer to our publication page

Biopesticides are categorized based on how they are derived;

  1. Microbial and Macrobial biopesticides- Microbials are micro-organisms such as bacteria, fungi, viruses or their products that have pesticidal effect. Macrobials are macro-organisms such as predatory mites, beetles and nematodes which are natural enemies of harmful pests. Microbials and Macrobials can further be defined as parasitoids, predators and pathogens.

  2. Botanical biopesticides- These are natural plant products such as of neem, pyrethrum, etc.

  3. Biochemical biopesticides - These are naturally occuring chemicals that control pests. These include insect sex pheromes, enzymes (proteins), natural plant regulators and insect growth regulators.

Table A, B and C depict Microbial and Macrobial, Botanical and Biochemical biopesticides respectively.

These biopesticides are registered in Kenya by the Pesticide Control Products Board. For more information refer to PCPB  website (www.pcpb.go.ke).

For information on biopesticides in other African countries refer to CABI bioprotectional portal https://bioprotectionportal.com/.

 

 

Table A: Microbial and macrobial biopesticides available in Kenya 

TRADE NAME OF PRODUCTS ACTIVE INGREDIENT USES AGENT/DISTRIBUTOR
AFLASAFE KE01 Atoxigenic (Fungus) Biological Fungicide for the control of toxigenic Aspergillus flavus in maize WHO Classification not applicable for biopesticides KALRO
AMBLYTECH Amblyseius californicus  Min. 2000 mites/400mls (predatory mite) An indigenous natural enemy for the control of red spider mites (Tetranychus urticae) on French beans & Spider mites in roses WHO Classification not applicable for biopesticides . Local Agent/Distributor: Dudutech Integrated Pest Management Ltd.
AMBLYTECH C Amblyseious cucumeris 25,000 mites in 600c.c. (predatory mite) Biological agent for the control of flower thrips & spider mites on Carnations ONLY grown in green houses. WHO classification is not applicable. Local Agent/Distributor: Dudutech Integrated Pest Management Ltd.
APHITECH Aphidius transcaspinus  Min. 500 Aphidius mummies/400ml (parasitic wasp) Parasitic wasp for the control of Aphids on French beans WHO Classification not applicable for biopesticides. Local Agent/Distributor: Dudutech Integrated Pest Management Ltd.
BACIGUARD 16 WDG Water dispersible granules Bacillus thuringiensis var: aizawai sero H7 subtype HKA2000  16000IU/mg (Bacterium) Biological insecticide for the control of caterpillars on Roses, chives, French beans and snow peas WHO Classification is not applicable for Biopesticides. Greenlife Crop Protection Africa Ltd
BEAUVITECH WP Wettable Powder Beauveria bassiana (Fungus) Biological insecticide for control of Thrips and Whiteflies on French beans; Thrips on roses WHO Classification not applicable for biopesticides Local Agent/Distributor: Dudutech Integrated Pest Management Ltd
BIOCATCH 1.15WP Wettable Powder Verticillium (Lecanicillium) Lecanii (Fungus) Biological insecticide for the control of Aphids on Roses and French beans, aphids and whiteflies on Tomatoes. Residue Data Not Applicable for Biopesticides WHO Class U Products unlikely to present hazard under conditions of normal use. Osho Chemical Industries Ltd.
BIO CATCH 1.5 LF Aqueous solution Verticillium (Lecanicillium) Lecanii 1*109cfu/ml (Fungus) Biological insecticide for the control of Whiteflies, Aphids and Thrips French beans, aphids and Thrips on Roses PHI & MRL: Not applicable for biopesticides WHO Class U Unlikely to present acute hazard under normal use Green color band Osho Chemical Industries Ltd
BIO CURE F 1.5 WP Trichoderma viride strain TV-1 1.5*106cfu/g (Fungus) Biological fungicide for control of Soil-borne fungal pathogens (Fusarium spp, Phytophthora sp, Pythium spp and Vericilium sp) in Roses. REI: When spray dries WHO Class U Unlikely to present acute hazard under normal use Green color band Osho Chemical Industries ltd
BIO DEWCON 2% WP Wettable powder Ampelomyces quisqualis 1x108 cfu/gram (Fungus) A biological fungicide for the control of powdery mildew and downy mildew in Roses; and powdery mildew on snow peas and courgetts. Micro organisms are not classified under WHO classification REI - 0 days Osho Chemical Industries Ltd.
BIO MAGIC 1.5 LF Metarhizium anisopliae 1.0*9 cfu/ml (Fungus) Biological insecticide for control of aphids and thrips on roses; aphids, whiteflies and thrips in French beans. WHO Class U Unlikely to present acute hazard under normal use Green color band Osho Chemical Industries Ltd
BIO NEMATON Liquid spores and mycelial fragments Paecilomyces lilacinus 1.5%) = 1x108 cfu/ml (Fungus) Biological nematicide for the control of nematodes (root knot, cyst, burrowing nematodes) in roses, French beans and Tomatoes and cyst nematodes in potatoes WHO Classification not applicable for for Biopesticides. Osho Chemical Industries Ltd.
BIOAMBLY-C predatory mite suspended in vermiculate Amblyseius cucumeris 60,000 units in 1000 ml vermiculite (Predatory Mite) Predatory mite for control of Thrips on roses WHO Classification not applicable for macrobial organisms BioProduction (K) Ltd
BIOCATCH 1.15WP Wettable Powder Verticillium (Lecanicillium) Lecanii (Fungus) Biological insecticide for the control of Aphids on Roses and French beans, aphids and whiteflies on Tomatoes. Residue Data Not Applicable for Biopesticides WHO Class U Products unlikely to present hazard under conditions of normal use. Osho Chemical Industries Ltd.
BIOCURE B 1.75 WP Wettable Powder Pseudomonas fluorescens 1.75% w/w 1x108 cfu/g (Bacterium) Biological fungicide for the control of Botrytis, Septoria leafspot & Sclerotonia in Tomatoes. WHO Class U Green Colour Band Unlikely to present acute hazard under normal use. Osho Chemical Industries Ltd.
BIOKIL WP Bacillus Thuringiensis var. Kurstaki (Btk) 9 x 107 spores/mg (Bacterium) Biological insecticide for the control of Thrips & African bollworm in French beans and fall armyworms in baby corns, diamond backmoth in broccoli and caterpillars ( Helicoverpa amigera) in roses. Local Agent: Insecta Pest Control Co Ltd; Distributor: Agrifarm Biologicals Ltd
BIOLEP WP Bacillus Thuringiensis var. Kurstaki (Btk) 9 x 107 spores/mg (Bacterium) Insecticide for the control of thrips and African bollworm on French beans. Insecta Limited
Bio-magic Metarhizium anisopliae (Fungus) Microbial against Aphid, Bemisia tabaci,Cotton whitefly,Flower thrips,Greenhouse whitefly,Mealybug,Thrips,Tobacco whitefly,Trialeurodes vaporariorum,Whitefly,in French bean,Ornamental,Rose and Tomato Osho Chemical Industries Ltd
BIOMYSIS Mean 1.15% WP Wettable powder Metarhizium anisopliae (Metchikoff.) Sorokin strain (Metchikoff.) Sorokin (NCIM-1311) 1*108 cfu/ml (Fungus) Biological insecticide for control of Thrips and Caterpillars on French beans; Thrips, Caterpillars and Mealybugs on Roses. REI: 3hours WHO Classification not appliable for biopesticides. Bio Organic Ltd
BIO-NEMATON 1.15% WP Wettable Powder Paecilomyces lilacinus 1.15%WP (1x108 cfu/g min)(Fungus) A biological nematicide for the control of root knot, cyst and burrowing nematodes in Roses; and for the control of root knot nematodes in tomatoes and French beans. Osho Chemical Industries Ltd.
BIOPHYTO Phytoseiulus persimilis 2,000 units (Predatoory mite) in 100 ml vermiculite Predatory mite for the control and management of red spider-mites in roses. WHO Classification not applicable for living organisms Bioproduction (K) Ltd.
BIO-POWER 1.15WP Wettable Powder Beauveria bassiana Strain GHA 1.15%w/w (Fungus) Insecticide for the control of aphids & DBM on cabbages. Osho Chemical Industries Ltd
BIOPOWER 1.5 Liquid Beauveria bassiana 1.0*108 cfu/ml (Fungus) Biological insecticide for control of aphids, bollworms, caterpillars, cutworm and thrips on French beans and tomatoes and aphids, caterpillars, cutworms and DBM on cabbages Osho Chemical Industries Ltd
BIOSCIMITUS Predatory Mite in carrier Material Hypoaspis miles/ Stratiola elaps Scimitus 25,000 units in 1000ml vermiculite (Predatory Mite) Predatory mite for the control of thrips in roses. Bioproduction (K) Ltd
BIO-T-PLUS Bacillus Thuringiensis var. Kurstaki (Btk) 9 x 107 spores/mg (Bacterium) Biological insecticide for the control of Thrips and African bollworm on French beans; Caterpillars on Roses. WHO Classification not applicable for biopesticides Sineria Kenya Limited
BN3 5WP Bacillus thuringiensis var Kurstaki 5% w/w (Bacterium) Biological insecticide for the control of Diamondback moth (DBM) on Cabbages and Caterpillars on Roses WHO Classification not applicable for biopesticides. Antosh Investment Ltd
BOTANIGARD ES Emulsifiable suspension Beauveria bassiana strain GHA 11.3% w/w (Fungus) A biopesticide for the control of sucking insects (Thrips, aphids and whiteflies) on French beans, Snow peas and Roses Amiran (K) Ltd.
CAPIREL Steinernerma feltiae 50 X 106 larvae/10 g (Nematode) Entomopathogenic nematode for the control of sciarid flies in Eustoma (Lisianthus) Koppert biological Systems (K) Ltd
CAPSANEM PASTE Steinernema carpocapsae, 50 million larvae/unit (Nematode) Biological insecticide/nematicide for the control of Caterpillars on Roses WHO Classification not applicable for biopesticides Koppert Biological Systems (K) Ltd
CAPSANEM PASTE Steinernema carpocapsae , 50 million larvae/unit (Nematode) Biological insecticide/nematicide for the control of Caterpillars on Roses WHO Classification not applicable for biopesticides Koppert Biological Systems (K) Ltd
Cryptex Cryptophlebia leucotreta granulovirus CrleGV
Thaumatotibia leucotreta granulovirus- (Isolate)
Microbial against  African bollworm,Bollworm,Caterpillar,Diamondback moth,False codling moth,Giant looper,Helicoverpa,Helicoverpa armigera,Looper in Avocado,Capsicum,Ornamental and 
Rose
Local Agent/Distributor: Andermatt Kenya Ltd
CRYPTEX Suspension concentrate Cryptophlebia leucotreta granulovirus CrleGV 2*1010 occlusion bodies/mL (Moth isolate) Biological insecticide for control of False codling moth (FCM) on Roses, avocadoes and capsicum WHO Classification not applicable for microbial pesticides Local Agent/Distributor: Andermatt Kenya Ltd
CRYPTOBUG-L Cryptolaemus montrouzieri(Predatory beetle) Predatory beetle for control of mealy bugs in Roses Koppert Biological systems (K) Ltd
DELFIN 6.4 WG Water dispersible granules Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. kurstaki, Strain SA-11  (Bacterium) and delta endotoxins equivalent to 53x109 Su/Kg Biological larvicide for the Control of Diamondback moth (DBM)in Cabbage & Giant loppers in Coffee. WHO Classification not applicable for biopesticides. Sineria Kenya Limited
DIGLYTECH Diglyhus isaea (parasitic wasp) Parasitic wasp for the control of Leafminer on French beans & Roses WHO Classification not applicable for biopesticides Local Agent/Distributor: Dudutech Integrated Pest Management Ltd.
DIPEL DF Dry Flowable Bacillus thuringiensis var kurstaki Strain ABTS-351, 54% w/w (Bacterium) + Fermentation solids A selective biological larvicide for the control of caterpillars (Helicoverpa armigera, and Spodoptera exigua) and leaf rollers on Carnations and Roses. Safina E.A. Ltd.
DITERA DF Dry Flowable Myrothecium verrucaria 90% (Fungus) Nematicide for use in ornamentals. Safina (K) Ltd.
ECO-T Wettable Powder Trichoderma asperellum Strain k.d. (Hyphomycetes Fungus) 2x109 spores Fungicide for the control of root disease causing organisms and to enhance plant growth on Statice, Carnations, Lisianthus & French beans. Local Agent/Distributor: Andermatt Kenya Ltd
ENCARTECH Encarsia formosa Min. 2000 adult parasitic wasps/ 400ml (parasitic wasp) Parasitic wasp for the Control of Whiteflies on. French beans & Roses WHO Classification not applicable for biopesticides Local Agent/Distributor: Dudutech Integrated Pest Management Ltd.
ENTONEM Larvae in inert carrier material Steinernerma feltiae 50 x 106 larvae /10g (Nematode) Entomopathogenic nematode for the control Sciarid flies in Eustoma (Lisianthus) WHO Classification is not applicable for Biopesticides. Koppert Biological Systems (K) Ltd.
ERCAL Eretmocerus eremicus  85-100 pupae per card(parasitic wasp) Biological insecticide for the control of whiteflies (Trialeurodes vaporariorum and Bemisia tabaci) in Roses WHO Classification is not applicable for biopesticides Koppert (K) Ltd., Nairobi.
FAWLIGEN SC Suspension Concentrate Spodoptera frugiperda multiple Nucleopolyhedrovirus 34.2% (Isolate); 7.5 x109 occlusion bodies per ml product Biological Insecticide for control of Fall Army Worm (Spodoptera frugiperda) in maize. Arysta Lifescience (K) Ltd
FREND 5 WP Bacillus thuringiensis Var Kurstaki (serotype 3a3b3c) 32000*1011cfu/g (Bacterium) Biological insecticide for the control of Caterpillars on Roses WHO classification not applicable to biopesticides Osho Chemical Industries Ltd
HALT 50WP Wettable Powder Bacillus thuringiensis var Kurstaki 5% w/w (Bacterium) Biological insecticide for the control of Diamondback moth (DBM) on Cabbages and Caterpillars on Roses WHO Classification not applicable for biopesticides. Osho Chemical Industries Ltd.
HALT NEO 5% WP Wettable Powder Bacillus thuringiensis sub-spsecies kurstaki 32000 IU/mg (Bacterium) Biopesticide for control of African Bollworm and Thrips on French beans and Fall Armyworm in maize, Diamond Back Moth in cabbage WHO Class U Unlikely to present hazard under normal use Green Color Band Osho Chemical Industries Limited
HELITEC SC Suspension Concentrate Helicoverpa armigera SNPV 8% w/w 2x99 polyhedra per ml (Lepidoptera Worm) Insecticide for control of African Bollworm (Helicoverpa armigera) on Tomatoes and on roses. MRLs & WHO Classification are not applicable for Biopesticides. Kenya Biologics Ltd.
HYPOTECH Hypoaspis miles (15, 000 live mites in 600 ml)(mites) Predatory soil mite for the control of Thrips on Roses WHO Classification not applicable for biopesticides Local Agent/Distributor: Dudutech Integrated Pest Management Ltd.
KHITO 1.2 SL Chrysophanol 12g/l (Fungal isolate) Fungicide for control of powdery mildew in roses and bacterial wilt in tomatoes. Sineria Kenya Limited
KICHAWI KILL Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. strigae1*107 cfu/g(Fungus) Pre-and post-emergence mycoherbicide for the control of Striga hermonthica striga/witch weed in Maize. WHO Classification not applicable for biopesticides Molecular characterization has been provided. Pest risk analysis was not provided. Any commercial undertaking must be controlled and release of product to be controlled and environmental documentation to be maintained by applicant. Kenya Agriculture & Livestock Research Organization- AMRI Katumani,
KOBE 1.2 SL Chrysophanol 12g/L (Fungal isolate) Biochemical fungicide for the control of powdery and crown gall (Agrobacterium tumeficiens) in roses: bacterial wilt in tomatoes. Sineria Kenya Ltd.
LECATECH WP Wettable powder Lecanicillium lecanii 1*1010 cfu/g (Fungus) Biological insecticide for Control of Thrips and White flies on French beans; white flies on roses WHO Class U Unlikely to present acute hazard under normal use ; Green color band Residue data not applicable for biopesticides Local Agent/Distributor: Dudutech Integrated Pest Management Ltd.
LIMONICA Amblydromalus limonicus 12500 predatory units/1000 cc bottle (Predatory mites). Predatory mites for control of whiteflies on roses in greenhouses. WHO Class U, Unlikely to cause hazard under normal use, Green color band. Koppert Biological systems (K ) Ltd
MACRO-MITE Predatory mites in a mixture of vermiculite and peat 50,000 predatory mites (Macrochelis robustulus) Biological control agent for control of thrips on roses. WHO Class U Unlikely to present hazard in normal use Green color band Koppert Biological Systems (K) Ltd
MAZAO ACHIEVE Metarhizium anisopliae ICIPE 78 1*1011 cfu/ml (Fungus) Biopesticide for the control of Spider mites on Roses and fall armyworm in maize. WHO classification not applicable for biopesticides REI: When the spray dries. Real IPM Company (K) Ltd, Thika
MAZAO REGAIN Bacillus subtilis BS-01 1x1010 cfu/ml) (Bacterium) Biological fungicide for the control of Powdery Mildew on Roses, rice blast in rice. WHO Class U Unlikely to present acute hazard under normal use Green color band Real IPM Company (K) Ltd, Thika
MAZAO SUSTAIN Trichoderma asperellum TRC900 1.7 x 109 cfu/gram (Fungus) Biological nematicide for the control of Root knot nematodes (Meloidogync spp) in French beans WHO classification not applicable for biopesticides The Real IPM Company (K) Ltd
MYCOTAL WP Lecanicillium muscarium strain Ve6 1*1010 spores/gram (Fungus) A microbial insecticide for control of whiteflies in greenhouse roses Koppert (K) Ltd
MYTECH WP Wettable Powder Paecilomyces lilacinus (1 x 1010 cfu/g)(Fungus) Biological nematicide for the control of plant parasitic nematode (Meloidogync spp) on Roses and Tomatoes. WHO classification not applicable for biopesticides Local Agent/Distributor: Dudutech Integrated Pest Management Ltd.
NEMATECH WG Steinernema feltiae (1.5million infective juveniles/gram)(Nematodes) Biopesticide based on entomopathogenic nematodes to control thrips, leaf miner, cutworms, and sciarid flies on Carnations. Local Agent/Distributor: Dudutech Integrated Pest Management Ltd.
PACYLOS 18 WP (Formerly NOFLY 18% WP) Wettable powder Paecilomyces fumosoroseus strain FE 9901 blastospores 3.11*109 spores/gram (Fungus) Biological insecticide for the control of whiteflies and aphids in French beans WHO Classification not applicable for biopesticides Sineria Kenya. Ltd
PHYTOTECH Phytoseilus persimilis Min. 2000 mites/400mls (Predatory mite)  Predatory mite for the Control of Spidermites in French beans & Roses WHO Classification not applicable for biopesticides. Local Agent/Distributor: Dudutech Integrated Pest Management Ltd.
PL PLUS (powder) Paecilomyces lilacinus Spores 2 x 109 (Fungus) A biopesticide (nematicide) to control pathogenic nematodes in Roses. Juanco SPS Ltd.
PLANOPAR (Parasitic wasp) Coccidoxenoides perminutus 5000 pupae per 100 cc (Parasistic wasp) A biological control agent for the control of mealybugs on Roses. WHO Classification not applicable for biopesticides. REI Immediate Koppert Biological Systems (K) Ltd.
REAL ANDERSON 12500 Amblyseius andersoni predatory mite) per 250ml container in wheat bran Predatory mites for control of spider mites in roses. Real IPM Company Kenya
Real Californicus Amblyseius californicus (Predatory mite) Macrobial against Mite,Red spider mite,Spider mite,Tetranychus urticae,Two spotted spider mite in Ornamental and Rose Real IPM Ltd
REAL CUCUMERIS Predatory mite suspended in wheat bran Amblyseius cucumeris (50,000 predatory mites/g) Biological Insecticide for control of Thrips on Carnation WHO Classification not applicable for biopesticides The Real IPM (K) Ltd
REAL METARHIZIUM OD Metarhizium anisopliae ICIPE 69 1.0*9 cfu/ml (Fungus) Biological insecticide for control of Mealy bugs in Roses. WHO Class U, Unlikely to cause hazard under normal use, Green color band Real IPM Company (K) Ltd
Real Phytoseiulus Phytoseiulus persimilis(Predatory mite) Macrobial against Mite, Red spider mite, Spider mite, Tetranychus urticae, Two spotted spider mite in French bean, Ornamental Rose Macrobial against Mite, Red spider mite, Spider mite Tetranychus urticae, Two spotted spider mite in French bean, Ornamental Rose
ROOTGARD Trichoderma harzianum strain 212 x109 spores (Fungus) A biological product (natural product) for the control of root fungal diseases on carnations (flowers). Juanco SPS Ltd.
SERENADE(r) ASO SC Suspension Concentrate Bacillus amyloliquefaciens strain QST 713 13.96 g/L (1.042*1012 CFU/L) (Bacterium) Biological fungicide for the control of Coffee Leaf Rust on Coffee, black rot and Alternaria leaf spots in cabbages, powdery mildew in roses WHO Classification not applicable to biopesticides Bayer East Africa LTD
SPICAL Neoseilus californicus ( Amblyseius californicus ) (2000 mites/100ml) A biological control agent for the control of Red spidermites/Two spotted spider mites (Tetranychus urticae) in Roses Koppert (K) Ltd., Nairobi.
SPIDEX Phytoseiulus persimilis (2000 Mites/100ml) A biological control agent for the control of Red spider mite / Two spotted spidermites (Tetranychus urticae) in roses. Koppert (K) Ltd., Nairobi.
SWIRSKI-MITE 'Amblyseius swirskii' (Predatory mite) Macrobial pesticide for control of Whiteflies on Roses. WHO Classification not applicable for biopesticides Koppert Biological Systems Kenya
THRIPEX Amblyseious cucumeris (25,000 mites in 600 c.c.) Biological agent for the control of flower thrips & spider mites on Carnations only grown in green houses. WHO classification is not applicable Koppert Biological Systems (K) Ltd.
Thuricide HP Bacillus thuringiensis (Bacterium) Microbial against Beet armyworm,Cabbage looper,Diamondback moth,Giant looper,Jelly grub,Looper,Skeletonizer,Spodoptera,Spodoptera exigua in Brinjal,Broccoli,Cabbage,Cauliflower,Coffee,Courgette,Cucurbits,French bean,Kale,Onion,Pea,Potato,Snow pea,Squash,Sugar,snap pea,Tomato,Turnip Farmchem (K) Ltd 
TRIANUM - P 11.5 WP Wettable Powder Trichoderma harzianum Rifai strain KRL-AG2 (T-22) 11.5 g/Kg (1x109 cfu/g)(Fungi) Biopesticide for the control of soil borne fungal diseases caused by Pythium spp, Rhizoctonia spp and Fusarium spp in French bean fields; Fusarium spp in Carnations. WHO Classification not applicable for biopesticides. Koppert Biological Systems (K) Ltd.
TRICHOTECH Trichoderma asperullum 8x 109 spores/g(Fungus) Biopesticide for the control of soil borne fungal diseases caused by Pythium spp, Rhizoctonia spp. and Fusarium spp in French bean fields; Fusarium wilt in Carnations. WHO Classification not applicable for biopesticides. Local Agent/Distributor: Dudutech Integrated Pest Management Ltd.
Vacciplant Myrothecium verrucaria (Fungus) Microbial against Cyst nematode, Nematode, Root knot nematode in Carnation, Ornamental and Rose UPL Ltd
XENTARI Bacillus thuringiensis Var: Aizawai 15000 1U per mg (Bacterium) Biological insecticide for coffee against the Giant Lopper, and for the control of caterpillars on Roses and Carnations. REI: 4 hours Safina E.A. Ltd.

 

Table B: Botanical biopesticides available in Kenya 

 

TRADE NAME OF PRODUCTS ACTIVE INGREDIENT USES AGENT/DISTRIBUTOR
ACHOOK 0.15% EC Emulsifiable Concentrate Azadirachtin 0.15% w/w Neem-based insecticide/ nematicide for control of nematodes in Baby corn, Banana, Roses, Snow peas, Sugar snaps & Tomatoes. Diamond Back moth in Broccoli. Aphids in cabbages, Leaf miner in Coffee. Thrips & Nematodes in French beans. Aphids & Diamond back moth in kales. Thrips, Aphids and Nematodes in Pyrethrum. Aphids, Mites, Thrips & Weevils in tea. Organix Ltd
AMINEM XY16 Liquid Emulsion Carvacrol 2% w/v Bionematicide for control of root knot nematodes in Tomatoes by drenching. WHO Class U Unlikely to present hazard under normal use Green Color Band Amiran Kenya Ltd.
BACTROLURE 98.9% LIQUID Methyl Eugenol 98.9% (natural chemical compound) Pheromone for use with Oshothion 50 EC (PCPB (CR) 0482 in Male annihilation technique (MAT) for control & monitoring of male Fruit fly (Bactrocera invadens) in mangoes, WHO Class II (moderately hazardous; Yellow color band Farmtrack Consulting Distributor: Osho Chemicals (K) Limited
BIO-CHANCE 150 SL Soluble Concentrate Naringin 150g/L Fungicide for control of powdery mildew, downy mildew and botrytis on Roses; downy mildew in basil and broccoli; anthracnose, powdery mildew, downy mildew, rust and angular leaf spot on Chives and French beans and downy mildew, angular leaf spot, anthracnose and rust in snow peas; downy mildew and purple blotch in onions. Greenlife crop protection Africa Ltd
BIOSUCCEED 35 EC Pyrethrin + Garlic extract Miticide for the control of red spider mites on Roses Local agent: Juanco SPS Ltd Distributor: Greenlife Crop Protection Africa Ltd
Biosure Benzoic acid Natural substance against Angular leaf spot,Anthracnose,Botrytis,Downy mildew,Early blight,Late blight,Purple blotch,Rust in Chive, French bean,Onion,Ornamental and Rose, Tomato Greenlife Crop protection Africa Ltd
CODACIDE OIL Vegetable Oil Organic Vegetable Oil 95% w/v Adjuvant for enhancing performance of Dithane M-45 against early blight on tomatoes and potatoes; and radiant against caterpillars in tomatoes and french beans Lachlan (K) Ltd.
CRUDE OIL RESIN EXTRACT 25% Pyrethrins 25% w/w Insecticide, raw materials for formulating products used in the control of a wide variety of insect pests. Pyrethrum Board of Kenya.
Explorer Eugenol Effective against Anthracnose, Botrytis, Downy mildew, Grey mold, Powdery mildew, Purple blotch, Rust in  Capsicum, French bean, Onion, Ornamental, Rose,Snow pea
,Tomato
Greenlife Crop Protection Africa Ltd
FLOWER DS EC Emulsifiable Concentrate Pyrethrins 4% Insecticide for control of aphids and white flies in Runner beans; flower thrips and aphids in Snow peas; aphids, whiteflies and thrips in French beans; aphids in Mangetout and aphids in Roses, thrips on Chives. KAPI Ltd.
FORTUNE AZA Azadirachtin 1000ppm Insecticide/ nematicide for control of thrips and aphids on French beans and nematodes on roses. WHO Class U Green Colour band; Product unlikely to present hazards under conditions of normal use. Agrichem & Tools Ltd
GC-3 EC Biological Cotton seed oil 31% + Garlic extract 23% Fungicide to control Powdery mildew in Roses. REI: 6hours WHO Class U, Unlikely to present acute hazard in normal use; Green Color Band Juanco SPS Ltd.
Gomite Citric acid Natural substance against ,Aphid,Flower thrips,Mite, Red spider mite,Spider mite, Tetranychus urticae, Thrips, Two spotted spider mite, Whitefly in French bean, Ornamental Rose Thika wax works
LEVO 2.4 SL Soluble Concentrate Oxymatrine 2.4% Insecticide/miticide for the control of aphids and spidermites on Roses and Tomatoes, aphids and whiteflies on French beans, thrips in chives REI: 6hours PHI: Tomatoes, French beans & Chives-1 day WHO Class U of products Unlikely to cause hazard in normal use., Green Colour Band Agent: Sineria Kenya Ltd; Distributor: Chemvtura (Pty) Ltd.
MAGNETO 1% EC Azadirachtin 0.6% + Matrine 0.4% Insecticide for control of aphids, thrips, whiteflies and spidermites on roses, aphids, thrips, whiteflies, leafminers and caterpillars on snow peas and broccoli; aphids, thrips and whiteflies in chilli peppers and thrips in onions, caterpillars and fruitflies in avocados REI: 12 hours WHO Class U, Unlikely to present hazard under normal use; Green color band. Greenlife Crop Protection Africa Ltd
NEEMARK EC Azadirachtin 0.03% Insecticide for the control of control aphids, thrips, nematicides in French beans. Osho Chemical Industries Ltd.
Neemraj super-3000 Azadirachtin Natural substance against African bollworm, Aphid, Bemisia tabaci, Bollworm, Cotton whitefly, Diamondback moth,Flower thrips, Greenhouse whitefly, Nematodes, Thrips, Tobacco whitefly, Trialeurodes vaporariorum, Whitefly in Cabbage, French bean, Kale, Ornamental, Pea, Rose, Snow pea Osho Chemical Industries Ltd.
NEEMROC 0.03% ECEmulsifiabl Concentrate Azadirachtin 0.03% w/w (32% neem oil) Insecticide based on Neem Oil for use in brassicas to control diamond backmoth & thrips. Saroneem Biopesticides P.O. Box 64373, Nairobi
NEMGUARD 99.9% SC Suspension Concentrate Garlic Extract 99.9% v/v Nematicide for control of nematodes in roses and French beans. WHO Class U Unlikely to present hazard in normal use Green color band. Local Agent/Distributor: Dudutech Integrated Pest Management Ltd.
Nimbecidine Azadirachtin Biological against Tuta absoluta  in Ornamentals, Cucurbits, French bean, Ornamental Rose, Snow pea, Tobacco, Tomato Osho Chemical Industries Ltd.
NO PATH EW Oil Emulsion in water Thyme Oil 8.12 % w/w Biological against Tuta absoluta  in Ornamentals, Cucurbits, French bean, Ornamental Rose, Snow pea, Tobacco, Tomato Koppert Biological Systems (K)
PERIL 2.4 SL Soluble Concentrate Oxymatrine 2.4% Insecticide/miticide for the control of aphids and spidermites on Roses and Tomatoes, aphids and whiteflies on French beans. REI: 6hours PHI: Tomatoes & French beans-1 day WHO Class U of products Unlikely to cause hazard in normal use., Green Colour Band Sineria Kenya Limited
PESTHRIN 6% EC Emulsifiable Concentrate Pyrethrins 6% Insecticide for the control of Aphids, Whiteflies and Thrips on Morbdick flowers, Beanfly, aphids, whiteflies & Thrips on French beans, Diamond backmoth, Aphids, Thrips, Whiteflies & Bollworm on Cabbages. WHO Class II, Moderately hazardous; Yellow color band Agent/Distributor: Orion East Africa Ltd
PREV AM 60 SL Soluble Liquid Orange Oil (Limonene 60/L) Fungicide/insecticides for the control of powdery mildew in roses, whiteflies in coriander and French beans. WHO Class III: Slightly hazardous Blue color band. Mura Agriconsultancy Services
PYAGRO 4 Emalsifiable Concentrate Pyrethrins 40g/L Insecticide for the control of thrips, aphids and whiteflies on French beans and roses; whiteflies on hypericum; Diamond back moth, aphids and cabbage saw fly on kales; whiteflies and red spider mites on tomatoes. Pyrethrum Board of Kenya
PYDUST Pyrethrins 1.0% Insecticidal dust to control common grain storage pests e.g. Rice & Maize weevils. Pyrethrum Board of Kenya.
PYEGAR Pyrethrin + Garlic extract An acaricide for the control of red spider mites on Roses (flowers). Juanco SPS Ltd.
PYENEEM 20EC Emulsifiable Concentrate Pyrethrin 10g/L + Azadirachtin 10g/L Insecticide for the control of Aphids, Whitefly nymphs and Spidermites on Tomatoes WHO Class III Slightly hazardous Blue color band REI: Juanco SPS Ltd
PYERIN EC Emulsifiable Concentrate Pyrethrin 75g/L Insecticide/Miticide for the control of Whiteflies on Hypericum; Flower thrips & Whiteflies on n French beans; Diamond backmoth (DBM) & Aphids on Kales; Leaf beetles on Karela.; Aphids on Roses; Post harvest insecticides for control of mealybug and fruit flies on pineapples. Pineapples EU-MRL: 1mg/kg; Do not re-apply within 7 days on post-harvest use Juanco SPS
PYRETONE EC Pyrethrin 4% (w/v) Insecticide for control of thrips and whiteflies in roses; whiteflies and thrips on French beans and basil, whiteflies in broccoli REI: 6 hours WHO Class III, Slightly hazardous, Blue color band. Agent: Maj-Chemie Ltd; Distributor: Kenagro Suppliers Ltd
REFINED PYRETHRUM "PALE EXTRACT" 25% Pyrethrins 25% w/w Insecticide, raw materials for formulating products used in the control of a wide variety of insect pests. Pyrethrum Board (K)
REQUIEM PRIME EC 152.3 Emulsifiable Concentrate Terpenoid Blend (alpha terpine, p-cymene, d-linonene) 152.3 g/L Insecticide/miticide for control of spider mites in roses; whiteflies on tomatoes; thrips, whiteflies and red spider mites on French beans. WHO Class U Green Color Band, Unlikely to present acute hazard under normal use Bayer East Africa Ltd
REWARD OIL Vegetable Oil Organic Vegetable Oil 95% w/v Adjuvant for enhancing performance of Dithane M-45 against early blight on tomatoes and potatoes; and radiant against caterpillars in tomatoes and French beans Local Agent: Lachlan Kenya Ltd Distributor Elgon Kenya Ltd.
SUPERFINE PYRETHRUM POWDER 1.3% w/w Pyrethrins 1.3% w/w Insecticide, raw material for manufacturing of mosquito coils and insecticidal dust a wide range of insect pests. Pyrethrum Board (K)
TRILOGY 70 EC Emulsifiable Concentrate. Clarified Hydrophobic extract of Neem oil, 70% An agricultural miticide and a preventive fungicide for the control of spidermites, Powdery mildew, Downy mildew and botrytis in roses; and for the control of anthracnose, angular leaf spot and rust in French beans. Sineria E.A Limited

 

Table C: Biochemical biopesticides available in Kenya 

 

TRADE NAME OF PRODUCTS ACTIVE INGREDIENT USES AGENT/DISTRIBUTOR
CERA TRAP Liquid Hydrolysed Protein 55g/L A trap for control and monitoring of Fruit fly in mangoes. WHO Class U: Unlikely to present hazard in normal use Green color band Local Agent/Distributor: Andermatt Kenya Limited
Crytrack (E)-8-Dodecenyl acetate
(Z)-8-Dodecenyl acetate
Semiochemical against African bollworm, Bollworm, Caterpillar, Diamondback moth, False codling moth,Giant looper,Helicoverpa,Helicoverpa armigera, Looper in Chili pepper Kenya Biologics Ltd
CRYTRACK Rubber impregnated with synthetic Female Cryptophlebia Leucotreta Pheromone (E)-8-Dodecenyl acetate 0.06 mg per lure + (Z)-8-Dodecenyl acetate 0.04 mg per lure Pheromone for monitoring and mass trapping of false codling moth in chili peppers (For use with Delta trap and sticky paper). WHO Class U Unlikely to present hazard in normal use Green color band Kenya Biologics Ltd
FALLTRACK Rubber Septum impregnated with synthetic Female Spodoptera frugiperda pheromone Z)-9-Tetradecenyl acetate + (Z)-7-Dodecenyl acetate 0.57% Pheromone for monitoring and mass trapping of false codling moth in chili peppers (For use with Delta trap and sticky paper). WHO Class U Unlikely to present hazard in normal use Green color band Kenya Biologics Ltd
GEMTRACK Z-11-hexadecenyl acetate 0.030mg/lure+ Z-11-hexadecenal 0.06mg/lure+ Z-11-headecen-1-ol 0.010mg/lure Pheromone trap for monitoring of Plutella xylostella (Diamondback moth) in brocolli WHO Class U Unlikely to present hazard Green Color Band Kenya Biologics Ltd
Hawk 16 CS Eugenol,Geraniol, Thymol Natural substance against Botrytis, Powdery mildew in  French bean,Ornamental, Rose, Snow pea and Squash Lachlan Kenya Ltd
ISOMATE-FCM Dispenser E-8-dodecen-1-yl acetate 166.8 mg + Z-8-dodecen-1-yl acetate 70.8 mg + E-8-dodecen-1-ol 2.4 mg Synthetic pheromone for control of False Codling Moth (Thaumatotibia leucotreta) in Avocadoes WHO Class U Unlikely to present hazard in normal use Green Color Band Sumitomo Corporation, Liaison Representative Officer
PHERODIS Rubber septum impregnated with synthetic female Tuta absoluta pheromone For use with Delta traps E3, Z8, Z11-tetradecatrienyl acetate 0.5mg + E3, Z8-tetradecadienyl acetate 0.2mg Pheromones impregnated capsule like rubber for monitoring and trapping male Tuta absoluta in tomatoes. For use with Delta traps, WHO Class U Unlikely to present hazard under normal use; Green Colour Band. Koppert Biological Systems (K) Ltd
Pherogen Dispenser SpoFr (Z)-9-Tetradecen-1-yl acetate (Z)-11-Hexadecen-1-yl acetate Semiochemical against  Fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) in maize and baby corn Provivi Ltd
PHEROGEN(tm) Dispenser SpoFr Dispenser impregnated with synthetic female fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) pheromone ((Z)-9-Tetradecen-1-yl acetate 79.15% (Z)-11-Hexadecen-1-yl acetate 11.83% Pheromone for monitoring fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) in maize. WHO Class U Unlikely to present hazard in normal use Green Color Band Mura Agriconsultancy Services
Tutrack - blue sticky trap E3, Z8-tetradecadienyl acetate
    E3, Z8, Z11-tetradecatrienyl acetate
Biological against Tuta absoluta  in Ornamentals Elephant-vert Ltd
TUTRACK Rubber septum impregnated with synthetic female Tuta absoluta pheromone E3, Z8, Z11-tetradecatrienyl acetate 0.76mg + E3, Z8-tetradecadienyl acetate 0.04mg Attrractant for the monitoring and control of male South America Tomato leaf miner (Tuta absoluta) in Tomato field. WHO Class U; Product unlikely present acute hazard under normal use Green color band Kenya Biologics Ltd
TUTRACK with yellow sticky paper Rubber septum impregnated with synthetic female Tuta absoluta pheromone E3, Z8, Z11-tetradecatrienyl acetate 0.76mg + E3, Z8-tetradecadienyl acetate 0.04mg Attractant for the monitoring and control of male South America Tomato leaf miner (Tuta absoluta) in Tomato field. WHO Class U; Product unlikely present acute hazard under normal use Green color band. Kenya Biologics Ltd

Abbreviations

  • DF: Dry flowable
  • EC: Emulsifiable concentrate
  • SC: Suspension concentrate
  • WG: Water dispersible granule
  • WP: Wettable powder

Review Process

1. Created in 2012 by Dr. A. A. Seif, Plant Pathologist, icipe

2. Review June, 2016: Belinda Weya, Infonet Regional Manager and Monique Hunziker, Infonet Project Manager.

2. Review March 2022: Charei Munene, Infonet Content Manager and Monique Hunziker, Infonet Project Manager.

Contacts of Agents / Distributors of Biopesticides in Kenya

 

Information source links

  1. Fully registered pest control products in Kenya, Version 2022. Website www.pcpb.go.ke
  2. CABI Bioprotection Portal, 2022. Website https://bioprotectionportal.com/
  3. Agrodok-30-Non-chemical crop protection (infonet-biovision.org)
  4. Route to Food Initiative , 2019. Pesticides in Kenya. Why our health, environment and food security is at stake. Pesticides in the Kenyan Market - Route To Food
  5. KOAN, 2020. Pesticide use in Kirinyaga and Murang'a county. A wake up call for better pest control strategies. https://www.koan.co.ke/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/KOAN-White-paper_opt.pdf
  6. Pesticide Action Network (PAN) Germany, 2016. https://pan-international.org/