Insecticide groups

Insecticide groups used in Australian grains assigned according to mode of action

Insecticide groupChemical groupExamples of Insecticides

1 A

CarbamatesAldicarb, Carbaryl, Methomyl, Pirimicarb, Thiodicarb

1 B

OrganophosphatesChlorpyrifos, Dimethoate, Maldison, Methidathion, Omethoate

2B

Phenyl pyrazolesFipronil

3A

 PyrethroidsAlpha-cypermethrin, Beta-cyfluthrin, Bifenthrin, Cyfluthrin, Deltamethrin, Esfenvalerate, Fenvalerate, Lambda-cyhalothrin, Pyrethrins

4A

NeonicotinoidsAcetamiprid, Clothianidin, Imidacloprid, Thiamethoxam

5

SpinosynsSpinetoram

6A

AvermectinsAbamectin, Emamectin benzoate

11A

Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt)Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt)

19

AmitrazAmitraz

22

IndoxacarbIndoxacarb

23

SpirotetramatSpirotetramat

28

DiamidesChlorantraniliprole

Not a member of a group

Nuclear polyhedrosis virus (NPV)Helicoverpa viruses
MetarhiziumEntomopathogenic fungi
Petroleum spray oilParaffinic oil
N/AAmorphous silica

Last updated in February 2014

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