Corn Growing

Effective Control of Sweet Corn Pests with Lannate

Lannate Corn

Sweet corn is one of the most popular crops grown worldwide, with a high demand for its fresh, canned, and frozen forms. However, pests such as armyworms, cutworms, earworms, and corn borers can severely damage the crop, reducing its yield and quality.  Therefore, effective pest control measures are essential to ensure a successful harvest.

One of the most effective insecticides for controlling sweet corn pests is Lannate®. Lannate is a broad-spectrum insecticide that contains the active ingredient methomyl. It acts quickly and is highly effective against a wide range of insects that attack sweet corn, including the aforementioned armyworms, cutworms, earworms, and corn borers, as well as aphids, and leafhoppers.

Lannate works by interfering with the insects' nervous systems, causing paralysis and death. It is most effective when applied as a foliar spray directly on the sweet corn plants.

When using Lannate, it is important to follow the recommended application rates and timings carefully, as overuse or misuse can lead to harmful effects on the environment, including pollinators and beneficial insects. Additionally, protective clothing and equipment should be used during application, and the harvested sweet corn should not be consumed until the specified pre-harvest interval has elapsed.

The effectiveness of Lannate can be enhanced by combining it with other control measures such as cultural practices, crop rotation, and biological control. For instance, crop rotation can help reduce the buildup of pest populations by interrupting their life cycles, while biological control using natural predators such as parasitic wasps and lady beetles can provide long-term control of pests.

Why is Lannate effective against sweet corn pests?

Quick knockdown: Lannate has a fast-acting mode of action, which allows it to provide quick knockdown of common pest populations in sweet corn. This helps to prevent pests from spreading and causing further damage to the crop.

Broad-spectrum activity: Lannate is known for its broad-spectrum activity, which means that it is effective against a wide range of pests, including common sweet corn pests such as armyworms, cutworms, earworms, and corn borers.  This makes it a versatile choice for overall pest management in sweet corn.

Flexible application: Lannate is available in different formulations, allowing for flexible application options depending on the specific needs and preferences of farmers.  It can be applied as a foliar spray alone or as part of a tank mix with other compatible pesticides, making it compatible with various farming practices.

Reliable performance: Lannate has been used for many years by farmers around the world and has a proven track record of reliable performance in controlling common pests in sweet corn.  It is widely trusted by farmers as an effective tool for control of armyworms, cutworms, earworms, and corn borers, helping to protect their sweet corn crop and ensure healthy yields.

Resistance management tool: As a carbamate, Lannate can be used very effectively in resistance management programs with other insecticides that have different modes of action.  Some insect species have already developed resistance to the newest insecticides on the market, reinforcing the vital need to follow sound resistance management practices.

Translaminar activity: The active ingredient in Lannate, methomyl, has the ability to move from one side of the leaf to the other, making it especially suitable to use against insects that are predominantly feeding on one side of the leaf.  This ability takes away the need to apply the product in a high-water volume that ensures a complete coverage of the plant surfaces.

Short residual and pre-harvest interval: Lannate does not persist in plant tissue or soil or accumulate in the environment.  This makes Lannate an ideal product to apply close to the end of life cycle of sweet corn and other crops.  Any crop can be planted after harvesting sweet corn without concern of damage.


To sum it all up

Lannate is a highly effective insecticide for controlling sweet corn pests such as armyworms, cutworms, earworms, and corn borers. However, it should be used carefully and responsibly to minimize harm to beneficial insects and the environment. Combining Lannate with other control measures such as cultural practices and biological control can provide long-term, sustainable pest control solutions for sweet corn growers.