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Brassica - Home Use Insecticides

Insecticides registered for HOME use on Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Cauliflower, & Kale, organized by Mode of Action (MoA). For treatment on other brassicas, always check the label first.

Active Ingredient Brand Name MoA Residual (days) Aphids Flea Beetles Imported Cabbageworm Cabbage Looper Root Maggots Diamondback Moth
carbaryl Garden Tech Sevin 1A 14   X X      
malathion Spectracide Malathion, 2rtho Malathion 1B 7 X   See label See label    
bifenthrin Fertilome Broad Spectrum Insecticide, Bonide Eight Insect Control 3 14 See label See label     See label  
cyfluthrin Bayer 9egetable and Garden Insect Spray 3 14   X X X   X
gamma-cyhalothrin Spectracide Triazicide 3 14 X X X X   X
pyrethrins Monterey Bug Buster-OOB, Garden Tech Worry FreeB 3 5 X X X X See label X
pyrethrins + canola oil (cabbage only) Earth-tone Insect ControlB , Monterey Take Down Garden SprayB 3/ 5 X X       X
pyrethrins + potassium salts of fatty acids (insecticidal soap) Safer Brand Tomato & Vegetable Insect KillerOB, Safer Brand Yard & Garden Insect KillerOB 3/ 5 X X X X   X
pyrethrins + sulfur Bonide Tomato and Vegetable 3 in 1B, Natria Insect Disease & Mite ControlB, Ortho Insect Mite & Disease 3 in 1B 3/M2 5 X X X X See label See label
acetamiprid Ortho Flower Fruit & Vegetable 4A 14 X X   X   X
spinosad Fertilome Borer Bagworn Tent Caterpillar & Leafminer SprayB, Monterey Garden Insect SprayOB, Bonide Colorado Potato Beetle BeaterB 5 7   See label X X   X
oil: canola, neem, rosemary, clove, cottonseed Bayer Natria Multi-insectB, Monterey All Natural 3 in 1 Garden Insect SprayB --- 1 X See label See label See label Labrador See label
potassium salts of fatty acids (insecticidal soap) (cabbage only) NatriaB --- 1 X          

The information provided is not an endorsement or recommendation for any particular product. Always read the label before applying and follow the directions. Some of these materials may be tank mixed with other herbicides.

B= Biopesticide
R= Restricted Use
O= Organic

(++)= One application per crop per season
(+)= One application per year