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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 5% Dust Bug Killer 1A 14   X X      
malathion Spectracide Malathion, Ortho Malathion 1B 7 X   See label See label    
bifenthrin Bonide Eight Insect Control 3 14 See label See label     See label  
cyfluthrin BioAdvanced Vegetable and Garden Insect Spray 3 14   X X X   X
gamma-cyhalothrin Spectracide Triazicide 3 14 X X X X   X
permethrin Bonide Eight Insect Control 3 14 X X X X   X
pyrethrins Monterey Bug Buster - OOB , Worry Free Insecticide and MiticideB 3 5 X X X X See label X
zeta-cypermethrin Garden Tech Sevin 3 14 X X X X   X
pyrethrins + canola oil (cabbage only) Espoma Insect ControlB , Monterey Take Down Garden SprayB 3/NC 5 X X       X
pyrethrins + potassium salts of fatty acids (insecticidal soap) Safer Brand Tomato & Vegetable Insect KillerOB 3/NC 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
spinosad Monterey Garden Insect SprayOB, Bonide Captain Jack's DeadbugB, Natural Guard Spinosad SprayB 5 7   See label X X   X
Bacillus thuringiensis subspecies kurstaki Bonide ThuricideOB, Garden Safe Caterpillar Killer with BtOB, Natural Guard Caterpillar Killer with BtOB, Dipel DustB, Garden Safe Bt Worm and Caterpillar KillerOB 11 5-7     X X   X
oil: plant based
Natural Guard Neem SprayOB, Monterey Neem OilOB, Garden Safe Neem OilOB NC 1 X See label See label See label See label See label
potassium salts of fatty acids (insecticidal soap) (cabbage only) Safer 3-in-1 Garden SprayB , Natria Insecticidal SoapB NC 1 X          


Note:
All brands are registered trademarks. The brands listed in this table are not all-inclusive, but are meant to provide examples of products for these crops in Utah. Always check the label for the specific crop you are treating, application and safety information, and protection and pre-harvest intervals.

B= Biopesticide
R= Restricted Use
O= Organic

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