ARMOR®; CITATION; CGA-72662®; LARVADEX®; PATRON®; TRIGARD®; VETRAZIN®
Insect growth regulator. Insecticide.
White crystalline powder
acaricide, insecticide, ectoparisitide
Insecticide (insect growth regulator): As an insect growth regulator, cyromazine is fed to caged poultry and is passed through the chicken, leaving a residue in the manure. The chemical controls the growth of the fly larvae developing in the manure. Used as a foliar spray to control leaf miners in vegetables, mushrooms, potatoes and ornamentals and to control flies on animals.
Cyromazine is a triazine insect growth regulator that can be used as an insecticide and an acarcide. It is a kind of cyclopropylderivative of melamine, and also belongs to the family of aminotriazines which are compound consisting of an amino group attached to a triazine ring. It has specific activity against dipterous larvae, and has been approved by FDA for being applied to livestock. It is not a kind of cholinesterase inhibitor, and taking effect through affecting the nervous system of the immature larval stage of the insects.