Almandine Corporation

Almandine Corporation S.A.



(containing Abamectin 1.8% EC)

VERTIGO is an insecticide and acaricide based on abamectin, a mixture of avermectins, which are complex soil microorganism fermentation products.

VERTIGO has a mode of action distinct from the major insecticide and acaricide groups and it is widely used in vegetables and orchards to control spider mites, leafminers, thrips and psyllids.


VERTIGO offers the following features:

  • Excellent efficacy against psyllids, mites and leaf miners.
  • Novel Chemistry and mode of action.
  • Translaminar activity with rapid uptake into leaves.
  • High activity, low use rate and short pre-harvest intervals.
  • Good compatibility with other products.
  • Favourable environmental profile

Spectrum of activity

VERTIGO has proved to be very effective for the control of psylla (Cacopsylla pyri). It also controls spider mites and leaf miners, and suppresses thrips and aphids.

Where other insecticides or acaricides have been unsuccessful because of pest resistance, VERTIGO, with its novel mode of action should prove effective.


Mode of action

VERTIGO penetrates leaf tissue by translaminar movement to create a reservoir of product within the leaf that provides extended residual activity, while having a minimal impact on beneficial insects. Consequentially, VERTIGO activity is not strongly affected by subsequent rainfall. Surface residues of VERTIGO quickly degrade.

VERTIGO acts in arthropods by stimulating release of the inhibitory neurotransmitter, gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), inhibiting nerve signal transmission to muscles. The susceptible insects and mites (motile stage) become immobilised shortly after ingestion, and die. Maximum mortality is achieved in 3-5 days. Due to this unique chemistry and mode of action, cross-resistance to other pesticides is highly unlikely.


Integrated pest management

VERTIGO fits well into most IPM systems. It may have some contact activity on beneficial organisms, but this quickly falls off once the spray deposit has dried. Bees or behives should be kept away from treated glasshouses or fields for 24 hours after application of VERTIGO.

Before using this product read the product label carefully and contact your local agent for further details.

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