is a new product for the control of black scale in olives. It is an unconventional insecticide in the sense that it acts as an insect growth regulator that removes the pest from the grove by disrupting its life cycle and not killing it rapidly like traditional insecticides do.
In practice, this means that female scales may remain on the trees for a period after treatment, however this is of no consequence because they would have been steralised by Admiral and no viable offspring are being produced.
At the other end of the equation, use Admiral on a commercial scale in olives (and other crops) has shown that the duration of control given by Admiral most often exceeds one season.
Since the product has become available, the majority of olive growers using Admiral have reported that no sprays were required in the subsequent season following the initial application and after all scales were removed from the trees.
This observation has significant cost benefits for olive growers!
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Econonics of controlling Black Scale in Olives with Admiral:
As a growth regulator, Admiral is not permitted for use in organic production.
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