Elgon Kenya to distribute Dudutech IPM products

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Nairobi, March 27, 2017 Leading agro inputs dealer Elgon Kenya Ltd has entered into a strategic partnership for distribution of Dudutech’s respected Integrated Pest Management products that are globally recognized.

The two firms have billed the arrangement as a game changer in the country’s horticulture industry.
The partnership is part of Elgon Kenya’s business model that is anchored on collaboration with likeminded players with a view to availing to its customers trusted brands that transform farms and lives.

The deal will set Elgon Kenya t distribute eight products from Dudutech which have been highly acclaimed world over for prowess in tackling some of the most notorious pests and diseases while enriching the soil and ultimately boosting yields. The products are environmental friendly and have no known harm to beneficial organisms.

“This is a landmark partnership and we are proud to be collaborating with Dudutech on this initiative. It ties with our mantra of finding innovative solutions for our farmers and walking with them in their food production process. The products have been tried and tested world over returning impressive results,” said Dickson Macharia a senior agronomist at Elgon Kenya.

Elgon Kenya enjoys a countrywide network of stockists and agrovets making it easier to get the products to farmers across the country. Elgon Kenya also prides itself in having a team of agronomists spread across the country’s major food producing zones to assist farmers with any information.

“We have positioned ourselves as a company to provide products that tackle farmers’ greatest threats while protecting our environment. We are proud to partner with Elgon Kenya who shares in our philosophy and are looking forward to transforming the agricultural sector with this partnership,” Barnaba Rotich, Commercial Manager, Dudutech

The Dudutech products available at Elgon Kenya include;

BEAUVITECHTM WP

A biological insecticide containing Beauveria bassiana a naturally occurring entomopathogenic fungus that is used in the control of whiteflies, Thrips and Aphids. It is known to cause the white muscadine disease in insects.

Fungal conidia become attached to the insect cuticle and, upon germination; the hyphae penetrate the cuticle and proliferate in the insect’s body. Relative humidity of above 70 per cent and temperatures of between 18 to 30 degrees Celsius are essential for conidial germination. Infection establishes between 24 and 48 hours. The infected insect may live for 3-5 days after hyphal penetration and, after death conidia are produced on cadaver. Best results will be obtained when treatment starts early before pest populations become heavy.
Beauvitechtm WP is compatible with most Biopesticides and insecticides; however it is generally recommended that the grower refer to the Dudutech pesticide side-effects compatibility guide since some chemicals may have detrimental effects to Beauveria bassiana, as it is a living organism. Avoid chemical fungicide spray at least 3 days before and after using Beauvitechtm WP.

HYPOTECH

Hypothech contains the predatory mite Hypoaspis miles used for the management of Thrips, fungus gnats, Leaf miner, Sciarid flies and shore flies.
The adults of Hypoaspis are about 1mm in size and normally beige in colour. The larvae and first nymphal stages are white in colour. The Hypoaspis are normally dispersed on to a growth media before or after planting or later on in the early growth period of the crop. Mixing of the Hypoaspis into the growth media is not recommended. Best results are realized when Hypothech is applied before the target pest is well established.

LECATECH WP

Lecatech WP is a biological insecticide containing (Lecanicillium lecanii), a naturally occurring Entomopathogenic fungus that is effective against whiteflies.

Upon germination of the spores of Lecanicillium lecanii, the germ tubes penetrate the cuticle of the insect by enzymatic and mechanical actions eventually infecting the insect. The fungus then destroys the internal body contents resulting in mortality of the insects. Larvae and pupae die before the fungus is visible. Dead larvae and pupae of infected insects have a wrinkled non-shiny surface with a light to dark yellow colouration. Under favourable conditions white fluffy fungal mycelium appears on the infected organism growing best at 18 to 30 degrees Celsius and relative humidity of above 65 per cent.

Lecatech WP is compatible with most Biopesticides and insecticides; however it is generally recommended that the grower refer to the Dudutech pesticide side-effects compatibility guide since some chemicals may have detrimental effects to Lecanicillium lecanii, as it is a living organism. Avoid chemical fungicide spray at least 3 days before and after using Lecatech WP.

METATECH WP

Is a biological insecticide containing Metarhizium anisopliae a naturally occurring entomopathogenic fungus that is used in the control of Thrips and weevils It is known to cause the green muscadine disease in insects.

Fungal conidia become attached to the insect cuticle and, upon germination; the hyphae penetrate the cuticle and proliferate in the insect’s body. Relative humidity of above 70 per cent and temperatures of between 18 to 30 degrees Celsius are essential for conidial germination. Infection establishes between 24 and 48 hours. The infected insect may live for 3-5 days after hyphal penetration and, after death conidia are produced on cadaver. Best results will be obtained when treatment starts early before pest populations become heavy.

MYTECH WP

Mytech WP is a biological Nematicide based on Paecilomyces lilacinus a naturally occurring Nematophagous fungus for control of plant parasitic nematodes that include Root knot nematodes, Cyst nematodes, Root lesion nematodes, Burrowing nematodes and Reniform nematodes amongst others. P .lilacinus parasitizes and subsequently kills eggs, juveniles, and adult females of various plant parasitic nematodes.

TRICHOTECH WP

Trichotech WP contains spores of Trichoderma asperellum an antagonistic fungus that is used globally for control of soil borne fungal diseases including Fusarium spp., Rhizoctonia spp.,Sclerotinia spp., and Pythium spp. In addition, this strain is known to have the ability to increase plant growth vigour.
Apply pre-plant, as a seed coat or every two weeks to one month depending on the disease pressure. It is recommended to apply Trichotech at 125g per hectare.

VERMITECH

Vermitech is compost manure produced using worms thought to belong to the species Eisenia andrei, a well known species used worldwide for vermicomposting. Vermicompost is used for soil amendment, as a fertilizer and especially as a component of propagation media. It may also be used for control of soil borne pests and diseases, as well as some other non-conventional applications on both Vegetables and flowers.
Vermitech is high quality vermicompost made of stabilized organic matter obtained from a process of digestion carried out by the worm Eisenia andrei.

ECOTECH™

This product contains 99.9 per cent garlic concentrate. It has a pungent smell and masks preferred hosts. It is effective against all soft bodied insects. Farmers should apply it at 5 litres per hectare in a 3 to 4 treatment sequence spaced at 3 weeks between each treatment. It is always encouraged to keep the product constantly agitated and in a cool ambient temperature out of direct light.

For inquiries:-
Elgon Kenya Ltd
Nelson Maina tel: 0722403103 / nelsonmaina@elgonkenya.com

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