Biopesticides in Kenya

Biopesticides in Kenya

Biopesticides include naturally occurring substances that control pests (biochemical pesticides) and microorganisms that control pests (microbial pesticides).

This datasheet includes a list of some of the registered biopesticides available in Kenya

Biopesticides in Kenya

Biopesticides are derived from micro-organisms (bacteria, fungi, viruses, etc), plants (neem, pyrethrum, etc) and natural enemies of pests (parasitoids, predators and pathogens). Also included under biopesticides are semiochemicals (e.g. insect sex pheromes), enzymes (proteins) and natural plant regulators and insect growth regulators. Table 1 and Table 2 depict biocontrol agents (products derived from micro-organisms and natural enemies) and botanical pesticides (derived from plants), respectively. These biopesticides are registered in Kenya by the Pesticide Control Products Board (www.pcpb.go.ke). For more information refer to PCPB  website.



 

Table 1: Biopesticides (biocontrol agents) available in Kenya 

Trade names of products  Active substances of products Target pest/disease Agent / distributor
Amblytech Amblyseius californicus (predatory mite)  Natural enemy for control of red spider mites (Tetranchus urticae) on vegetables and roses Flamingo Horticulture (K) Ltd, Naivasha
Amblytech C  Amblyseius cucumeris (predatory mite) Bioagent for control of thrips and spider mites on flowers in greenhouses  Flamingo Horticulture (K) Ltd, Naivasha
Aphitech Aphididius transcapicus (parasitic wasp)  Natural enemy for control of aphids (Aphis spp. and Acrosiphum spp. on vegetables  Flamingo Horticulture (K) Ltd, Naivasha
Vectonil 50 WP  Bacillus thuringiensis Larvicide to control mosquito larvae in breeding sites  Osho Chemicals Industries Ltd 
BioDewcon 2% WP  Ampelomyces quisqualis (fungus)  Fungicide for control of powdery and downy mildew on courgettes and snowpeas  Osho Chemical Industries Ltd 
BioCatch 1.15 WP Verticillium lecanii (fungus) Insecticide for control of aphids and whiteflies on roses, French beans and tomatoes Osho Chemical Industries Ltd
Biokil WP Bacillus thuringiensis var. kurstaki (bacterium) Insecticide for control of thrips and African bollworms on French beans Agrifarm Biologicals Ltd
Bio-Nematon 1.15 WP Paecilomyces lilacinus (fungus) Nematicide for control of Root-knot nematodes in French beans, roses and tomatoes Osho Chemical Industries Ltd
Bio-Power 1.15 WP Beauveria bassiana Strain GHA (fungus) Insecticide for control of aphids and diamondback moth on cabbages Osho Chemical Industries Ltd
Botanigard ES Beauveria bassiana Strain GHA (fungus) Biopesticide for control of sucking insects (aphids, thrips and whiteflies) on French beans and Snow peas Amiran (K) Ltd
Delfin 6.4 WG Bacillus thuringiensis var. kurstaki Strain SA-11 (bacterium) Selective biological larvicide for control of Diamondback moth on brassicas and giant looper on coffee Sineria (K) Ltd
Diglytech  Diglyphus isaea (parasitic wasp)  Natural enemy for control of leafminers (Liriomyza spp.) on flowers and vegetables  Flamingo Horticulture (K) Ltd, Naivasha
Dipel 2X  Bacillus thuringiensis var. kurstaki Strain ABTS-351 (bacterium) Lepidopteran larvae (caterpillars) in coffee and horticultural crops  Safina (EA). Ltd 
Dipel DF  Bacillus thuringiensis var. kurstaki Strain ABTS-351 (bacterium)  Selective biological larvicide for control of  Lepidopteran larvae (caterpillars) (Helicoverpa armigera; Spodoptera exigua) plus leaf-rollers on carnation and roses  Safina (EA). Ltd
Ditera DC  Myrothecium verrucaria (fungus)  Nematodes in ornamentals  Safina (EA). Ltd 
Eco-T WP  Trichoderma harzianum Strain k.d. (fungus)  Fungicide for control of soil-borne diseases (Fusarium, Pythium and Rhizoctonia) Madumbi East Africa Ltd
Encartech  Encarsia formosa (parasitic wasp)  Natural enemy of whiteflies (Trialeurodes vaporariorum and Bemisia tabaci) in greenhouses  Flamingo Horticulture (K) Ltd, Naivasha
Ercal  Eretmocerus eremicus (parasitic wasp)  Biological control agent for control of whiteflies (Trialeurodes vaporariorum and Bemisia tabaci) in greenhouses  Koppert Biological Systems (K) Ltd 
Xentar Bacillus thuringiensis var. aizawai (bacterium)  Biological insecticide for control of giant looper in coffee  Safina (EA) Ltd 
Halt 50 WP  Bacillus thuringiensis var. kurstaki (bacterium)  Insecticide for control oDiamondback moth in brassicas and caterpillars on roses  Osho Chemical Industries Ltd 
Nematech WG Steinernema feltiae (nematode)  Biopesticide to control thrips, leafminers, cutworms and sciarid flies on carnations  Flamingo Horticulture (K) Ltd, Naivasha
Real Phytoseiulus Phytoseiulus persimilis (predatory mite)  Macrobial pesticide for control of red spider mites on roses and French beans  Real IPM (K) Ltd 
Phytotech  Phytoseiulus persimilis (predatory mite)  Natural enemy for control of spider mites (Tetranychus urticae) in vegetables and roses Flamingo Horticulture (K) Ltd, Naivasha
PL-Plus  Paecilomyces lilacinus (fungus) Biopesticide for control of nematodes in roses  Juanco SPS Ltd 
Planopar  Coccidoxenoida perminutus (parasitic wasp)  Biological control agent for control of mealbugs on roses  Koppert Biological Systems (K) Ltd 
Real Phytoseiulus  Phytoseiulus persimilis (predatory mite)  Red spider mites on roses and French beans  Real IPM Company (K) Ltd 
Rootgard  Trichoderma harzianum Strain 21 (fungus)  Soil-borne diseases (Fusarium spp.) in flowers (carnation)  Juanco SPS Ltd 
Spical  Amblyseius (Neaseilus) californicus (predatory mite) Biological control agent for control of red spider mites on roses Koppert Biological Systems (K) Ltd
Spidex  Phytoseiulus persimilis (predatory mite) Biological control agent for control of red spider mites on roses Koppert Biological Systems (K) Ltd
Swirski-Mite  Amblyseius swirskii (predatory mite)  Macrobial pesticide for control of whiteflies on roses Koppert Biological Systems (K) Ltd 
Thripex  Amblyseius cucumeris (predatory mite)  Biological control agent for control of flower thrips and spider mites on carnation grown in greenhouses Koppert Biological Systems (K) Ltd
Thuricide HP  Bacillus thuringiensis var. kurstaki (bacterium)  Lepidopteran larvae (caterpillars) on vegetables and giant looper on coffee  Farmchem (K) Ltd 
Trianum-P 11.5 WP Trichoderma harzianum Rifai Strain KRL-AG2 (T22) (fungus)  Biopesticide for control of soil-borne fungal diseases caused by Pythium, Rhizoctonia and Fusarium spp. in French beans and carnations Koppert Biological Systems (K) Ltd 
Trichotech  Trichoderma asperullum (fungus)  Biopesticide for control of soil-borne fungal diseases caused by Pythium, Rhizoctonia and Fusarium spp. in French beans, or the control of fusarium wilt in carnations Flamingo Horticulture (K) Ltd, Naivasha
Xentari  Bacillus thuringiensis var. aizawai (bacterium)  Insecticide for control of giant looper on coffee and for the control of caterpillars on Roses and Carnations Safina (EA) Ltd 


 

Table 2: Botanical pesticides available in Kenya 

Trade names of products  Active substances of products Target pest/disease Agent / distributor
Achook 0.15% EC  Azadirachtin (0.15%)   

Neem-based insecticide/ nematicide for control of nematodes in Baby corn, Banana, Roses, Snow peas, Sugar snaps & Tomatoes. Diamond Back moth in Broccoli. Aphids in cabbages, Leaf miner in Coffee. Thrips & Nematodes in French beans. Aphids & Diamond back moth in kales. Thrips, Aphids and Nematodes in Pyrethrum. Aphids, Mites, Thrips & Weevils in tea

Organix Ltd 
Flower DS EC  Pyrthrins (4%)  Insecticide for control of aphids and white flies in Runner beans; flower thrips and aphids in Snow peas; aphids, whiteflies and thrips in French beans; aphids in Mangetout and aphids in Roses, thrips on Chives KAPI Ltd 
Flower Killer Sticks  Pyrthrins (0.5%)  Insecticidal sticks for control of mosquitoes in domestic dwellings  KAPI Ltd
GC-3EC  Cotton seed oil (31%) + garlic extract (23%) Fungicide to control powdery mildew on roses Juanco SPS Ltd 
GC-Mite EC  Cotton seed oil (40%) + olive oil (20%) + garlic extract (10%)  Red spider mites on flowers (roses) Juanco SPS Ltd
Neemark EC  Azadirachtin (0.03%)  Aphids, thrips and root-knot nematodes in French beans  Osho Chemical Industries Ltd 
Neemraj Super 3000 Azadirachtin (0.03%) Aphids, thrips, whiteflies, diamondback moth, bollworms in vegetables and roses Amiran (K) Ltd
Neemroc 0.03 EC  Azadirachtin (0.03%) 32% neem oil Insecticide based on Neem Oil for control of Diamondback moth in brassicas and thrips  Saroneem Biopesticides
Nimbecidine EC Azadirachtin (0.03%) Insecticide/Nematicide for the control of aphids, thrips, whiteflies and leaf miner on French beans; thrips, aphids & whiteflies on snow peas; thrips, aphids, leaf miners, whiteflies & cucumber beetles on cucurbits;  thrips, aphids & whiteflies on Roses; aphids, leaf miners, whiteflies, spider mites, Tuta absoluta on tomatoes. Also drench applied to control cutworms, weevils and wire worms on tomatoes; aphids, whiteflies and leaf beetles in tobacco; nematodes on Roses, tomatoes and French beans. Osho Chemical Industries Ltd 
Pydust Pyrethrins (1.0%)  Insecticidal dust to control grain storage pests (rice and maize weevils)  Pyrethrum Board of Kenya 
Pyegar  Pyrethrin + garlic extract  Acaricide for control of red spider mites on flowers (roses)  Juanco SPS Ltd
Pyerin EC  Pyrethrin (75g/l)  Aphids and whiteflies on flowers and vegetables  Juanco SPS Ltd
Pylarvex 0.5 EC Pyrethrins (0.5%) Insecticide/larvicide for the control of mosquito larvae in public health Pyrethrum Board of Kenya
Pymos 0.6 EC Pyrethrins (0.6%) Insecticide for control of mosquitoes in public health Pyrethrum Board of Kenya
Pynet 5 EC Pyrethrins (0.5%) Impregnation of bed nets against mosquitoes  Pyrethrum Board of Kenya
Pytix 4EC Pyrethrins (40g/l) Ticks on cattle in areas defined by the Director of Veterinary Services Pyrethrum Board of Kenya
Trilogy 70 EC Clarified hydrophobic extract of neem oil (70%) Miticide and a preventive fungicide for the control of spider mites, powdery mildew, downy mildew and botrytis in roses; anthracnose, angular leaf spot and rust in French beans Sineria (EA) ltd
 

Abbreviations

  • DF: Dry flowable
  • EC: Emulsifiable concentrate
  • SC: Suspension concentrate
  • WG: Water dispersible granule
  • WP: Wettable powder

Information source links

Fully registered pest control products in Kenya, Version 1- 2018. Website www.pcpb.go.ke

 

Contacts

Agents / Distributors of Biopesticides in Kenya
 
 AGRICULTURE AND FOOD AUTHORITY- PYRETHRUM & INDUSTRIAL CROPS DIRECTORATE
Mobile: +254 722 200 556/734 600 944
Email: info@afa.go.ke
Website: www.agricultureauthority.go.ke
 
AMIRAN (K) LTD
Mobile: +254 719 095 000/0800 720720
Email: pr@amirankenya.com
Website: www.amirankenya.com

 

DUDUTECH (K) LTD
Tel.: +254 (
Email: 
Website: www.dudutech.com

 

KAPI LTD
Tel.: +254 (51) 2217134 / 2217228/2215308
Mobile: +254 733 640 065
Email:  info@kapiltd.co.ke

 

KOPPERT BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS (K) LTD
Tel.: +254 (20) 2021918
Mobile: +254 724 256 524
Email: cmacharia@koppert.co.ke
Website: www.koppert.co.ke / www.koppert.com

 

JUANCO SPS LTD
Tel.: +254 (20) 2088754/5/6
Mobile: +254 7222 207 805/6
Email: info@juancogroup.com
Website: www.juancogroup.com

 

ORGANIX LTD

Tel.: +254 (20) 3566241/2
Mobile: +254 720 937 537 / +254 735 712 090
Website: www.organix-agro.com

 

OSHO CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES LTD
Tel.: +254 (20) 3912000
Mobile: +254 0711 045 000/0732 167 000
Email: oshochem@oshochem.com
Website: www.oshochem.com

 

REAL IPM COMPANY (K) LTD
Mobile: +254 725 806 086
Email: info@realipm.com
Website: www.realipm.com

 

SAFINA (EA) LTD
Tel.: +254 (20) 2210417
Email: safina@wananchi.com
 

SINERIA (EA) LTD
Mobile: +254 720 848 255
Email: info@sineria.com
Website: www.sineria.com

 

Last updated on:
Wed, 10/02/2019 - 08:49