Biopesticides Available In Kenya

Although Kenya has a relatively high number of registered biopesticides products, little is known about biopesticides use by smallholders.

Agriculture accounts for 65% of the total export earnings in Kenya with horticulture being the largest agricultural sub-sector contributing about 33% of the Agricultural GDP and 38% of export earnings.

Despite this critical importance, farmers are increasingly facing resistance to pesticides, an important factor of production. At the same time, export markets continue to increase standards regulating biopesticides chemical residue levels. This has led to the ban of commonly used biopesticides or severe restriction of their use.

The ban on biopesticides has resulted in high incidences of rejection of horticultural produce in the export market due to noncompliance to set standards for many smallholder farmers groups which produce most of the vegetables and fruit marketed for export. Household incomes have in turn negatively affected the entire economy.

Although Kenya has a relatively high number of registered biopesticide products, little is known about biopesticide use by smallholders.

Botanical biopesticides available in Kenya 

TRADE NAME OF PRODUCTS ACTIVE INGREDIENT USES AGENT/DISTRIBUTOR
ACHOOK 0.15% EC Emulsifiable Concentrate Azadirachtin 0.15% w/w 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
AMINEM XY16 Liquid Emulsion Carvacrol 2% w/v Bionematicide for control of root knot nematodes in Tomatoes by drenching. WHO Class U Unlikely to present hazard under normal use Green Color Band Amiran Kenya Ltd.
BACTROLURE 98.9% LIQUID Methyl Eugenol 98.9% (natural chemical compound) Pheromone for use with Oshothion 50 EC (PCPB (CR) 0482 in Male annihilation technique (MAT) for control & monitoring of male Fruit fly (Bactrocera invadens) in mangoes, WHO Class II (moderately hazardous; Yellow color band Farmtrack Consulting Distributor: Osho Chemicals (K) Limited
BIO-CHANCE 150 SL Soluble Concentrate Naringin 150g/L Fungicide for control of powdery mildew, downy mildew and botrytis on Roses; downy mildew in basil and broccoli; anthracnose, powdery mildew, downy mildew, rust and angular leaf spot on Chives and French beans and downy mildew, angular leaf spot, anthracnose and rust in snow peas; downy mildew and purple blotch in onions. Greenlife crop protection Africa Ltd
BIOSUCCEED 35 EC Pyrethrin + Garlic extract Miticide for the control of red spider mites on Roses Local agent: Juanco SPS Ltd Distributor: Greenlife Crop Protection Africa Ltd
Biosure Benzoic acid Natural substance against Angular leaf spot,Anthracnose,Botrytis,Downy mildew,Early blight,Late blight,Purple blotch,Rust in Chive, French bean,Onion,Ornamental and Rose, Tomato Greenlife Crop protection Africa Ltd
CODACIDE OIL Vegetable Oil Organic Vegetable Oil 95% w/v Adjuvant for enhancing performance of Dithane M-45 against early blight on tomatoes and potatoes; and radiant against caterpillars in tomatoes and french beans Lachlan (K) Ltd.
CRUDE OIL RESIN EXTRACT 25% Pyrethrins 25% w/w Insecticide, raw materials for formulating products used in the control of a wide variety of insect pests. Pyrethrum Board of Kenya.
Explorer Eugenol Effective against Anthracnose, Botrytis, Downy mildew, Grey mold, Powdery mildew, Purple blotch, Rust in  Capsicum, French bean, Onion, Ornamental, Rose,Snow pea

,Tomato

Greenlife Crop Protection Africa Ltd
FLOWER DS EC Emulsifiable Concentrate Pyrethrins 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.
FORTUNE AZA Azadirachtin 1000ppm Insecticide/ nematicide for control of thrips and aphids on French beans and nematodes on roses. WHO Class U Green Colour band; Product unlikely to present hazards under conditions of normal use. Agrichem & Tools Ltd
GC-3 EC Biological Cotton seed oil 31% + Garlic extract 23% Fungicide to control Powdery mildew in Roses. REI: 6hours WHO Class U, Unlikely to present acute hazard in normal use; Green Color Band Juanco SPS Ltd.
Gomite Citric acid Natural substance against ,Aphid,Flower thrips,Mite, Red spider mite,Spider mite, Tetranychus urticae, Thrips, Two spotted spider mite, Whitefly in French bean, Ornamental Rose Thika wax works
LEVO 2.4 SL Soluble Concentrate Oxymatrine 2.4% Insecticide/miticide for the control of aphids and spidermites on Roses and Tomatoes, aphids and whiteflies on French beans, thrips in chives REI: 6hours PHI: Tomatoes, French beans & Chives-1 day WHO Class U of products Unlikely to cause hazard in normal use., Green Colour Band Agent: Sineria Kenya Ltd; Distributor: Chemvtura (Pty) Ltd.
MAGNETO 1% EC Azadirachtin 0.6% + Matrine 0.4% Insecticide for control of aphids, thrips, whiteflies and spidermites on roses, aphids, thrips, whiteflies, leafminers and caterpillars on snow peas and broccoli; aphids, thrips and whiteflies in chilli peppers and thrips in onions, caterpillars and fruitflies in avocados REI: 12 hours WHO Class U, Unlikely to present hazard under normal use; Green color band. Greenlife Crop Protection Africa Ltd
NEEMARK EC Azadirachtin 0.03% Insecticide for the control of control aphids, thrips, nematicides in French beans. Osho Chemical Industries Ltd.
Neemraj super-3000 Azadirachtin Natural substance against African bollworm, Aphid, Bemisia tabaci, Bollworm, Cotton whitefly, Diamondback moth,Flower thrips, Greenhouse whitefly, Nematodes, Thrips, Tobacco whitefly, Trialeurodes vaporariorum, Whitefly in Cabbage, French bean, Kale, Ornamental, Pea, Rose, Snow pea Osho Chemical Industries Ltd.
NEEMROC 0.03% ECEmulsifiabl Concentrate Azadirachtin 0.03% w/w (32% neem oil) Insecticide based on Neem Oil for use in brassicas to control diamond backmoth & thrips. Saroneem Biopesticides P.O. Box 64373, Nairobi
NEMGUARD 99.9% SC Suspension Concentrate Garlic Extract 99.9% v/v Nematicide for control of nematodes in roses and French beans. WHO Class U Unlikely to present hazard in normal use Green color band. Local Agent/Distributor: Dudutech Integrated Pest Management Ltd.
Nimbecidine Azadirachtin Biological against Tuta absoluta  in Ornamentals, Cucurbits, French bean, Ornamental Rose, Snow pea, Tobacco, Tomato Osho Chemical Industries Ltd.
NO PATH EW Oil Emulsion in water Thyme Oil 8.12 % w/w Biological against Tuta absoluta  in Ornamentals, Cucurbits, French bean, Ornamental Rose, Snow pea, Tobacco, Tomato Koppert Biological Systems (K)
PERIL 2.4 SL Soluble Concentrate Oxymatrine 2.4% Insecticide/miticide for the control of aphids and spidermites on Roses and Tomatoes, aphids and whiteflies on French beans. REI: 6hours PHI: Tomatoes & French beans-1 day WHO Class U of products Unlikely to cause hazard in normal use., Green Colour Band Sineria Kenya Limited
PESTHRIN 6% EC Emulsifiable Concentrate Pyrethrins 6% Insecticide for the control of Aphids, Whiteflies and Thrips on Morbdick flowers, Beanfly, aphids, whiteflies & Thrips on French beans, Diamond backmoth, Aphids, Thrips, Whiteflies & Bollworm on Cabbages. WHO Class II, Moderately hazardous; Yellow color band Agent/Distributor: Orion East Africa Ltd
PREV AM 60 SL Soluble Liquid Orange Oil (Limonene 60/L) Fungicide/insecticides for the control of powdery mildew in roses, whiteflies in coriander and French beans. WHO Class III: Slightly hazardous Blue color band. Mura Agriconsultancy Services
PYAGRO 4 Emalsifiable Concentrate Pyrethrins 40g/L Insecticide for the control of thrips, aphids and whiteflies on French beans and roses; whiteflies on hypericum; Diamond back moth, aphids and cabbage saw fly on kales; whiteflies and red spider mites on tomatoes. Pyrethrum Board of Kenya
PYDUST Pyrethrins 1.0% Insecticidal dust to control common grain storage pests e.g. Rice & Maize weevils. Pyrethrum Board of Kenya.
PYEGAR Pyrethrin + Garlic extract An acaricide for the control of red spider mites on Roses (flowers). Juanco SPS Ltd.
PYENEEM 20EC Emulsifiable Concentrate Pyrethrin 10g/L + Azadirachtin 10g/L Insecticide for the control of Aphids, Whitefly nymphs and Spidermites on Tomatoes WHO Class III Slightly hazardous Blue color band REI: Juanco SPS Ltd
PYERIN EC Emulsifiable Concentrate Pyrethrin 75g/L Insecticide/Miticide for the control of Whiteflies on Hypericum; Flower thrips & Whiteflies on n French beans; Diamond backmoth (DBM) & Aphids on Kales; Leaf beetles on Karela.; Aphids on Roses; Post harvest insecticides for control of mealybug and fruit flies on pineapples. Pineapples EU-MRL: 1mg/kg; Do not re-apply within 7 days on post-harvest use Juanco SPS
PYRETONE EC Pyrethrin 4% (w/v) Insecticide for control of thrips and whiteflies in roses; whiteflies and thrips on French beans and basil, whiteflies in broccoli REI: 6 hours WHO Class III, Slightly hazardous, Blue color band. Agent: Maj-Chemie Ltd; Distributor: Kenagro Suppliers Ltd
REFINED PYRETHRUM “PALE EXTRACT” 25% Pyrethrins 25% w/w Insecticide, raw materials for formulating products used in the control of a wide variety of insect pests. Pyrethrum Board (K)
REQUIEM PRIME EC 152.3 Emulsifiable Concentrate Terpenoid Blend (alpha terpine, p-cymene, d-linonene) 152.3 g/L Insecticide/miticide for control of spider mites in roses; whiteflies on tomatoes; thrips, whiteflies and red spider mites on French beans. WHO Class U Green Color Band, Unlikely to present acute hazard under normal use Bayer East Africa Ltd
REWARD OIL Vegetable Oil Organic Vegetable Oil 95% w/v Adjuvant for enhancing performance of Dithane M-45 against early blight on tomatoes and potatoes; and radiant against caterpillars in tomatoes and French beans Local Agent: Lachlan Kenya Ltd Distributor Elgon Kenya Ltd.
SUPERFINE PYRETHRUM POWDER 1.3% w/w Pyrethrins 1.3% w/w Insecticide, raw material for manufacturing of mosquito coils and insecticidal dust a wide range of insect pests. Pyrethrum Board (K)
TRILOGY 70 EC Emulsifiable Concentrate. Clarified Hydrophobic extract of Neem oil, 70% An agricultural miticide and a preventive fungicide for the control of spidermites, Powdery mildew, Downy mildew and botrytis in roses; and for the control of anthracnose, angular leaf spot and rust in French beans. Sineria E.A Limited

Biochemical biopesticides available in Kenya 

 

TRADE NAME OF PRODUCTS ACTIVE INGREDIENT USES AGENT/DISTRIBUTOR
CERA TRAP Liquid Hydrolysed Protein 55g/L A trap for control and monitoring of Fruit fly in mangoes. WHO Class U: Unlikely to present hazard in normal use Green color band Local Agent/Distributor: Andermatt Kenya Limited
Crytrack (E)-8-Dodecenyl acetate

(Z)-8-Dodecenyl acetate

Semiochemical against African bollworm, Bollworm, Caterpillar, Diamondback moth, False codling moth,Giant looper,Helicoverpa,Helicoverpa armigera, Looper in Chili pepper Kenya Biologics Ltd
CRYTRACK Rubber impregnated with synthetic Female Cryptophlebia Leucotreta Pheromone (E)-8-Dodecenyl acetate 0.06 mg per lure + (Z)-8-Dodecenyl acetate 0.04 mg per lure Pheromone for monitoring and mass trapping of false codling moth in chili peppers (For use with Delta trap and sticky paper). WHO Class U Unlikely to present hazard in normal use Green color band Kenya Biologics Ltd
FALLTRACK Rubber Septum impregnated with synthetic Female Spodoptera frugiperda pheromone Z)-9-Tetradecenyl acetate + (Z)-7-Dodecenyl acetate 0.57% Pheromone for monitoring and mass trapping of false codling moth in chili peppers (For use with Delta trap and sticky paper). WHO Class U Unlikely to present hazard in normal use Green color band Kenya Biologics Ltd
GEMTRACK Z-11-hexadecenyl acetate 0.030mg/lure+ Z-11-hexadecenal 0.06mg/lure+ Z-11-headecen-1-ol 0.010mg/lure Pheromone trap for monitoring of Plutella xylostella (Diamondback moth) in brocolli WHO Class U Unlikely to present hazard Green Color Band Kenya Biologics Ltd
Hawk 16 CS Eugenol,Geraniol, Thymol Natural substance against Botrytis, Powdery mildew in  French bean,Ornamental, Rose, Snow pea and Squash Lachlan Kenya Ltd
ISOMATE-FCM Dispenser E-8-dodecen-1-yl acetate 166.8 mg + Z-8-dodecen-1-yl acetate 70.8 mg + E-8-dodecen-1-ol 2.4 mg Synthetic pheromone for control of False Codling Moth (Thaumatotibia leucotreta) in Avocadoes WHO Class U Unlikely to present hazard in normal use Green Color Band Sumitomo Corporation, Liaison Representative Officer
PHERODIS Rubber septum impregnated with synthetic female Tuta absoluta pheromone For use with Delta traps E3, Z8, Z11-tetradecatrienyl acetate 0.5mg + E3, Z8-tetradecadienyl acetate 0.2mg Pheromones impregnated capsule like rubber for monitoring and trapping male Tuta absoluta in tomatoes. For use with Delta traps, WHO Class U Unlikely to present hazard under normal use; Green Colour Band. Koppert Biological Systems (K) Ltd
Pherogen Dispenser SpoFr (Z)-9-Tetradecen-1-yl acetate (Z)-11-Hexadecen-1-yl acetate Semiochemical against  Fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) in maize and baby corn Provivi Ltd
PHEROGEN™ Dispenser SpoFr Dispenser impregnated with synthetic female fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) pheromone ((Z)-9-Tetradecen-1-yl acetate 79.15% (Z)-11-Hexadecen-1-yl acetate 11.83% Pheromone for monitoring fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) in maize. WHO Class U Unlikely to present hazard in normal use Green Color Band Mura Agriconsultancy Services
Tutrack – blue sticky trap E3, Z8-tetradecadienyl acetate

E3, Z8, Z11-tetradecatrienyl acetate

Biological against Tuta absoluta  in Ornamentals Elephant-vert Ltd
TUTRACK Rubber septum impregnated with synthetic female Tuta absoluta pheromone E3, Z8, Z11-tetradecatrienyl acetate 0.76mg + E3, Z8-tetradecadienyl acetate 0.04mg Attrractant for the monitoring and control of male South America Tomato leaf miner (Tuta absoluta) in Tomato field. WHO Class U; Product unlikely present acute hazard under normal use Green color band Kenya Biologics Ltd
TUTRACK with yellow sticky paper Rubber septum impregnated with synthetic female Tuta absoluta pheromone E3, Z8, Z11-tetradecatrienyl acetate 0.76mg + E3, Z8-tetradecadienyl acetate 0.04mg Attractant for the monitoring and control of male South America Tomato leaf miner (Tuta absoluta) in Tomato field. WHO Class U; Product unlikely present acute hazard under normal use Green color band. Kenya Biologics Ltd

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