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Actellic Gold Dust

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Post Harverst Treatment

About Actellic® Gold Dust

ACTELLIC Gold Dust is a broad spectrum insecticide for use against grain storage pests like the Larger Grain borer (LGB), grain weevil, red flour beetle and lesser grain beetle in maize.


Active ingredient

16 g/kg Pirimiphos-methyl

3.6 g/kg Thiamethoxam.


50g, 100g, 200g, 500g, 1kg, 2kg, 25kg



WHO classification

IV or U

Mode of action

Pirimiphos-methyl rapidly penetrates the insect cuticle and disrupts nerve conduction via the inhibition of acetylcholinesterase.

Thiamethoxam is considered to act by interfering with the nicotinic acetyl choline receptor of the nervous system of insects.

Rates of application

Actellic Gold Dust to be applied on fresh harvested grains, prior to be bagged.

Use 50 g of Actellic Gold Dust per 90 kg of grain

Main crops



Actellic Gold Dust controls a wide range of key pests such as the larger grain borer, moths, beetles, mites and weevils.

  • It controls existing infestations and gives long-term protection against re-infestation.
  • Actellic Gold Dust is effective under tropical, humid conditions.
  • It persists for several months on grain and inert surfaces.
  • Actellic Gold Dust can be applied direct to grain, and to bags.

The treated maize can be consumed after two weeks.