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Plemax® a new mode of action insecticide for chewing pest control in brassica, leafy and fruiting vegetable crops.

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Plemax Insecticide: A Dual Mode of Action for Optimal Crop Protection 


Plemax is a highly effective insecticide that provides robust knockdown and residual control of key chewing pests in brassicas, leafy vegetables and fruiting vegetables (excluding cucurbits). Formulated as a high quality suspension concentrate (SC), Plemax is a unique combination of two active ingredients, novaluron and indoxacarb.




General Info

Plemax Insecticide At A Glance

✔ New Mode of Action (MOA)

Plemax introduces a new mode of action (Group 15) for use in brassicas, leafy vegetables and fruiting vegetables (excluding cucurbits).

✔ Dual MOA

Plemax combines indoxacarb with novaluron for improved efficacy and resistance management.

✔ Excellent Knockdown & Residual Control

Plemax provides excellent knockdown and residual control of hard-to-control pests, such as Diamondback Moth and Helicoverpa spp., as well as other key chewing pests.

✔ Protects Yield and Quality

Plemax protects yield and quality by significantly reducing feeding damage caused by chewing pests.

Integrated Pest Management

Use in IPM programs based on crop monitoring, economic thresholds & beneficial insects

Application Information and Resources

Application timing for Plemax Insecticide

Plemax should be applied after monitoring of pest populations to determine the need for application based on local thresholds and to ensure the correct timing of application. More than one application of Plemax may be required to control a pest population. Where multiple applications are required, Plemax should be used in rotation with other modes of action.

It is essential to consult the product label for specific instructions on timing and application rates for your particular crop and pest. If you have any questions or concerns please contact your ADAMA rep

What crops are protected by Plemax?

Plemax is a suitable insecticide on the following crops:

  • Broccoli
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Cabbage (closed head varieties only)
  • Cauliflower
  • Chicory
  • Chinese Leafy Vegetables (Bok Choy, Choy Sum, Chinese Cabbage) 
  • Cress
  • Eggplant
  • Endive 
  • Fennel
  • Kale
  • Lettuce (closed head and leafy varieties)
  • Mustard
  • Peppers (Capsicum and Chilli)
  • Silver Beet 
  • Spinach
  • Tomato (trellis and field)

What pests does Plemax insecticide target?

The unique combination of novaluron and indoxacarb work to target different mechanisms in insect pests.

Plemax has been proven to work in protecting crops from the following pests:

  • Cabbage cluster caterpillar 
  • Cabbage white butterfly
  • Centre Grub 
  • Cluster caterpillar 
  • Cotton bollworm 
  • Diamondback moth
  • Native budworm
  • Potato moth (Tomato leaf miner)

Please refer to the Product label for the best application rates for your crop and pest