Legend Pyrethroid

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Legend is a synthetic pyrethroid registered for use in rice, mango, eggplant, corn and beans. It is a contact insecticide with quick knockdown action and antifeedant and repellent properties.

Legend is included in the List of Insecticides with high Maximum Residue Limit (MRL) for mango. It has an MRL of 1 mg/kg an a pre-harvest interval (PHI) of 3 days.

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I. Brand Name Legend
II. Techno – Commercial Details
Active Ingredient Esfenvalerate 25g/kg
Solvent Xylene
Mode of Action Contact and Stomach
Insecticide Group Synthetic Pyrethroid
Manufacturer Sumitomo Chemicals Co
Formulation Emulsifiable Concentrate (EC)
Pack Sizes 1000 ml
500 ml
250 ml
100 ml


Crop and Pests Registration


Target Pests

(Tbsp / 16 L Water)

Rice Leaffolders
Rice Bugs
Green Leafhoppers
Whorl Maggots
Brown Plant Hoppers
1.5 – 2.0
Mango Mango Hoppers
Tip Borers
Twig Borers
1.5 – 2.0
Beans Pod borers 1.5 – 2.0
Eggplant Shoot/Fruit Borers
1.5 – 2.0


III. Features, Advantages and Benefits

Voltage dependent Sodium Channel Agonist • Quick knockdown
• Different mode of action
• Gives immediate protection
Anti-feedant action • Prevents insects from eating sprayed plants • Protects newly hatchedand migrants from causing damage
Strong repellancy • Prevents entry of pests from other fields • Protection from migrant pests
• Longer protection
Registered for use in rice, mango, corn and vegetables • Multi-crop usage • Can be used in many crops