Pitcher is the new biorational pesticide for the suppression of Black Vine Weevil eggs and early stage instar larvae. It is approved through an Extension of Authorisation for Minor Use (EAMU) in containerised ornamental plants, both protected and outdoors


Important Information regarding Pitcher®

Pitcher The active ingredient in Pitcher is garlic extract. Contained within the active ingredient are a unique range of Diallyl polysulfides (DAS). It is these compounds that provide the lethal biochemistry.


Pitcher is a granular biorational insecticide which is applied as a topdress over containerised ornamentals. Application can be via gloved hand (not a preferred method of application) or a suitable handheld application device.

When to apply

It is important to know when to apply Pitcher for maximum efficacy and therefore understanding the Vine Weevil life cycle is a key part of utilising this product.
It is important to note that all stages of the lifecycle can be present throughout the year in protected crops. It is important that you check your plants in these situations for the pest.