Trade Name Ema-Fort
Common Name Emamectin Benzoate 5% SG

Physio Chemical Properties:

Trade name Ema-Fort
Common name Emamectin Benzoate 5% SG
Chemical Name mixture of (10E,14E,16E,22Z)-(1R,4S,5'S,6S,6'R,8R,12S,13S,20R,21R, 24S)-6'-[(S)- sec-butyl]-21,24-dihydroxy-5',11,13,22-tetramethyl-2-oxo-(3,7,19 -trioxatetracyclo [15.6.1. 14,8.020,24]pentacosa-10,14,16,22-tetraene)-6-spiro-2'-(5',6'-dihydro-2'H-pyran)-12 -yl2,6- dideoxy-3-O-methyl-4-O-(2,4,6-trideoxy-3-O -methyl-4-methylamino-a-L-lyxo- hexapyranosyl)-a-L- arabino-hexapyranoside and (10E,14E,16E,22Z)-(1R,4S,5'S,6S,6'R,8R,12S,13S,20R, 21R,24S)-21,24- dihydroxy-6'-isopropyl-5',11,13,22-tetramethyl-2-oxo-(3,7,19-trioxatetracyclo [,8.020,24]pentacosa-10,14,16,22-tetraene)-6-spiro-2'-(5',6'-dihydro-2'H-pyran)-12-yl 2,6-dideoxy-3-O-methyl-4-O-(2,4,6-trideoxy-3-O-methyl-4- methylamino-a-L-lyxo- hexapyranosyl)-a-L-arabino-hexapyranoside
Empirical Formula C49H75NO13 (emamectin B1a) + C48H73NO13 (emamectin B1b)
Molecular Weight 885(i); 871(ii)
Structural Formula
Physical State (Tech) White or light yellow crystal
Melting Point (Tech) 141-146°C
Solubility Soluble in acetone and methanol, and hardly soluble by hexane.
Vapor Pressure Negligible
Corrosive Properties Non-corrosive
Explosive Properties Explosion hazard in the presence of strong oxidizers
Combustible Properties Posing a slight fire hazard if exposed to heat or flame.


Oral LD50 for rats 76-89 mg/kg.
Skin And Eye Acute dermal LD50 for rabbits >2000 mg/kg.
Inhalation LC50 (4 h) for rats 2.12-4.44 mg/m3
Birds Acute oral LD50 for mallard ducks 46 mg/kg Dietary LC50 (8 d) for mallard ducks 570 ppm.
Bees Toxic to bees.
Environmental Fate It is non-systemic, and rapidly degrades in sunlight to various complex residues.
Soil Rapidly degraded.

Mode of Action:

Ema-Fort is a non-systemic insecticide which penetrates leaf tissues by trans-laminar movement.

Special Features:

Ema-Fort belongs to naturally occurring evermectin group of insecticide is good for controlling Lepidoptera such as bollworms in cotton and fruit and shoot borers in okra.

Method of Application:

Spray recommended doses as and when pests appear on the crop. Take a small quantity of clean water and required quantity of Ema-Fort. Stir the solution with a stick or rod and mix in remaining amount of clean water.

Crop Pest Dosage (g/ha)
Cotton Bollworm 220
Okra Fruit & Shoot Borer 220


Phytotoxicity has not been reported when used as recommended.


  • WHO classification: Class II, moderately hazardous.
  • Avoid skin contact, eye contact, inhalation, ingestion.
  • Harmful if swallowed. Consult physician immediately. DO NOT induce vomiting.
  • Read and follow the label instructions and warning exposure standards.

Suggested Crops: Red Gram, Cabbage, Tomato, Chilli, Brinjal and all other Fruits and fruiting, vegetables.


Used In Following Countries:

  • India