Active Ingredient: Spinosad


Conserve® SC specialty insecticide is an excellent choice for nursery and greenhouse operators, as well as arborists, and lawn care operators and golf course superintendents. Spinosad, the active ingredient in Conserve, is derived from the fermentation of a naturally occurring organism, uniquely combining the efficacy of synthetic insecticides with the benefits of biological insect pest control products.


  • Offers quick kill – insect pests exhibit symptoms in minutes resulting in rapid cessation of plant/turf damage. Control is evident within one to three days.
  • Provides excellent efficacy on target pests such as thrips, leafminers and Eastern tent caterpillars
  • Offers a unique mode of action which makes it compatible with resistance management programs and therefore IPM compatible
  • Has activity on pests by ingestion and contact exposure
  • Is highly active at very low use rates
  • Has low odor
  • Not phytotoxic to labeled ornamentals or turfgrasses
  • Has a four-hour WPS re-entry interval

For more information, please see Spinosad Overview or select from this list of downloadable items:


Technical Info Sheet (54KB PDF)
Western Flower Thrips Management In Ornamentals (376KB PDF)

Conserve SC        Thrip
Pests Controlled

  • Armyworms, including beet
  • Bagworms, including spruce
  • Cutworms, including black
  • Eastern tent caterpillars
  • Fall webworms
  • Fire ants
  • Gypsy and hickory tussock moth larvae
  • Pod gall midges
  • Serpentine leafminers
  • Sod webworms
  • Spider mites
  • Spruce budworms
  • Thrips, including western flower
  • Yellow-necked caterpillars
  • See label for complete listing of pests controlled