AVOCADOS

General Information

APPLICATION INFORMATION

Solera Abamectin 0.15EC Ag Insecticide/Miticide is an insecticide that will control certain insect pests. The product must be mixed with water and applied to labeled crops according to the specific crop use directions for effective control of these insects. For good mite and insect control, apply Solera Abamectin 0.15EC Ag Insecticide/Miticide so that the foliage is thoroughly covered by the spray solution.

Phytotoxicity: Solera Abamectin 0.15EC Ag Insecticide/Miticide has been tested for phytotoxicity and has been proven to be safe on a variety of crops. Solera Abamectin 0.15EC Ag Insecticide/Miticide is also compatible with many commonly used pesticides, crop oils, and nutritional sprays. However, it is impossible to test all crop varieties and combination of spray mixtures under all possible growing conditions. Prior to mixing, users should test the compatibility of Solera Abamectin 0.15EC Ag Insecticide/Miticide with any combination product using physical compatibility jar tests. Before applying Solera Abamectin 0.15EC Ag Insecticide/Miticide and combination products to large areas of the crop, test small areas for phytotoxicity.

New York State Restriction: Do not apply Solera Abamectin 0.15EC Ag Insecticide/Miticide by aerial application in New York State.

Chemigation: Do not apply this product through any type of irrigation system.

Spray Drift Precautions for Solera Abamectin 0.15EC Ag Insecticide/Miticide Use on Celeriac, Cotton, Cucurbits, Fruiting Vegetables, Grapes, Hops, Leafy Vegetables, Potatoes, and Strawberries:

- Do not apply with ground application equipment within 25 ft. or with aircraft within 150 ft. of lakes, reservoirs, rivers, permanent streams, marshes, potholes, natural ponds, and estuaries, of commercial fish farm ponds.

- All aerial and ground application equipment must be properly calibrated, using appropriate carriers, and maintained. For aerial applications, mount the spray boom on the aircraft in a manner that minimizes drift caused by wing tip vortices. Use the minimum practical boom length but do not exceed 75% of wingspan or rotor diameter.

- Use the largest droplet size consistent with pest control. Minimize the formation of very small droplets by selecting appropriate nozzles, orienting nozzles away from the air stream as much as possible, and avoiding excessive spray boom pressure. Release the spray at the lowest height consistent with pest control and flight safety. Avoid application more than 10 ft. above the crop canopy.

- Make aerial or ground applications when wind velocity favors on-target product deposition (approximately 3 to 10 mph). Do not apply when wind velocity exceeds 15 mph. Avoiding applications when wind direction is toward the aquatic area can reduce risk of exposure to aquatic areas. Do not cultivate within 25 ft. (10 ft. for cotton) of the aquatic area to allow growth of a vegetative filter strip.

- Low humidity and high temperatures increase the evaporation rate of spray droplets and therefore increase the likelihood of spray driftingto aquatic areas. Avoid spraying during conditions of low humidity and/or high temperature.

- Do not make aerial or ground applications during temperature inversions. Inversions are characterized by stable air and temperatures that increase with height above the ground. Mist or fog may indicate the presence of an inversion in humid areas. The applicator may detect the presence of an inversion by producing smoke and observing a smoke layer near the ground surface.

Resistance Management: Solera Abamectin 0.15EC Ag Insecticide/Miticide contains the active ingredient abamectin. There are inherent risks of pests developing resistance to any product; therefore, it is strongly advised that Solera Abamectin 0.15EC Ag Insecticide/Miticide be used in a sound resistance management program (including practices such as non-chemical alternatives (beneficial arthropods), rotation of Solera Abamectin 0.15EC Ag Insecticide/Miticide with insecticides that have different modes of action, rotation of susceptible and non-susceptible plants, etc.). Once insect or mite-tolerant strains develop, Solera Abamectin 0.15EC Ag Insecticide/Miticide will not be effective against labeled pests. In crops that have pests with multiple generations per crop per year, resistance management practices help reduce the risk of resistance development to Solera Abamectin 0.15EC Ag Insecticide/Miticide. Additional information is available on implementation of these or other resistance management practices from your local agricultural advisor or company representative.

Limitations, Restrictions, and Exceptions

AVOCADOS

Rate of Solera Abamectin 0.15EC Ag Insecticide/Miticide

(Do NOT use less than 10 fl oz of Solera Abamectin 0.15EC Ag Insecticide/Miticide /A)

And add (for best results): a Horticultural Spray Oil that is not a dormant oil

Minimum of 1 to 4% v/v

(Follow all directions on the spray oil label. Test small areas with oil concentrations greater than 2.0% before making applications to large areas.)

Directions for Application

Apply Solera Abamectin 0.15EC Ag Insecticide/Miticide using conventional dilute or concentrate sprays using ground or air application equipment.

Although aerial application is permitted, best control of thrips is achieved with ground applications which provide better spray coverage. The user accepts all liability for thrip level and duration of control if Solera Abamectin 0.15EC Ag Insecticide/Miticide is applied by air.

Calibrate equipment prior to application to ensure sufficient water is used for thorough coverage. The size and number of trees per acre as well as foliage density will determine the gallons of spray required. Apply only in 100 gal or more of water/A by ground and 50 gal of water by air application. [For ground applications where the spray volume is greater than 400 gal/A, use 2.5 fl oz Solera Abamectin 0.15EC Ag Insecticide/Miticide per 100 gal of water in combination with 1.0-4.0% of an NR (narrow range) 415 oil.] Control of these pests requires a thorough coverage of the spray solution on the tree foliage.

Time Solera Abamectin 0.15EC Ag Insecticide/Miticide applications to occur when immature thrips first appear but before 5 or more immature thrips per leaf/fruit are detected. Repeat applications following the directions in the Restrictions column of this table.

Apply Solera Abamectin 0.15EC Ag Insecticide/Miticide at 10-15 fl. oz/A for low (1-2 thrips per leaf/fruit) to moderate (3-4 thrips per leaf/fruit). Use the higher rate of 15-20 fl oz/A for severe (more than 5 thrips per leaf/fruit) outbreaks. Apply Solera Abamectin 0.15EC Ag Insecticide/Miticide in combination with a 1.0 - 4.0% NR 415 oil in combination with a Horticultural Spray Oil (not a dormant oil) which is approved for use on avocados.

Restrictions

Do not apply more than 20 fl. oz/A Solera Abamectin 0.15EC Ag Insecticide/Miticide per application, and no more than 40 fl oz/A per growing season.

Make only 2 applications per growing season 30 days or more apart.

Pre-Harvest Interval

14 days

Restricted Entry Interval

12 hours