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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

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Note: Although Solera Abamectin 0.15EC Ag Insecticide/Miticide can be used without a wetting agent, improved spreading and penetration for better insect control is achieved using a combination of Solera Abamectin 0.15EC Ag Insecticide/Miticide and a nonionic surfactant at the manufacturer’s recommended use rate.

Directions for Application

Apply Solera Abamectin 0.15EC Ag Insecticide/Miticide using ground application equipment. Calibrate equipment prior to application to ensure sufficient water is used for thorough coverage. Control of these mites requires a thorough coverage of the spray solution on the crop foliage. Apply Solera Abamectin 0.15EC Ag Insecticide/Miticide to the tops and undersides of the leaves.

Do not apply in less than 50 gal of water/A by ground. If electro-static sprayers are used, the volume may be less than 50 gal/A but do not use less than 10 gal of water/A.

Apply Solera Abamectin 0.15EC Ag Insecticide/Miticide when mites are first detected. A second repeat application may be made 7 – 10 days later. This sequence of two applications may be repeated if needed but follow the directions in the Restrictions column of this table.

Restrictions

- Refer to the section on Spray Drift Precautions in the Application Information section of the label.

- Do not apply by air.

- Do not apply more than 16 fl oz/A per application or more than 64 fl oz/A Solera Abamectin 0.15EC Ag Insecticide/Miticide per growing season.

- After the first 2 applications, wait 21 day or more before making additional applications if needed to maintain control.

- To prevent insect resistance to Solera Abamectin 0.15EC Ag Insecticide/Miticide, do not apply in strawberry nurseries.

Pre-Harvest Interval

3 days

Restricted Entry Interval

12 hours