OTHER CROPS: MUSHROOMS (MUSHROOM HOUSES AND ADJACENT PREMISE AREAS)
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
RESTRICTED USE PESTICIDE
It is a violation of Federal Law to use this product in a manner inconsistent with its labeling.
Not for use in outdoor residential misting systems.
Use in a handheld cold or thermal fogger is prohibited.
For 4 hours following applications, do not allow any person to reenter treated areas.
Resistance Management Recommendations
ARCTIC 3.2 EC contains a Group 3 insecticide (or acaricide). Insect/mite biotypes with acquired resistance to Group 3 may eventually dominate the insect/mite population if Group 3 insecticides/acaricides are used repeatedly in the same field or in successive years as the primary method of control for targeted species. This may result in partial or total loss of control of those species by ARCTIC 3.2 EC or other Group 3 insecticides/acaricides.
If poor performance cannot be attributed to improper application or extreme weather conditions, a resistant strain of insect may be present. If you experience difficulty with control and resistance is a reasonable cause, immediately consult your local company representative or agricultural advisor for the best alternative method of control in your area.
To delay insecticide (or acaricide) resistance consider:
- Avoiding the consecutive use of ARCTIC 3.2 EC or other group 3 insecticides/acaricides that have a similar target site of action, on the same insect/mite species.
- Using tank-mixtures or premixes with insecticides/acaricides from a different target site of action Group as long as the involved products are all registered for the same use and have different sites of action.
- Basing insecticides/acaricide use on a comprehensive IPM program.
- Monitoring treated insect/mite populations for loss of field efficacy.
- Contacting your local extension specialist, certified crop advisors, and/or Winfield Solutions, LLC representative for insecticides/acaricide resistance management and/or IPM recommendations for the specific site and resistant pest problems.
Do not apply this product in a way that will contact workers or other persons, either directly or through drift. Only protected handlers may be in the area during application. For any requirements specific to your State or Tribe, consult the agency responsible for pesticide regulation.
Apply this product only through the following types of sprinkler irrigation: center pivot, lateral move, end tow, side (wheel) roll, traveler, big gun, solid set, or hand move irrigation systems. Do not apply this product through any other type of irrigation system. Do not connect an irrigation system (including greenhouse systems) used for pesticide application to a public water system unless the pesticide label-prescribed safety devices for public water systems are in place.
Crop injury, lack of effectiveness, or illegal pesticide residues in the crop can result from non-uniform distribution of treated water. For questions concerning calibration consult the equipment manufacturer or your local State Extension Service representative. A person knowledgeable of the chemigation system and responsible for its operation, or person under the supervision of the person responsible, shall shut the system down and make necessary adjustments should the need arise.
The system must contain a functional check valve, vacuum relief valve, and low pressure drain appropriately located on the irrigation pipeline to prevent water source contamination from backflow.
The pesticide injection pipeline must contain a functional, automatic, quick-closing check valve to prevent the flow of fluid back toward the injection pump.
The pesticide injection pipeline must also contain a functional, normally closed, solenoid-operated valve located on the intake side of the injection pump and connected to the system interlock to prevent fluid from being withdrawn from the supply tank when the irrigation system is either automatically or manually shut down.
The system must contain functional interlocking controls to automatically shut off the pesticide injection pump when the water pump motor stops.
The irrigation line or water pump must include a functional pressure switch which will stop the water pump motor when the water pressure decreases to the point where pesticide distribution is adversely affected.
Systems must use a metering pump, such as a positive displacement injection pump (e.g., diaphragm pump) effectively designed and constructed of materials that are compatible with pesticides and capable of being fitted with a system interlock.
Apply ARCTIC 3.2 EC continuously for the duration of the water application. Dilute ARCTIC 3.2 EC in sufficient volume to ensure accurate application of the area to be treated. When using chemigation, a minimum of 0.1 inch per acre of irrigation water is recommended. Agitation generally is not required when a suitable diluent is used. A diluent test should be conducted to ensure that phase separation will not occur during dilution and application. Failure to achieve a uniform dilution throughout the time of application may result in undesirable residues or less than desirable control.
Do not apply when wind speed favors drift beyond the area intended for treatment.
Commercial Impregnation and Application on Dry Bulk Fertilizers
ARCTIC 3.2 EC may be impregnated on dry bulk fertilizers. When applied as directed, ARCTIC 3.2 EC/dry bulk fertilizer mixtures provide insect control equal to that provided by the same rates of ARCTIC 3.2 EC applied in water.
The ARCTIC 3.2 EC/fertilizer mixtures may be surface applied or shallow incorporated. The higher rate should be used if incorporation is used.
Impregnation: Apply using a minimum of 200 pounds of dry bulk fertilizer per acre and up to a maximum of 450 pounds per acre with the specified amount of ARCTIC 3.2 EC per acre. Use a closed rotary-drum mixer or a similar type of closed blender equipped with suitable spray equipment. The spray nozzle(s) should be positioned to provide a uniform, fine spray pattern over the tumbling fertilizer for thorough coverage. The physical properties of fertilizers vary particularly in liquid absorption capacity. When absorptivity is sufficient, simply spray impregnation of the fertilizer with ARCTIC 3.2 EC provides a satisfactory, dry mixture. If the absorptive capacity is inadequate, the use of a highly absorptive powder is required to provide a dry, flowable mixture. Microcel E (Johnson Manville Product Corporation) is a recommended absorbent powder. Generally less than 2% by weight of Microcel E is required. DO NOT impregnate ARCTIC 3.2 EC onto straight coated ammonium nitrate or straight limestone because these materials will not absorb the insecticide. Dry fertilizer blends containing mixtures of ammonium nitrate or limestone may be impregnated with ARCTIC 3.2 EC.
Carefully determine the amount of ARCTIC 3.2 EC actually required in the preparation of individual fertilizer mixtures for each production operation. This is necessary to ensure that the amount of pesticide actually contained in the mixture applied to the soil represents the correct rate of use. Apply bulk fertilizer impregnated with ARCTIC 3.2 EC immediately, not stored.
All individual state regulations relating to bulk dry fertilizer blending, registration, labeling and application of the mixtures are the responsibility of the individual and/or company selling the fertilizer and ARCTIC 3.2 EC mixture.
For advice concerning current control practices with relation to specific local conditions, consult your local State Cooperative Extension or regulatory agencies.
ARCTIC 3.2 EC is formulated as an emulsifiable concentrate (EC) formulation and is to be diluted with water and applied as an emulsion.
For tank mixing: It is the pesticide user’s responsibility to ensure that all products in the listed mixtures are registered for the intended use. Users must follow the most restrictive directions and precautionary language of the products in the mixture (for example, first aid from one product, spray drift management from another).
ARCTIC 3.2 EC can be tank-mixed with natural pyrethrin-containing products or Insect Growth Regulators (IGRs). Do not tank mix with dichlorvos (DDVP) or other fumigant products.
Follow the most restrictive of the labeling limitations and precautions of all products used in mixtures.
Follow the Directions for Use in each crop group section.
ARCTIC 3.2 EC is a 3.2 pounds per gallon formulation of the insecticide permethrin. Apply ARCTIC 3.2 EC when insects appear or feeding is noticed. The higher rate should be used as pest populations increase. Repeat the application as necessary to maintain control. Use sufficient water to obtain full coverage. With the exception of crops listed below, do not plant rotational crops within 60 days of last application.
This label must be in the possession of the user at the time of application.
Refer to label for RATE CONVERSION CHART.
Preparation of the building prior to fogging: (1) Close all doors, windows, and ventilators, (2) Lock or barricade all entrances, turn off pilot lights, post warning signs, and take precautions to prevent persons and animals from entering the area. Use prior to filling the house, during cool-down, during spawning, up to pinning, and between breaks. Do not use when mushrooms are present. Treat once daily as needed when flies appear. Do not make more than 20 applications prior to pinning of first break; apply no more than two applications between each break. Do not apply more than 30 applications total per crop of 5 breaks. Limit the length of exposure time to 1 hour; then ventilate the house. Use fans to ventilate in houses that do not have forced air circulation. Wear a respirator with either an organic vapor-removing cartridge with a pre-filter approved for pesticides (MSHA/NIOSH approval number prefix TC-23C), or a canister approved for pesticides (MSHA/NIOSH approval number prefix TC-14G).
- Apply in 30 ounces of water or suitable diluent. Use 1 quart of solution per standard double house (35,000 cu. ft.: 8000 sq. ft.).
- Apply as a fogging or aerosol treatment. Use of high pressure hand wand is prohibited in mushroom houses.
- Do not apply within 3 days of harvest.