COTTON - GRASSHOPPER
Use low rate under light-to-moderate infestation. Higher rates should be used under heavy insect pressure. The rate of application is variable according to insect pressure, timing of spray and field scouting.
For cutworm, armyworm, or stalk borer control, Respect insecticide may be applied before, during, or after planting. For soil-incorporated applications, use higher rates for improved control. DO NOT exceed maximum allowable rate.
Refer to the label for tank mix information.
Method of Application
Respect may be applied in water or refined vegetable oil. When water is used, apply a minimum of one gallon of finished spray per acre by air or five gallons of finished spray with ground equipment. When applying in water by air, one quart of emulsified oil may be substituted for one quart of water in the finished spray. When using oil, use a minimum of one quart per acre in the finished spray.
Control of lepidopteran eggs may be achieved with proper timing of applications.
For control of grasshoppers, applications should be made based on careful field scouting. Treatment decisions should be made based on evidence of feeding damage and presence of grasshoppers in cotton. Loss of cotyledon leaves in seedling cotton should be considered more important than leaf loss in older cotton.
Applications should be made on a broadcast basis since grasshoppers are highly mobile.
Adjust rates based on populations of grasshoppers found in fields. Applications should be made on a 3- to 5-day schedule until grasshopper populations are under control or until foliage loss subsides.
Increase application rates as grasshopper size and population density increases.
DO NOT exceed maximum allowable rate.
DO NOT graze or feed cotton for forage.