General Information


Temprano is an emulsifiable concentrate that will control certain pests on the crops listed on the label when the product is applied according to the Directions for Use. Thorough coverage of foliage is essential for good mite and insect control.


- Phytotoxicity: TEMPRANO has been tested for phytotoxicity and has a wide margin of safety on a variety of crops. TEMPRANO has also been shown to be compatible with many commonly used pesticides, crop oils, and nutritional sprays. However, since it is not possible to test a large number of possible mixtures, the user should pre-test any proposed mixtures with TEMPRANO to ensure the physical compatibility and lack of phytotoxic effects.

- New York State Restriction: Do not apply TEMPRANO with aircraft in New York State.


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

Spray Drift Precautions for TEMPRANO Use on Celeriac, Cucurbits, Fruiting Vegetables, Grapes, 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, estuaries, or 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. Avoid applications when wind gusts approach 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 drifting to 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.

Limitations, Restrictions, and Exceptions


TEMPRANO may be applied using conventional dilute or concentrate sprayers calibrated to deliver sufficient water for thorough coverage. Gallons of spray will vary with size and number of trees per acre and density of foliage. In any case, thorough coverage is essential for good spider mite and insect control.

Always use TEMPRANO in combination with a horticultural spray oil (not a dormant oil) approved for use on almonds/walnuts.

- Apply TEMPRANO when spider mites first appear. Residual spider mite control is greater from spray deposits on newer leaves compared to older leaves.

- A second application may be made, if needed, to maintain control.

The rate of TEMPRANO per 100 gals. is based on a volume of 400 gals./A dilute spray.

- To determine the amount of product per acre for concentrate sprays, first determine the amount that would be required in a full cover dilute spray. Use the same amount of product per acre in concentrate sprays that would be required for the dilute sprays to the same orchard/grove. This may result in use of less than 10 fl. oz./A on small trees.

Horticultural Spray Oil (not a dormant oil) - 0.25% or 1 gal./A - Minimum of 1 gal./A

Buffer Zone: To reduce the risk to aquatic organisms, maintain a 25-yard buffer zone around all water bodies containing aquatic life (streams, ponds, lakes, rivers, springs, irrigation canals containing water year-round, swamps, bogs and marshes).

Maximum Amount per Application: Do not apply more than 20 fl. oz. of TEMPRANO per application.

Grazing: Do not allow livestock to graze in treated orchards.

Pre-Harvest Interval

21 days

Restricted Entry Interval

12 hours