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 concentrated ground application 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.


- For best results, apply in combination with horticultural spray oil (not a dormant oil) as directed. Applications without horticultural spray oil may result in reduced efficacy and/or residual control.

- When used alone or when other products are applied sequentially, TEMPRANO in combination with horticultural spray oil may injure the fruit of certain apple varieties (e.g. russetting on light-skinned varieties such as Golden Delicious).

- When using TEMPRANO plus horticultural spray oil, carefully follow the Directions for Use and Precautions on the horticultural spray oil label as well as the precautions in official spray guides or on product labels. For example, applying TEMPRANO plus horticultural spray oil in less than 14 days before or after applying Captan can result in phytotoxicity and crop loss.

Apply TEMPRANO when spider mite or insect thresholds are reached.

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

- Spider Mites: For best results, apply before a threshold of 5 spider mites per leaf is reached. Residual spider mite control with TEMPRANO in combination with horticultural spray oil (not a dormant oil) is greater from spray deposits on newer leaves compared to older.Applications of TEMPRANO for spider mite control should be limited to a period extending from petal fall through 6 weeks following petal fall.

- Tentiform leafminer: For best results, apply onto eggs (to control new hatch) and early sap feeder stages of first and second-generation tentiform leafminers when locally established thresholds have been reached.Do not apply during bloom.

- White Apple Leafhopper (Not for use west of the Rocky Mountains): Application of TEMPRANO is limited only to first generation white apple leafhoppers.Apply soon after petal fall in combination with horticultural spray oil (not a dormant oil).

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

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/A in concentrate sprays as 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.

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

- Application Interval: If a second application is necessary, wait at least 21 days before repeating application.

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

Pre-Harvest Interval

28 days

Restricted Entry Interval

12 hours