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


NOTE: TEMPRANO may be applied using ground application equipment or aircraft. Aerial application is permitted because of its importance to the avocado growing industry. However, aerial application is not the preferred method of application for the best control of thrips. With aerial application, spray coverage and the resulting control of thrips is less than with ground application. For this reason, the user accepts all liability for the level and duration of control of thrips when TEMPRANO is aerially applied.

Gallonage 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 mite and insect control.

- For best results, apply when immature thrips are first observed but before numbers exceed 5 immature thrips per leaf/fruit.

- Use 10-15 fl. oz. of product/A for low to moderate infestations and 15-20 fl. oz. of product/A for severe infestations. Add a 1.0%-4.0% NR (narrow range) 415 oil in combination with a horticultural spray oil (not a dormant oil) approved for use on avocados.

- Make a second application, if needed, to maintain control, but wait at least 30 days after the first application to retreat.

For Ground Application:

- If spray volume is greater than 400 gals./A apply TEMPRANO at a rate of 2.5 fl. oz.per 100 gals. of water plus 1.0%-4.0% of an NR 415 oil.

- Note: To prevent crop injury, observe all precautions and restrictions on the oil label.When using oil concentrations above 2.0% treat a small test area before making a large-scale application.

Horticultural Oil (not a dormant oil) - Minimum 1 to 4% v/v

- Maximum Amount Per Application: Do not apply more than 20 fl. oz./A per application.

- Application Interval: Wait at least 30 days before repeating application.

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

Pre-Harvest Interval

14 days

Restricted Entry Interval

12 hours