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


Apply using conventional dilute or concentrate ground application sprayers calibrated to deliver sufficient water for thorough coverage (or outside coverage for Asian citrus psylla, citrus leafminer, or citrus thrips). 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 mite and insect control.

Applications should be made with a minimum of 0.20% horticultural spray oil (not a dormant oil) in the spray mixture or not less than 1.0 gal. of oil/A (except when specified differently below).

Citrus Thrips: Application targeted for citrus thrips will only control the current generation and must be correctly timed.

- The rate of TEMPRANO per 100 gals. is based on a volume of 1,000 gals./A dilute spray.

- For concentrate sprays, adjust the dosage to apply an amount/A equal to that used in full cover dilute spray.

- For best results, use 150-300 gals./A of spray mix with a minimum of 3 gal./A of horticultural oil (not a dormant oil) and apply at a ground speed of 1 to 1.5 MPH.

- For best results, use a minimum of 500 gals/A of spray mix with a minimum of 0.5% of finished spray horticultural oil (not a dormant oil).

- For best results, use 100-250 gals./A of spray mix applied to achieve outside coverage.

- Prohibited Use: To manage resistance do not use in citrus nurseries.

- Application Interval: Do not apply TEMPRANO, or any other abamectin containing product within 30 days of the last treatment.

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

For dilute and concentrate spray refer to table on the label for specific rates.

Pre-Harvest Interval

7 days

Restricted Entry Interval

12 hours