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


Mix with water as indicated below. Thorough coverage of the crop is essential for optimum results. Inadequate coverage may result in reduced control. For best coverage and control apply TEMPRANO with ground application equipment.

The use rate depends on the size of the plant and density of the foliage. Repeat application if needed to maintain control.

The lower use rates of 4 - 6 fl. oz./A are only recommended if cotton is early season and under 10 inches in height. Do not use less than 4 fl. oz./A West of the Rocky Mountains - the lower use rates may only be used on cotton less than 10 inches in height and applied only with ground equipment.

Note: TEMPRANO may be used without a wetting agent. Spreading and penetrating surfactants can improve mite control. When necessary to improve the wetting of the foliage and to smooth out spray deposits, a nonionic surfactant is recommended. Do not use binder or sticker type surfactants.

Minimum Amount of Water: Do not apply in fewer than 5 gallons of water per acre. Use sufficient volume to insure thorough coverage.

Grazing Restriction: Do not feed or allow livestock to graze treated cotton.


8-16 fl oz/acre - Mid-season/Lay-by

4-6 fl oz /acre - Early Season

Pre-Harvest Interval

20 days

Restricted Entry Interval

12 hours