General Information


1. CYGON 480-AG SYSTEMIC INSECTICIDE is a true systemic insecticide. A systemic insecticide is absorbed into the system of the plant upon application and, as with all systemic materials, may in specific plants cause reactions which are neither predictable nor common to all members of the species.

2. FOR PROPER TIMING of treatments for the control of specific pests on crops, consult local agricultural authorities. In general, apply adequate spray for good coverage when pests appear or when damage is first observed, unless otherwise indicated. Do not overdose or overspray.

3. Do not apply foliar sprays during the heat of the day or when temperatures are exceedingly high.


Use special care in aerial applications where damage from drift can be greater.

Apply only by fixed-wing or rotary aircraft equipment which has been functionally and operationally calibrated for the atmospheric conditions of the area and the application rates and conditions of the label.

Label rates, conditions and precautions are product specific. Read and understand the entire label before opening this product. Apply only at the rate recommended for aerial application on the label. Where no rate for aerial application appears for the specific use, this product cannot be applied by any type of aerial equipment.

Ensure uniform application. To avoid streaked, uneven or overlapped application, use appropriate marking devices.

Use Precautions:

Apply only when meteorological conditions at the treatment site allow for complete and even crop coverage. Apply only under conditions of good practice specific to aerial application as outlined in the Basic Knowledge Requirements for Pesticide Education in Canada: Applicator Core and Aerial Module, developed by CAPCO.

Do not apply to any body of water. Avoid drifting of spray onto any body of water or other non-target areas. Appropriate buffer zones should be established between treatment areas and aquatic systems and treatment areas and significant wildlife habitat. Do not contaminate water through spray drift or by cleaning of equipment or disposal of wastes.

Do not apply this product directly to, or otherwise permit it to come into direct contact with non-target crops or other non-target species and do not permit spray mists to drift onto them. Coarse sprays are less likely to drift, therefore, avoid combinations of pressure and nozzle type that result in fine particles (mist). Do not angle nozzles forward into the airstream and do not increase spray volume by increasing nozzle pressure. Apply only when there is little or no hazard from spray drift. Small quantities of the spray, which may not be visible, may contaminate and damage sensitive non-target habitat. A method must be used to detect air movement, lapse conditions, or temperature inversions (stable air) such as the use of balloons or a continuous smoke column at or near the spray site or a smoke generator on the spray equipment. If the smoke develops into layers or indicates a potential for hazardous spray drift, do not spray. Do not spray in winds exceeding 8 km/hour. Do not apply during periods of dead calm or when wind velocity and direction pose a risk of spray drift. Do not spray when the wind is blowing towards a nearby sensitive crop, garden, terrestrial habitat (such as shelter-belt) or aquatic habitat.

Do not use human flaggers.

Limitations, Restrictions, and Exceptions


If adult midges are present (1 midge / 4-5 wheat heads), sprays should be applied when 25% of the wheat head has fully emerged from the boot but before flowering has begun. At this stage, wheat first becomes susceptible to attack by the egg-laying females. Applications should be made in the late afternoon or evening when temperatures exceed 15°C and the wind speed is less than 10 km/h. High volume sprays will improve penetration of the crop. Proper timing of application is essential for control.

DO NOT apply to areas where bees are actively foraging or near apiaries as product is toxic to bees.

DO NOT graze or use for forage within 7 days of application.

Consult proper authorities for further information concerning rates and time of application.

Orange blossom wheat midges: If midge population persists at 3 days apply a second treatment.

Say?s stinkbugs: Use a water volume of at least 100 L/ha with ground equipment and 50 L/ha by air. Higher volume will provide more thorough coverage.

Pre-Harvest Interval

21 days