General Information


When applied to crops in accordance with the DIRECTIONS FOR USE, ABBA 0.15EC, an emulsifiable concentrate, effectively controls mites and other insects specified on the label. Thorough coverage is essential for effective insect and mite control.

ABBA 0.15EC offers a wide margin of safety when applied to a variety of crops. ABBA 0.15EC is also compatible with other commonly used pesticides, nutritional sprays, and crop oils. Pre-test for physical compatibility and lack of phytotoxic effect when using any proposed mixtures with ABBA 0.15EC.

When an adjuvant is to be used with this product, Makhteshim Agan of North America, Inc. suggests the use of a Chemical Producers and Distributors Association certified adjuvant.


To minimize the potential development of pest resistance to abamectin, use of resistance management strategies is imperative, especially when applying ABBA 0.15EC to crops that are hosts of pests on the label that have multiple generations per crop or per year. Examples of resistance management can include but are not limited to the following: non-chemical alternatives (such as beneficial arthropods); rotating susceptible and

non-susceptible plants; rotating uses of pesticides with different modes of action; avoiding use of the same product on successive generations of pests; use of various other cultural practices; and using labeled rates at specified spray intervals. Consult your State Cooperative Extension Service to obtain additional information regarding these or other resistance management strategies.

Limitations, Restrictions, and Exceptions


ABBA 0.15EC may be applied using ground or aerial application equipment. Aerial application is permitted; however, aerial application is not the preferred method of application for the best control of thrips. Spray coverage and the resulting control of thrips when applied by air is less than with ground application. The user accepts all liability for the level and duration of control of thrips when ABBA 0.15EC is aerially applied. Do not apply ABBA 0.15 EC by aerial application equipment in New York State.

Spray volume will vary with the size and number of trees per acre and foliage density. Assure thorough coverage to attain spider mite and insect control.

Avocado Thrips: 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. (See Use Restrictions.)

For Ground Application: If spray volume is greater than 400 gals./A, apply ABBA 0.15EC at a rate of 2.5 fl. oz. per 100 gals. of water plus 1.0%-4.0% of a narrow range 415 oil. Observe all precautions and restrictions on the oil label to prevent crop injury. Treat a small test area before making a large scale application when using oil concentrations above 2.0%.

Use Restrictions

- Do not use less than 10 fl. oz. of ABBA 0.15EC/A per application nor more than 20 fl. oz. of ABBA 0.15EC/A per application.

- Do not retreat within 30 days of the first application.

- Do not allow livestock to graze in treated orchard.

Pre-Harvest Interval

14 days

Restricted Entry Interval

12 hours