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


Apply as a foliar spray by ground or by air. Under conditions such as high pest populations, dense foliage, high temperatures, or other such adverse application situations, use a greater water volume to ensure adequate coverage. Thorough coverage of the crop canopy is essential. With aerial application, spray coverage and the resulting control of mites is less than when using ground application equipment. For this reason, the user accepts all liability for the level and duration of control of mites when ABBA 0.15EC is aerially applied. Use the lower rates for low to moderate infestations and the higher rate for severe infestations. Do not apply ABBA 0.15 EC by aerial application equipment in New York State.

Abamection 0.15EC may be used without a wetting agent. Spreading and penetrating surfactants can improve insect control when necessary to improve the wetting of foliage and to smooth out spray deposits, a nonionic surfactant is recommended. Do not use binder of sticker-type surfactants.

Use Restrictions

- For resistance management, do not use on leafy vegetables grown for transplanting nor make more than 2 sequential applications.

- Do not reapply within 7 days of first application.

Pre-Harvest Interval

7 days

Restricted Entry Interval

12 hours