General Information


Fanfare 2EC contains a Group 3 insecticide. With repeated use of Group 3 insecticides as the primary method of control in the same field or in successive years, insect/mite populations can develop resistant biotypes. If this occurs, insect/mite biotypes with acquired resistance to Group 3 insecticides may eventually dominate the insect/mite population. This may result in partial or total loss of control of those species by Fanfare 2EC or other Group 3 insecticides.

To delay development of insecticide resistance, the following practices are suggested:

- Base insecticide applications on comprehensive IPM programs. This program should include an insect management program that includes cultural and biological control where possible.

- Use good resistance management strategies established for the use area. This may include the use of insecticide rotations or tank mixes with other groups of insecticide and miticides in an IPM program.

- Always apply Fanfare 2EC at the labeled rates and according to label directions. Do not use less than label rates alone or in tank mixtures unless directed otherwise in supplemental labeling supplied by Makhteshim Agan of North America, Inc. (MANA).

- Monitor treated populations in the field for loss of control. If poor performance cannot be attributed to improper application or extreme weather conditions, a resistant strain of insect may be present. Immediately consult your local MANA representative or agricultural advisor for the best alternative method of control for your area.

- Do not treat seedling plants grown for transplant in greenhouse, shade houses, or field plots.

- Consult your local extension specialist, certified crop advisor, and/or manufacturer for insecticide resistance management and/or IPM guidance for the specific site and resistant pest problems.


The rate of Fanfare 2EC applied will vary according to pest pressure and timing of application. Use lower rates under light to moderate infestations and higher rates under heavy insect pressure and for mite control. Arid climates generally require higher rates.

Unless otherwise specified for a specific crop, apply when pest population reaches economic (damaging) threshold and repeat as necessary to maintain control. Thorough coverage is essential to achieve control.

In the COMMENTS section of the label for each crop, the application rate when applied by ground and/or air is listed as an amount of spray per acre. In all cases, this refers to finished spray per acre.

Limitations, Restrictions, and Exceptions


Greater spray volumes increase uniformity of coverage. Also coverage uniformity may be aided by using a pre- and post-irrigation application. Use a handgun or shielded sprayer to apply to individual citrus trees if they are not planted in solid rows.

All citrus root weevils have a similar life cycle. They have three immature stages: egg, larva, and pupa. Adult weevils emerge from the soil and lay eggs on host plants above ground, the larvae enter the soil to feed on roots, and the pupae and teneral adult stages are spent below ground. Adults emerge beneath citrus trees throughout the year; it is at this time that Fanfare 2EC applications should be timed. Peak adult emergence varies within and among species and by region. Peak emergence for the blue-green root weevil is normally April and May. Diaprepes adult emergence from the soil appears to be triggered by the onset of regular rainfall events and can have two emergence peaks, in mid-May to mid-July and/or late-August to mid-October. The second peak is variable and may relate to host plant availability. Little leaf notcher has three generations per year. Although there is considerable overlap of generations, adults appear most abundant in April/May, July/August, and October/November.

For best control of emerging root weevils, apply Fanfare 2EC to the soil beneath the citrus trees from the trunk to the drip line of the tree.

Fanfare 2EC protects citrus tree roots from citrus root weevils by forming a barrier which provides contact activity on neonate larvae when they fall to the ground shortly after hatching from eggs which were oviposited in the citrus tree foliage.

Once application is made, be careful not to disturb the treated soil. In areas where only a spring emergence is expected, use 32 ounces of Fanfare 2EC. In areas where a second emergence is expected, use 16 ounces of Fanfare 2EC in the early season and 16 ounces of Fanfare 2EC later in the season.

If the length of control of Fanfare 2EC is not sufficient to cover the emergence of the root weevil, use other pest control measures from State Agricultural Extension Specialists or other local experts.

- Do not apply through irrigation systems.

- Do not allow any application of Fanfare 2EC to contact fruit or foliage.

- Do not apply by air.

Pre-Harvest Interval

1 day

Restricted Entry Interval

12 hours