HOPS - TWOSPOTTED SPIDER MITE
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.
Ground application: Apply in water in a minimum of 100 – 150 gallons per acre in early season; 200 – 250 gallons per acre late season.
Air application: Apply in water in a minimum of 10 gallons per acre.
- To maintain a proper spray interval, do not make applications less than 21 days apart.
- The use of ultra low volume (ULV) application on hops is prohibited.