CITRUS - CITRUS RUST MITE
Danitol 2.4 EC Spray contains a Group 3 insecticide. Insect biotypes with acquired resistance to Group 3 insecticides may eventually dominate the insect population if Group 3 insecticides are used repeatedly in the same field or in successive years as the primary method of control for targeted species. This may result in partial or total loss of control of those species by Danitol 2.4 EC Spray or other Group 3 insecticides.
To delay insecticide resistance consider:
- Avoiding the consecutive use of Danitol 2.4 EC Spray or other Group 3 insecticides that have a similar target site of action, on the same insect species.
- Using tank mixtures or premixes with insecticides from a different target site of action Group as long as the involved products are all registered for the same use and have different sites of action.
- Basing insecticide use on a comprehensive Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program.
- Monitoring treated insect populations for loss of field efficacy.
- Contacting your local extension specialist, certified crop advisors and/or manufacturer for insecticide resistance management program and/or IPM recommendations for the specific site and resistant pest problems.
For further information or to report suspected resistance, you may contact Valent U.S.A. Corporation at the toll free number: 1-800-682-5368.
There are no restrictions on rotational crops.
Danitol 2.4 EC Spray mixes readily with water. When tank mixing, all applicable directions, restrictions and precautions on the EPA registered labels are to be followed.
Some insects are known to develop resistance to products used repeatedly for control. Because the development of resistance cannot be predicted, the use of this product should conform to resistance management strategies established for the use area. Consult your local or state agricultural authorities for details.
If resistance to this product develops in your area, this product or other products with similar mode of action, may not provide adequate control. If poor performance cannot be attributed to improper application or extreme weather conditions, a resistant strain of insect may be present. If you experience difficulty with control and resistance is a reasonable cause, immediately consult your local company representative or agricultural advisor for the best alternative method of control for your area.
RESTRICTIONS AND LIMITATIONS
Do not apply under conditions involving possible drift to food, forage or other plantings that might be damaged or the crop thereof, rendered unfit for sale, use or consumption.
Do not apply this product through any type of irrigation system. Not for use in or around residential areas.
MITIGATION OF SPRAY DRIFT
OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING PRECAUTIONS WHEN MAKING ANY APPLICATION IN THE VICINITY OF AQUATIC HABITATS (SUCH AS, BUT NOT LIMITED TO LAKES; RESERVOIRS; RIVERS; PERMANENT STREAMS; MARSHES OR NATURAL PONDS; ESTUARIES; AND COMMERCIAL FISH PONDS.
Vegetative Buffer Strip
Construct and maintain a minimum 10 ft wide vegetative filter strip of grass or other permanent vegetation between the field edge and down gradient aquatic habitat (such as, but not limited to, lakes, reservoirs, rivers, permanent streams, marshes or natural ponds, estuaries and commercial fish ponds).
Only apply products containing Danitol 2.4 EC Spray onto fields where a maintained vegetative buffer strip of at least 10 ft exists between the field and down gradient aquatic habitat.
For guidance, refer to the following publication for information on constructing and maintaining effective buffers:
Conservation Buffers to Reduce Pesticide Losses. Natural Resources Conservation Services. USDA, NRCS. 2000. Fort Worth, Texas. 21 pp. http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/nrcs143_023819.pdf
Buffer Zone for Ground Application (groundboom, overhead chemigation or airblast): Do not apply by ground within 25 ft of aquatic habitats (such as, but not limited to, lakes, reservoirs, rivers, permanent streams, marshes or natural ponds, estuaries and commercial fish ponds).
Buffer Zone for ULV Aerial Applications: Do not apply within 450 ft of aquatic habitats (such as, but not limited to, lakes, reservoirs, rivers, permanent streams, marshes, natural ponds, estuaries and commercial fish ponds).
Buffer Zone for Non-ULV Aerial Applications: Do not apply by air within 150 ft of aquatic habitats (such as, but not limited to, lakes, reservoirs, rivers, permanent streams, marshes or natural ponds, estuaries and commercial fish ponds).
- Apply when citrus rust mite pressure appears. Best results are achieved when rust mite populations are low (treatment is recommended when rust mite populations are just beginning to build). Do not apply under high rust mite populations. Begin applications when pest activity is first noted and repeat as needed to maintain control but not more often than every 10 days.
- Apply with airblast equipment as a concentrate or dilute spray. Spray volumes of 150 - 500 gals/A are recommended. Spray volumes vary depending upon foliage density, size and number of trees per acre.
- Better results are achieved when Danitol 2.4 EC Spray is used with a petroleum spray oil. Summer spray program oil rates of 1 - 5 gals/A may be used in some citrus production areas. Check local or state recommendations for suggested oil rates.
- DO NOT tank mix with any copper formulations.
- Best results are achieved if applications are made when temperatures are moderate (usually early morning or evening).
- Avoid making applications if the temperature is 94ºF or above.
- Do not apply within 1 day of harvest.
- Do not exceed 2-2/3 pts (42-2/3 fl oz, 0.8 lb ai) total application of Danitol 2.4 EC Spray per acre per season (21-1/3 fl oz/A in AZ or CA).
- Do not feed or graze livestock on treated grove cover crops.
- Additional pesticide sprays may be required to obtain season-long pest control. See Resistance Management Statement.