POME FRUITS - APPLE MAGGOT, ETC. - EAST OF THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS

General Information

RESTRICTIONS
- This product is only for commercial use.
- Not for residential use.
- Not for use on ornamental plants or plants being grown for ornamental purposes.
- May be used on crops on this label grown for seed production.
- Do not use in greenhouses.
- Do not apply ALTACOR through any irrigation system unless specified in the crop section of this label or in EPA approved supplemental labeling.
ALTACOR insect control is a water dispersible granule that can be applied as a foliar spray, using ground or aerial application to control listed insects. ALTACOR is mixed with water for application.
ALTACOR is a member of the anthranilic diamide class of insecticides with a novel mode of action acting on insect ryanodine receptors. Although ALTACOR has contact activity, it is most effective through ingestion of treated plant New York State Only:
The following restrictions are required to permit use of ALTACOR Insect Control in the State of New York:
- This product may not be applied within 100 feet of a water body (lake, pond, river, stream, wetland, or drainage ditch).
- Aerial application of this product is prohibited.
- Not for sale, sale into, distribution and/or use in Nassau, Suffolk, Kings, and Queens counties of New York State.

ALTACOR insect control is a water dispersible granule that can be applied as a foliar spray, using ground or aerial application to control listed insects. ALTACOR is mixed with water for application.
ALTACOR is a member of the anthranilic diamide class of insecticides with a novel mode of action acting on insect ryanodine receptors. Although ALTACOR has contact activity, it is most effective through ingestion of treated plant material. After exposure to DuPont ALTACOR, affected insects will rapidly stop feeding, become paralyzed, and typically die within 1 - 3 days. Time applications to the most susceptible insect pest stage, typically at egg lay to egg hatch and/or newly hatched larvae, before populations reach damaging levels. If possible, make applications at or before egg deposition to be most effective in minimizing damage levels caused by insect pests.

INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT
DuPont supports the use of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programs to control pests. This product may be used as part of an IPM program, which can include biological, cultural, and genetic practices, aimed at preventing economic pest damage. IPM principles and practices include field scouting or other pest detection methods, correct target pest identification, population monitoring, rotation of insecticides with different modes-of-action, and treating when target pest populations reach locally determined action thresholds. Consult your state cooperative extension service, professional consultants, product manufacturer or other qualified authorities to determine appropriate action treatment threshold levels for treating specific pest/crop or site systems in your area.

SCOUTING
Monitor insect populations to determine if there is a need for an application of ALTACOR based on label use directions and locally determined pest management guidelines. More than one treatment of ALTACOR may be required to control a pest population.

INSECT RESISTANCE MANAGEMENT
ALTACOR contains the active ingredient chlorantraniliprole and is a Group 28 insecticide based on the mode of action classification system of the International Insecticide Resistance Action Committee (IRAC). Insecticides with the same Group Number affect the same biological site of action on the target pest and when used repeatedly in the same treatment area, naturally-occurring resistant individuals may survive correctly applied insecticide treatments, reproduce, and become dominant.
To avoid or delay the development of insecticide resistance, a resistance management strategy should be established for the use area. This strategy may include incorporation of cultural and biological control practices, alternation to different mode of action insecticides on succeeding generations, and targeting the most susceptible life stage. Consult your local or state agricultural authorities and product manufacturer for more information about developing a resistance management strategy.
Unless directed otherwise in the specific crop/pest sections of this label, follow these guidelines to delay the development of insecticide resistance:
- Apply ALTACOR and other Group 28 insecticides within a single “treatment widow” to minimize exposing multiple successive generations of a pest species to the same mode of action insecticides.
- A “treatment window” is defined as the period of insecticidal activity provided by one or more applications of products with the same mode of action.
- A “treatment window”, including residual control, should not exceed 30 days (the length of a typical pest generation).
- Within the Group 28 “treatment window”, make no more than 2 applications of ALTACOR or other Group 28 insecticides.
- Following a Group 28 “treatment window”, rotate to a “treatment window” of effective insecticides with a different mode of action (Group Number).
- The period between Group 28 “treatment windows” should be at least 30 days.
- The total exposure of all Group 28 products applied throughout the crop cycle (from seedling to harvest) should not exceed approximately 50% of the crop cycle or 50% of the total number of insecticide applications targeted at the same pest species.
- For short cycle crops (< 50 days), the duration of the crop cycle may be considered as the Group 28 “treatment window” as long as no Group 28 insecticides are used during the next crop cycle at the same farm location.
- Follow labeled rates of ALTACOR when applied alone or in tank mixtures.
- Target the most susceptible insect life stages whenever possible.
- Monitor insect populations for product effectiveness. If poor performance occurs and it cannot be attributed to improper application or extreme weather conditions, a resistant strain of insect may be present.
If resistance to ALTACOR develops in your area, ALTACOR or other products with a similar mode of action (Group 28) may not provide adequate control. If you experience difficulty with control and resistance is a reasonable cause, immediately consult your local company representative or agricultural advisor for the best alternate method of control for your area. For additional information on insect resistance monitoring, visit the Insecticide Resistance Action Committee (IRAC) on the web at http://www.irac-online.org.

APPLICATION
Apply at the specified rates when insect populations reach locally determined economic thresholds. Consult the cooperative extension service, professional consultants or other qualified authorities to determine appropriate threshold levels for treatment in your area.
Apply follow-up treatments of ALTACOR, as specified, to keep pest populations within threshold limits. Refer to the Resistance Management section of this label for further guidance on follow-up treatments. See individual crop sections of this label for specific minimum spray interval.

Use sufficient water to obtain thorough, uniform coverage. Because DuPont ALTACOR is most effective through ingestion of treated plant material, thorough spray coverage is essential for optimum control of targeted pest insects. Using increased water volumes will typically result in better spray coverage, especially under adverse conditions such as dry, hot weather or dense plant foliage. Apply ALTACOR using ground or aerial application equipment. For ground application use the following directions unless otherwise specified in separate crop sections of this label or EPA-approved supplemental labeling: use a minimum of 30 gallons per acre (gpa) of water. ALTACOR may be applied by overhead chemigation on certain crops; for overhead chemigation applications see, "APPLICATION BY CHEMIGATION" section of this label for guidance. For aerial application use the following directions unless otherwise specified in this label or in EPA-approved supplemental labeling: use a minimum of 10 gallons per acre (gpa) of water.

Use of Adjuvants - In some situations where coverage is difficult to achieve such as closed canopy, dense foliage, plants with waxy leaf surfaces, excessive rainfall or less than optimum application equipment, an adjuvant may improve performance. Use only adjuvant products that are labeled for agricultural use and follow the directions on the manufacturer's label. Always conduct a premix test for compatibility. Use a proven adjuvant that does not affect foliage and/or fruit finish. Refer to specific crop sections of this label for additional adjuvant guidance.

Limitations, Restrictions, and Exceptions

POME FRUIT

The minimum interval between treatments is 10 days.

Spray Volume: Thorough coverage is essential to achieve best results. Select a spray volume appropriate for the size of trees and density of foliage.

Do not apply dilute applications of more than 200 gal water per acre. For best results apply 100 – 150 gal water per acre.

Do not apply less than 30 gal water per acre by ground.

Effect on beneficial insects - Beneficial insects such as predators or parasitoids are an important component in pome fruit IPM. ALTACOR has demonstrated low to no impact on the predator Deraeocoris brevis and key parasitoids, Aphelinus mali, Aphytis spp., and Encarsia spp. This low impact is very important in preservation of biological control of pear psylla, San Jose scale and wooly apple aphid when ALTACOR is applied early season for control of first generation codling moth.

- Apple maggot and White apple leafhopper: Suppression only.

- Codling Moth Larvae

Application Timing: For each generation, make first application prior to egg hatch. Each application provides 10 to 17 days of protection depending on intensity of codling moth pressure and rate of fruit growth. Use pheromone trap catches, and local degree day based spray timing advisories to determine the development of each generation.

- Obliquebanded Leafroller: For overwintering larvae, apply in the spring (pink to petal fall stage) at first sign of active feeding. For summer generation apply just prior to or at the beginning of egg hatch. Leafroller feeding stops after ingestion of treated foliage, however, during periods of cold weather when leafrollers are inactive, it may take several days to achieve complete control.

Pre-Harvest Interval

5 days

Restricted Entry Interval

4 hours