CITRUS (BARE SOIL SURFACE UNDER DRIP LINE) - DIAPREPES ROOT WEEVIL, ETC.

General Information

Resistance Management

Some pests are known to develop resistance to insecticides that have been used repeatedly. While the development of insect resistance is well understood, it is not easily predicted. Therefore insecticides should be used in conjunction with the resistance management strategies in the area. Consult the local or State agricultural advisors for details. If insect resistance should develop in the area, this product used alone may not continue to provide sufficient levels of pest control. If the reduced levels of control can not be attributed to improper application techniques, improper use rates, improper application timing, unfavorable weather conditions or abnormally high pest pressure, a resistant strain may have developed.

To reduce the potential for pesticide resistance, use this product in a rotation program with other classes of chemistry and modes of action. Always apply this product at the recommended rates and in accordance with the use directions. Do not use less than recommended label rates alone or in tank mixtures. Do not use reduced rates of the tank mix partner. For optimum performance, scout fields carefully and begin applications when pests are smaller rather than larger. If resistance is suspected, contact the local or State agricultural advisors.

Application and Mixing Instructions

Capture LFR is an insecticide/miticide that contains 1.5 pounds of bifenthrin per gallon. Capture LFR can be mixed directly with liquid fertilizer or with water. The rate of application is variable according to pest pressure, timing of treatments and field scouting. Use lower rates under light to moderate pest infestations, and higher rates under heaver pest pressure.

In arid climates, applications rates are generally higher. Fill the tank one-half full with liquid fertilizer or water and begin spray tank agitation.

Add the proper amount of Capture LFR, and then add the rest of the fertilizer or water. Maintain agitation until the mixture has been applied.

In New York State this product may not be applied within 100 feet (using ground equipment) of coastal marshes or streams that drain into coastal marshes.

Capture LFR can be applied in-furrow with the seed, as a T-band (band over the open furrow), as a broadcast application, as a band over the row or as a transplant-water drench during setting. Refer to the table s below for pest control or suppression recommendations.

Capture LFR can be mixed with commonly used liquid starter or pop-up fertilizers. Follow liquid fertilizer recommendations regarding seed safety and use guidelines. It is recommended that a preliminary jar test be conducted using appropriate ratios of fertilizer and Capture LFR. It is not recommended to allow a tank mixture to set overnight, but if this occurs agitate tank mixture prior to application.

California Closed System

Special Equipment: The registration of Capture LFR in California requires that the product be used in closed systems that meet the criteria for closed systems as established by the California Department of Food and Agriculture. The criteria and a list of the closed systems meeting the criteria are available through the California Department of Food and Agriculture.

Maximum Allowable Capture LFR Use Per Acre Per Season

Refer to the individual crop sections for maximum allowable Capture LFR usage per acre per season. The maximum allowable use must include all registered use patterns including at-plant, soil applied and/or foliar applications for the 12 months period. The 12 month period is to begin upon the initial application to the acre.

Limitations, Restrictions, and Exceptions

CITRUS (BARE SOIL SURFACE UNDER DRIP LINE)*

Apply Capture LFR by ground equipment to bare soil beneath citrus trees. Capture LFR must be uniformly applied from the trunk to the drip line of tree. Apply in a minimum of 40 gallons of dilute spray per acre. Greater spray volume should insure greater uniformity of coverage. A pre- and post-application irrigation may aid in the uniformity of coverage as well.

Capture LFR protects citrus tree roots from Diaprepes and other citrus root weevil feeding by forming a barrier which provides contact activity on newly hatched larvae (neonates). As citrus root weevil eggs hatch in new foliage, neonates fall to the soil surface beneath the tree and come in contact with Capture LFR as they attempt to burrow into the root zone. Disturbance of the soil beneath trees should be minimized. Timing of Capture LFR applications is critical. Current information suggests that peak emergence of adult Diaprepes Weevil varies by citrus growing region and these emergence peaks can be dramatically affected by environmental factors, such as soil moisture. Typically, two peaks are observed for Diaprepes, first in spring then late summer or early fall. Southern Blue- Green and Blue-Green Citrus Weevils and Fuller Rose Beetle typically exhibit a single emergence peak in the spring. Brown and Little Leaf Notchers typically exhibit three emergence peaks, spring, summer and fall. Since emergence varies seasonally and by location, timing of Capture LFR application can be accurately forecast by observing adults. Adults are most active early morning and late afternoon; numbers can be estimated by trapping throughout spring and summer (emergence periods). Egg laying will occur for 8 to 10 weeks following adult emergence from the soil; larval invasion of the soil will begin 2-3 weeks following adult emergence. It is critical to have the Capture LFR soil barrier in place prior to drop of the neonates.

Capture LFR is one of several effective tools in an integrated pest management program for Citrus Root Weevils. Application of Capture LFR should be used in conjunction with good cultural practices, biological control of larvae and foliar control of adults. Consult local university extension personnel for current information to protect citrus trees from Citrus Root Weevils and other pests.

Apply to individual citrus resets, when not in solid planted rows, using hand-gun or shielded sprayer.

Peak emergence of Diaprepes root weevil generally occurs in the spring. Depending on weather conditions, a minor emergence of Diaprepes root weevil may also occur in the fall.

If the citrus grove to be treated is in an area where weather conditions are conducive to primary emergence occurring in the spring, 42.5 fluid ounces formulated product should be used to obtain the longest residual management of Diaprepes root weevil. If the citrus grove to be treated is in an area where weather conditions will promote more than one peak of pest emergence, 21.25 fluid ounces formulated product can be applied early season and 21.25 fluid ounces formulated product can be applied later in the season.

Restrictions:

Do not apply through irrigation systems.

Do not allow any application of Capture LFR to contact fruit or foliage.

Apply the specified dosage in a minimum of 40 gallons of finished spray per acre.

Do not apply by air.

- This use is not permitted in California unless allowed by an approved supplemental label.

Restricted Entry Interval

12 hours

Timings