ORNAMENTALS - SUPPRESSION OF APHIDS, THRIPS AND WHITEFLIES
MINX ORNAMENTAL MITICIDE/INSECTICIDE is an emulsifible concentrate which when mixed with water according to the directions for use will control leafminers and mites and suppress whiteflies, thrips and aphids on ornamentals. Mix with sufficient water and apply as a foliar spray to obtain uniform coverage. For mites, apply when mites first appear and repeat as necessary to maintain control. For leafminers, apply as needed and repeat at 7-day intervals or as necessary to maintain control.
For suppression of aphids, thrips and whiteflies, apply when young, immature stages of these pests are first observed and repeat every 7 days for two or three weeks. After which time, rotate to other products that have different modes of action than MINX Ornamental Miticide/Insecticide for at least two to three weeks. Refer to the Resistance Management section for additional comments of rotation. Aphids, thrips and whiteflies are killed by direct contact with the MINX Ornamental Miticide/Insecticide spray. Residual control of pests may be enhanced with the addition of a horticultural spray oil at 0.5 to 1.0% of the spray volume on field-grown woody ornamentals, landscape plants and Christmas trees. Repeat application as necessary, but no sooner than 7 days to maintain control. Some plants are sensitive to oils and so without prior experience the user should spray a small number of plants and observe plants for two weeks before spraying the remaining plants. Excessive cold or warm temperatures may increase the chance of plant damage following application with oils. Carefully read and follow directions on the oil label and do not exceed maximum rates listed on either label.
Treatment may not be effective against these pests if Minx Ornamental Miticide/Insecticide -tolerant strains develop. Therefore, when applying this product to plants that are hosts of labeled pests with multiple generations per crop or year, resistance management strategies must be used. Such strategies may include, but are not limited to, rotation of products with different modes of action, avoid treatment of successive generations with the same product, use of labeled rates at specified spray intervals, nonchemical alternatives such as beneficial arthropods, rotation of susceptible to non-susceptible plants and various cultural practices. For additional information on the implementation of these or other resistance management strategies, consult with your State Cooperative Extension Service. To manage susceptibility in Liriomyza leafminer species, apply a maximum of three applications of MINX Ornamental Miticide/Insecticide and then rotate to Citation® for a maximum of three applications, before rotating back to MINX Ornamental Miticide/Insecticide or using another product. The rotation between these two products with different modes of action should be based on the generation time of Liriomyza species to avoid applying MINX to successive generations.
- Do not use MINX Ornamental Miticide/Insecticide for suppression of aphids, whiteflies and thrips on roses, chrysanthemums and gerbera. These ornamentals are primary hosts of mites and Liriomyza leafminers for which MINX Ornamental Miticide/Insecticide applications should be targeted. Additional applications of this product to suppress aphids, thrips and whiteflies on these plants will increase the selection pressure on mites and Liriomyza leafminers which may result in greater tolerance to MINX Ornamental Miticide/Insecticide among these pests.
- Do not apply this product through any type of irrigation system.
- Not for aerial application.
- Do not use in citrus nurseries.
MINX Ornamental Miticide/Insecticide has been evaluated for phytotoxicity on a wide range of ornamental plants. However, since all combinations or sequences of pesticide sprays including surfactants and adjuvants have not been tested, it is recommended that a small area be sprayed first to make certain that no phytotoxicity occurs. Phytotoxicity has been observed following the use of MINX Ornamental Miticide/Insecticide on certain species of ferns (e.g. Adiantum spp.) and Shasta Daisy (L. Eucanthemum spp.). It is therefore recommended that this product not be used on ferns or Shasta Daisy.
- For suppression of pest populations, young immatures must be contacted by the spray.
General Information per Application: Do not apply less than 8 fl. oz. or more than 16 fl. oz. per acre. Use sufficient water to obtain uniform plant coverage. Refer to the Resistance Management section and the Restrictions section for additional information.
Liriomyza Leafminers: Apply, for example, in 100-200 gals. of water per acre. In volumes of water below 100 gals., use a minimum of 8 fl. oz. per acre. If more than 200 gals. of water per acre are required for good plant coverage, apply the maximum rate of 16 fl. oz. per acre. For example, if 400 gals. of water are required, use 4 fl. oz. per 100 gals.