FOREST, SHADE TREES, ORNAMENTALS ETC. - BUDWORM, MOTH, CONEWORM ETC.

General Information

APPLICATION

Apply Foray 48B, undiluted or with quantities of water sufficient to provide thorough coverage of plant parts to be protected, only by aerial equipment. The amount of water needed per acre will depend upon crop size, weather, spray equipment, and local experience.

Avoiding spray drift at the application site is the responsibility of the applicator. The interaction of many equipment-and weather-related factors determine the potential for spray drift. The applicator and the grower/treatment coordinator are responsible for considering all of these factors when making decisions.

SPRAY VOLUMES

Aerial Application: Use appropriate amount of Foray 48B, as indicated in the tables that follow, in aerial equipment undiluted or with quantities of water sufficient to provide thorough coverage of plant parts to be protected. In the western U.S., use a normal minimum of 5-10 gallons per acre; in the eastern regions, use a normal minimum of 2-3 gallons. The minimum amount of water needed per acre will depend upon crop size, weather conditions, spray equipment used and local experience.

GENERAL AGRICULTURAL USE INSTRUCTIONS

Foray 48B is a biological insecticide for the control of lepidopterous larvae. It contains the spores and endotoxin crystals of Bacillus thuringiensis kurstaki. Foray 48B must be ingested by the larvae to be effective. For consistent control, apply at first sign of newly hatched larvae (1st and 2nd instar larvae). Susceptible larvae that ingest Foray 48B cease feeding within a few hours and die within 2-5 days.

Foray 48B may be applied up to and on the day of harvest.

For maximum effectiveness, follow the instructions listed below:

Monitor fields to detect early infestations.

Apply Foray 48B when eggs start hatching and larvae are small (early instars) and before significant crop damage occurs. Larvae must be actively feeding to be affected.

Repeat applications every 3 to 14 days to maintain control and protect new plant growth. Factors affecting spray interval include rate of plant growth, weather conditions, and reinfestation. Monitor populations of pests and beneficials to determine proper timing of applications.

Under conditions of heavy pest pressures or when large worms are present use the higher rate, shorten the application interval, and/or improve spray coverage to enhance control.

When these conditions are present, consider use of contact insecticide to enhance control.

Thorough coverage is essential for optimum performance.

GENERAL NON-AGRICULTURAL USE INSTRUCTIONS

Not for use on plants being grown for sale or other commercial use, or for commercial seed production, or for research purposes. For use on plants intended for aesthetic purposes or climatic modification and being grown in ornamental gardens or parks, or on golf courses or lawns and grounds.

Not for use on trees being grown for sale or other commercial use, or for commercial seed production, or for the production of timber or wood products, or for research purposes except wide-area public pest control programs sponsored by government entities, such as mosquito abatement, Gypsy Moth control, and Mediterranean Fruit Fly eradication.

Foray 48B contains the spores and endotoxin crystals of Bacillus thuringiensis kurstaki. Foray 48B is a stomach poison and is effective against lepidopterous larvae. After ingestion, larvae stop feeding within hours and die 2-5 days later. Maximum activity is exhibited against early instar larvae. Apply Foray 48B only by aerial application.

Use Foray 48B with a closed-loop mixing/loading system that will minimize the potential for accidental spills and exposure of ground handling personnel.

If dilution with water is needed for full crop coverage, fill tank with approximately 3/4 of the water required for dilution. Begin agitation and pump Foray 48B into the water while maintaining continuous agitation. Agitate as necessary to maintain suspension. Do not allow diluted mixture to remain in the tank for more than 72 hours.

Monitor to detect early infestations.

AERIAL APPLICATION

Apply Foray 48B, either alone or diluted with water, aerially at the rates per acre shown in the application rates table.

Spray volumes of 32-107 fluid ounces of product per acre give optimum coverage. Best results are expected when Foray 48B is applied to dry foliage.

For smaller spray volumes, mix the proper number of teaspoons of Foray 48B from the following chart to attain the desired rates

Limitations, Restrictions, and Exceptions

FOREST, SHADE TREES, ORNAMENTALS ETC.

Special Instructions

Use the higher recommended rates on advanced larval stages or under high density larval populations.

In treating Gypsy Moth and Asian Gypsy Moth infected trees and shrubs in urban, rural, and semi-rural areas, exposure of non-target vegetation including, but not limited to, native and ornamental species and food or feed crops is permitted.

Use and mix this product with other pesticides only in accordance with the most restrictive of label limitations and precautions. Do not mix this product with any product containing a label prohibition against such mixing. Do not exceed label dosage rates.

Restricted Entry Interval

4 hours