AVOCADOS - CALIFORNIA

General Information

PRODUCT INFORMATION

Agri-Mek 0.15 EC is an emulsifiable concentrate that will control certain pests on the crops listed on the label when the product is applied according to the Directions for Use.

Thorough coverage of foliage is essential for good mite and insect control.

NOTE:

- Phytotoxicity: Agri-Mek 0.15 EC has been tested for phytotoxicity and has a wide margin of safety on a variety of crops. Agri-Mek 0.15 EC has also been shown to be compatible with many commonly used pesticides, crop oils, and nutritional sprays.

However, since it is not possible to test a large number of possible mixtures, the user should pre-test any proposed mixtures with Agri-Mek 0.15 EC to ensure the physical compatibility and lack of phytotoxic effects.

- New York State Restriction: Do not apply Agri-Mek 0.15 EC with aircraft in New York State.

Resistance Management

Agri-Mek 0.15 EC is a Group 6 insecticide (contains the active ingredient abamectin).

Because of the inherent risks of pests developing resistance to any product, it is strongly advised that Agri-Mek 0.15 EC be used in a sound resistance management program.

Treatment may not be effective against labeled pests if insect or mite tolerant strains develop. When applying Agri-Mek 0.15 EC to plants that are hosts of labeled pests with multiple generations per crop per year, use resistance management practices.

Resistance management practices may include, but are not limited to:

- rotating Agri-Mek 0.15 EC with other products with different modes of action,

- avoiding treatment of successive generations with the Agri-Mek 0.15 EC,

- using labeled rates at the specified spray intervals,

- using non-chemical alternatives such as beneficial arthropods,

- rotating susceptible to non-susceptible plants, and

- using various cultural practices.

For additional information regarding the implementation of these or other resistance management practices, consult your local agricultural advisor or company representative.

Limitations, Restrictions, and Exceptions

AVOCADOS - CALIFORNIA

Use 10-15 fluid ounces of product per acre for low (1 to 2 immature thrips per leaf or fruit) to moderate thrips (3 to 4 immature thrips per leaf or fruit) infestations or 15-20 fluid ounces of product per acre for severe infestations (above 5 immature thrips per leaf or fruit).

Additionally, add a 0.25% - 4.0% NR (narrow range) 415 oil. Do not use less than 10 fluid ounces of product per acre.

Notice: Observe all precautions and restrictions on the oil label to prevent phytotoxicity. When using oil concentrations above 2.0%, it is recommended that small test areas be treated before undertaking large-scale applications.

Notice: Air application is allowed on the label because of its importance to the avocado industry.

However, air application is not the preferred method of application of Agri-mek 0.15 EC for best thrips control in avocado. Spray coverage and resulting thrips control following air application may be less than that achieved from ground application. For this reason, the user accepts all liability for the level and duration of thrips control when air application is made.

Frequency/Timing of Applications:

For best results, apply when immature thrips are first observed, but before numbers exceed 5 immature thrips per leaf or fruit. Use 10-15 fluid ounces of product per acre for low (1 to 2 immature thrips per leaf or fruit) to moderate thrips (3 to 4 immature thrips per leaf or fruit) infestations or 15-20 fluid ounces of product per acre for severe infestations (above 5 immature thrips per leaf or fruit).

This product is highly toxic to bees exposed to direct treatment or residues on blooming crops or weeds. Do not apply this product or allow it to drift to blooming crops or weeds if bees are visiting the treatment area. Residual toxicity to bees may persist for at least 8 hours after Agri-mek spray has dried.

Pre-Harvest Interval

14 days

Restricted Entry Interval

12 hours