General 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.


- 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


Thorough spray coverage is essential for good mite and insect control. Spray gallonage may vary depending on size and number of trees per acre as well as density of foliage.

Ground Application

Apply using conventional dilute or concentrate ground application sprayers calibrated to deliver sufficient water for thorough coverage (or outside coverage for Asian citrus psyllid, citrus leafminer, or citrus thrips).

Aerial Application

Aerial application is permitted only for control of citrus leafminer. Aerial application to citrus is not approved in California.


- Apply Agri-Mek 0.15 EC with a minimum of 0.20% horticultural spray oil (not a dormant oil) in the spray mixture or not less than 1.0 gal. of oil/A (except when specified differently below).

Mites: Apply when mites first appear during spring, summer, and/or fall.

Use Restrictions – Citrus Fruit Crop Group

Application Method:

To control citrus leafminer: Ground or aerial application is permitted; however, do not apply with aircraft to citrus in California. For aerial application use a minimum of 10 gallons of finished spray volume per acre. Under conditions such as high pest populations, dense foliage, or adverse application conditions (such as high temperatures) use a greater volume of water to insure adequate coverage.

All other pests: Ground application only. Do not apply with aircraft.

- Prohibited Use: To manage resistance do not use in citrus nurseries.

- Application Interval: Wait at least 30 days before repeating application.

- Maximum Amount per Season:

Do not apply more than 40 fl. oz./A (or 0.047lb. ai./A) of Agri-Mek 0.15 EC, or any other foliarly applied abamectin containing product in any growing season.

Do not make more than 3 applications in any growing season.

Grazing: Do not allow livestock to graze in treated orchards.

For concentrate sprays, adjust the dosage to apply an amount/A equal to that used in full cover dilute spray.

Ground application: For best results, use 150-300 gals./A of spray mix with a minimum of 3 gal./A of horticultural oil (not a dormant oil) and apply at a ground speed of 1 to 1.5 MPH.

Pre-Harvest Interval

7 days

Restricted Entry Interval

12 hours