POME FRUIT - ARMYWORMS

General Information

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

See Chemigation section for chemigation use directions.

Days to Harvest: There are no restrictions on applying DiPel DF up to the time of harvest. Individual state regulations may vary and should be consulted for allowable pre-harvest application intervals.

Sites: DiPel DF may be used for any labeled pest in both field and greenhouse use.

DiPel DF is an insecticide for use against listed caterpillars (larvae) of lepidopterous insects. Close scouting and early attention to infestations is highly recommended. Larvae must eat deposits of DiPel DF to be affected. Always follow these directions:

- Treat when larvae are young (early instars) before the crop is damaged.

- Larvae must be actively feeding on treated, exposed plant surfaces.

- Thorough spray coverage is needed to provide a uniform deposit of DiPel DF at the site of larval feeding. Use overhead and drop nozzles to obtain good spray coverage on both sides of foliage. Use sufficient spray volume to insure uniform deposition on all plant surfaces.

- Under heavy pest population pressure, use the higher label rates, shorten the spray interval, and/or raise spray volume to improve spray coverage.

- Repeat applications at an interval sufficient to maintain control, usually 3 to 14 days depending on plant growth rate, moth activity, rainfall after treating, and other factors. If attempting to control a pest with a single spray, make the treatment when egg hatch is essentially complete, but before crop damage occurs.

- Aspreader-sticker which has been approved for use on growing and harvested crops should be added for hard-to-wet crops such as cabbage, or to improve weather-fastness of the spray deposits.

- DiPel DF is a non-restricted use pesticide and does not require a restricted use permit for purchase and use.

- DiPel DF may be tank mixed with other labeled insecticides to enhance control. Use of the resulting tank mix must be in accordance with the more restrictive label limitations and precautions. No dosage rates should be exceeded. This product cannot be mixed with any product containing a label prohibition against such mixing. Before tank mixing DiPel DF with other labeled products, including spreader stickers, check for tank mix compatibility.

After ingesting a lethal dose of DiPel DF, larvae stop feeding within the hour, and will die within several hours to 3 days. Mortality varies with larval size (instar), lepidopteran species, and dose consumed. Following ingestion, larvae become sluggish, discolor, then shrivel, blacken and die. Smaller larvae die more quickly. DiPel DF may be applied in conventional ground or aerial equipment with quantities of water sufficient to provide uniform coverage of infested plant parts. The volume of water needed per acre will depend on crop development, relative humidity, spray equipment, and local experience. Usually, selection of moderate to high spray volume will provide the best results in most equipment. For optimal results, use at least 20 gallons of water per acre for ground application. For aerial application use at least 3 gallons of water per acre; exception being arid areas, where 5 to 10 gallons are required. Add water to the mix tank and provide moderate agitation. While agitating, add the required amount of DiPel DF. Continue agitation, and add other spray materials, if any. Add remaining water, if any, and agitate until fully mixed. Maintain the suspension with moderate agitation while loading and spraying.

Do not mix more DiPel DF than can be used in a 3 day period.

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 are responsible for considering all of these factors when making decisions.

See \"FOR SMALLER SPRAY VOLUME\" table on the label for the correct gallonage to be mixed with the product when making small amount of mixture.

Please refer to \"CHEMIGATION USE DIRECTIONS\" on the label for chemigation application instructions.

Limitations, Restrictions, and Exceptions

POME FRUIT

DiPel DF may be used to control small armyworms and/or podworms (1st and 2nd instar) when populations are light and full coverage sprays are applied. Repeat treatment as necessary. If mature worms or heavy populations are present a contact insecticide should be used to enhance control.

Restricted Entry Interval

4 hours