General Information


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



For all states except California

USE RATE: 3/8 lb/100 bu (diluted or undiluted): As a surface treatment, apply 1/2 lb DiPel DF in 5-10 gal of water per 500 sq ft of grain surface area, mix into top 4 inches. For commodities coarser than shelled corn, increase depth of treatment according to the habit of the pest.

Indian Meal Moth and Almond Moth: For the control and prevention of these pests, apply DiPel DF in a constantly agitated water suspension to the top 4 inch surface layer of grain in the bin. Use a sprinkler can or sprayer to apply the suspension into the grain stream as the last (top) 4 inch layer is augured into the bin. Mix 1/20 lb DiPel DF per gallon of water. Apply 0.6 pint of this mixture per bushel as grain is augured into storage. Or, sprinkle the suspension onto the surface of the grain in the bin and mix thoroughly with a scoop or rake to the depth of 4 inches. More thorough coverage may be achieved by dividing the recommended concentration into three applications and mixing the grain between applications.

For the protection of bagged grain including popcorn, apply the suspension to the entire grain mass and mix thoroughly prior to bagging.

Treatments can be applied to stored grain at any time, but for best results, make application immediately after harvest before moth activity occurs. In areas where late fall harvested grain is not subject to infestation because of low temperatures, application can be delayed until late winter or early spring before moth activity begins. Control for a full storage season should normally be expected; however, repeat application if infestation recurs.

This treatment controls the moth larvae. If an infestation is present when the grain is treated, moth emergence may continue for several days. If immediate control of severe infestations is desired, grain should be fumigated prior to application of this treatment. DiPel DF will not control weevils or other beetles.

Restricted Entry Interval

4 hours