BUSHBERRY SUBGROUP

General Information

RESTRICTIONS

- Do not use Platinum 75 SG in nurseries, plant propagation houses, greenhouses, or on any plants grown for use as transplants except tobacco.

- Do not apply Platinum 75 SG to crops grown from seed treated with thiamethoxam.

- The product is classified as restricted use in New York State.

- Sale, use and distribution of the procudt in Nassau and Suffolk counties in the state of New York is prohibited.

- In New York State, soil application is prohibited on the Small Fruit Vine Climbing Subgroup 13-7(F).

- In New York State, do not exceed a total of 0.188 lb ai of thiamethoxam containing products per acre per growing season.

USE INFORMATION

Platinum 75 SG controls many sucking and chewing insects through ingestion when applied to the crops listed on the label.

- Apply Platinum 75 SG in a manner which allows the insecticide to be absorbed by plant roots. This may be accomplished with a variety of application methods, as indicated in the label. Although Platinum 75 SG is rapidly taken up by plant roots and rapidly moves throughout the plant, the use of sufficient water volume will ensure that the chemical contacts the roots, resulting in optimal uptake and performance.

- Platinum 75 SG is a selective insecticide, and its use is compatible with integrated pest management programs.

- Platinum 75 SG has a wide margin of plant safety when used in accordance with the label.

Resistance Management

Some insect pests are known to develop resistance to products after repeated use. Because resistance development cannot be predicted, the use of the procudt should conform to sound resistance management strategies established for the crop and use area. Syngenta encourages responsible product stewardship to ensure effective long-term control of the insects on the label.

Platinum 75 SG contains a Group 4A insecticide (thiamethoxam, belonging to the neonicotinoid class of chemistry). Insect biotypes with acquired or inherent resistance to Group 4A insecticides may eventually dominate the insect population if Group 4A insecticides are used repeatedly as the predominant method of control for targeted species. This may result in partial or total loss of control of those species by Platinum 75 SG or other Group 4A insecticides.

If resistance to the procudt develops in your area, the procudt, or other products with a similar mode of action, may not provide adequate control. If poor performance cannot be attributed to improper application or extreme weather conditions, a resistant strain of insect may be present. If you experience difficulty with control and resistance is a reasonable cause, immediately consult your local company representative or agricultural advisor for the best alternative method of control for your area.

In order to maintain susceptibility to this class of chemistry:

- Avoid using Group 4A insecticides for season long control of an insect species with more than one generation per crop season.

- For insect species with multiple or overlapping generations, apply Platinum 75SG or other Group 4A insecticides using a “treatment window” approach. A treatment window is a period of time as defined by the stage of crop development and/or the biology of the pests of concern. Within the treatment window, depending on the length of residual activity, there may either be single or consecutive applications (seed treatment, soil, foliar, unless otherwise stated) of the Group 4A insecticides. Do not exceed the maximum Platinum 75SG allowed per growing season.

- Following a treatment window of Group 4A insecticides, rotate to a treatment window of effective products with a different mode of action before making additional applications of Group 4A insecticides.

- A treatment window rotation, along with other IPM practices for the crop and use area, is considered an effective strategy for preventing or delaying a pest’s ability to develop resistance to this class of chemistry.

- If resistance is suspected, do not reapply Platinum 75SG or other Group 4A insecticides.

Other Insect Resistance Management (IRM) practices include:

- Incorporating IPM techniques into your insect control program.

- Monitoring treated insect populations for loss of field efficacy.

- Using tank-mixtures or premixes with insecticides from a different target site of action group as long as the involved products are all registered for the same crop outlet and effective rates are applied.

For additional information on Insect Resistance Management:

- Contact your local extension specialist, certified crop advisor and/or product manufacturer for additional insect resistance management recommendations.

- Visit the Insecticide Resistance Action Committee (IRAC) on the web at http://www.irac-online.org/.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES AND SPRAY EQUIPMENT

Soil Application

Spray nozzles or metering orifices must provide accurate and uniform spray deposition. Platinum 75 SG may be applied in-furrow at-planting, as a lay-by shanked application, or as a banded preemergence or postemergence application. When making postemergence applications, direct the application at the base of the plant for optimum root uptake. To help insure accuracy, calibrate sprayer before each use. Applications using sufficient water volume to provide thorough and uniform coverage generally provide the most effective pest control. For information on spray equipment and calibration, consult sprayer manufacturers and/or State Extension Service specialists.

Do not apply Platinum 75 SG with aerial equipment.

RESTRICTIONS

- Do not use Platinum 75 SG in nurseries, plant propagation houses, greenhouses, or on any plants grown for use as transplants except tobacco.

- Do not apply Platinum 75 SG to crops grown from seed treated with thiamethoxam.

- The product is classified as restricted use in New York State.

- Sale, use and distribution of the procudt in Nassau and Suffolk counties in the state of New York is prohibited.

- In New York State, soil application is prohibited on the Small Fruit Vine Climbing Subgroup 13-7(F).

- In New York State, do not exceed a total of 0.188 lb ai of thiamethoxam containing products per acre per growing season.

Limitations, Restrictions, and Exceptions

BUSHBERRY SUBGROUP

Use Restrictions:

- Maximum Platinum 75 SG Allowed per Growing Season: Do not exceed a total of 4.01 oz/Acre (0.188 lb ai/A) of Platinum 75 SG or 0.188 lb ai of thiamethoxam containing products per acre per growing season.

- Application Rate: Use lower rates for short residual control and higher rates for long residual control. See rate conversion chart for rate per 1000 linear ft.

- Application Method: Apply a surface band on each side of the row out to the plant canopy drip line or within the vegetation-free herbicide strip (calculated on a broadcast basis, but concentrated in the band). After the application, apply sufficient irrigation to incorporate the product into the plant’s root zone, on the same day as the application.

- Water Volume: Apply specified dosage in sufficient water volume (10-100 gallons of water per acre) to ensure uniform application and incorporation into the soil.

Refer to Resistance Management section.

Method
Pre-Harvest Interval

75 days

Restricted Entry Interval

12 hours