CUCURBIT VEGETABLES - ARMYWORM, ETC.

General Information

RESTRICTIONS

Do not treat plants grown for transplanting. Not for use in nurseries, plant propagation houses, or greenhouses by commercial transplant producers on plants being grown for transplanting.

- Use this product only in commercial and farm plantings.

- Not for use in home plantings.

- Not for use on ornamental plants or plants being grown for ornamental purposes.

- Do not apply through any irrigation system (chemigation) unless specified in the Crop Use Directions section of the label or in supplemental labeling.

- Use of adjuvants is only allowed on certain crops – see specific crop instructions for adjuvants in the Crop Use Directions section of the label.

- Voliam Xpress is highly toxic to bees exposed to direct treatment on blooming crops or weeds. Do not apply Voliam Xpress or allow it to drift to blooming crops or weeds while bees are foraging in/or adjacent to the treated area.

The following restrictions are required to permit use of Voliam Xpress in the State of New York:

- This product may not be applied within 100 feet of a water body (lake, pond, river, stream, wetland, or drainage ditch).

- Aerial application of this product is prohibited.

- Not for sale, sale into, distribution and/or use in Nassau, Suffolk, Kings, and Queens counties of New York State.

INFORMATION

Voliam Xpress is a foliar insecticide providing control of lepidopteran insects, and listed sucking and chewing insects. After a foliar application, most of the compound stays on the leaf surface and a small amount penetrates into the leaf tissue. Initial and residual control is contingent upon thorough crop coverage.

For best performance, always follow these directions:

- Apply Voliam Xpress when insect pest populations begin to build, but before populations reach economically damaging levels. Economic thresholds for pests controlled by Voliam Xpress may be available from your local agricultural authorities.

- Thorough spray coverage is essential for optimal performance. Apply Voliam Xpress in sufficient water to ensure good coverage. See specific application information in the Crop Use Directions section of the label. The use of higher water volumes will generally result in better coverage, especially under adverse conditions (e.g., hot, dry) or where a dense plant canopy exists.

- Voliam Xpress is rainfast once the spray solution has dried on treated plants.

- In addition to control of key pests listed on the label, Voliam Xpress may aid in the suppression of other listed pests. Suppression can mean either inconsistent control (good to poor), or consistent control at a level below that generally considered acceptable for commercial control.

RESISTANCE MANAGEMENT

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

Voliam Xpress contains a Group 3 insecticide (Lambda-cyhalothrin, belonging to the pyrethroid class of chemistry) and a Group 28 insecticide (chlorantraniliprole, belonging to the diamide class of chemistry). Insect biotypes with acquired or inherent resistance to Group 3 or Group 28 insecticides may eventually dominate the insect population if Group 3 or Group 28 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 Voliam Xpress or other Group 3 or Group 28 insecticides.

If resistance to this product develops in your area, this product, 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 these classes of chemistry:

- Avoid using Group 3 and/or Group 28 insecticides exclusively for season long control of insect species with more than one generation per crop season.

- For insect species with successive or overlapping generations, apply Voliam Xpress or other Group 3 and/or Group 28 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 (soil, foliar, unless otherwise stated in the Directions for Use) of the Group 3 and/or Group 28 insecticides. Do not exceed the maximum Voliam Xpress allowed per growing season.

- Following a treatment window of Group 3 and/or Group 28 insecticides, rotate to a treatment window of effective products with a different mode of action before making additional applications of Group 3 and/or Group 28 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 these classes of chemistry.

- If resistance is suspected, do not reapply Voliam Xpress or other Group 3 or Group 28 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/.

BUFFER ZONES

Vegetative Buffer Strip

Construct and maintain a minimum 10-foot-wide vegetative filter strip of grass or other permanent vegetation between the field edge and down gradient aquatic habitat (such as, but not limited to, lakes, reservoirs, rivers, permanent streams, marshes or natural ponds, estuaries, and commercial fish farm ponds).

Only apply products containing Voliam Xpress onto fields where a maintained vegetative buffer strip of at least 10 feet exists between the field and down gradient aquatic habitat.

For guidance, refer to the following publication for information on constructing and maintaining effective buffers: www.in.nrcs.usda.gov/technical/agronomy/newconbuf.pdf Conservation Buffers to Reduce Pesticide Losses. Natural Resources Conservation Services. USDA, NRCS. 2000. Fort Worth, Texas. 21 pp.

Buffer Zone for Ground Application (groundboom, or airblast)

Do not apply within 25 feet of aquatic habitats (such as, but not limited to, lakes, reservoirs, rivers, permanent streams, marshes, natural ponds, estuaries, and commercial fish ponds).

Buffer Zone for Aerial Application

Do not apply within 150 feet of aquatic habitats (such as, but not limited to, lakes, reservoirs, rivers, permanent streams, marshes, natural ponds, estuaries, and commercial fish ponds).

For tank mix application instructions information, please see “TANK MIX APPLICATION” section of the label.

Limitations, Restrictions, and Exceptions

CUCURBIT VAGETABLES

Use Restrictions

- Maximum Voliam Xpress Allowed per Growing Season: Do not exceed a total of 31.0 fl. oz. of Voliam Xpress or 0.18 lb. a.i. of lambda-cyhalothrin containing products or 0.2 lb. a.i. of chlorantraniliprole containing products per acre per growing season.

- Application Timing: Apply before pests reach damaging levels. Scout fields and treat again if populations rebuild to potentially damaging levels. Apply higher rates for heavy infestations.

- Minimum Interval between Applications: 5 days.

- Water Volume: Use sufficient water volume to ensure thorough coverage of foliage. Do not use less than 10 GPA for ground applications or 5 GPA for aerial applications.

- Do not use an adjuvant with applications of Voliam Xpress to Cucurbit Vegetables, except on cucumber, Chinese waxgourd, gherkin and Momordica species.

- Lygus Bugs species: Suppression only.

- Thrips: Suppression only. Does not include Western Flower Thrips.

Refer to Resistance Management section.

Pre-Harvest Interval

1 day

Restricted Entry Interval

24 hours