POME FRUITS - THRIPS, BEETLES AND WEEVILS

General Information

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:

Azahar Insecticide is a botanical product for control of insects on indoor and outdoor plants including ornamental trees, shrubs, flowers, turfgrass, fruit trees and nut trees.

When used as a component of an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program, Azahar Insecticide provides an effective resistance management tool.

MODE OF ACTION:

Azahar Insecticide controls target pests on contact or by ingestion. The product acts on pests by way of repellence, anti-feedance, and interference with the molting process.

Azadirachtin, an insect growth regulator (IGR), mimics the pests’ hormones and disrupts distinct stages of growth and development of insects and mites. The primary mode of action of azadirachtin is an interference with synthesis and metabolism of ecdysone and the juvenile hormone. Ecdysone is the molting hormone of insects, and azadirachtin can regulate growth leading to death before or during molting.

Limitations, Restrictions, and Exceptions

INSTRUCTIONS FOR VEGETABLES, HERBS AND SPICES, FRUITS, AND BERRIES

- For the most effective control, spray the product as soon as possible after pests appear and are in immature stages.

- Spray at an interval of seven to ten days or as the situation warrants. During high pest infestation levels use higher label rates and increase the spray frequency.

- Spraying in the morning or evening hours is recommended.

- Repeat spraying if rain occurs within two to three hours of spraying.

SPRAY EQUIPMENT

Use any suitable application equipment to ensure uniform coverage.

USE RATES

Apply Azahar as directed to any food or non-food crop up to and including the day of harvest, at a maximum rate of 57 fl.ozs. (20 grams active ingredient) per acre (1.33 fl.ozs. per 1,000 sq.ft.) per application. Rates in Table 6 pertain to typical pest infestations.

Apply Azahar alone to food/garden crops on the day of harvest.

Dilute this product with water at 0.5 - 4.0 tablespoons (Tbs) per gallon of water. For hose end sprayers, set the RATE PER GALLON at the dial setting of 1 to 4 Tbs. depending on the crop and pests. Use the lower RATE PER GALLON for low to moderate infestations and use the higher specified RATE PER GALLON for severe infestations.

- Pome Fruits including but not limited to: Apple, Quince, or Pear (Comice varieties: DO NOT apply more than 24 fl oz/A. DO NOT apply after pink stage of flowering; test small areas of other varieties of pears for plant safety prior to full scale useage.)

Method
Restricted Entry Interval

4 hours