General Information


Use low rate under light to moderate infestation. Higher rates should be used under heavy insect pressure. The rate of application is variable according to insect pressure, timing of spray and field scouting.

In New York State this product may not be applied within 100 feet (using ground equipment) to 300 feet (using aerial equipment) of coastal marshes or streams that drain into coastal marshes.

Preventive Use

For cutworm, armyworm grape colaspsis, or stalk borer control, STEED Insecticide may be applied before, during, or after planting. For soil-incorporated applications, use higher rates for improved control.

Limitations, Restrictions, and Exceptions




- Refer to the maximum usage tables when applying more than one product containing either zeta-cypermethrin or bifenthrin to this crop.

- Grazing: Do not graze livestock in treated areas or cut treated crops for feed.


STEED Insecticide may be applied in water or refined vegetable oil (soybean/cottonseed).

Application inWater: Apply in a minimum of 5 gallons per acre with ground equipment or 1 gallon per acre by aircraft. When applying by air, 1 quart of emulsified oil may be substituted for one quart of water in the finished spray.

ULV Application: Apply the recommended rate of STEED Insecticide in refined vegetable oil in a minimum of 1 quart of finished spray per acre with aircraft calibrated to give adequate coverage.

To Control Boll Weevil: Apply STEED Insecticide at an interval of 3 to 4 days until pest numbers are reduced to acceptable levels.

To Control Aphids: Apply when pests first appear. Repeat as necessary to maintain control.

Armyworm, fall: Coverage is essential for control of this pest. Under heavy outbreaks tank mixing with another product that is labeled for this pest is recommended for control.

Tobacco budworm: Pyrethroid resistance is common for these pests. Please consult your local or state agricultural authority to determine if resistance pest populations are in your area. If so refer the resistance management statement in the DIRECTION FOR USE section of the label.

Pre-Harvest Interval

14 days

Restricted Entry Interval

12 hours