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




- Application Interval: Do not make applications less than 30 days apart.

- 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 or harvest treated soybean forage, straw or hay for livestock feed.


Apply as required by scouting. Timing and frequency of applications should be based upon insect populations reaching locally determined economic threshold levels.

Apply by ground or air equipment using sufficient water to obtain full coverage of foliage (minimum of 10 gallons by ground and 2 gallons by air).

Follow appropriate spray drift precautions on the label.

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

Dectes stem borer (adult): For optimum control apply STEED Insecticide 10 days after adult emergence. Follow 10-14 days later with an application of a product containing zeta-cypermethrin as the sole active ingredient, such as Mustang Max Insecticide, applied at the single maximum application rate under the soybean use directions for that product.

Tobacco budworm: Pyrethroid resistance is common for this pest. 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

21 days

Restricted Entry Interval

12 hours