CUCURBIT VEGETABLES

General Information

GENERAL INFORMATION

VETICA Insecticide is a suspension concentrate which contains 2.66 lbs. of active ingredients per gallon. This product is a contact insecticide used for the control of Lepidopteran and Homopteran insect pests in vegetable crops. VETICA Insecticide should be used in a program with other products to provide season long protection. Apply as a spray as directed in the “Application Directions” section of the label.

VETICA Insecticide works primarily through contact action, so good spray coverage is necessary. Mix with sufficient water and apply as a foliar spray to obtain uniform coverage. Dense foliage or excessive growth will often prevent adequate coverage; adjust spray volumes accordingly. Treat plants when pests are immature or at a susceptible stage and populations are building, before crop damage occurs.

This product is not for sale, sale into, distribution, and or use in Nassau and Suffolk counties of New York State.

Use in enclosed structures, such as greenhouses or planthouses, is not permitted unless specified otherwise by state-specific supplemental labeling.

Ground Applications:

Wind speed must be measured adjacent to the application site on the upwind side, immediately prior to application. For ground boom applications, apply using a nozzle height of no more than 4 feet above the ground or crop canopy. For airblast applications, turn off outward pointing nozzles at row ends and when spraying the outer two (2) rows. To minimize spray loss over the top in orchard applications, spray must be directed into he canopy.

Aerial Applications:

The spray boom should be mounted on the aircraft so as to minimize drift caused by wing tip vortices. The minimum practical boom length should be used, and must not exceed 75% of the wing span or 80% rotor diameter. Flight speed and nozzle orientation must be considered in determining droplet size. Spray must be released at the lowest height consistent with pest control and flight safety. Do not release spray at a height greater than 10 feet above the crop canopy unless a greater height is required for aircraft safety. When applications are made with a cross-wind, the swath will be displaced downwind. The applicator must compensate for this displacement at the downwind edge of the application area by adjusting the path of the aircraft upwind. Making applications at the lowest height that is safe reduces the exposure of the droplets to evaporation and wind.

INSECT RESISTANCE MANAGEMENT

VETICA Insecticide contains two active ingredients with different modes of action. Flubendiamide is classified by IRAC in Group 28-ryanodine receptor modulators. Buprofezin is classified by IRAC in Group 16- chitin synthesis inhibitors. Cross-resistance between these classes of chemistry and other modes of action has not been documented. However, repeated use of the same chemistry has been shown to result in the buildup of resistant strains of insects. Rotate the use of VETICA Insecticide with alternate mode of action insecticides.

Consult your local horticultural advisor for the most appropriate alternative products. Resistance management strategies recommend that you DO NOT apply rates lower than recommended on the label.

For best results, do not make more applications of VETICA Insecticide than permitted on the label in a single growing season. Also, for more information about Insect Resistance Management (IRM), visit the Insecticide Resistance Action Committee (IRAC) on the web at http://www.irac-online.org.

APPLICATION DIRECTIONS

Applications should be made immediately after the spray solution is prepared. Thorough spray coverage is essential for effective control.

Applications may be made with high or low volume spray equipment that provides thorough coverage of the plant. Apply with properly calibrated spray equipment. For best results, apply when pest populations are beginning to build, before reaching economic thresholds. Consult your local agricultural advisor, state cooperative extension service, or regional Nichino America representative for recommendations.

USE PRECAUTIONS

- All crops listed on the label including cotton may be planted at any time. Leafy vegetables may be planted 30 days following application. Root and tuber vegetables may be planted 60 days following application. All other crops may be planted 365 days following application of this product.

- Do not apply through any type of irrigation system. Do not apply by chemigation.

Limitations, Restrictions, and Exceptions

Use Directions and Restrictions

Do not apply within 7 days of harvest outside of California. In California, do not apply within 10 days.

Suppression only: Leafhopper and Whitefly

Restricted Entry Interval

12 hours