LANDSCAPE ORNAMENTALS (TREES AND SHRUBS) - BRONZE BIRCH BORER, FLATHEADED BORERS AND OTHER BORERS

General Information

INFORMATION

ALOFT LC G is a broad spectrum, long lasting contact and systemic insecticide for control of insects infesting lawns and ornamentals in landscapes and surrounding areas. ALOFT LC G can be used around residences, business complexes, industrial complexes, airports, playgrounds, school yards, parks and recreation areas, athletic fields, cemeteries, arboretums, non-production greenhouses, and interior plantscapes.

RESISTANCE MANAGEMENT

The active ingredients in ALOFT LC G are clothianidin, a Group 4A insecticide, and bifenthrin a Group 3 insecticide. Insect biotypes with acquired resistance to Group 4A or Group 3 insecticides may eventually dominate the insect population if Group 4A or Group 3 insecticides are used alone or repeatedly in the same site or in successive years as the primary method of control for targeted species.

ALOFT LC G contains two active ingredients with different modes of action and provides a recognized built-in insecticide resistance management strategy to minimize the development of insecticide resistance in insect pests.

To delay insecticide resistance in insects that are at risk of developing resistance to insecticides consider:

- Avoid the consecutive use of insecticides in the same group on the same insect species.

- Use tank-mixtures or pre-mixes of insecticides from a different target site of action.

- Base insecticide use on a comprehensive IPM program.

- Monitor treated insect populations for loss of field efficacy.

- Contact your State Agricultural Experiment Station, State Extension Specialists, other lawn experts and/or Arysta LifeScience North America, LLC for insecticide resistance management and/or IPM recommendations for the specific site and resistant pest problems.

- For further information or to report suspected resistance, you may contact Arysta LifeScience North America, LLC at 1-866-761-9397.

APPLICATION EQUIPMENT

Apply ALOFT LC G uniformly over the area being treated with standard granular application equipment. Use either drop-type or rotary-type spreaders to apply ALOFT LC G.

Avoid the use of spreaders that apply the material in narrow, concentrated bands. Calibrate application equipment prior to use according to the manufacturer’s directions. Check frequently to be sure equipment is working properly and distributing granules uniformly and accurately. In order to insure continuing delivery of the correct amount of ALOFT LC G further adjustments to the settings should be made periodically during application.

RESTRICTION: Do not apply on the following: commercial nurseries, commercial greenhouses, grass grown for seed, golf courses and sod farms.

Keep children and pets out of treated areas until the dust from the application have settled.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS – TURFGRASS AND PERIMETERS AROUND LAWNS AND LANDSCAPED AREAS

ALOFT LC G can be used for broad spectrum insect control in lawns and perimeters of lawns. ALOFT LC G can be used around residences, business complexes, industrial complexes, airports, playgrounds, school yards, parks and recreation areas, athletic fields, cemeteries, arboretums, non-production greenhouses, and interior plantscapes.

ALOFT LC G has sufficient contact and residual activity to provide high levels of control. The need for an application can be based on historical monitoring of the presence of or anticipated occurrence of individual or multiple insect pest species, the site, previous records or experiences, current season adult trapping or other methods. Optimum control of white grubs will be achieved when applications are made just prior to egg laying or to early instar larvae of target pests, followed by sufficient irrigation or rainfall to move the active ingredient into the zone where the insect pests are active. Applications made in advance of egg laying or to areas being damaged by existing white grubs or scavenging animals will be controlled with applications of ALOFT LC G anytime white grubs are active. Multiple applications can be made each growing season but do not use more than 160 lbs of product (0.4 lb of clothianidin active ingredient, 0.2 lb bifenthrin) per acre per year. Note: You may also use additional products containing bifenthrin as long as the maximum amount of bifenthrin does not exceed 0.4 lbs active ingredient per acre per season for use in lawns and perimeters.

ALOFT LC G can be applied to lawns and perimeters at 80 – 160 lbs per acre per year (1.8 – 3.6 lbs /1000 sq ft). The rate is dependent on the target pest(s), their stage of development and the desired level of control. Optimum control of white grubs (larvae) will be achieved when applications are made just prior to or just after peak egg laying. Higher rates should be used when long residual control is desired for control of multiple insect pests or late season curative (rescue) applications are made to lawns already showing grub damage or damage due to scavenging of animals. Multiple applications can be made but do not exceed the maximum amount per year (160 lbs/acre or 3.6 lbs /1,000 sq ft). Consult your local State Agricultural Experiment Station, State Extension Turf Specialists or other lawn experts for specific information concerning the timing of applications.

For early season control of insect pests (such as annual bluegrass weevil) and for full season control of white grubs, make the first application of ALOFT LC G at peak adult activity or when other insect pests reach a damaging population in the spring at a rate of 100 – 160 lbs per acre (2.3 – 3.6 lbs /1000 sq ft). For control of white grubs at standard application timing, apply 80 – 160 lbs per acre (1.8 – 3.6 lbs /1000 sq ft) just prior peak adult activity or to early instar larvae.

For surface insects, best control will be obtained if ALOFT LC G is not watered in for at least 24 hours after the application. For best control of the target insects in the thatch, lightly water in after application with enough water to wet the thatch zone. For control of armyworms, cutworms and other surface feeders, apply 80 – 160 lbs per acre (1.8 – 3.6 lbs /1000 sq ft) at the first sign of insects or insect damage. Repeat the application as needed to control additional flushes of insects. Up to a total of 160 lbs per acre per year (3.6 lbs /1,000 sq ft) can be applied.

For control of existing grub populations, best results will be obtained if you irrigate after application with enough water to move the insecticide into the zone where the grubs are feeding.

Avoid mowing lawn until after irrigation or rainfall has occurred so that uniformity of application will not be affected.

Limitations, Restrictions, and Exceptions

ORNAMENTAL NON-BEARING FRUIT AND NUT TREES AND WOODY SHRUBS

ALOFT LC G can be used for systemic control of insects with and application on trees in landscapes and interior landscapes. ALOFT LC G contains clothianidin which is systemic and will be translocated throughout the tree or shrub. Treat the area over the root zone of the trees/shrubs or apply the insecticide around the “root well” of the plant.

ALOFT LC G is a systemic product and will be translocated upward into the plant system from root uptake. It must be placed in an area where the roots can absorb the active ingredient. It may take 2-4 weeks for the active ingredient to move from root zone to the areas of the trees affected. If insect pests are already present and causing damage, consider making a foliar application and then follow up with granule application. For best results, water in after application with enough water to move the insecticide into the root zone of the trees.

For hedges six feet or less in height use 4.0 lbs ALOFT LC G per 100 linear feet of hedge. For hedges greater than six feet in height use an additional 1.0 lb per 100 linear feet of hedge. Before application remove any plastic or other barriers that may prevent the insecticide from reaching the root zone of the plants.

Bronze Birch Borer, Flatheaded Borers (excluding Emerald Ash Borer) and other Borers: Make an application around the trunk of the trees when the trees are actively growing. Use 0.2 – 0.4 lb ALOFT LC G per inch DBH in a 1 – 2 ft. area around the trunk of the trees.

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