TURFGRASS - CHINCH BUG, MOLE CRICKETS

General Information

RESISTANCE MANAGEMENT

Some insects are known to develop resistance to insecticides after repeated use. As with any insecticide, the use of this product should conform to resistance management strategies established for the use area.

This product contains a Group 4A insecticide called imidacloprid. Insect biotypes with acquired or inherent tolerance to Group 4A products may eventually dominate the insect population if Group 4A products are used repeatedly as the predominant method of control for targeted species. This may eventually result in partial or total loss of control of those species by this product and to other Group 4A products.

The active ingredient in this product is a member of the neonicotinoid chemical group. Avoid using a block of more than three consecutive applications of this product and/or other Group 4A product having the same or similar mode of action. Following a neonicotinoid block of treatments, Nufarm strongly encourages the rotation to a block of applications with effective products of a different mode before using additional applications of neonicotinoid products. Using a block rotation or windowed approach, along with other IPM practices, is considered an effective use strategy for preventing or delaying an insect pest’s ability to develop resistance to this class of chemistry.

Do not use foliar applications of this product or other Group 4A products from the neonicotinoid chemical class should not be used on crops previously treated with a long-residual, soil-applied product from the neonicotinoid chemical class.

Other Group 4A, neonicotinoid products used as foliar treatments include: Actara, Assail, Calypso, Centric, Intruder, Leverage, Provado, and Trimax. Other 4A Group, neonicotinoid products used as soil treatment include: Admire and Platinum.

Contact your local extension specialist, certified crop advisor and/or product manufacturer for additional insect resistance management recommendations. Also, for more information on Insect Resistance Management (IRM), visit the Insecticide Resistance Action Committee (IRAC) on the web at http://irac-online.org/.

Restrictions:

- Keep children and pets off treated areas until dry.

- Do NOT apply through any type of irrigation system.

- Do NOT apply by air.

- Do NOT graze treated areas or use clippings from treated areas for feed or forage.

- Do NOT apply this product to soils that are waterlogged or saturated and avoid runoff or puddling of irrigation water following application.

- Do NOT allow leachate to run out for the first 10 days after application or reduced efficacy may result.

- Do NOT exceed a total of 8.6 oz. / Acre per year (0.4 lb. AI/A).

Limitations, Restrictions, and Exceptions

TURFGRASS

This product will control soil-inhabiting pests in grassy areas such as home lawns, business and office complexes, shopping complexes, multi-family residential complexes, golf courses, airports, cemeteries, parks, playgrounds, and athletic fields and sod farms. The need for an application can be based on historical monitoring of the site, previous records or experiences, current season adult trapping or other methods. Applications may be made preceding the egg laying activity of the target pests and high levels of control may be achieved when applications are made proceeding or during the egg laying period. For best results, make applications prior to egg hatch of the target pests, followed by sufficient irrigation or rainfall to move the active ingredient through the thatch.

Use Restrictions:

- Do not make applications when grassy areas are waterlogged or the soil is saturated with water because adequate distribution of the active ingredient cannot be achieved when these conditions exist.

- The treated grassy area must be in such a condition that the rainfall or irrigation will penetrate vertically in the soil profile.

- Avoid mowing treated areas until after sufficient rainfall or irrigation has occurred in order to maintain the uniformity of the application.

Application Instructions:

Apply this product in sufficient water to provide adequate distribution in the treated area. Use of accurately calibrated equipment normally used for soil application of insecticides is required. Use equipment that will produce a uniform, coarse droplet spray, using a low pressure setting to eliminate off-target drift.Check calibration periodically to ensure that equipment is working properly.

Specific Instructions:

- Chinchbugs: Make applications prior to the hatching of the first instar nymphs.

- Mole Crickets: Make applications prior to or during the peak egg hatching period. When adults or large nymphs are present and actively tunneling, this product should be accompanied by a curative insecticide.

NOTE: For best results, the active ingredient must be moved through the thatch by irrigation or rainfall occurring within 24 hours after application.

Chinchbugs: Suppression only.

Method
Restricted Entry Interval

12 hours

Exception: If the product is applied by drenching, the Worker Protection Standard, under certain circumstances, allows workers to enter the treated area if there will be no contact with anything that has been treated.