General Information


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


- 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


This product is a systemic insecticide that may be applied to trees, ornamentals, groundcovers and interior plantscapes in and around industrial, commercial buildings and residential areas and state, national, and private wooded and forested areas. The insecticide is translocated upward into the plant system and for best results must be placed where the growing portions of the target plant can absorb the active ingredient. When applicable, adding a fertilizer containing nitrogen into the spray solution may enhance plant uptake of this product.

Ant Management Programs: This product may be used to limit the honeydew available as a food source for ant populations when controlling aphids, scale insects, mealy bugs and other sucking pests on ornamentals. Product applications may be supplemented with bait traps, residual sprays and other methods to further reduce the unwanted ant population.

Insect Resistance: 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. Consult your Cooperative Extension Service for resistance management strategies and recommended pest management practices for your area.

Woody Perennials: Protection in woody perennials is slower than in herbaceous species and a delay of 2 or more weeks should be expected, with longer delays for larger plants. Because of this, applications to woody perennials should be made well in advance of expected insect activity.

Bark Media:

Product treatments to media with 30 to 50% or more bark content may confer a shorter period of protection.


This product may be applied as a broadcast or foliar application to trees (including non-bearing fruit and nut trees), shrubs, evergreens, flowers, foliage plants, ground covers, interior plantscapes and vegetable plants intended for resale.

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.

NOTE: When making foliar applications to plants with hard-to-wet foliage such as holly, pine or ivy, use of a spreader / sticker is recommended.
Specific Instructions:

Make applications prior to establishment of large pest populations and retreat as necessary.

NOTE: For resistance management purposes, do not apply this product foliarly after soil application in the same crop.

Thrips: Suppression only.

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.