TREES - SOIL INJECTION AND DRENCH APPLICATIONS

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

TREES - SOIL INJECTION AND DRENCH APPLICATIONS

Application Site

NOTE: Application to trees already heavily infested may not prevent the eventual loss of the trees due to existing pest damage and tree stress.

Application Instructions:

SOIL INJECTION – No Soil Injection Application allowed in Nassau or Suffolk counties of NewYork.

GRID SYSTEM: Holes Space the holes on 2.5 ft centers in a grid pattern, extending to the drip line of the tree.

CIRCLE SYSTEM: Apply in holes evenly spaced in circles, (use more than one circle dependent upon the size of the tree) beneath the drip line of the tree extending in from that line.

BASAL SYSTEM: Space injection holes evenly around the base of the tree trunk no more than 6 to 12 inches out from the base.

Mix required dosage in sufficient water to inject an equal amount of solution in each hole.Maintain a low pressure and use sufficient solution for distribution of the liquid into the treatment zone. For optimum control, keep the treated area moist for 7 to 10 days.Do not use less than 4 holes per tree.

SOIL DRENCH: Remove plastic or any other barrier that will stop solution from reaching the root zone. Uniformly apply around the base of the tree, direct to the root zone as a drench in no less than 10 gallons of water per 1000 square feet.

Notes:

Armored Scale and Thrips: Suppression only of these species.

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.

Timings