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 http://irac-online.org/.


- 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


Reapplication Interval: At least 10 days

Pests controlled: Mealybugs and San Jose Scale - Not permitted for control on pears in California.

Rate: 2.1 oz / acre - The amount of this product required per acre depends on tree size and volume of foliage. The listed rate per acre is based on a standard of 400 gallons of dilute spray per acre for large trees.

Specific Instructions

- Apply as a foliar spray as needed after petal-fall is complete.

- Leafminer: Make first application as soon as petal-fall is complete for control of first generation, with best results occurring when the application is made at the earliest possible time.

- For succeeding generations, best results occur when applications are made early in the adult flight against egg and early instar larvae. If generations are overlapping or severe pressure continues, a second application may be necessary after 10 days. A single application may result in suppression only. NOTE: This product will not control late stage larvae.

- Mealybug: For best results be sure to have good spray coverage of the trunk and scaffolding limbs or other nesting sites.

- Mealybugs, San Jose Scale: Not permitted for control on pears in California.

- The amount of this product required per acre depends on tree size and volume of foliage. The listed rate per acre is based on a standard of 400 gallons of dilute spray per acre for large trees.

Pre-Harvest Interval

7 days

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.