General Information


This product is for insect control in grassy areas in nurseries and on ornamental plants in nurseries, greenhouses and interior plantscapes. This product is a systemic product and will be translocated upward within the plant. To assure optimum effectiveness, the product must be placed by incorporation where the roots of the plant can absorb the active ingredient. Irrigate modestly but thoroughly after application, allowing no runoff from treated area and no leaching and runout from containers for at least three irrigations or 10 days whichever is longer.

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.

Incorporation: Incorporation of this product can be achieved by cultivation, irrigation, rainfall, mechanical placement or by using mechanical soil or media mixing equipment.

Woody Perennials: Onset of protection is slower than in herbaceous species. A delay of 2 or more weeks should be expected. Longer delays may be expected with larger plants. Application should therefore be made in advance of expected insect activity.

Bark Media: Media with 30% or more bark content when treated with this product may confer a shorter period of protection.

Limitations, Restrictions, and Exceptions

NURSERY GROWN ORNAMENTALS (in Field and Forest Nurseries)


Apply as a uniform band on either side of planting rows using a band six (6) inches wider than the actual root ball diameter to be dug. DO NOT allow bands in adjacent rows to overlap.

Vegetation in the area to be treated should be mowed to a height of 3 inches or less prior to application. Mowing to the lowest possible height will insure greater consistency of control.

Apply May through July. Irrigation or rainfall is required within 24 hours after application.


DO NOT allow runoff or puddling of irrigation water following application.

DO NOT apply this product to water-logged or saturated areas. Application of this product to water-logged or saturated areas will not allow penetration into the root zone of the plant.

DO NOT exceed an application frequency of more than once each 16 weeks on nursery ornamentals with a production cycle of less than one (1) year.

DO NOT exceed one (1) application per year on nursery ornamentals with a production cycle of greater than one year, Rotational Crops:

Food Crops: Treated areas may be replanted with any crop specified on an imidacloprid label, or with any crop for which a tolerance exists for the active ingredient.

For crops not listed on any imidacloprid label, or for crops for which no tolerances for the active ingredient have been established, a 12 month plantback interval must be observed.

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.