GRAPES - EASTERN GRAPE LEAFHOPPER, VARIEGATED LEAFHOPPER, WESTERN GRAPE LEAFHOPPER
Repeated use of certain insecticides may create resistance in some target pests, resulting in a decrease of control. Bifenthrin 2EC AG should be used in accordance with treatment area-appropriate strategies for resistance management. For further information regarding resistance management strategies for your treatment area, consult local or state pest management authorities.
If you are unable to attain adequate control of a target pest and this loss of control cannot be explained by misapplication or weather extremes, it is possible that resistance has developed within the target population. If this appears to have occurred, promptly seek advice from your pest management advisor or company representation regarding alternative control techniques.
The timing of application, infestation levels and field scouting will impact what application rate should be used:
For Light – Moderate Pest Pressure: use lower rates.
For Mite Control, Heavy Pest Pressure or applications in arid climates: use higher rates.
To prevent unwanted exposure to bodies of water, maintain a 10 foot-wide non-cultivated vegetative strip filter.
In New York State this product may not be applied within 100 feet (using ground equipment) to 300 feet (using aerial equipment) of coastal marshes or streams that drain into coastal marshes.
When applying by air, use no less than 2 gallons of finished spray per acre; when applying by ground equipment, use no less than 10 gallons per acre. If treatment is to be made by aerial application, 1 to 2 qts. of emulsified oil can be substituted for 1 to 2 qts. of water. You must thoroughly cover the treatment area in order to obtain the desired level of control.
Higher rates are necessary if infestation is at a moderate to severe level.