FIELD CROPS - TOBACCO (FOLIAR APPLICATION) - FLEA BEETLES AND JAPANESE BEETLE

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. Insect biotypes with acquired or inherent resistance to Group 4A may eventually dominate the insect population if Group 4A insecticides are used repeatedly as the predominant method of control for targeted species.

The active ingredient in this product belongs to the neonicotinoid chemical class. Insect pests resistant to other chemical classes have not shown cross-resistance to this product. To maintain susceptibility to this class of chemistry in insect species with high resistance development potential: 1) Make only a single, soil application of this product each crop year; 2) Do not make foliar applications of products from this same class following a long residual, soil application of this product, or other neonicotinoid products.

Examples of other Group 4A, neonicotinoid products used as foliar treatments include: Actara, Assail, Calypso, Centric, Clutch, Couraze, Gallant, Impulse, Intruder, Leverage, Pasada, Provado and Trimax Pro and Venom.

Examples of other Group 4A, neonicotinoid products used as soil treatments include: Admire, Admire Pro, Advise, Alias, Couraze, Cruiser, Gaucho, Macho, Macho Max, Platinum, Venom and Widow.

Contact your local extension specialist, certified crop advisor and/or product manufacturer for additional insect resistance management instructions. Also, for more information on Insect Resistance Management (IRM), visit the insecticide Resistance Committee (IRAC) on the web at http://www.irac-online.org/.

APPLICATION DIRECTIONS

SHAKE WELL BEFORE USING

Direct applications of AmTide Imidacloprid 2F Insecticide into the seed or root-zone of crop. Failure to place this product into root-zone may result in loss of control or delay in onset of activity. This product may be applied with ground or chemigation application. Do not apply with aerial application equipment. Broadcast, foliar applications to seedling flats or trays only, or where product is intended to be washed from foliage to soil prior to drying in foliage.

Optimum activity results from applications to the root-zone of plants to be protected. The earlier this product is available to a developing plant, the earlier the protection begins. This product is continuously taken into the roots over a long period of time and the systemic nature of this product allows movement from roots through the xylem tissue to all vegetative parts of the plant. This results in extended residual activity, the control of insects and the prevention and/or reduction of virus transmission or symptom expression, and plant health benefits. The rate applied affects the length of the plant protection period. Higher rates are to be used when infestations occur later in crop development, or where pest pressure is continuous. This product will generally not control insects infesting flowers, blooms or fruit. Additional crop protection may be required for insects feeding in, or on these plant parts and for insects not listed in the crop-specific, pests controlled sections of the label.

Suppression or less than complete control of certain diseases and insect pests including reduced feeding may also result from applications of this product. Complete control of these pests/diseases may require supplemental control measures.

AmTide Imidacloprid 2F use on crops grown for production of true seed intended for private or commercial planting is generally not allowed but may be allowed under State specific, supplemental labeling. As with any insecticide take care to minimize exposure of the product to honey bees and other pollinators. Additional information on AmTide Imidacloprid 2F uses for these crops and other questions may be obtained from the Cooperative Extension Service, PCAs, consultants or local AmTide, LLC representatives.

Premix this product with water or other appropriate diluent prior to application. Keep this product and water suspension agitated to avoid settling.

Do not apply more than 0.5 lbs active ingredient per acre, per crop year, regardless of formulation or method of application, unless specified within a crop-specific, Application Instructions section for a given crop.

SOIL APPLICATION USE DIRECTIONS

Direct applications of AmTide Imidacloprid 2F into the seed or root-zone. Lack of correct application of AmTide Imidacloprid 2F into seed or root-zone could result in lessened or delayed efficacy. AmTide Imidacloprid 2F may be applied with ground or chemigation application. Do not apply with aerial application equipment. Broadcast, foliar applications only to seedling flats or trays, or where product is intended to be washed from foliage to soil prior to drying on foliage.

Best results of AmTide Imidacloprid 2Fapplication are achieved when applications are made to the root-zone of plants. Earlier applications of AmTide Imidacloprid 2F to developing plant results in earlier protection. AmTide Imidacloprid 2F is a systemic insecticide and moves from the plant’s root system to the upper vegetative parts via the xylem tissue. This movement results in extended activity of AmTide Imidacloprid 2F to control insects that can vector detrimental virus transmission. Make higher rates when insecticidal pressure occurs later in the plant’s development cycle or when insecticide does not control insects that infest flowers, blooms or fruit. Insects attacking these parts of a plant generally require a foliar type insecticide application. More specific AmTide Imidacloprid 2F application instructions are provided in the crop-specific sections of the label.

Suppression or less than complete control of certain diseases and insect pests including reduced feeding may also result from an AmTide Imidacloprid 2F application. Complete control of these pests/diseases may require supplemental control measures.

AmTide Imidacloprid 2F use on crops grown for production of true seed intended for private or commercial planting is generally not allowed but may be allowed by State specific, supplemental labeling. Extreme care should be taken to minimize exposure of AmTide Imidacloprid 2F to honey bees and other beneficial pollinators. Contact your local Cooperative Extension Service, PCAs, consultants or local AmTide LLC representative for application on these types of crops.

Pre-mix AmTide Imidacloprid 2F with water or other appropriate diluents prior to application. Maintain constant agitation to avoid settling.

Do not apply more than 0.5 lbs. active ingredient per acre, per crop season, regardless of formulation or method of application, unless specified within a crop-specific application section for a given crop.

FOLIAR APPLICATION DIRECTIONS

DO Not Apply AmTide Imidacloprid 2F in Enclosed Structures Such as Greenhouses or Planthouses.

Apply AmTide Imidacloprid 2F as a directed or broadcast foliar spray. Thorough coverage of foliage without runoff is required for maximum insecticidal efficacy. Use of adequate spray volumes and correctly calibrated application equipment is critical. Use of a spray adjuvant may enhance thorough coverage. Lack of adequate coverage and retention of AmTide Imidacloprid 2F on foliage and fruit can delay or lessen insect control. AmTide Imidacloprid 2F may be applied with ground or aerial application equipment that has been properly calibrated.

Minimum spray volumes (unless otherwise specified in crop sections) are:

10 gallons/Acre by ground application

5 gallons/Acre through aerial equipment

AmTide Imidacloprid 2F may also be applied by overhead chemigation (see CHEMIGATION – DIRECTIONS FOR USE section below) if allowed in crop specific section.

AmTide Imidacloprid 2F application to crops grown for production of true seed intended for private or commercial planting may be allowed under State specific supplemental labeling. Take extreme caution to minimize exposure of AmTide Imidacloprid 2F to honey bees and other pollinators. Do not use AmTide Imidacloprid 2F on crops requiring bee pollination during bloom and a minimum of 10 days prior to bloom. Additional information on AmTide Imidacloprid 2F uses for these crops and other questions may be obtained from the Cooperative Extension Service, PCAs, consultants or local AmTide LLC representatives.

Do not exceed application of more than 0.5 lbs. active ingredient per acre, per crop season, regardless of formulation or method of application, unless specified within a crop specific applications section for a given crop.

Limitations, Restrictions, and Exceptions

TOBACCO (Foliar Application)

Restrictions:

- Restrictions: Pre-Harvest Interval (PHI): 14 days

- Minimum interval between applications: 7 days

- Maximum AmTide Imidacloprid 2F allowed per crop season: 17.9 fluid ounces/Acre (0.28 lb. AI/A)

Applications:

Apply as a broadcast or directed spray to infested area. Use higher rate when insect pressure is heavy. Apply only through properly calibrated ground, aerial or chemigation application equipment insuring thorough coverage.

Pre-Harvest Interval

14 days

Restricted Entry Interval

12 hours

Exception: If the product is soil-injected or soil-incorporated, 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