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SYNGENTA - Insecticide
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Controls Cotton Aphid in Cotton, Kelly’s Citrus Thrips in Citrus, and Whiteflies and Aphids in Tomatoes as per the Directions for Use.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE
Restraints
DO NOT apply more than 1 application per crop in tomatoes
DO NOT apply more than 2 applications per crop in cotton or citrus
In cotton DO NOT apply consecutive applications

COTTON
Pest: Cotton Aphid (Aphis gossypii)
Rate: 200 g/ha Add 0.2% w/v organo-silicone surfactant such as Pulse*
Critical Comments: Apply to an aphid population in the early stages of development before honeydew is evident or aphid damage occurs. Thorough spray coverage is essential. ACTARA should be used according to the Cotton Industry’s Best Management Practices Manual and its associated Spray and Drift Management Plan.

CITRUS
Pest: Kelly’s Citrus Thrips (Pezothrips kellyanus)
Rate: 20 to 30 g/100 L water plus summer oil at 0.5% v/v
Critical Comments: Apply as a foliar spray when thrips larvae incidence is ≥5% fruit infested, typically just prior to calyx closure (GS69-71). Apply in up to 5000 L water/ha (refer to sections on Dilute and Concentrate Spraying). Use the upper label rate where thrips incidence is high, such as in lemons, or where extended residual control is desired. DO NOT exceed 1.5 kg/ha. Spray oils can cause crop phytotoxicity and fruit spotting under certain adverse environmental conditions. Use a registered summer oil and refer to label restrictions of manufacturer.

TOMATOES
Pest: Silverleaf Whitefly (Bemisia tabaci), Greenhouse Whitefly (Trialeurodes vaporariorum), Green Peach Aphid (Myzus persicae)
Rate: 40 g/1000 plants
Critical Comments: Refer to Mixing and Application under General Instructions for detailed information on application methods
Drip/Trickle Irrigation
ACTARA should be applied in trickle systems that allow it to be absorbed by plant roots.
Application should occur up to 14 days after transplanting once seedlings have started to recover from transplanting stress. DO NOT apply later than 14 days after transplant.
Planting Hole Drench Application
Apply directly to the planting hole at transplanting. Apply in a minimum of 50 mL of water per plant.

TOMATOES 
Protected crop, eg greenhouse/glasshouse
Pest: Silverleaf Whitefly (Bemisia tabaci), Greenhouse Whitefly (Trialeurodes vaporariorum), Green Peach Aphid (Myzus persicae)
Rate: 40 g/1000 plants
Critical Comments: Refer to Mixing and Application under General Instructions for detailed information on application methods.
Apply to seedlings directly to the potting media at the base of the plant. Application should occur from 2 days after transplanting once seedlings have started to recover from transplanting stress.
DO NOT apply ACTARA later than GS 51 – bud emergence.
Drip/Trickle Irrigation
ACTARA should be applied in trickle systems that allow it to be absorbed by plant roots.

NOT TO BE USED FOR ANY PURPOSE, OR IN ANY MANNER, CONTRARY TO THIS LABEL UNLESS AUTHORISED UNDER APPROPRIATE LEGISLATION

WITHHOLDING PERIODS
Cotton: DO NOT HARVEST FOR 4 WEEKS AFTER APPLICATION
DO NOT GRAZE OR CUT TREATED COTTON CROPS FOR STOCK FOOD
Citrus: DO NOT HARVEST FOR 7 WEEKS AFTER APPLICATION
Tomatoes: DO NOT HARVEST FOR 6 WEEKS AFTER APPLICATION

EXPORT TRADE ADVICE – TREATED CROPS
Citrus destined for export markets may require a longer withholding than specified above. To account for countries where a lower MRL or no MRL has been set a withholding period of 22 weeks should be observed. DO NOT use later than the growth stage GS72-73, ie green fruit surrounded by sepal crown.
Treated tomatoes grown in a protected cropping situation that are destined for export markets may require a longer withholding period than specified above, to be accepted in some export markets. Before using this product, you are advised to contact Syngenta and/or your industry body about any potential trade issues and their management.

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS
Mixing
Add the required amount of ACTARA to clean water in half-filled spray tank with the agitator or by-pass in operation. Maintain agitation while filling tank with remainder of water. Agitate whilst spraying.

Tomatoes via Drip/Trickle Irrigation
ACTARA should be applied through direct injection into drip/trickle irrigation systems. Injection equipment must be accurately calibrated to achieve the required application rates prior to treatment (see Application).
Calculate the amount of Actara required based on the number of plants to be treated. The amount of Actara to be used must not exceed the total dose required. Prepare the injection solution using a minimum dilution for injection of 8 g of product in 1 L of water. The volume of the injection solution should not exceed what can be injected in ¼ of the total irrigation volume. DO NOT prepare more injection solution than required to dose the total number of plants to be treated.

Application
To be effective ACTARA requires thorough spray coverage. Ensure that equipment is properly calibrated to give an even distribution at the correct volume.
Ground Application: Apply as a spray in a minimum of 100 L water/ha.
Aerial Application: Apply in a minimum of 30 L water/ha.

Tomatoes
Drip/Trickle Irrigation
Apply a single application from 2 days after transplanting or once seedlings have started to recover from transplanting stress.
ACTARA should be applied through direct injection into drip/trickle irrigation systems. Injection equipment must be accurately calibrated to achieve the required application rates prior to treatment. ACTARA should be incorporated into the normal irrigation schedule at the recommended timing within the irrigation cycle. Even distribution is essential. Irrigation systems should be monitored periodically to ensure all delivery points are in working order and there are no clogs or blockages.

The ACTARA injection solution (see Mixing) should be injected into irrigation systems during the third quarter of the irrigation cycle, after the soil has been partially wetted up. The duration of injection should be long enough to distribute ACTARA uniformly, this will vary greatly depending on irrigation system setup and design, area of crop treated, emitter type, irrigation flow rates etc (refer to the manufacturer specifications for the irrigation system). To achieve this inject ACTARA over a period of at least twice the duration that it takes irrigation water to travel between the point of injection and the last emitter. This duration should be determined by observing the time it takes for the last emitter to be fully operational after commencement of the irrigation cycle.

The final quarter of the irrigation cycle is used to flush product from system. DO NOT over irrigate. Soil or growing media moisture levels should be at or slightly below field capacity at the end of the application and irrigation cycle.

Planting Hole Drench Application
ACTARA should be applied with water in a minimum total volume of 50 mL per seedling directly at the base of transplanted seedlings or into the planting hole immediately before transplanting. Actual total volume will vary depending on equipment used, pre-existing soil moisture levels and soil type but should be sufficient to ensure uniform application and distribution.
With applications made after transplanting ACTARA should be incorporated to seedling root depth using sufficient irrigation within 24 hours.

Citrus
Dilute Spraying
Use a sprayer designed to apply high volumes of water up to the point of runoff and matched to the crop being sprayed. Set up and operate the sprayer to achieve even coverage throughout the crop canopy. Apply sufficient water to cover the crop to the point of runoff. Avoid excessive runoff. The required water volume may be determined by applying different test volumes, using different settings on the sprayer, from industry guidelines or expert advice. Add the amount of product specified in the Directions for Use table for each 100 L water. Spray to the point of runoff. The required dilute spray volume will change and the sprayer set up and operation may also need to be changed, as the crop grows. DO NOT exceed a water volume of 5000 L/ha.

Concentrate Spraying
Use a sprayer designed and set up for concentrate spraying (that is a sprayer which applies water volumes less than those required to reach the point of runoff) and matched to the crop being sprayed. Set up and operate the sprayer to achieve even coverage throughout the crop canopy using your chosen water volume. Determine an appropriate dilute spray volume (see Dilute Spraying) for the crop canopy. This is needed to calculate the concentrate mixing rate.

The mixing rate for concentrate spraying can then be calculated in the following way:

Example only
1. Dilute spray volume as determined above: For example 4000 L/ha
2. Your chosen concentrate spray volume: For example 2000 L/ha
3. The concentration factor in this example is: 2 X (ie. 4000 L / 2000 L = 2)
4. If the dilute label rate is 20 g/100 L, then the concentrate rate becomes 2 x 20, that is 40 g/100 L of concentrate spray.

The chosen spray volume, amount of product per 100 L water, and the sprayer set up and operation may need to be changed as the crop grows.
DO NOT use a concentrate rate that exceeds a total application rate of 1.5 kg product/ha.
For further information on concentrate spraying, users are advised to consult relevant industry guidelines, undertake appropriate competency training and follow industry Best Practices.

Compatibility
As formulations of other manufacturer’s products are beyond the control of Syngenta Crop Protection, and water quality varies with location, all mixtures should be tested prior to mixing commercial quantities.

Insecticide Resistance Warning
For insecticide resistance management ACTARA Insecticide is a Group 4A insecticide. Some naturally occurring insect biotypes resistant to ACTARA and other Group 4A insecticides may exist through normal genetic variability in any insect population. The resistant individuals can eventually dominate the insect population if ACTARA and other Group 4A insecticides are used repeatedly. The effectiveness of ACTARA on resistant individuals could be significantly reduced. Since occurrence of resistant individuals is difficult to detect prior to use, Syngenta Crop Protection accepts no liability for any losses that may result from failure of ACTARA to control resistant insects. ACTARA may be subject to specific resistance management strategies. For further information contact your supplier, Syngenta Crop Protection representative or local agricultural department agronomist.

Aphid Resistance Management
Aphicides from the same chemical group should not be applied consecutively. DO NOT apply more than two applications of a product from the same chemical group in one season. For managing aphid resistance, organophosphates and carbamates should be regarded as the same chemical group. The first aphicide application of the season must be from a different chemical group than the last aphicide application of the previous season. If a neonicotinod seed treatment such as Cruiser or Gaucho is used, the first aphid spray of the season must not be ACTARA or any other group 4A insecticide. Use ACTARA in accordance with the industry Insecticide Resistance Management Strategy.

CropsBBCHRegistred normPreharvest Interval
Citrus69 - 710 - 049
Cotton0 - 0200 - 20028
Tomatoes0 - 00 - 042