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Insecticide Resistance Warning

For insecticide resistance management, AGRIMEC is a Group 6A insecticide. Some naturally occurring insect biotypes resistant to AGRIMEC and other Group 6A insecticides may exist through normal genetic variability in any insect population. The resistant individuals can eventually dominate the insect population if AGRIMEC and other Group 6A insecticides are used repeatedly. The effectiveness of AGRIMEC on resistant individuals could be significantly reduced. Since the occurrence of resistant individuals is difficult to detect prior to use, Syngenta Crop Protection Pty Limited accepts no liability for any losses that may result from the failure of AGRIMEC to control resistant insects. AGRIMEC may be subject to specific resistance management strategies. For further information, contact your supplier, Syngenta representative, or local agricultural department agronomist.

Crop Specific Strategy

AGRIMEC should not be applied more than the following number of times:

  • Apples, Citrus, Hops, Pears: One spray per season
  • Cotton, Strawberries: Two sprays per season
  • Tomatoes: Two sprays per crop if mites are present, five sprays if mites are not present

In addition, AGRIMEC should not be applied in two consecutive seasons or crops without an unrelated chemical being used in between. Alternate AGRIMEC with approved miticides from other chemical groups. Consult your chemical supplier or technical consultant for advice on chemical groups.

Crop Monitoring

Effective control depends upon regular monitoring of crops. Check crops regularly (every 3 to 5 days) during the season.


Measure the required amount of AGRIMEC, add to the partly filled spray tank, and then add the remainder of the water. If oil is recommended, add this after the AGRIMEC is well mixed. Wetting agent is not required.

Mixing instructions for apple and pear applications: To achieve 750 mL AGRIMEC + 5 L Summer oil/ha, apply spray at the following mixing rates.

Crop Safety

AGRIMEC plus summer oil has very occasionally caused slight fruit russetting on some pear varieties, particularly Anjou and other sensitive varieties when used alone or when other products are applied sequentially. A very small amount of temporary apple fruit blemishing has been associated with low water volume applications. DO NOT apply AGRIMEC to apples or pears before or after applications of Delan* or Captan*. The Directions for Use and Precautions on summer oil labels should be followed carefully. Certain conditions may play a part in the occurrence of this damage. DO NOT make applications:

  • when temperatures exceed 28ºC or are expected to exceed 28ºC within 48 hours after application,
  • under poor or slow drying conditions, or
  • with equipment that may leave large droplets on fruit after application.

Application to Cotton

Apply by ground spraying equipment or by fixed-wing aircraft in a minimum volume of 20 L/ha. AGRIMEC is not systemic making good coverage essential. Air: Apply by air when there is a reliable crosswind to assist with good penetration into the crop canopy. Application should be carried out in the cooler parts of the day or night. Preferably use aircraft fitted with Micronair atomizers. Ground: Use inter-row droppers fitted with nozzles spraying towards the cotton rows. Inter-row nozzles should be level with or just below the canopy.


AGRIMEC is compatible with BP Summer Spray Oil*, Codacide*, Larvin# 375, methomyl, Ovasyn* EC, Summer Spray Oil*, and with most commonly used insecticides and fungicides. DO NOT apply with ULV formulations. Mixtures with more than one of the above are not recommended. As formulations of other manufacturers’ products are beyond the control of Syngenta and the quality of water may vary with location, all mixtures should be tested prior to mixing commercial quantities.


Re-entry Period

Under field conditions, the spray should be allowed to dry on the foliage before re-entry into treated areas. DO NOT allow entry into treated areas in glasshouses for 24 hours after treatment. When prior entry is necessary, wear cotton overalls buttoned to the neck and wrist and elbow-length butyl rubber gloves.

Registered for culturesRatePreharvest Interval
Cotton300 - 600 ml20
Apples750 ml14
Pears750 ml14
Citrus0 ml7
Hops1000 ml28
Strawberries0 ml3
Tomatoes300 - 600 ml3