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ADAMA - Insecticide
52361

GROUP 3A INSECTICIDE

For the control of certain insect pests, including redlegged earth mite and blue oat mite on certain field crops and pastures and certain insect pests on fruit and vegetable crops as specified in the Directions for Use table.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
RESTRAINT:
Do NOT apply if rain is expected within 6 hours after application.
NOTE: This product is ineffective against synthetic pyrethroid resistant Helicoverpa armigera larvae longer then 5 mm. All  Helicoverpa armigera in NSW and Qld should be treated as being resistant to synthetic pyrethroids. Refer to RESISTANCE MANAGEMENT under GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS.

CEREALS (WINTER)
Insects pests: Cutworm (Agrotis spp.)
State: Vic, SA, WA only
Rate: 75 mL/ha
WHP:
7 days (Harvest)
14 days (Stubble Grazing)
Critical comments: DO NOT apply more than a total of 540 mL/ha per season to any one crop.
For ULTRA LOW VOLUME use, see ULV application section in this label. Check emerging and establishing crops in the late afternoon and evening for caterpillars crawling on the soil surface and feeding on the seedlings. Spray in late afternoon or evening.
State: Qld, NSW, ACT only
Rate: 75 or 150 mL/ha
WHP:
7 days (Harvest)
14 days (Stubble Grazing)
Critical comments: Use the higher rate when the infestation is severe, or when there are larvae longer than 10 mm, or when longer residual activity is required.
In NSW, DO NOT apply before May or after August.

Insects pests: Webworm (Hednota spp.)
State: NSW, ACT, Vic, SA, WA only
Rate: 75 mL/ha
WHP:
7 days (Harvest)
14 days (Stubble Grazing)
Critical comments: DO NOT use as a ULV application.
Pre-planting: May be applied with knock-down herbicides prior to planting. Apply from the last week in May when the larvae have emerged. Do NOT apply to dense pasture. All pasture should be closely grazed prior to application to ensure adequate spray penetration. Apply in a minimum of 100 L of water per hectare. Repeat as required.
Post-crop emergence: Inspect crop regularly from emergence and apply at the first sign of pest activity. Repeat as required.

Insects pests: Common Armyworm (Mythimna convecta), Southern Armyworm (Persectania ewingii)
State: All States
Rate: 240 mL/ha
WHP:
7 days (Harvest)
14 days (Stubble Grazing)
Critical comments: Apply before “head lopping” occurs when larval numbers exceed two or more per square metre. Spray in the cool of the day (late afternoon) when larvae are most active. Spray to achieve good crop penetration. This rate is effective
against small (6 mm) larvae and large (20 mm) grubs. Monitor crop closely and retreat if necessary. Poor control may occur on crops that have lodged. See application section for correct water rates.

Insects pests: Redlegged Earth Mite (Halotydeus destructor)
State: NSW, ACT, Vic, Tas, SA, WA only
Rate: 100 mL/ha
WHP:
7 days (Harvest)
14 days (Stubble Grazing)
Critical comments: Pre-emergence: Apply by ground rig only. Treat infested paddocks after sowing but prior to crop emergence when soil is moist. Monitor Redlegged Earth Mite numbers and re-treat if necessary.
DO NOT apply as a ULV application.

Insects pests: Redlegged Earth Mite (Halotydeus destructor), Blue Oat Mite (Penthaleus major)
State: NSW, ACT, Vic, Tas, SA, WA only
Rate: 50 mL/ha
WHP:
7 days (Harvest)
14 days (Stubble Grazing)
Critical comments:Apply when mite numbers reach damaging levels. Spray seedling crops if silvering or whitening (bleaching) of the leaves is causing a reduction in crop growth. If possible, spray on a calm, mild morning when mites are actively feeding on crop leaves. Do NOT apply as a pre-emergence treatment. DO NOT use as a ULV application.

Insects pests: Aphid control to prevent Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus transmission
State: NSW, ACT, Vic, Tas, SA, WA only
Rate: 125 mL/ha
WHP:
7 days (Harvest)
14 days (Stubble Grazing)
Critical comments: Apply at 5 to 6 weeks after sowing. Repeat the application 4 to 5 weeks later to maintain protection against aphid transmission to BYDV until after stem elongation.

MAIZE
Insects pests:
Corn Earworm (Helicoverpa armigera)
State: Qld, NSW, ACT, Vic, WA, NT only
Rate: 300 or 400 mL/ha
WHP: 7 days (Harvest)
Critical comments: For ULTRA LOW VOLUME use, see ULV application section in this label. Thoroughly and regularly check the crop. Apply from early silking according to pest incidence. Use the higher rate if larvae longer than 10 mm are present. In Qld, NSW and NT, preferably apply to eggs or apply to larvae only if they are less than 5 mm long.

Insects pests: Native budworm (Helicoverpa punctigera)
State: All States
Rate: 300 or 400 mL/ha
WHP: 7 days (Harvest)
Critical comments: Thoroughly and regularly check the crop. Apply from early silking according to pest incidence. Use the higher rate if larvae longer than 10 mm are present. Best results will be obtained by applying at egg hatch.

RICE (both aerial and drill sown)
Insects pests:
Common Armyworm (Mythimna convecta)
State: NSW, WA only
Rate: 200 mL/ha
WHP: 7 days
Critical comments: Do NOT apply more than a total 400 mL/ha per season to any one crop. Inspect crops regularly for the presence of grubs from flowering onwards. Apply when rice damaging pests first appear. Apply, by aircraft in 20-30 litres of water/ha, to drained fields only. Spray in the cool of the day (early morning or late afternoon) when larvae are most active. Monitor crop closely and re-treat if necessary. Poor control may occur in crops that have lodged. See application section for correct water rates.

Insects pests: Bloodworm
State: NSW, WA only
Rate: 100 mL/ha
WHP: 7 days
Critical comments: Apply to water immediately after sowing using helicopter or fixed-wing aircraft. A second treatment may be required approximately 10 to 14 days later. Plants are not vulnerable to bloodworm damage after secondary roots have developed. DO NOT release water from treated areas offfarm until the retention period specified by local irrigation authorities have been met.

SORGHUM
Insects pests:
Corn Earworm (Helicoverpa armigera), Native Budworm (Helicoverpa punctigera)
State: Qld, NSW, ACT, WA, NT only
Rate: 300 or 400 mL/ha
WHP: 7 days (Harvest)
Critical comments: For ULTRA LOW VOLUME use, see ULV application section in this label.
Crop checking should commence when the head emerges from the boot and continue at daily intervals until the end of flowering for midge and at weekly intervals until maturity for Helicoverpa armigera.
Do NOT apply to tight headed varieties. Apply when there are 2 or more actively feeding larvae per head, or when numbers are sufficient to cause economic damage. Use the higher rate if longer residual control is required. Preferably apply to eggs. To help contain pyrethroid resistance in Helicoverpa armigera in Summer crops, DO NOT apply to larvae > 5 mm in Northern Qld and NSW. Repeat as required.

Insects pests: Sorghum Midge (Contarinia sorghicola)
State: Qld, NSW, ACT, WA, NT only
Rate: 100 or 200 mL/ha
WHP: 7 days (Harvest)
Critical comments: Apply when midge numbers reach 1 to 2 per head, between head emergence and the end of flowering. Repeat as required. Use the higher rate for increased residual protection.

COTTON
Insects pests:
Cotton Bollworm (Helicoverpa armigera), Native Budworm (Helicoverpa punctigera)
State: Qld, NSW, WA, NT only
Rate: 300 mL/ha
WHP: 14 days (Harvest)
Critical comments: For ULTRA LOW VOLUME use, see ULV application section in this label.
Apply as indicated by field checks. Application should be timed to coincide with egg hatching, before larvae are in the protected feeding sites.
Apply when egg laying is light i.e. 5-20 brown eggs/m or 2-5 newly hatched larvae per 100 terminals.
Rate: 400 mL/ha
WHP: 14 days (Harvest)
Critical comments: Apply when egg laying is heavy and/or larvae are up to 5 mm in length.
Rate: 500 mL/ha
WHP: 14 days (Harvest)
Critical comments: Apply egg laying is continuous, larvae are up to 5 mm in length and longer residual protection is required.

Insects pests: Rough Bollworm (Earias huegeli)
State: Qld, NSW, WA, NT only
Rate: 300 or 400 mL/ha
WHP: 14 days (Harvest)
Critical comments: Apply when an average of 2 or more larvae are present per 100 bolls. It is essential to detect and treat infestations in the early stages before larvae are established or concealed in bolls deep in the canopy. Use the higher rate if larvae longer than 10 mm are present. Best results will be obtained by applying at egg hatch.

Insects pests: Green Mirid (Creontiades dilutus), Apple Dimpling Bug (Campylomma liebknechti)
State: Qld, NSW, WA, NT only
Rate: 300 or 400 mL/ha
WHP: 14 days (Harvest)
Critical comments: Apply at recommended threshold levels as indicated by field checks. Use higher rate when pest pressure is high and when increased residual protection is required.

CHICKPEAS
Insects pests:
Native Budworm (Helicoverpa punctigera)
State: WA only
Rate: 160 mL/ha
WHP:
21 days (Harvest)
5 weeks (Grazing)
Critical comments: Apply to open, less dense crops when numbers of newly hatched larvae first appear on the crop and repeat as necessary.
State: Qld, NSW, ACT, Vic, Tas, SA, WA only
Rate: 200 or 300 mL/ha
WHP:
21 days (Harvest)
5 weeks (Grazing)
Critical comments: Apply when pest numbers reach damaging levels and repeat if necessary. Use the higher rate of larvae longer than 10 mm are present. Best results will be obtained when spraying at egg hatch.

Insects pests: Redlegged Earth Mite (Halotydeus destructor)
State: NSW, ACT, Vic, Tas, SA, WA only
Rate: 100 mL/ha
WHP:
21 days (Harvest)
5 weeks (Grazing)
Critical comments: Pre-emergence: Apply by ground rig only. Treat infested paddocks after sowing but prior to crop emergence when soil is moist. Monitor Redlegged Earth Mite numbers and re-treat if necessary. DO NOT apply as a ULV application.

Insects pests: Redlegged Earth Mite (Halotydeus destructor), Blue Oat Mite (Penthaleus major)
State: NSW, ACT, Vic, Tas, SA, WA only
Rate: 50 mL/ha
WHP:
21 days (Harvest)
5 weeks (Grazing)
Critical comments: Apply when mite numbers reach damaging levels.
DO NOT apply as a pre-emergence treatment.
DO NOT use as a ULV application.

Insects pests: Cutworm (Agrotis spp.)
State: NSW, ACT, Vic, Tas, SA, WA only
Rate: 75 mL/ha
WHP:
21 days (Harvest)
5 weeks (Grazing)
Critical comments: Check emerging or establishing crops in the late afternoon and evening for caterpillars crawling on the soil surface and feeding on the seedlings. Spray in the late afternoon and evening.

FABA BEANS
Insects pests:
Native Budworm (Helicoverpa punctigera)
State: WA only
Rate: 160 mL/ha
WHP:
4 weeks (Harvest)
5 weeks (Grazing)
Critical comments: Apply to open, less dense crops when numbers of newly hatched larvae first appear on the crop and repeat as necessary.
State: NSW, ACT, Vic, Tas, SA, WA only
Rate: 200 or 300 mL/ha
WHP:
4 weeks (Harvest)
5 weeks (Grazing)
Critical comments: Apply when pest numbers reach damaging levels and repeat as necessary. Use the higher rate of larvae longer than 10 mm are present. Best results will be obtained before spraying at egg hatch.

Insects pests: Redlegged Earth Mite (Halotydeus destructor)
State: NSW, ACT, Vic, Tas, SA, WA only
Rate: 100 mL/ha
WHP:
4 weeks (Harvest)
5 weeks (Grazing)
Critical comments: Pre-emergence: Apply by ground rig only. Treat infested paddocks after sowing but prior to crop emergence when soil is moist. Monitor Redlegged Earth Mite numbers and re-treat if necessary. DO NOT apply as a ULV application.

Insects pests: Redlegged Earth Mite (Halotydeus destructor), Blue Oat Mite (Penthaleus major)
State: NSW, ACT, Vic, Tas, SA, WA only
Rate: 50 mL/ha
WHP:
4 weeks (Harvest)
5 weeks (Grazing)
Critical comments: Apply when mite numbers reach damaging levels.
DO NOT apply as a pre-emergence treatment.
DO NOT use as a ULV application.

Insects pests: Cutworm (Agrotis spp.)
State: NSW, ACT, Vic, Tas, SA, WA only
Rate: 75 mL/ha
WHP:
4 weeks (Harvest)
5 weeks (Grazing)
Critical comments: Check emerging or establishing crops in the late afternoon and evening for caterpillars crawling on the soil surface and feeding on the seedlings. Spray in the late afternoon and evening.

LUPINS
Insects pests:
Native Budworm (Helicoverpa punctigera)
State: NSW, ACT, Vic, SA only
Rate: 200 or 300 mL/ha
WHP: 4 weeks (Harvest)
Critical comments: DO NOT apply more than a total of 600 mL/ha per season to any one lupin crop.
For ULTRA LOW VOLUME use, see ULV application section in this label. Apply when damaging pest numbers first appear on the crop and repeat if necessary. Use the higher rate if larvae longer than 10 mm are present. Best results will be obtained by spraying at egg hatch.
State: WA only
Rate: 120 or 200 mL/ha
WHP: 4 weeks (Harvest)
Critical comments: Spraying should be timed to precede the first visible damage to the pods. Use the higher rate when the infestation is severe, or when residual activity is required.

Insects pests: Cutworm (Agrotis spp.)
State: NSW, ACT, Vic, Tas, SA, WA only
Rate: 75 mL/ha
WHP: 4 weeks (Harvest)
Critical comments: Check emerging and establishing crops in the late afternoon and evening for caterpillars crawling on the soil surface and feeding on seedlings. Spray in late afternoon and evening.

Insects pests: Common Armyworm (Mythimna convecta), Southern Armyworm (Persectania ewingii)
State: NSW, ACT, WA only
Rate: 240 mL/ha
WHP: 4 weeks (Harvest)
Critical comments: Spray in the cool of the day (late afternoon) when larvae are most active.

Insects pests: Redlegged Earth Mite (Halotydeus destructor)
State: NSW, ACT, Vic, Tas, SA, WA only
Rate: 100 mL/ha
WHP: 4 weeks (Harvest)
Critical comments: Pre-emergence: Apply by ground rig only. Treat infested paddocks after sowing but prior to crop emergence when soil is moist. Monitor Redlegged Earth Mite numbers and re-treat if necessary. DO NOT apply as a ULV application.

Insects pests: Redlegged Earth Mite (Halotydeus destructor), Blue Oat Mite (Penthaleus major)
State: NSW, ACT, Vic, Tas, SA, WA only
Rate: 50 mL/ha
WHP: 4 weeks (Harvest)
Critical comments: Apply when mite numbers reach damaging levels.
DO NOT apply as a pre-emergence treatment.
DO NOT use as a ULV application.

FIELD PEAS
Insects pests:
Native Budworm (Helicoverpa punctigera)
State: NSW, ACT, Vic, Tas, SA, WA only
Rate: 160 mL/ha
WHP: 4 weeks (Harvest)
Critical comments: For ULTRA LOW VOLUME use, see ULV application section in this label.
Check crops for larvae every three to four days from the beginning of flowering. Apply to open, less dense crops when numbers of newly hatched larvae first appear on the crop and repeat as necessary.
Rate: 200 or 300 mL/ha
WHP: 4 weeks (Harvest)
Critical comments: Check crops for larvae every three to four days from the beginning of flowering. Apply when pest numbers reach damaging levels and repeat if necessary. Use the higher rate if larvae longer than 10 mm are present. Best results will be obtained by spraying at egg hatch.

Insects pests: Pea Weevil (Bruchus pisorum)
State: NSW, ACT, Vic, SA, WA only
Rate: 160 or 200 mL/ha
WHP: 4 weeks (Harvest)
Critical comments: Apply during flowering prior to egg laying when the adult weevil population reaches one or more per 25 sweeps of a sweep net. Use the higher rate for longer residual protection.

Insects pests: Cutworm (Agrotis spp.)
State: NSW, ACT, Vic, SA, WA only
Rate: 75 mL/ha
WHP: 4 weeks (Harvest)
Critical comments: Check emerging and establishing crops in the late afternoon and evening for caterpillars crawling on the soil surface and feeding on the seedlings. Spray in late afternoon and evening.

Insects pests: Redlegged Earth Mite (Halotydeus destructor)
State: NSW, ACT, Vic, Tas, SA, WA only
Rate: 100 mL/ha
WHP: 4 weeks (Harvest)
Critical comments: Pre-emergence: Apply by ground rig only. Treat infested paddocks after sowing but prior to crop emergence when soil is moist. Monitor Redlegged Earth Mite numbers and re-treat if necessary. DO NOT apply as a ULV application.

Insects pests: Redlegged Earth Mite (Halotydeus destructor), Blue Oat Mite (Penthaleus major)
State: NSW, ACT, Vic, Tas, SA, WA only
Rate: 50 mL/ha
WHP: 4 weeks (Harvest)
Critical comments: Apply when mite numbers reach damaging levels.
DO NOT apply as a pre-emergence treatment.
DO NOT use as a ULV application.

SOYBEANS
Insects pests:
Corn Earworm (Helicoverpa armigera), Native Budworm (Helicoverpa punctigera)
State: Qld, NSW, ACT, WA, NT only
Rate: 300 or 400 mL/ha
WHP: 7 days (Harvest)
Critical comments: For ULTRA LOW VOLUME use, see ULV application section in this label.
Apply when flower or pod feeding numbers reach 1-2 per metre of row. Apply the higher rate when canopy is dense or if longer residual control is required. To help contain pyrethroid resistance in Helicoverpa armigera in Summer crops, DO NOT apply to Corn Earworm larvae > 5 mm in Northern NSW & Qld.
Best results will be obtained by applying at egg hatch.

GRAPEVINES (non bearing)
Insects pests:
Pink Cutworm (Agrotis munda), Apple Weevil (Curculio Beetle) (Otiorhynchus cribricollis), Garden Weevil (Phlyctinus callosus)
State: NSW, Vic, Tas, SA, WA only
Rate:
Dilute Spraying 100 mL/100 L water
Concentrate Spraying Refer to the Mixing/Application Section
Critical comments: Monitor young vines during Spring and early Summer and apply at the first signs of leaf damage. Spray the leaves, canes and the soil around each vine to a diameter of 30 cm. 70-80 mL of dilute spray should be sufficient for each vine. If pest infestation persists, a second application may be required after three weeks.
Apply the same total amount of product to the target crop whether applying this product by dilute or concentrate spraying methods (See General Instructions).

CANOLA
Insects pests:
Native Budworm (Helicoverpa punctigera), Tobacco Looper (Chrysodeixis argentifera)
State: NSW, ACT, Vic, Tas, SA, WA only
Rate: 200 mL or 300 mL/ha
WHP: 21 days (H) (G)
Critical comments: Do NOT apply more than a total 400 mL/ha per season to any one crop. For ULTRA LOW VOLUME use, see application section in this label. Inspect the crop regularly during and immediately after flowering. Apply when damaging pest numbers first appear on the crop and repeat if necessary. For aerial application, use a total volume of 30-35 L/ha and apply in the cooler part of the day. Use the higher rate if larvae longer than 10 mm are present.

Insects pests: Vegetable Weevil (Listroderes difficilis)
State: NSW, ACT, Vic, Tas, SA, WA only
Rate: 400 mL/ha
WHP: 21 days (H) (G)
Critical comments: Crops should be inspected as they emerge. Border sprays are required to control invading adults.
ALPHA-SCUD ELITE should be applied when cotyledons and leaves are being eaten. Repeat as necessary.

Insects pests: Cabbage White Butterfly (Pieris rapae), Cabbage Moth (Plutella xylostella)
State: NSW, ACT, Vic, Tas, SA, WA only
Rate: 400 mL/ha
WHP: 21 days (H) (G)
Critical comments: Apply according to pest pressure.

Insects pests: Redlegged Earth Mite, (Halotydeus destructor)
State: NSW, ACT, Vic, Tas, SA, WA only
Rate: 100 mL/ha
WHP: 21 days (H) (G)
Critical comments: Pre-emergence: Apply by ground rig only. Treat infested paddocks after sowing but prior to crop emergence when soil is moist. Monitor Redlegged Earth Mite numbers and re-treat if necessary. DO NOT apply as a ULV application.

Insects pests: Redlegged Earth Mite, (Halotydeus destructor), Blue Oat Mite (Penthaleus major)
State: NSW, ACT, Vic, Tas, SA, WA only
Rate: 50 mL/ha
WHP: 21 days (H) (G)
Critical comments: Apply when mite numbers reach damaging levels.
DO NOT apply as a pre-emergence treatment.
DO NOT apply as a ULV application.

SUNFLOWERS
Insects pests:
Native Budworm (Helicoverpa punctigera)
State: Qld, NSW, Vic, ACT, WA, NT only
Rate: 300 or 400 mL/ha
WHP: 21 days (Harvest)
Critical comments: TO PROTECT BEES and ensure adequate pollination, application during flowering should be avoided.
If application is necessary at flowering apply early morning or late afternoon when bees are not actively foraging.
For ULTRA LOW VOLUME use, see ULV application section in this label. Crop checking should be aimed to detect larvae as they hatch. Small larvae are easier to kill than large larvae. Apply when the infestation reaches an average of 2-3 larvae per head or when economic damage is occurring. Repeat as required. Apply before the heads turn downwards to ensure adequate coverage. Use the higher rate if larvae longer than 10 mm are present. Best results will be obtained by applying at egg hatch.

Insects pests: Corn Earworm (Helicoverpa armigera)
State: Qld, NSW, Vic, ACT, WA, NT only
Rate: 300 or 400 mL/ha
WHP: 21 days (Harvest)
Critical comments: Thoroughly and regularly check the crop. Apply when numbers are sufficient to cause economic damage. Preferably apply to eggs. In NSW and Qld, apply to larvae only if they are less than 5 mm long. Repeat as required. Use the higher rate under heavy pest pressure.

Insects pests: Grey Cluster Bug (Nysius clevelandensis), Rutherglen Bug (Nysius vinitor)
State: Qld, NSW, ACT, Vic, Tas, WA, NT only
Rate: 300 or 400 mL/ha
WHP: 21 days (Harvest)
Critical comments: Apply from budding when adult numbers per plant reach 10 to 15 in dryland crops and 20 to 25 in irrigated crops. After flowering apply when adult numbers on the face of heads reach 20 to 25. Repeat as required. The higher rate should be used when numbers are very high.

Insects pests: Rutherglen Bug (Nysius vinitor)
State: Vic, Tas, WA only
Rate: 250 mL/ha
WHP: 21 days (Harvest)
Critical comments: Apply from budding when adult numbers per plant reach 10 to 15 in dryland crops and 20 to 25 in irrigated crops.
After flowering apply when adult numbers on the face of heads reach 20 to 25. Repeat as required.

PASTURES (Legume and grass based pastures)
Insects pests:
Wingless Grasshopper (Phaulacridium vittatum)
State: All States
Rate: 160 mL/ha
WHP:
3 days (Grazing)
14 days (Cut for stockfeed)
Critical comments: Do NOT apply more than a total 320 mL/ha per season.
For ULTRA LOW VOLUME use, see ULV application section in this label.
Apply to infested areas and repeat as necessary. Spraying is most effective on newly emerged hoppers before they begin dispersing. Later sprays should be applied before the start of egglaying. Good coverage is essential.

Insects pests: Brown Pasture Looper (Ciampa arietaria)
State: NSW, ACT, Vic, Tas, SA, WA only
Rate: 50 mL/ha
WHP:
3 days (Grazing)
14 days (Cut for stockfeed)
Critical comments: Apply when pest infestation reaches an economically damaging level.

Insects pests: Blackheaded Pasture Cockchafer (Aphodius tasmaniae)
State: NSW, ACT, Vic, Tas, SA, WA only
Rate: 100 mL/ha
WHP:
3 days (Grazing)
14 days (Cut for stockfeed)
Critical comments: Spraying is most effective when larvae are detected and treated early. Suspect paddocks should be dug after the first substantial rain in April/May and inspected to ensure grubs are present in sufficient numbers to warrant treatment. Spraying after June will give poorer results.

Insects pests: Redlegged Earth Mite (Halotydeus destructor)
State: NSW, ACT, Vic, Tas, SA, WA only
Rate: 100 mL/ha
WHP:
3 days (Grazing)
14 days (Cut for stockfeed)
Critical comments: Pre-emergence: Apply by ground rig only. Treat infested paddocks after sowing but prior to crop emergence when soil is moist. Monitor Redlegged Earth Mite numbers and re-treat if necessary. DO NOT apply as a ULV application.

Insects pests: Redlegged Earth Mite (Halotydeus destructor), Blue Oat Mite (Penthaleus major)
State: NSW, ACT, Vic, Tas, SA, WA only
Rate: 50 mL/ha
WHP:
3 days (Grazing)
14 days (Cut for stockfeed)
Critical comments: Apply when mite numbers reach damaging levels.
DO NOT use as a ULV application.
Autumn/Winter
Apply after the opening rains in late Autumn/early Winter 2-3 weeks after egg hatch occurs. ALPHA-SCUD Elite is rainfast after spray deposits have dried on the leaf surface. ALPHASCUD Elite can be mixed with herbicides used for Winter cleaning of sub clover pastures. Consult the compatibility section of this label for details.
Spring
If RLEM/BOM numbers increase in the Spring, spray again before diapause egg production begins. ALPHA-SCUD Elite can be mixed with herbicides used for spray topping pastures. Consult the compatibility section of this label for details. DO NOT apply as a pre-emergence treatment.

POME FRUIT: APPLES, PEARS
Insects pests:
Apple Weevil (Otiorhynchus cribricollis), Garden Weevil (Phlyctinus callosus)
State: NSW, Vic, SA, WA only

STONE FRUITS: APRICOTS, NECTARINES, PEACHES, PLUMS
Insects pests:
Apple Weevil (Otiorhynchus cribricollis), Garden Weevil (Phlyctinus callosus)
State: WA only

Rate:
Dilute Spraying 100 mL/100 L water
Concentrate Spraying Refer to the Mixing/Application Section
WHP: 14 days (Harvest)
Critical comments: Spray approx. 1-2 litres of solution onto the crotch, trunk and the soil at the base of each tree at peak weevil emergence. This is usually late October - late November for Garden Weevil, and late November - mid December for Apple Weevil. Monitor weevil emergence using a single sided cardboard trunk band. Continue monitoring after spraying as a second spray may be needed 3-4 weeks later.
Apply the same total amount of product to the target crop whether applying this product by dilute or concentrate spraying methods (See General Instructions).

TOBACCO
Insects pests:
Native Budworm (Helicoverpa punctigera), Tobacco Budworm (Helicoverpa armigera)
State: Qld, Vic, WA only
Rate: 30 or 40 mL/100 L
WHP: 7 days (Harvest)
Critical comments: Apply from just after transplanting on a 7 to 10 day schedule, according to pest incidence. Apply as a medium to fine spray using hollow and/or solid cone nozzles. The spray volume should be gradually increased as the plants grow, from 200 L/ha just after transplanting to 1000 L/ha at maturity. Use the higher rate when larvae longer than 10 mm are present or when egg laying is intense.

ASPARAGUS (Not for use on White Asparagus)
Insects pests:
Garden Weevil (Phlyctinus callosus)
State: WA only
Rate: 100 mL/100 L
WHP: 1 day (Harvest)
Critical comments: Caution: Not for use on white asparagus, there have been reports of some phytoxicity when using alpha-cypermethrin. Apply in Spring after weevil emergence, at up to 500 L spray solution per ha. Day time spraying is effective but superior control may be achieved if spray is applied at night. Depending on pest pressure, repeat applications maybe required.
Application to fern, after spear harvest may reduce carry-over of Garden Weevil for the following season.

MUNG BEANS, NAVY BEANS
Insects pests:
Native Budworm (Helicoverpa punctigera)
State: Qld, NSW, ACT, WA, NT only
Rate: 300 or 400 mL/ha
WHP: 7 days (Harvest)
Critical comments: For ULTRA LOW VOLUME use, see ULV application section in this label.
Crop checking should be aimed to detect larvae as they hatch. Small larvae are easier to kill than large larvae. Apply when the
number of larvae feeding on flowers or pods reach 1 to 2 per metre of row. Repeat as required. Use the higher rate when larvae larger than 10 mm are present or when canopy is dense. Best results will be obtained by spraying at egg hatch.

Insects pests: Corn Earworm (Helicoverpa armigera)
State: Qld, NSW, ACT, WA, NT only
Rate: 300 or 400 mL/ha
WHP: 7 days (Harvest)
Critical comments: Thoroughly and regularly check the crop. Apply when the infestation reaches an economically damaging level and repeat as required. Preferably apply to eggs. To help contain pyrethroid resistance of Helicoverpa armigera in Summer crops, DO NOT apply to larvae > 5 mm in Northern Qld and NSW. Use the higher rate when pest pressure is high.

CABBAGES, CAULIFLOWERS, BRUSSELS SPROUTS, BROCCOLI, KALE, KOHLRABI, CHINESE CABBAGE, TURNIPS
Insects pests:
Cabbage White Butterfly (Pieris rapae), Cabbage Moth (Plutella xylostella), Cluster Caterpillar (Spodoptera litura) Helicoverpa punctigera, Helicoverpa armigera
State: All States
Rate:
LOW VOLUME: 400 mL/ha
HIGH VOLUME: 50 mL/100 L
ULTRA LOW VOLUME: 400 mL/ha
WHP: 1 day (Harvest)
Critical comments: Apply according to pest incidence. When reinfestation is continuous, treatment every 7-10 days may be required.
Add Wetspray Wetting Agent at 30 mL per 100 L of spray mixture.
LOW VOLUME:
GROUND RIG APPLICATION: Apply in 100 to 600 L of water per hectare as a fine spray (i.e. a droplet size of 100 to 200 microns).
AERIAL APPLICATION: Apply in 20 to 60 L of water per hectare as a spray of 100 to 150 microns droplet size.
HIGH VOLUME: Gradually increase the spray volume as the plants grow, from 600 L/ha just after transplanting to 1000 L/ha at maturity. Apply as a medium spray (i.e. a droplet size of 200 to 400 microns VMD).
ULTRA LOW VOLUME: See ULV application section in this label. Helicoverpa armigera in NSW and Qld. Follow the application directions for the pest above. Apply as required according to pest incidence. Thorough and frequent crop checks are essential. Preferably apply to eggs. Apply to larvae only if they are less than 5 mm long.

CAULIFLOWERS
Insects pests:
Staphylinid Beetle (up to 3 mm length)
State: WA only
Rate:
LOW VOLUME: 400 mL/ha
HIGH VOLUME: 50 mL/100 L
WHP: 1 day (Harvest)
Critical comments: Apply by boomspray. Spray when pests first appear.

LETTUCE
Insects pests:
Helicoverpa spp.
State: All States
Rate:
LOW VOLUME: 400 mL/ha
HIGH VOLUME: 50 mL/100 L
WHP: 3 days (Harvest)
Critical comments: Spray at first sign of activity. Good spray coverage is essential.
Recheck crop at regular intervals. If no specific resistance strategy exists, DO NOT use chemicals from the same group for consecutive sprays. To help contain pyrethroid resistance in Helicoverpa armigera in Summer crops, DO NOT apply to Corn Earworm larvae > 5 mm in Northern NSW and Qld.

SWEET CORN
Insects pests:
Corn Earworm (Helicoverpa armigera), Native Budworm (Helicoverpa punctigera)
State: All States
Rate: 300 or 400 mL/ha
WHP: 7 days (Harvest)
Critical comments: For ULTRA LOW VOLUME use, see ULV application section in this label.
Thoroughly and regularly check the crop. The level of cob damage tolerated varies with market requirements.
FRESH MARKET CORN: Apply at 5-8 day intervals, accordingly to pest incidence, from tassel emergence until the silks wither.
PROCESSING CORN: Apply from early silking according to pest incidence. Larvae in protected feeding sites within the cob are not effectively controlled. Apply before this situation occurs. Best results will be obtained by applying at egg hatch. Use the higher rate if larvae longer than 10 mm are present. To help contain pyrethroid resistance in Helicoverpa armigera in Summer crops, do NOT apply to Corn Earworm longer than 5 mm.

TOMATOES (bush and trellis)
Insects pests:
Native Budworm (Helicoverpa punctigera), Tomato Grub (Helicoverpa armigera)
State: All States

Insects pests: Cluster Caterpillar (Spodoptera litura)
State: Qld, NSW, ACT, WA, NT only

Rate: Program Application:
Ultra Low Volume 300 mL/ha
Low Volume 200 or 300 mL/ha
High Volume 20 or 30 mL/100 L
Established Infestations
Low Volume & Ultra Low Volume 400 mL/ha
High Volume 50 mL/100 L
WHP: 1 day (Harvest)
Critical comments: Do NOT apply to trellis tomatoes by aircraft.
PROGRAMME APPLICATION: Apply on a 7 to 10 day schedule whilst pests are active. Use the higher rate when egg laying is intense. Apply as a fine spray using hollow cone nozzles. For low volume application apply in 100 to 400 L/ha by ground or minimum of 10 L/ha by air. For high volume application apply 200 L of spray mixture per hectare after transplanting and increase gradually to 1,000 L/ha at maturity.
ESTABLISHED APPLICATION: Apply these rates to established infestations or escape situations. DO NOT apply to Tomato Grub larvae > 5 mm in length.
Ultra Low Volume: see ULV application section in this label.
Low Volume:
By ground rig: apply in 100 to 400 L of water per hectare as a fine spray.
By aircraft: apply in a minimum of 10 L of water per hectare as a spray of 100 to 150 microns VMD.
High Volume: apply as a medium to fine spray. Gradually increase the spray volume as the plants grow, from 200 L/ha just after transplanting establishment to 1000 L/ha at maturity.

Insects pests: Plague Thrips (Thrips imaginis)
State: All States
Rate:
ULTRA LOW VOLUME: 300 mL/ha
LOW VOLUME: 130 mL/ha
HIGH VOLUME: 18 mL/100 L
WHP: 7 days (Harvest)
Critical comments: The crop should be frequently checked when it is flowering for the presence of the pest. Apply when the infestation reaches an economically damaging level, using the application methods described for native budworm above.

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

WITHHOLDING PERIODS:
Harvest
ASPARAGUS, CABBAGES, CAULIFLOWERS, CHINESE CABBAGE, BRUSSELS SPROUTS, BROCCOLI, KALE, KOHLRABI, TURNIPS, TOMATOES: Do NOT harvest for 1 day after application.
LETTUCE: Do not harvest for 3 days after application.
MAIZE, MUNG BEANS, NAVY BEANS, RICE, SORGHUM, SOYBEANS, SWEET CORN, TOBACCO, WINTER CEREALS: Do NOT harvest for 7 days after application.
COTTON, LINSEED, POME FRUIT, STONE FRUIT: Do NOT harvest for 14 days after application.
CHICKPEAS, SUNFLOWERS: Do NOT harvest for 21 days after application.
FABA BEANS, FIELD PEAS, LUPINS: Do NOT harvest for 4 weeks after application.
LINOLA: Do NOT harvest for 12 weeks after application.
CANOLA: DO NOT HARVEST FOR 21 DAYS AFTER APPLICATION.
DO NOT apply later than 21 days before cutting and windrowing for harvest.
Grazing
CANOLA: DO NOT graze or cut for stockfeed for 21 days after application.
CHICKPEAS, FABA BEANS: DO NOT graze or cut for stockfood for 5 weeks.
LUCERNE: Do NOT graze or cut for stock food for 14 days after application.
PASTURES: Do NOT graze for 3 days after application. Do NOT cut for stock food for 14 days after application.
WINTER CEREALS: DO NOT graze treated stubble for 14 days after application.

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS
FARMOZ ALPHA-SCUD Elite is a contact and residual insecticide. It can be used as a protective treatment when applied at regular intervals or as a knockdown treatment to control existing infestations. The product can be applied mixed either with water carrier or oil based bulking agents such as D-C-TRON* Cotton Spray Oil or compatible ULV products.

INSECTICIDE RESISTANCE WARNING
For insecticide resistance management ALPHA-SCUD Elite is a Group 3A insecticide. Some naturally occurring insect biotypes resistant to ALPHA-SCUD Elite and other Group 3A insecticides may exist through normal genetic variability in any insect population. The resistant individuals can eventually dominate the insect population if ALPHA-SCUD Elite or other Group 3A insecticides are used repeatedly. The effectiveness of ALPHA-SCUD Elite on resistant individuals could be significantly reduced. Since occurrence of resistant individuals is difficult to detect prior to use Adama Australia Pty. Ltd. accepts no liability for any losses that may result from the failure of ALPHA-SCUD Elite to control resistant insects.
ALPHA-SCUD Elite may be subject to specific resistance management strategies. For further information, contact your local supplier, Adama representative or local agricultural department agronomist. In NSW and Qld, application of this product to Helicoverpa armigera larvae longer than 5 mm may not only be ineffective but it may increase the level of synthetic pyrethroid resistance. This product should NOT be used to treat infestations that were not controlled by an earlier application of it or another synthetic pyrethroid. Infestations not controlled by this product should be treated with an insecticide from another chemical group. Application of this product with an insecticide from another chemical group such as Electra will assist with the
management of synthetic pyrethroid resistant Helicoverpa armigera.

MIXING
Low Volume and High Volume applications by ground rig or aircraft when ALPHA-SCUD Elite is applied with water carrier. Add the required quantity of ALPHA-SCUD Elite to water in the spray tank and mix thoroughly. Maintain agitation during mixing and application.
Ultra Low Volume (ULV) applications by aircraft when ALPHASCUD Elite is applied with oil based bulking agents. This product can be mixed with D-C-TRON Cotton Spray Oil or other compatible products (See COMPATIBILITY Section). First add the mixing partner to the spray tank and then, with the agitator in motion, add the required quantity of ALPHA-SCUD Elite direct to the spray tank.
DO NOT mix with water and ensure that no water is in the spraying system.

APPLICATION
Dilute Spraying (Pome and Stone Fruit, Grapes)
Use a sprayer designed to apply high volumes of water up to the point of run-off 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 run-off. Avoid excessive run-off. The required water volume may be deterred by applying different test volumes, using different settings on the sprayer, from industry guidelines or expert advice.
Add the amount of ALPHA-SCUD Elite specified in the Directions for Use table for each 100 L of water. Spray to the point of run-off. The required dilute spray volume will change and the sprayer set up and operation may also need to be changed, as the crop grows.

Concentrate Spraying (Pome and Stone Fruit, Grapes)
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 run-off) 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 above) 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 1500 L/ha
2. Your chosen concentrate spray volume: for example 500 L/ha
3. The concentrate factor in this example is 3X (ie. 1500 L ÷ 500 L = 3)
4. If the dilute label rate is 125 mL/100 L, then the concentrate rate becomes 3 x 125, that is 375 mL/100 L of concentrate spray.
The chosen spray volume, amount of product per 100 L of water, and the sprayer set and operation may need to be changed as the crop grows. For further information of concentrate spraying, users are advised to consult relevant industry guidelines, undertake appropriate competency training and follow industry Best Practices.

Low Volume and High Volume by ground rig or aircraft when ALPHA-SCUD Elite is applied with water carrier.
ALPHA-SCUD Elite can be applied by ground or aircraft with a water carrier. Thorough coverage is essential to ensure adequate control. Always apply with a non-ionic surfactant unless detailed on the label of a tank mix partner. Apply during the cooler parts of the day or night.
Ground Application – water carrier
For low volume spraying of field crops with ground rigs, use a total volume of 50-200 L/ha except for sweet corn, tomatoes and tobacco where higher volumes should be used. Drop arms should be used on ground rigs in row crops taller than 30 cm (0.3 m). The application should be made as a fine spray, preferably using hollow cone nozzles, unless otherwise directed in the Critical Comments.
Aerial Application – water carrier
Do NOT apply to trellis tomatoes by aircraft. Use a minimum spray volume of 20 L/ha. For Spring/early Summer application to cereals, canola, and to other dense crops, apply in a total spray volume of 30 to 35 L/ha. If possible, spray in a crosswind. Avoid spraying in calm conditions or when wind is light and variable in direction. Apply as a spray of 100-150 microns VMD.
Ultra Low Volume (ULV) application by aircraft
ALPHA-SCUD Elite mixed with D-C-TRON Cotton Spray Oil or other compatible products should be applied in a minimum total
spray volume of 1.5 L/ha. It should only be applied by aircraft with suitable equipment to provide a droplet size of approximately 80-100 microns VMD. Applications should be made during the cooler parts of the day or at night. Avoid application in calm or very windy conditions. Preferably apply in light to moderate crosswinds.

COMPATIBILITY
Low Volume and High Volume applications by ground rig or aircraft when ALPHA-SCUD Elite is applied with water carrier.
This product is compatible with Amitraz 200, D-C-TRON Cotton Spray Oil, Dithane M45, dicamba, MitiFol EC Kocide, Electra 225, Parathion 500 EC, Parathion M500, PHOSDRIN, Instinct 300, Axiom, Wuxal, Select, dimethoate , paraquat, diquat, glyphosate, Tigrex, Jaguar, simazine, SPINNAKER, 2,4-D amine and ester, 2,4-DB and MCPA.
DO NOT mix ALPHA-SCUD Elite with wettable powders and water dispersable granules BEFORE addition to the spray tank.
ALPHA-SCUD Elite can be mixed with Dithane WDG providing the mixture is agitated efficiently and used immediately.
Ultra Low Volume (ULV) application by aircraft
This product should be mixed only with specific ULV formulations of other insecticides, eg. Amitraz 200, Electra 225, Instinct 300, and PBO synergists, when mixed according to the directions on the PBO synergist labels.

CropsBBCHRegistred normPreharvest Interval
Apple trees0 - 00 - 014
Apricots0 - 00 - 014
Asparagus0 - 00 - 01
Beans0 - 050 - 30028
Broccoli0 - 00 - 01
Brussels sprouts0 - 00 - 01
Canola0 - 050 - 40021
Cauliflower0 - 00 - 01
Chickpeas0 - 050 - 30021
Chinese cabbage0 - 00 - 01
Corn, maize0 - 0300 - 4007
Cotton0 - 0300 - 50014
Headed cabbage0 - 00 - 01
Kale0 - 00 - 01
Kohlrabi0 - 00 - 01
Lettuce0 - 00 - 03
Lupins0 - 050 - 30028
Mung beans0 - 0300 - 4007
Navy beans0 - 0300 - 4007
Nectarines0 - 00 - 014
Pasture0 - 050 - 160-
Peaches0 - 00 - 014
Pears0 - 00 - 014
Peas0 - 050 - 30028
Plums0 - 00 - 014
Rice0 - 0100 - 2007
Sorghum0 - 0100 - 4007
Soybeans0 - 0300 - 4007
Spring linseed, flax0 - 075 - 30014
Sunflowers0 - 0250 - 40021
Sweet corn0 - 0300 - 4007
Tobacco0 - 00 - 07
Tomatoes0 - 00 - 01
Turnips0 - 00 - 01
Vines0 - 00 - 0-
Winter barley0 - 050 - 2407
Winter linseed, flax0 - 075 - 30014
Winter oats0 - 050 - 2407
Winter triticale0 - 050 - 2407
Winter wheat0 - 050 - 2407