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Altacor

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DU PONT - insecticide
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GROUP 28 INSECTICIDE

For the control of Lepidopteran species of insect pests in Cotton and Pulse crops, as per the Directions for Use

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS
DuPont™ Altacor insecticide is an anthranilic diamide insecticide in the form of a water dispersible granule. Altacor is particularly active on Lepidopteran insect pests, primarily as a larvicide. 
Altacor should be applied after careful field monitoring of pest populations of eggs and larvae to determine the need for application, the correct timing of the initial application and of any subsequent applications. Subsequent applications are dependent on economic thresholds, as well as the growth rate of new unprotected cotton terminals. 
For Helicoverpa species, spray applications should be timed to coincide with egg hatching and before larvae are entrenched in protected feeding sites. 
Altacor has been specifically designed for use in Integrated Pest Management (IPM) schemes. Altacor does not give traditional larval “knockdown” control. Altacor enters larvae primarily by ingestion of treated foliage, or through penetration of the insect cuticle. After ingesting Altacor , the larvae cease feeding and die four to five days later. Altacor provides square, flower and boll protection in cotton, and flower and pod protection in pulse crops.

INSECTICIDE RESISTANCE WARNING
For insecticide resistance management DuPont™ Altacor insecticide is a Group 28 insecticide. 
Some naturally occurring insect biotypes resistant to Altacor insecticide and other Group 28 insecticides may exist through normal genetic variability in any insect population. The resistant individuals can eventually dominate the insect population if Altacor insecticide and other Group 28 insecticides are used repeatedly. The effectiveness of Altacor insecticide on resistant individuals could be significantly reduced. Since the occurrence of resistant individuals is difficult to detect prior to use DuPont accepts no liability for any losses that may result from the failure of Altacor insecticide to control resistant insects. 
Strategies to minimise the risk of insecticide resistance are available. To help prevent the development of resistance to Altacor insecticide observe the following instructions:
Apply Altacor or other Group 28 insecticides using a “window” approach to avoid exposure of consecutive insect pest generations to the same mode of action. Multiple successive applications of Altacor or other Group 28 insecticides are acceptable if they are used to treat a single insect generation.  
Following a “window” of Altacor or other Group 28 insecticides, rotate to a “window” of applications of effective insecticides with a different mode of action.  
The total exposure period of all “Group 28-active windows” applied throughout the crop cycle (from seedling to harvest) should not exceed 50% of the crop cycle.  
Incorporate IPM techniques into the overall pest management program.  
Monitor insect populations for loss of field efficacy.  
Cultivate all cotton and pulse crop fields as soon as possible after picking/harvest to destroy over-wintering pupae of Helicoverpa armigera. 
For further information contact your farm chemical supplier, consultant, local Department of Agriculture or Primary Industries, or local DuPont Representative.
For additional information on insect resistance, modes of action and monitoring visit the Insecticide Resistance Action Committee (IRAC) on the web at http://www.irac-online.org

MIXING 
Fill spray tank to ¼ to ½ full of water. Measure the amount of Altacor insecticide required for the area to be sprayed. Add Altacor insecticide directly to the spray tank with the agitation engaged. Mix thoroughly to disperse the insecticide. Once dispersed, the material must be kept in suspension at all times by continuous agitation. Use mechanical or hydraulic means, DO NOT use air agitation, premix or slurry. If spray solution is left standing, ensure thorough re-agitation of the spray mix until fully resuspended. DO NOT allow spray mix to sit overnight, as resuspension may be difficult.

SURFACTANTS 
Use a non-ionic surfactant/wetting agent at 125 g active/100 L, (e.g. BS1000 @ 125 mL/100 L).
DO NOT add a non-ionic surfactant/wetting agent if: 
- mixing with another product which already contains a surfactant and/or the product label advises not to add a surfactant. 
- mixing with a liquid fertiliser

APPLICATION 
Application equipment should be calibrated to apply at least sixty (60) droplets per cm2 of target foliage. Droplet VMD should be of medium spray quality according to ASABE S572 definition for standard nozzles. 
DO NOT apply when wind speed is less than 3 or more than 20 kilometres per hour at the application site. 
DO NOT apply where there are aquatic and wetland areas including aquacultural ponds or surface streams and rivers downwind from the application area and within the mandatory nospray zone shown in the following table.

FOR AERIAL APPLICATION 
Usage: Cotton 
Applications per season: 3
Spray quality: Medium
Wind speed conditions: 3 - 8 km/h 
Downwind NoSpray Zone: 100 metres

Usage: Chickpea, Mung bean, Soybean
Applications per season: 2
Spray quality: Medium
Wind speed conditions: 8 - 14 km/h 
Downwind NoSpray Zone: 200 metres 
Wind speed conditions: 15 - 20 km/h 
Downwind NoSpray Zone: 400 metres

FOR GROUND APPLICATION
Usage: Cotton 
Applications per season: 3
Downwind NoSpray Zone: 20 metres
Usage: Chickpea, Mung bean, Soybean
Applications per season: 2

Ground application
Apply as a blanket spray or as a banded spray. Ensure thorough spray coverage on the foliage, using appropriate fan nozzles. Apply in a minimum spray volume of 100 L/ha and keep the boom low to avoid spray drift. A minimum spray pressure of 275 kPa (40 psi) should be used with fan nozzles applying insecticides. Higher pressure reduces droplet size, DOES NOT improve canopy penetration and may increase drift potential. WHEN HIGHER FLOW RATES ARE NEEDED, USE A HIGHER-CAPACITY NOZZLE INSTEAD OF INCREASING PRESSURE. For band spraying, increase the number of fan nozzles per crop row as the plant size increases.

Aerial application 
DuPont™ Altacor must only be applied with aircraft fitted with accurately calibrated equipment. Apply a minimum total spray volume of 30 L/ha with with nozzles (e.g. Micronaire rotary atomisers, CP nozzles or conventional hydraulic nozzles) set to medium spray quality according to ASABE S572 definition for standard nozzles. A spray drift minimisation strategy, should be employed at all times when applying this product. DO NOT apply Altacor® insecticide using Ultra Low Volume (ULV) methods.

Compatibility 
Since formulations may be changed and new ones introduced, it is recommended that users premix a small quantity of the desired tank mix and observe possible adverse changes (settling out, flocculation etc). Avoid complex tank mixtures of several products or very concentrated spray mixtures. DuPont™ Altacor is compatible with Ovasyn (amitraz) and Pix (mepiquat chloride). DuPont™ Altacor is not compatible with Ultra Low Volume (ULV) formulations.
The mixing sequence recommended is: water soluble bags, dry flowable or water dispersible granules (Alcator insecticide), wettable powders, water based suspension concentrates, water soluble concentrates, oil based suspension concentrates, emulsifiable concentrates, adjuvants and surfactants, soluble fertilisers.

Spray Equipment Cleanout 
Prior to application, start with clean, well-maintained application equipment. Immediately following application, thoroughly clean all spray equipment to reduce the risk of forming hardened deposits which might become difficult to remove. Drain spray equipment. Thoroughly rinse sprayer and flush hoses, boom, and nozzles with clean water. Clean all other associated application equipment. Take all necessary safety precautions when cleaning equipment. DO NOT clean near wells, water sources or desirable vegetation. Dispose of waste rinse water in accordance with local regulations.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE
RESTRAINTS:
DO NOT apply if heavy dew is present on crops, or if rainfall is expected within 2 hours of application.
DO NOT make more than 3 applications per cotton crop per season, and no more than 2 consecutive sprays per field per season. Applications must be a minimum of 7 days apart.
DO NOT make more than 2 applications per chickpea, soybean or mung bean crop per season. Applications must be a minimum of 7 days apart.
EXPORT STATEMENT: Import tolerances for produce treated with DuPont™ Altacor insecticide may be pending in some countries. Consult with your exporter or DuPont before applying Altacor insecticide to export crops.
For use in all States where appropriate for the crop and/or insect pest.

COTTON
Pest: Cotton bollworm (Helicoverpa armigera), Native budworm (H. punctigera), Cluster caterpillar (Spodoptera litura) 
Rate/ ha: 90 or 150 g + non ionic surfactant @ 125 gai/100 L 
WHP: 28 days
Critical Comments: Target brown eggs and hatchling (neonates or 1st instar) to small larvae (2nd instar) when they reach the economic spray threshold and before they become entrenched in squares, flowers and bolls.
Use the low rate on threshold larvae pressure (2 larvae per metre row) and low egg pressure.
Use the high rate with high egg and/or larvae pressure (where potential for
>2 larvae per metre row produced) and so as to achieve longer residual control of Helicoverpa spp.

Pest: Northern rough bollworm (Earias vittella), Rough bollworm (Earias huegeliana) 
Rate/ ha: 150 g + non ionic surfactant @ 125 gai/100 L 
WHP: 28 days
Critical Comments: Target eggs and hatchling (neonates or 1st instar) to small larvae (2nd instar) when they reach the economic spray threshold and before they become entrenched in terminals or bolls.

CHICKPEA
Pest: Cotton bollworm (Helicoverpa armigera), Native budworm (Helicoverpa punctigera) 
Rate/ ha: 70 g + non-ionic surfactant @ 125 gai/100 L
WHP: 14 days 

MUNG BEAN, SOYBEAN
Pest: Bean podborer (Maruca vitrata), Cotton bollworm (Helicoverpa armigera), Native budworm (Helicoverpa punctigera), Soybean looper (Thysanoplusia orichalcea), Bean looper (Mocis alterna), Irrorated tabby (Anticarsia irrorata) 
Rate/ ha: 70 g + non-ionic surfactant @ 125 gai/100 L
WHP: 14 days 

Critical Comments: A maximum of two applications are to be applied to any one crop per season. Further treatments should be made with alternative mode of action insecticides.
Regularly scout crops to monitor for larvae. Target sprays against larvae. Apply as larvae reach threshold numbers. Larvae in entrenched feeding sites will not be controlled.
Use enough water to ensure thorough coverage of the crop. Target a minimum of 100 L/ha by ground rig and a minimum of 30 L/ha by aircraft.
Use in accordance with Crop Life Insecticide Resistance Management Strategy guidelines.
Target brown eggs and hatchlings (neonates or first instar) to small larvae (second instar) when they reach the economic spray threshold and before they become entrenched in flowers or pods.

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

WITHHOLDING PERIODS
HARVEST
COTTON: DO NOT HARVEST FOR 28 DAYS AFTER APPLICATION.
CHICKPEA, MUNG BEAN, SOYBEAN: DO NOT HARVEST FOR 14 DAYS AFTER APPLICATION 
GRAZING
DO NOT ALLOW LIVESTOCK TO GRAZE CROPS, COTTON STUBBLE OR GIN TRASH TREATED WITH ALTACOR INSECTICIDE. 
CHICKPEA, MUNG BEAN, SOYBEAN: DO NOT GRAZE OR CUT FOR STOCK FOOD FOR 14 DAYS AFTER APPLICATION

The information set forth herein is furnished free of charge and is based on technical data that DuPont believes to be reliable. It is intended for use by persons having technical skill at their own discretion and risk. DuPont makes no warranties, expressed or implied, and assumes no liability in connection with any of this information. Nothing herein is to be taken as license to operate under or a recommendation to infringe on any patents.

Effective
Crops
Cotton
BBCH
0 - 0
Registred norm
90 - 150
Preharvest Interval
28
Crops
Chickpeas
BBCH
0 - 0
Registred norm
70 - 70
Preharvest Interval
14
Crops
Mung beans
BBCH
0 - 0
Registred norm
70 - 70
Preharvest Interval
14
Crops
Soybeans
BBCH
0 - 0
Registred norm
70 - 70
Preharvest Interval
14