Australia

Altacor Hort

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DU PONT - insecticide
69957

GROUP 28 INSECTICIDE

For the control of Lepidopteran species of insect pests in certain fruit crops, as per the Directions for Use

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS
DuPont™ Altacor insecticide has been specifically designed for use in Integrated Pest Management (IPM) schemes. DuPont™ Altacor insecticide is an anthranilic diamide insecticide in the form of a water dispersible granule. DuPont™ Altacor insecticide Altacor is particularly active on Lepidopteran insect pests, primarily as a larvicide. Before application monitor insect populations to determine whether or not there is a need for application of Altacor insecticide based on locally determined economic thresholds. More than one treatment of Altacor insecticide may be required to control a population of pests.

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.
DuPont™ Altacor insecticide may be subject to specific resistance management strategies. To help prevent the development of resistance to Altacor insecticide, use Altacor in accordance with the current Insecticide Resistance Management (IRM) strategy for your region. For further information contact your farm chemical supplier, consultant, local Department of Agriculture or Primary Industries, or local DuPont Representative. 

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.

SURFACTANT/WETTING AGENT
Use a non-ionic surfactant/wetting agent at 15 g active/100 L, (e.g. Agral 600 @ 25 mL/100 L). DO NOT use BS1000 or Activator -90 as it may cause crop phytotoxicity.
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
Minimising Spray Drift
The interaction of many equipment and weather-related factors determines the potential for spray drift. The applicator must consider all these factors when making application decisions.
The most effective way to reduce drift potential is to apply large droplets (volume mean diameter (VMD) >250 - 300 microns). The best drift management strategy is to apply the largest droplets that provide sufficient coverage and control. APPLYING LARGER DROPLETS REDUCES DRIFT POTENTIAL, BUT WILL NOT MINIMISE DRIFT IF APPLICATIONS ARE MADE IMPROPERLY OR UNDER UNFAVOURABLE ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS. When making applications in hot and dry conditions, set up equipment to produce larger droplets to reduce effects of evaporation.
DO NOT apply in orchards or vineyards when wind speed is less than 3 or more than 20 kilometres per hour are measured 15 metres outside of the orchard/vineyard on the upwind side.
DO NOT apply when there are aquatic and wetland areas including aquacultural ponds or surface streams and rivers downwind from the application area and within the mandatory no-spray zone of 50 metres.

Ground application
Use a sprayer fitted with high flow rate nozzles to apply the highest practical spray volume. Nozzles with higher rated flows produce larger droplets. Use the lower spray pressures recommended for the nozzle. 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. Use a nozzle type that is designed for the intended application. With most nozzle types, narrower spray angles produce larger droplets. Consider using low-drift nozzles. For orchard/vineyard sprayers avoid directing spray above trees and always turn-off outward pointing nozzles at row ends and outer rows.

Dilute Spraying
- 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 runoff. Avoid excessive run-off.
- 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 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.
- Always apply sufficient water to cover the crop to the point of runoff, otherwise under dosing will occur and disease control may be inadequate.

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 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 1,500 L/ha
2. Your chosen concentrate spray volume: For example 500 L/ha
3. The concentration factor in this example is : 3 times (i.e. 1,500 L divided by 500 L = 3)
4. If the dilute label rate is 150 g/100 L, then the concentrate rate becomes 3 x 150, that is, 450 g/100 L of concentrate spray.
- The chosen spray volume, amount of product per 100 L of water, and the sprayer set up and operation may need to be changed as the crop grows.
- For further information on concentrate spraying, users are advised to consult relevant industry guidelines, undertake appropriate competency training and follow industry Best Practices.

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. Altacor is compatible with Captan , Dextrolac , Delan , Fulasin , Manzate® DF® , Nustar® , Omite , Polyram and Systhane .
The mixing sequence recommended is: water soluble bags, dry flowable or water dispersible granules (Altacor ), 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 rainfall is expected within 2 hours of application. 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.

ALL CROPS
Apply by dilute or concentrate spraying equipment. Apply the same total amount of product to the target crop whether applying this product by dilute or concentrate spraying methods. Refer to Application section of the label. Thorough fruit coverage is essential. Use in accordance with AIRAC Insecticide Resistance Management Strategy guidelines.

POME FRUIT INCLUDING
Apples, Nashi Pears, Pears
Pest: Codling moth (Cydia pomonella), Budworms (Helicoverpa spp), Oriental fruit moth (Grapholita molesta) 
Rate/ 100 L:
Dilute spraying: 9 g + non ionic surfactant @ 15 gai/100 L 
Concentrate spraying: Refer to Mixing/ Application section
WHP: 14 days
Critical Comments: DO NOT make more than three (3) applications per crop per season.
Codling moth: A maximum of three (3) applications of Altacor are to be applied at 14 – 21 day intervals commencing at petal fall (or before 110 Degree Days after Codling Moth are detected in traps) until late December. Further treatments should be made with an alternate mode of action insecticide.
Or a maximum of three (3) applications can be applied commencing from the end of December at 14 - 21 day intervals following treatments with an alternate mode of action product.
Oriental fruit moth: When treating the first generation, apply the initial treatment before 110 Degree Days after Oriental fruit moths are detected in traps.
The above programme, when commenced at petal fall, will also control Budworms.

Pest: Lightbrown apple moth (Epiphyas postvittana)
Rate/ 100 L:
Dilute spraying: 9 g + non ionic surfactant @ 15 gai/100 L 
Concentrate spraying: Refer to Mixing/ Application section
WHP: 14 days 
Critical Comments: 
Lightbrown apple moth:
A maximum of three (3) applications of Altacor are to be applied at 14 - 21 day intervals commencing at petal fall or apply at 140 Degree Days after Lightbrown apple moths are detected in traps.
Further treatments should be made with alternative mode of action insecticides.

STONE FRUIT
including Apricot, Cherries, Nectarines, Peaches, Plums
Pest: Oriental fruit moth (Grapholita molesta)
Rate/ 100 L:
Dilute spraying: 12 g + non ionic surfactant @ 15 gai/100 L
Concentrate spraying: Refer to Mixing/ Application section
WHP: 14 days
Critical Comments: DO NOT make more than two (2) applications per crop per season. When treating the first generation, apply the initial treatment before 110 Degree Days after Oriental fruit moths are detected in traps. A maximum of two (2) applications of Altacor (minimum of 14 days between applications) to each crop. Target sprays against eggs and newly hatched larvae before they become entrenched. Further treatments should be made with alternative mode of action insecticides.

Pest: Lightbrown apple moth (E. postvittana)
Rate/ 100 L:
Dilute spraying: 9 g + non ionic surfactant @ 15 gai/100 L
Concentrate spraying: Refer to Mixing/ Application section
WHP: 14 days
Critical Comments: A maximum of two (2) applications of Altacor are to be applied with a minimum spray interval of 14 days commencing at 140 Degree Days after Lightbrown apple moths are detected in traps. Further treatments should be made with alternative mode of action insecticides

GRAPES
Pest: Lightbrown apple moth (E. postvittana), Grapevine moth (Phalaenoides glycinae)
Rate/ 100 L:
Dilute spraying: 9 g + non ionic surfactant @ 15 gai/100 L
Concentrate spraying: Refer to Mixing/ Application section
WHP: 8 weeks
Critical Comments: DO NOT make more than two (2) applications per crop per season. Applications to be timed for egg hatch (140 Degree Days after a detected moth flight). DO NOT retreat within fourteen (14) days. A final application may be applied up to bunch closure. DO NOT apply after bunch closure. Concentrated spray: DO NOT apply in volumes less than 250 L/ha. This low water volume is dependent on the suitability of concentrated spray application equipment. More reliable application may be gained through increased water volumes

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

WITHHOLDING PERIODS
HARVEST
POME AND STONE FRUIT: DO NOT HARVEST FOR 14 DAYS AFTER APPLICATION. GRAPES: DO NOT HARVEST FOR 8 WEEKS AFTER APPLICATION.
GRAZING – ALL TREATED CROPS
DO NOT GRAZE OR CUT FOR STOCK FOOD.

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
Apple trees
BBCH
0 - 0
Registred norm
0 - 0
Preharvest Interval
14
Crops
Pears
BBCH
0 - 0
Registred norm
0 - 0
Preharvest Interval
14
Crops
Apricots
BBCH
0 - 0
Registred norm
0 - 0
Preharvest Interval
14
Crops
Cherries
BBCH
0 - 0
Registred norm
0 - 0
Preharvest Interval
14
Crops
Nectarines
BBCH
0 - 0
Registred norm
0 - 0
Preharvest Interval
14
Crops
Peaches
BBCH
0 - 0
Registred norm
0 - 0
Preharvest Interval
14
Crops
Plums
BBCH
0 - 0
Registred norm
0 - 0
Preharvest Interval
14
Crops
Vines
BBCH
0 - 0
Registred norm
0 - 0
Preharvest Interval
56
Crops
Nashi pears
BBCH
0 - 0
Registred norm
0 - 0
Preharvest Interval
14