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Compel is a non-selective, contact insecticide that is used to control a variety of insects in a wide range of crops, including fruits, vegetables, ornamentals, and turfgrass. It is a non-systemic insecticide, meaning it does not move within the plant. Compel works by disrupting the nervous system of insects, leading to paralysis and death.

Mode of Action

Compel works by disrupting the nervous system of insects, leading to paralysis and death. It specifically targets the sodium channels in the insect's nervous system, causing them to fire erratically and leading to death.

Benefits of Compel

  • Non-selective activity against a wide range of insects
  • Effective against both early and late season insects
  • Fast-acting and long-lasting control
  • Non-systemic activity for protection from the outside of the plant
  • Safe for most crops and the environment
  • Easy to use as a spray

Application Rates and Methods

The recommended application rate of Compel varies depending on the crop, the insect being controlled, and environmental conditions. For foliar applications, it is typically applied at 1.0 to 2.0 pounds per acre. For soil drench applications, it is typically applied at 0.5 to 1.0 pound per acre. It is typically applied as a spray, but it can also be applied as a soil drench.

Safety Precautions

Compel is relatively safe to use when handled properly. However, it is a good idea to wear gloves, long sleeves, and pants when applying the product to avoid skin contact. Wash thoroughly with soap and water after handling the product.

Precautions for Use

  • Do not apply Compel to crops that are stressed or under drought conditions.
  • Do not apply Compel to crops that are already showing signs of insect damage.
  • Do not apply Compel to crops that are close to maturity.
  • Do not apply Compel to waterbodies, including surface water and groundwater.

Restricted Uses

Compel is not restricted for use on any specific crops or in any particular areas. However, it is always a good idea to consult the product label for specific instructions and information.


Compel is a valuable tool for insect control in a variety of crops. It is a safe and effective insecticide that can be used to control a wide range of insects. When used according to label directions, Compel can help to protect crops from insect damage and improve yields.

Registered for culturesRatePreharvest Interval
Bananas0 l8
Beans50 - 200 ml
Clover50 - 200 ml28
Spring barley50 - 200 ml
Winter barley50 - 200 ml
Canola50 - 200 ml
Peas50 - 200 ml
Lupines50 - 200 ml
Alfalfa50 - 600 ml28
Winter wheat50 - 200 ml
Spring wheat50 - 200 ml
Peaches0 l1
Nectarines0 l1
Plums0 l1
Apricots0 l1
Citrus0 l
Cotton600 - 800 ml14
Grapes0 l
Navy beans600 - 800 ml14
Pears600 - 800 ml14
Sugarcane375 ml
Tomatoes600 ml1