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Confidor 200 SC

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BAYER - insecticide
50548

GROUP 4A INSEKTICIDE

For the control of various insect pests of cotton, fruit, vegetables and ornamentals as specified in the DIRECTIONS FOR USE  table.

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS
Insecticide Resistance Warning
For insecticide resistance management, Confidor is a Group 4A insecticide. Some naturally occurring insect biotypes resistant  to Confidor a nd other Group 4A insecticides may exist through normal genetic variability in any insect population. The  resistant individuals can eventually dominate the insect population if Confidor and other Group 4A insecticides are used repeatedly. The effectiveness of Confidor on resistant individuals could be significantly reduced. Since occurrence of resistant individuals is difficult to detect prior to use, Bayer CropScience accepts no liability for any losses that may result from the failure of Confidor to control resistant insects. Confidor may be subject to specific resistance management strategies. For further information contact your local supplier, Bayer CropScience representative or local agricultural department agronomist.

Resistance Management Strategies
Cotton aphid in cotton
Observe the cotton industry Insecticide Resistance Management Strategy (IRMS).
Aphids, whitefly and melon thrips in various crops (foliar sprays)
Do not apply Confidor (or other group 4A insecticides) in consecutive sprays with in and between seasons. Rotate with registered insecticides from other mode of action groups.
Confined environments such as glasshouses:
Annuals - Do not apply more than one spray of Confidor (or other group 4A insecticides) to any one crop.
Perennials - Rotate with registered insecticides from other groups. Use a maximum of three Confidor (or other group 4A insecticides) sprays in any 12 month period.
Brassica and lettuce (seedling drench applications)
DO NOT apply Confidor 200 SC or any other Group 4A Insecticide following a seedling drench application of Confidor 200 SC or any Group 4A Insecticide in that crop

Mixing

Prior to pouring, shake container vigorously, then add the required quantity of Confidor 200 SC to water in the spray vat while stirring or with agitators in motion.

Application
Foliar Spray Application
Where rates are expressed in mL/100 L mix specified rates of product per 100 L water and spray plants to “point of run-off” stage, thoroughly covering all plant surfaces.
Where rates are expressed in mL/ha apply specified rates per hectare using appropriate spray equipment and sufficient water to provide adequate penetration and coverage. Aim to apply even small droplet coverage over all plant surfaces.
Equipment settings and water volume may need to vary, depending on the growth stage of the crop.
Special Instructions for Cotton
Thorough coverage of cotton plants is essential to achieve maximum performance from Confidor plus Pulse. Equipment should be calibrated to achieve a minimum of 60 droplets/cm2 on the target foliage. A droplet Volume Median Diameter (VMD) for optimum performance from Confidor plus Pulse is dependent on equipment and is defined below. Do not apply when unfavourable environmental conditions may reduce the quality of spray coverage.
Ground Application (Cotton)
Application using ground equipment should be made using hollow cone nozzles with a minimum spray volume of 100 L/ha. Hollow cone nozzles are recommended but if flat fan nozzles are used, higher water volumes will be required and nozzles should be configured to ensure thorough coverage. A droplet VMD of 150 - 180 microns must be used. Where multiple nozzles per row are used, they should be of the same specification to ensure that each nozzle contributes an equal proportion of the required dose. Where multiple nozzles per row are used (particularly for banded applications) ensure the correct nozzle overlap pattern is achieved on the target foliage. Banded applications less than 100% are not recommended beyond the 15 node crop stage.
Aerial Application (Cotton)
Apply in aminimum spray volume of 25 L/ha. A droplet VMD of 120 - 150 microns must be used. Do not exaggerate swath width or exceed a swath width of 20 to 22 m. Do not apply Confidor plus Pulse using Ultra Low Volume (ULV) methods. The use of large droplet placement equipment is not recommended.

Special Instructions for Stone Fruit
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 run-off. 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.

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 1500 L/ha
2. Your chosen concentrate spray volume: For example 500 L/ha
3. The concentration factor in this example is: 3 X (ie 1500 L ÷ 500 L = 3)
4. As the dilute label rate is 25 mL/100 L for stone fruit, then the concentrate rate becomes 3 x 25, that is 75 mL/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.
- Do not use a concentrate rate higher than that specified in the Critical Comments.
- For further information on concentrate spraying, users are advised to consult relevant industry guidelines, undertake appropriate competency training and follow industry Best Practices.

Seedling drench application (brassicas and lettuce)
Ensure even application
Deliver the target rate of Confidor to seedling trays, ensuring uniform distribution of Confidor to each transplant cell. This may be achieved by a single (full rate) or consecutive, multiple (part rate) passes of the application mechanism. Confidor should be applied through dedicated nursery equipment e.g. a hydraulic boom or other suitable equipment which has been carefully set up and calibrated to ensure uniform distribution. DO NOT use watering cans, hand wands, impact sprinklers and other imprecise means of application.

Avoid run-through from cells
Applied spray volume must be related to the cell media moisture content and cell capacity, to ensure that there is virtually no loss of applied spray as run-through from cell trays during or following the Confidor application.

Prevent spray drift from treatment area
Spray application should be in an enclosed area, or for example, with an adequately shrouded spray boom, to ensure there is no opportunity for spray drift from the treatment site.

Minimise and capture excess spray
The quantity of excess spray, i.e. applied spray mixture which is not confined in the cell medium, must be minimised by appropriate application equipment set - up. Excess spray includes applied spray which misses the target, runs-off or inadvertently runs-through the cells. Any such excess must be captured and should be filtered and returned to the spray tank or stored for collection by a licensed waste treatment service provider.

Avoid losses from watering after treatment
Avoid watering seedlings after application. If watering is necessary it must be done sparingly. DO NOT allow run-through from the cells.

Schedule treatment to minimise time interval to planting
Seedling damage may result from Confidor seedling drench treatment, particularly if transplanting does not occur soon after treatment. It is recommended that transplanting occur within 24 hours of treatment, therefore application should be scheduled accordingly, close to the time of seedling dispatch.

Compatibility
Confidor 200 SC is compatible with Antracol®, Baycor®, Nitofol®. Do not mix concentrates together but add each to the spray tank separately.  As formulations of other manufacturers' products are beyond the control of Bayer CropScience, all mixtures should be tested prior to mixing commercial quantities.  As changes in climatic conditions can alter the sensitivity of plants to mixtures of sprays, Bayer CropScience cannot be responsible for the behaviour of such mixtures.

Export of Treated Produce
Growers should note that MRLs or import tolerances do not exist in all markets for edible produce treated with Confidor. If you are growing edible produce for export, please check with Bayer CropScience for the latest information on MRLs and import tolerances before using Confidor.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

FOLIAR SPRAY APPLICATIONS

COTTON
Pest: Aphids
Rate: 250 mL/ha + Pulse Penetrant at 0.2% v/v (2 mL/L water) or equivalent organosilicone surfactant* (egFreeway Gold)
WHP: 13 weeks
Critical comments: The addition of Pulse Penetrant or equivalent is critical for the performance of Confidor.  Apply early in the establishment of an aphid infestation when numbers are low (ie no more than 1 or 2 leaves per plant with honeydew present).  Applications made later than this may result in reduced control. Shorter residual control may be evident and a repeat application of a registered aphicide (follow the Cotton Insecticide Resistance Management Strategy for cotton aphid) may be required to achieve complete control:
- if applications of Confidor plus Pulse or equivalent
are timed too late (see above); or
- if existing high density aphid colonies (hotspots)
are present; or
- if aphids have established throughout the plant
canopy (especially lower in the canopy); or
- if there is high reinfestation pressure; or
- if there is rapid crop growth; or
- if Confidor plus Pulse or equivalent is used following a spray-failure (eg resistance to organophosphate or carbamate insectic
ides). Note:  Where resistance to carbamates or organophosphates is suspected, Confidor plus Pulse or equivalent should be used first so as not to delay control of the aphids present.
Aphids treated with Confidor plus Pulse or equivalent may still be pres
ent on the plant but will not be feeding. Control of aphids should initially be assessed by a reduction in fresh honeydew and not on the presence of aphids on the plant.  After ingesting Confidor, aphids may take up to 5 days to die.

Pest: Mirids, brown flea beetle
Rate: 250 mL/ha + Pulse Penetrant at 0.2% v/v (2 mL/L water) or equivalent organosilicone surfactant* (egFreeway Gold)
WHP: 13 weeks
Critical comments: Apply when pest numbers reach treatment threshold levels as determined by field checks.

STONE FRUIT
Pest: Green peach aphid, black peach aphid
Rate:
Dilute spraying: 25 mL/100 L
Concentrate spraying: Refer to the Application section
WHP: 21 days
Critical comments: Apply at first sign of aphid infestation. Apply as a fullcover spray, ensuring thorough coverage. Apply bydilute 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. Do not use in equipment that requires rates greater than 125 mL/100 L of water (i.e. greater than 5 X concentrate).

CUCURBITS
Pest: Green peach aphid
Rate: 25 mL/100 L or 300 mL/ha
WHP: 1 days
Critical comments: Apply at first sign of aphid infestation.

CAPSICUM, EGGPLANT, POTATO
Pest: Green peach aphid
Rate: 25 mL/100 L or 300 mL/ha
WHP: 7 days
Critical comments: Apply at first sign of aphid infestation.

TOMATO
Pest: Green peach aphid
Rate: 25 mL/100 L or 300 mL/ha
WHP: 3 days
Critical comments: Apply at first sign of aphid infestation.

SWEET POTATO
Pest: Silverleaf whitefly, including type B
Rate: 25 mL/100 L or 250 mL/ha
WHP: 7 days
Critical comments: Apply at first sign of whitefly or melon thrips infestation. Apply dilute sprays (25 mL/100 L) to run off. Ensure thorough coverage of underside of leaves. Use of droppers will improve coverage of underside of leaves.

CUCUMBER
Pest: Silverleaf whitefly, including type B
Rate: 25 mL/100 L or 250 mL/ha
WHP: 1 days
Critical comments: Apply at first sign of whitefly or melon thrips infestation. Apply dilute sprays (25 mL/100 L) to run off. Ensure thorough coverage of underside of leaves. Use of droppers will improve coverage of underside of leaves.

EGGPLANT
Pest: Melon thrips
Rate: 25 mL/100 L or 250 mL/ha
WHP: 7 days
Critical comments: Apply at first sign of whitefly or melon thrips infestation. Apply dilute sprays (25 mL/100 L) to run off. Ensure thorough coverage of underside of leaves. Use of droppers will improve coverage of underside of leaves.

SOIL APPLICATIONS

APPLES
Pest: Woolly aphid
Rate:
Chemical control: 6 mL/1 L of water/tree
Beneficial insect plus chemical control: (eg Aphelinus mali plus Confidor) 3 mL/1 L of water/tree
Critical comments: For trees up to 7 years of age.  During late summer or autumn, apple trees with woolly aphid colonies or damage should be identified and marked for treatment the following season.  At green tip to petal fall, apply 1 litre of the prepared Confidor mixture to moist soil immediately around the base of the tree trunk.  Ensure the mixture infiltrates the soil around the trunk and does not run off the soil. Control weeds before application.  Do not disturb or remove the soil around the trunk during the season.  If aerial colonies are present at application, maximum effectiveness may not be achieved until the following season. Do not treat more than once in any 2 year period.

SEEDLING DRENCH APPLICATIONS

Restraint:
DO NOT transplant seedlings treated by seedling drench into hydroponic production systems.

BRASSICAS
(broccoli,Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, kohlrabi)
Pest: Silverleaf whitefly, including type B
Rate: Seedling drench: 40 mL/1000 seedlings

Pest: Green peach aphid, onion thrips
Rate: Seedling drench: 20 - 40 mL/1000 seedlings

LETTUCE
(head lettuce)
Pest:
Currant-lettuce aphid
Rate: Planting densities up to 70,000 plants/ha: 35 - 55 mL/1000 seedlings applied as a seedling drench.
WHP: 6 weeks
WHP: 4 weeks

((excluding head lettuce), chicory, endive, radicchio)
Pest:
Currant-lettuce aphid
Rate: Planting densities up to 70,000 plants/ha: 35 - 55 mL/1000 seedlings applied as a seedling drench.
WHP: 4 weeks
Rate: Planting densities from 70,000 to 110,000 plants/ha 12.5 - 35 mL/1000 seedlings applied as a seedling drench
WHP: 4 weeks
Rate: Planting densities from 110,000 to 150,000 plants/ha 12.5 - 25 mL/1000 seedlings applied as a seedling drench
WHP: 4 weeks
Rate: Planting densities from 150,000 to 300,000 plants/ha 12.5 mL/1000 seedlings appliedas a seedling drench
WHP: 4 weeks

Critical comments: BRASSICAS ONLY Green peach aphid, onion thrips: When Confidor is used for the control of silverleaf whitefly, including type B, control of green peach aphid and onion thrips will also be achieved. Seedling drench (prior to transplanting) Apply to the transplant cell, once only, prior to transplanting. For applications specifically against green peach aphid and onion thrips, select the rate taking into account the likely crop type, crop growing period, the anticipated degree of pest infestation and previous field experience (e.g. consideration of crop variety, time of year, predator activity, soil type). Refer to Additional Critical Comments – all crops below for furtheradvice.
LETTUCE, CHICORY, ENDIVE, RADICCHIO ONLY Seedling drench (prior to transplanting) Apply to the transplant cell, once only, prior to transplanting. The maximum recommended application rate per 1000 seedlings will depend on the proposed field planting density, as shown in the RATE column.
Planting densities up to 70,000 plants per hectare In the RATE column, identify the desired planting density and the corresponding recommended rate range. Select the rate taking into account the likely crop growing period, the anticipated degree of pest infestation and previous fieldexperience (e.g. consideration of lettuce type, variety, time of year, predator activity, soil type). The lower rate will usually be adequate for crops with a short growing period (e.g. less than 6 - 7 weeks), while the higher rate will be necessary for most situations where conditions are highly favourable for aphid infestation and for longer crop growing periods (e.g. greater than 6-7 weeks). The lower rate may also be appropriate where control from the Confidor application is not required for the entire crop growing period and where insecticides with alternative modes of action will be used as part of a broader lettuce aphid management strategy during latter stages of crop development. Refer to Additional Critical Comments – all crops below for further advice.
Planting densities from 70,000 to 110,000 and 110,000 to 150,000 plants per hectare In the RATE column, identify the desired planting density and the corresponding recommended rate range. Select the rate taking into account the likely crop growing period, the anticipated degree of pest infestation and previous field experience (e.g. consideration of lettuce type, variety, time of year, predator activity, soil type). The lower rate will be suitable where a short duration of control is required, while a higher rate will generally provide an increased length of control. However these rates may not provide control of currant lettuce aphid for the entire crop growing period. Monitor crops and if required use insecticides with alternative modes of action as part of a broader lettuce aphid management strategy during latter stages of crop development. Refer to Additional Critical Comments – all crops below for further advice.
Planting densities from 150,000 up to 300,000 plants per hectare In the RATE column, identify the desired planting density and the corresponding recommended rate. This rate may not provide control of currant lettuce aphid for the entire crop growing period. Monitor crops and if required use insecticides with alternative modes of action as part of a broader lettuce aphid management strategy during latter stages of crop development. Refer to Additional Critical Comments – all crops below for further advice.
Additional Critical Comments – all crops Confidor provides effective management of pest populations. However, Confidor may not provide complete control of pests for the entire growing period in all situations. Crops should be monitored for pests following transplanting and throughout the life of the crop. If pests are observed in the crop additional chemical control may be required, in which case an insecticide with a different mode of action should be used. Refer to GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS for Resistance Management Strategy information. Refer to GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS for Seedling Drench Application directions and PRECAUTIONS when handling treated seedlings. Seedling damage may result from Confidor seedling drench treatment particularly if transplanting does not occur soon after treatment. It is recommended that transplanting occur within 24 hours of treatment and that planted seedlings receive sufficient irrigation (preferably using overhead sprinklers) as soon as possible after transplanting to further minimise the risk of seedling damage. This may be particularly relevant under conditions of rapid drying of the transplant cell medium. If watering is required between applications and planting, it should be done sparingly, only as required. DO NOT allow run-through from the cells. When transplanting treated seedlings ensure that the growing medium is fully transferred to the field with each seedling.

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

WITHHOLDING PERIODS
Foliar spray applications
Harvest:

Cucurbits: DO NOT HARVEST FOR 1 DAY AFTER APPLICATION
Tomatoes: DO NOT HARVEST FOR 3 DAYS AFTER APPLICATION
Brassicas, capsicum, eggplant, potatoes, sweet potatoes: DO NOT HARVEST FOR 7 DAYS AFTER APPLICATION
Stone fruit: DO NOT HARVEST FOR 21 DAYS AFTER APPLICATION
Cotton: DO NOT HARVEST FOR 13 WEEKS AFTER APPLICATION

Soil or seedling drench applications
Harvest:

Apples: NOT REQUIRED WHEN USED AS DIRECTED
Chicory, endive, lettuce (excluding head lettuce) and radicchio: DO NOT HARVEST FOR 4 WEEKS AFTER APPLICATION
Head lettuce: DO NOT HARVEST FOR 6 WEEKS AFTER APPLICATION

All applications
Grazing:

DO NOT GRAZE ANY TREATED AREA, OR CUT FOR STOCK FOOD.
DO NOT FEED PRODUCE HARVESTED FROM TREATED AREA TO ANIMALS, INCLUDING POULTRY.

Effective
Crops
Cotton
BBCH
0 - 0
Registred norm
0 - 0
Preharvest Interval
91
Crops
Sweet peppers, capsicum
BBCH
0 - 0
Registred norm
0.3 - 0.3
Preharvest Interval
7
Crops
Eggplant, aubergine
BBCH
0 - 0
Registred norm
0.25 - 0.3
Preharvest Interval
7
Crops
Potatoes
BBCH
0 - 0
Registred norm
0.3 - 0.3
Preharvest Interval
7
Crops
Sweet potatoes
BBCH
0 - 0
Registred norm
0.25 - 0.25
Preharvest Interval
3
Crops
Apple trees
BBCH
0 - 0
Registred norm
0 - 0
Preharvest Interval
-
Crops
Broccoli
BBCH
0 - 0
Registred norm
0 - 0
Preharvest Interval
-
Crops
Brussels sprouts
BBCH
0 - 0
Registred norm
0 - 0
Preharvest Interval
-
Crops
Headed cabbage
BBCH
0 - 0
Registred norm
0 - 0
Preharvest Interval
-
Crops
Cauliflower
BBCH
0 - 0
Registred norm
0 - 0
Preharvest Interval
-
Crops
Kohlrabi
BBCH
0 - 0
Registred norm
0 - 0
Preharvest Interval
-
Crops
Lettuce
BBCH
0 - 0
Registred norm
0 - 0
Preharvest Interval
42
Crops
Chicory
BBCH
0 - 0
Registred norm
0 - 0
Preharvest Interval
28
Crops
Endive
BBCH
0 - 0
Registred norm
0 - 0
Preharvest Interval
28
Crops
Radicchio
BBCH
0 - 0
Registred norm
0 - 0
Preharvest Interval
28