DiPel DF

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DiPel DF is a specially prepared dry flowable formulation containing live spores and endotoxin of a naturally occurring bacterium. This dry flowable formulation is mixed with water before application and can be applied through any standard spray equipment. DiPel DF controls Lepidopteran larvae (moth and butterfly caterpillars) only. It does not harm beneficial insect and mite predators and leaves no harmful crop residues. DiPel DF does not kill immediately. Once a caterpillar eats treated foliage, it stops feeding. This protects the crop from further damage. However, the caterpillars may hang from the leaves before rotting and dropping to the ground, which normally occurs within 3-4 days. Under low temperatures, when larvae are less actively feeding control may be slower.


For insecticide resistance management, DiPel DF is a Group 11 insecticide. Some naturally occurring insect biotypes resistant to DiPel DF and other Group 11 insecticides may exist through normal genetic variability in any insect population. The resistant individuals can eventually dominate the insect population if DiPel DF or other Group 11 insecticides are used repeatedly. The effectiveness of DiPel DF on resistant individuals could be significantly reduced. Since occurrence of resistant individuals is difficult to detect prior to use, Valent BioSciences accepts no liability for any losses that may result from the failure of DiPel DF to control resistant insects. DiPel DF may be subject to specific resistant management strategies. For further information contact your local supplier, Sumitomo Chemical Australia representative or local agricultural department agronomist.


With the agitator running, add the required quantity of DiPel DF onto the surface of the water in the partially filled tank. Continue agitation and add the remainder of water. Use spray within 12 hours of mixing. If spraying is interrupted, ensure the spray is thoroughly agitated before starting to spray. Addition of a spreader-sticker may improve coverage on hard-to-wet crops. If mixing with cupric hydroxide use immediately. Do not allow the mixture to stand.


DiPel DF must be ingested by the target insect. Therefore, thorough coverage is essential. Coverage can be improved by use of dropper nozzles and a fine spray. DO NOT spray past the point of run-off. Treat when larvae are young. Under heavy pressure, use the higher recommended rates and shorter interval between applications. If rain falls shortly after treatment, re-treatment may be necessary. To obtain maximum assistance from beneficial insects, avoid use of broad spectrum insecticides during a program of DiPel DF sprays.


DiPel DF is compatible with most insecticides and fungicides. DO NOT apply as a tank mix with, or within 2 days of application of alkaline products such as foliar nutrients, liquid fertilisers or Bordeaux mixtures.


DO NOT contaminate ponds, waterways and drains with this product or used containers.


Keep out of reach of children. Store in the closed, original container in a cool (below 15°C) well-ventilated area. DO NOT store for prolonged periods in direct sunlight. Triple rinse containers before disposal. Add rinsings to spray tank. DO NOT dispose of undiluted chemicals on site. If recycling, replace cap and return clean containers to recycler or designated collection point. If not recycling, break, crush or puncture and deliver empty packaging to an approved waste management facility. If an approved waste management facility is not available, bury the empty packaging 500 mm below the surface in a disposal pit specifically marked and set up for this purpose, clear of waterways, desirable vegetation and tree roots, in compliance with relevant local, state or territory government regulations. DO NOT burn empty containers or product.


Will irritate the eyes and skin. Avoid contact with eyes, skin and open wounds. DO NOT inhale spray mist. When opening the container and preparing spray, wear cotton overalls buttoned to the neck and wrist, washable hat and elbow-length PVC gloves and face shield or goggles. When using the prepared spray, wear cotton overalls buttoned to the neck and wrist [or equivalent clothing]. If product on skin, immediately wash area with soap and water. If product in eyes, wash it out immediately with water. After use and before eating, drinking or smoking, wash hands, arms and face thoroughly with soap and water. After each day’s use, wash gloves and face shield or goggles and contaminated clothing.

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