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DU PONT - Insecticide
64103

For the control of insect pests in Cotton, as per the Directions for Use

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS
DuPont™ Exirel® insecticide is an anthranilic diamide insecticide in the form of a suspo emulsion, and is to be mixed with water and applied as a foliar spray. DuPont™ Exirel® is particularly active on some sucking and chewing (Lepidopteran) insect pests.
DuPont™ Exirel® should be applied after careful field monitoring of pest populations 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.
DuPont™ Exirel® enters larvae primarily by ingestion, but also by contact. The product also shows ovicidal, ovi-larvicidal and adulticide efficacy, depending upon the pest species. Exposure of the pest species typically results in rapid feeding cessation within a few hours of exposure, however the time to death may take 3 to 6 days, depending upon the species.

INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT
GROUP 28 INSECTICIDE
Application of DuPont™ Exirel® according to this label is expected to be safe to predatory mites, spiders and lacewings, but may have adverse effects on parasitoid wasps, ladybird beetles and rove beetles in the treated field and parasitoid wasps in downwind areas reached by spray drift.

INSECTICIDE RESISTANCE WARNING
For insecticide resistance management DuPont™ Exirel® insecticide is a Group 28 insecticide.
Some naturally occurring insect biotypes resistant to Exirel® 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 Exirel® and other Group 28 insecticides are used repeatedly. The effectiveness of Exirel® 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 Exirel® to control resistant insects.
Strategies to minimise the risk of insecticide resistance are available. To help prevent the development of resistance to Exirel® observe the following instructions:
- Use Exirel® in accordance with the current Insecticide Resistance Management (IRM) strategy for your region.
- Apply Exirel® 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 Exirel® or other Group 28 insecticides are acceptable if they are used to treat a single insect generation.
- Following a “window” of Exirel® 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 of the crop cycle.
- Incorporate IPM techniques into the overall pest management program.
- Monitor insect populations for loss of field efficacy.
- Cultivate all cotton fields as soon as possible after picking 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 Exirel® required for the area to be sprayed. Add Exirel® 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 an ethylated seed oil at 0.5 v/v, (e.g. Hasten  @ 500 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

ACIDIFICATION OF THE SPRAY TANK
If the pH of the spray tank after all products have been added and mixed is above pH 8, adjust to pH 8 or less using a registered acidifying agent. If the spray tank pH is 8 or less no adjustment of the spray tank pH is necessary. Spray tanks of pH 8 or less can be held for up to 8 hours before spraying. DO NOT store the spray mixture overnight in the spray tank.

APPLICATION
Droplet VMD should be of medium spray quality according to ASAE S572 definition for standard nozzles.
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™ Exirel® must only be applied with aircraft fitted with accurately calibrated equipment. Apply a minimum total spray volume of 30 L/ha with nozzles (e.g. Micronaire rotary atomisers, CP nozzles or conventional hydraulic nozzles) set to medium spray quality according to ASAE S572 definition for standard nozzles. A spray drift minimisation strategy should be employed at all times when applying this product. DO NOT apply Exirel® 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.
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.

NOTICE TO BUYER
To the extent permitted by law all conditions and warranties and statutory or other rights of action which buyer or any other user may have against DuPont or Seller are hereby excluded. DuPont hereby gives notice to buyer and other users that it will not accept responsibility for any indirect or consequential loss arising from reliance on product information or advice provided by DuPont or on its behalf unless it is established that such information or advice was provided negligently and that the product has been used strictly as directed. DuPont's liability shall in all circumstances be limited to replacement of the product or a refund of the purchase price paid therefore.
APVMA Approval Number: 64103/54110

DIRECTIONS FOR USE
RESTRAINTS:
DO NOT apply if heavy dew is present, or if rainfall is expected within 2 hours of application.

SPRAY DRIFT RESTRAINTS
DO NOT apply with spray droplets smaller than a MEDIUM spray droplet size category according to nozzle manufacturer specifications that refer to the ASAE S572 Standard or the BCPC Guideline.
DO NOT apply during surface temperature inversion conditions at the application site.
DO NOT apply when wind speed is less than 3 or more than 20 km per hour are measured at application site.
Users of this product MUST make an accurate written record of the details of each spray application within 24 hours following application and KEEP this record for a minimum of 2 years.
The spray application details that must be recorded are:
- date with start and finish times of application;
- location address and paddock/s sprayed;
- full name of this product;
- amount of product used per hectare and number of hectares applied to;
- crop/situation and weed/pest;
- wind speed and direction during application;
- air temperature and relative humidity during application;
- nozzle brand, type, spray angle, nozzle capacity and spray system pressure measured during application;
- name and address of person applying this product.
(Additional record details may be required by the state or territory where this product is used.)

MANDATORY NO-SPRAY ZONES
DO NOT apply if there are aquatic or wetland areas including aquacultural ponds downwind from the application area and within the mandatory no-spray zones shown in the table below:

No-Spray zones for Protection of the Aquatic Environment
FOR AERIAL APPLICATION
Wind Speed Range at Time of Application: From 3 to 8 kilometres per hour
Downwind No-Spray Zone: Fixed-Wing: 140 metres
Downwind No-Spray Zone: Helicopter: 100 metres
Wind Speed Range at Time of Application: From 8 to 14 kilometres per hour
Downwind No-Spray Zone: Fixed-Wing: 160 metres
Downwind No-Spray Zone: Helicopter: 100 metres
Wind Speed Range at Time of Application: From 14 to 20 kilometres per hour
Downwind No-Spray Zone: Fixed-Wing: 160 metres 
Downwind No-Spray Zone: Helicopter: 100 metres
FOR GROUND APPLICATION
Wind Speed Range at Time of Application: From 3 to 20 kilometres per hour
Downwind No-Spray Zone: 5 metres

For use in all States where appropriate for the crop and/or insect pest.

COTTON
Pest: 
Sucking insects; Silverleaf whitefly (Bemisia tabaci B biotype), Cotton aphid (Aphis gossypii) Suppression only
Chewing insects; Cotton bollworm (Helicoverpa armigera), Native budworm (H. punctigera)
Rate/ ha: 600 mL + ethylated seed oil (refer Surfactant/Wetting agent section)
Critical Comments:
Heliothis - 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 hidden feeding sites, such as squares, flowers or bolls.
Silverleaf whitefly – target early developing populations. Exirel® is primarily active on the early nymph stage.
A maximum of two (2) applications are to be applied to any one crop per season. Further treatments should be made with alternative mode of action insecticides.

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 14 DAYS AFTER APPLICATION.
GRAZING
COTTON: DO NOT ALLOW LIVESTOCK TO GRAZE CROPS, COTTON STUBBLE OR GIN TRASH TREATED WITH EXIREL® INSECTICIDE.

EXPORT OF TREATED PRODUCE: Suitable Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) or import tolerances for produce treated with Exirel® insecticide may not be established in some countries. Consult with your exporter or DuPont before applying Exirel® insecticide to crops from which produce is to be exported.

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.

CropsBBCHRegistred normPreharvest Interval
Cotton0 - 0600 - 60014