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BASF - Insecticide
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For the control of various insect pests in asparagus, bananas, brassicas, cotton, forestry, ginger, wine grapevines, mushrooms, pasture, potatoes, sorghum sugarcane and swede as specified in the DIRECTIONS FOR USE Table.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE
Critical Comments: Dangerous to bees. Refer to PROTECTION OF LIVESTOCK.

ASPARAGUS
Pest: Garden weevil (Phlyctinus callosus)
State: WA, Vic only
Rate: 40 mL/100L applying 500L spray solution per hectare
WHP: 1 day (H)
Critical Comments: Day time spraying is effective but superior control may be achieved if spray is applied at night.
Repeat applications as required, depending on pest pressure. Controlling weevils in asparagus fern may reduce abundance the following season.
DO NOT apply more than 6 applications per season, up to 4 applications to spears and after harvest 2 applications.

BANANAS
Pest: Banana rust thrips (Chaetanaphothrips signipennis)
State: Qld, NSW, WA, NT only
Rate: 
Butt application
All planting configurations: 150 mL / 100 L water (0.75 mL/stool) Band application
All planting configurations: 40 mL/ 100 m2 treated area (See table under ‘General Instructions - Application’ for calculation of the treated area)
WHP: 1 day (H) 
Critical Comments: 
Timing
Application should ideally be made at least two months prior to bunch emergence to reduce early thrips pressure. Such an application could coincide with an application for banana weevil borer control (see label directions below).
Butt application
Apply in a coarse spray covering the stem to a height of 30 cm and the soil/trash in a 30 cm radius from the stem base. Apply a total volume of 500 mL solution per stool. Ensure thorough coverage of butt, suckers, trash and exposed soil.
Band application
Apply in a band along each row. The band width should be such that at least 30 cm of soil/trash is treated on both sides of the butt. Apply with a side delivery boom and offset nozzles directed to spray at least 30 cm of soil on either side of the butt and to a height of 30 cm up the stems. Repeat the application from the opposite side of the row. Half of the spray volume required to treat each row should be applied from each direction of spraying. For double row configurations, treat both rows with each pass, ensuring the ground area between
the two rows is also treated. Ensure thorough coverage of butt, suckers, trash and exposed soil. Apply in a minimum water volume of 13 L/100 m2 (trash removed) or 26 L/100 m2 (trash retained). See table under ‘General Instructions – Application’ for guidance.

Pest: Banana weevil borer (Cosmopolites sordidus)
State: Qld, NSW, WA, NT only
Rate: 
Butt application 
All planting configurations: 150 mL / 100 L water (0.75 mL/stool) Band application 
All planting configurations: 40 mL/ 100 m2 treated area (See table under ‘General Instructions - Application’ for calculation of the treated area) 
Critical Comments: 
Apply by butt application as described above for banana rust thrip.
Population assessment
Lay baits (cut billets of stem base) flat on soil beside stools and cover with leaf material.
Check baits after 3 days to assess pest activity. Monitoring should commence in September when pest activity increases and continue until April.
Application method
Applications should be made in Spring and/or Autumn when weevil numbers reach or exceed acceptable threshold levels. Remove any green trash from area to be treated.
Avoid application to trash which is less than 3 weeks old. This use is subject to an CropLife Resistance
Management Strategy. Refer to your BASF representative for details.

BRASSICAS
(head cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, Brussels sprout, kohlrabi)
Pest: Diamondback moth (Plutella xylostella), cabbage white butterfly (Pieris rapae), cabbage cluster caterpillar (Crocidolomia pavonana)
State: All States
Rate: 250 mL/ ha
WHP: 7 days (H)
Critical Comments: DO NOT apply to flowering vegetation in which bees may be foraging or within 7 days prior to flowering. Refer to PROTECTION OF LIVESTOCK.
Diamondback moth can rapidly become resistant to insecticides. To preserve the effectiveness of REGENT 200SC, limit the number of applications to no more than 4 per year, preferably applied within an 8 week period. Use spray volume of between 400 and
1000 L/ha according to crop size. Use a nonionic wetting agent at the rate specified by the manufacturer for use in horticultural crops.
Ensure that the rate of wetting agent used results in efficient spray coverage of the leaf surface. This use is subject to an Avcare Resistance Management Strategy. Refer to your BASF representative for details.

COTTON
Pest: Apple dimpling bug, Cotton thrips (Thrips tabaci), Green mirid (Creontiades dilutus), Green vegetable bug (Nezara viridula)
State: Qld, NSW, WA only
Rate: 62.5 to 125 mL/ha
WHP: 4 weeks (H)
Critical Comments: Apply at the first sign of the pest. REGENT 200SC will take 3-4 days to reach full effectiveness.
Apply spray to achieve thorough coverage of foliage when pest first appears and repeat as required. Use the higher rate in situations
of high thrips pressure.
Use the higher rate under sustained
heavy green mirid pressure. Use higher rate in situations of high green vegetable bug pressure. The product is compatible with early season IPM with the lower rate having less impact on beneficials.

FORESTRY PLANTATIONS
including Eucalyptus, Pinus and Corymbia spp.
Pest: Australian plague locust (Chortoicetes terminifera), Spur-throated locust (Austracris guttulosa), Migratory locust (Locusta migratoria) Wingless grasshopper (Phaulacridium vittatum) Small plague grasshopper (Austroicetes cruciata)
State: All States
Rate: 6.25 mL to 12.5 mL/ha
WHP: -
Critical Comments: Apply in plantations situations up to a maximum of two years of age.
Apply diluted with water to a minimum of 20 L/ha by air or 50 L/ha by ground rig, directly onto locusts. Ensure thorough coverage of foliage. Residual control of these pests provided by Regent 200SC will vary with conditions.
Rainfall will significantly reduce residual control. Residual control will also be reduced when applied directly to bare earth.
Where inaccessibility prevents direct spraying of locusts apply as a barrier treatment (minimum 25 m wide) ahead of advancing hopper bands.
DO NOT retreat for 14 days following application. DO NOT apply Regent 200SC to wet foliage. Regent 200SC is rainfast after drying on foliage (1 hour). Respray only if rain falls before spray is dry on crop.
Mortality will increase to a maximum over a period of 3- 15 days after spraying. Speed of kill varies with locust species, temperature and age of adults. Fully mature, adult spur-throated locusts may show symptoms of debilitation 4-
48 hours after spraying but in cool weather may take up to 14 days to die. Feeding ceases
when debilitation symptoms appear. See also General Instructions.

GINGER
Pest: Symphylids
State: Qld only
Rate: 
Pre-plant application: 250 mL to 500 mL/ha
Dipping: 1 mL/200L + 250 mL/ha pre- planting application
WHP: -
Critical Comments: 
Pre-plant application
Apply as a spray to soil and incorporate to a depth of 200mm prior to planting. Use the higher rate in heavier soils and/or under high pest pressure.
Dipping
Dip seed pieces in aqueous solution prior to planting in beds pre-treated with Regent 200SC. Dip solution is achieved by mixing 1 mL of Regent 200SC in 200 L of water.

WINE GRAPEVINES
Pest: Fig longicorn (Acalolepta vastator)
State: All States
Rate: 100mL/ 100L
WHP: -
Critical Comments: Apply as a single spray to dormant vines following pruning and prior to budburst.
Apply only as a high volume spray using hand held equipment. Thorough coverage of vine trunks and cordons is essential for effective control. Refer to Application Wine grapevines.

MUSHROOMS
Pest: Mushroom flies (Sciarids, Phorids and Cecids)
State: All States
Rate: 16 mL/ 300 L bale of peat moss
1WHP: 4 days (H)
Critical Comments: Prepare solution by mixing REGENT 200SC with a small volume of water. Apply mixture to peatmoss during preparation of casing. Ensure thorough mixing with peat moss.

PASTURE, SORGHUM
Pest: Australian plague locust (Chortoicetes terminifera), Spur-throated locust (Austracris guttulosa), Migratory locust (Locusta migratoria) Wingless grasshopper (Phaulacridium vittatum) Small plague grasshopper (Austroicetes cruciate)
State: All States
Rate: 6.25 mL/ha
WHP: 14 days (H, G)
Critical Comments: DO NOT apply to flowering vegetation in which bees may be foraging or within 7 days prior to flowering. Refer to PROTECTION OF LIVESTOCK. Apply diluted with water to a minimum of 20 L/ha by air or 50 L/ha by ground rig, directly onto locusts. Ensure thorough coverage of foliage.
Residual control of these pests provided by Regent 200SC will vary with conditions.
Rainfall will significantly reduce residual control. Residual control will also be reduced when applied directly to bare earth.
Where inaccessibility prevents direct spraying of locusts apply as a barrier treatment minimum 25 m wide ahead of advancing hopper bands.
DO NOT retreat for 14 days following application. DO NOT apply Regent 200SC to wet foliage.
Regent 200SC is rainfast after drying on foliage (1 hour). Respray only if rain falls before spray is dry on crop.
Mortality will increase to a maximum over a period of 3- 15 days after spraying. Speed of kill varies with locust species, temperature and age of adults. Fully mature, adult spur-throated locusts may show symptoms of debilitation 4-48 hours after spraying but in cool weather may take up to 14 days to die. Feeding ceases when debilitation symptoms appear.
See also General Instructions.

POTATOES, SWEET POTATOES
Pest: Wireworm (various), mole cricket (various)
State: All States
Rate: 250 mL/ha

Pest: Whitefringed weevil (Naupactus leucoloma)
State: All States
Rate: 500 mL/ha 

Critical Comments: Apply as a broadcast spray to the surface of the soil and incorporate to a depth of 15 cm prior to planting.

SUGARCANE
Pest: Sugarcane weevil borer (Rhabdoscelus obscurus)
State: Qld, NSW, WA, NT only
Rate: 2 to 5.7 mL /100 m row
WHP: 12 weeks (H, G)
Critical Comments: Apply during the Summer months of December to February when the crop has produced the first millable internode of cane. Use hollow cone nozzles as a directed spray to cover the base of the sugarcane stools and up the stalk to a height of 40 cm. Treat both sides of the stools ensuring coverage of all stalks, soil and trash in an area to 10 cm either side of the stools. Use a non-ionic wetting agent at the rate specified by the manufacturer. Ensure that the rate of wetting agent used results in efficient spray coverage of the stalk, soil and trash surface.
Apply in a minimum water volume of 250 L/ha (approx. 3.8 L/100 m row). Use the higher rate when pest pressure is heavy.

Pest: Sugarcane wireworm (various)
State: Qld, NSW, WA, NT only
Rate: 
Single row plantings: 1.1 mL/ 100 m single row length
Double row plantings: 1.8 mL/ 100 m double row length
WHP: 12 weeks (H, G)
Critical Comments: Apply in the planting furrow over the top of the plant pieces (setts), in sufficient water to ensure coverage of the plant pieces and the surrounding soil.

SWEDE AND TURNIPS
Pest: Diamondback moth (Plutella xylostella)
State: All States
Rate: 250 mL/ha
WHP: 7 days (H)
Critical Comments: Use according to the CropLife Resistance Management Strategy for diamondback moth control. The use is limited to 4 applications per year, preferably applied within an 8 week period.

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

WITHHOLDING PERIODS: (H) = harvest, (G) = grazing
ASPARAGUS: DO NOT HARVEST FOR 1 DAY AFTER APPLICATION
BANANAS: NOT REQUIRED WHEN USED AS DIRECTED.
BRASSICAS: DO NOT HARVEST FOR 7 DAYS AFTER APPLICATION.
COTTON: DO NOT HARVEST FOR 4 WEEKS AFTER APPLICATION. DO NOT GRAZE OR CUT FOR STOCK FOOD.
GINGER: NOT REQUIRED WHEN USED AS DIRECTED.
WINE GRAPEVINES: NOT REQUIRED WHEN USED AS DIRECTED (H). DO NOT FEED TRASH OR BY-PRODUCTS RESULTING FROM TREATED GRAPEVINES TO LIVESTOCK (G).
MUSHROOMS: DO NOT HARVEST FOR 14 DAYS AFTER APPLICATION.
PASTURE: DO NOT GRAZE OR CUT FOR STOCK FOOD FOR 14 DAYS AFTER APPLICATION.
POTATOES, SWEET POTATOES: NOT REQUIRED WHEN USED AS DIRECTED. DO NOT GRAZE OR CUT FOR STOCK FOOD ANY PART OF FAILED CROP (INCLUDING TUBERS).
SORGHUM: DO NOT HARVEST, GRAZE OR CUT FOR STOCK FOOD FOR 14 DAYS AFTER APPLICATION.
SUGARCANE: DO NOT HARVEST FOR 12 WEEKS AFTER APPLICATION. DO NOT GRAZE OR CUT FOR STOCK FOOD FOR 12 WEEKS AFTER APPLICATION.
SWEDE AND TURNIPS:DO NOT HARVEST FOR 7 DAYS FOLLOWING APPLICATION. DO NOT ALLOW LIVESTOCK TO GRAZE TREATED CROP.

LIVESTOCK WITHHOLDING PERIOD
WITHHOLD STOCK FROM SLAUGHTER FOR 21 DAYS AFTER APPLICATION, WHERE STOCK WERE PRESENT IN CROP OR PASTURE AT TIME OF APPLICATION

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS
INSECTICIDE RESISTANCE WARNING
GROUP 2B INSECTICIDE
For insecticide resistance management REGENT200SC is a Group 2B insecticide. Some naturally occurring insect biotypes resistant to REGENT 200SC and other Group 2B insecticides may exist through normal genetic variability in any insect population. The resistant individuals can eventually dominate the insect population if REGENT 200SC or other Group 2B insecticides are used repeatedly. The effectiveness of REGENT 200SC on resistant individuals could be significantly reduced. Since the occurrence of resistant individuals is difficult to detect prior to use, BASF Australia Limited accepts no liability for any losses that may result from the failure of this product to control resistant insects. REGENT 200SC may be subject to specific resistance management strategies. For further information contact your local supplier, BASF representative or local agricultural department agronomist.

RESIDUES MANAGEMENT IN EXPORT PRODUCE
Crops
Growers should note that MRLs or import tolerances do not exist in all markets for produce treated with REGENT 200SC. If you are growing produce for export, please check with BASF Australia Limited for the latest information on MRLs and import tolerances BEFORE using REGENT 200SC.
Livestock
Livestock may be exposed to fipronil residues in the feed by grazing treated pasture and/or sorghum forage and fodder. Observance of the 14 day grazing withholding period permits compliance with Australian MRLs for fipronil in meat, offal and milk. To meet more stringent export residues requirements, Meat and Livestock Australia recommends Export Slaughter Intervals (ESIs) and Export Grazing Intervals (EGIs) for REGENT 200SC. When livestock grown for export are grazed on pasture and/or sorghum forage and fodder treated with REGENT 200SC the user must obtain details of the recommended export intervals from Meat and Livestock Australia and must follow those recommendations.

MIXING
Asparagus, Bananas, Brassicas, Cotton, Ginger, Wine Grapevines, Pasture, Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Sorghum, Sugarcane
Slowly add the required amount of product to water in the spray tank while stirring or agitating. Agitate while spraying.
Mushrooms
Add required amount of REGENT 200SC to a small quantity of water, ensuring thorough mixing.

APPLICATION
Bananas
Ensure thorough coverage of butts, suckers and surrounding trash and exposed soil.
Bananas (Band Spray)
Example calculations of the quantity of REGENT 200SC and the minimum water volume required to treat a 100m row length of bananas for various band widths:

Band width to be treated (1): 1.5 m
Spray area per 100 m row: 150 m2
Total quantity of REGENT 200 SC required per 100 m row (2): 60 mL
Minimum recommended water volume per 100 m (Trash removed) (2): 20 L
Minimum recommended water volume per 100 m (Trash retained) (2): 40 L

Band width to be treated (1): 2.0 m
Spray area per 100 m row: 200 m2
Total quantity of REGENT 200 SC required per 100 m row (2): 80 mL
Minimum recommended water volume per 100 m (Trash removed) (2): 27 L
Minimum recommended water volume per 100 m (Trash retained) (2): 54 L

Band width to be treated (1): 2.5 m
Spray area per 100 m row: 250 m2
Total quantity of REGENT 200 SC required per 100 m row (2): 100 mL
Minimum recommended water volume per 100 m (Trash removed) (2): 33 L
Minimum recommended water volume per 100 m (Trash retained) (2): 66 L

Band width to be treated (1): 3.0 m
Spray area per 100 m row: 300 m2
Total quantity of REGENT 200 SC required per 100 m row (2): 120 mL
Minimum recommended water volume per 100 m (Trash removed) (2): 40 L
Minimum recommended water volume per 100 m (Trash retained) (2): 80 L

(1) Band width = butt diameter plus 30 cm on either side of the butt
(2) Rows should be treated from both sides. The quantities stated are the total amounts to be applied, i.e. half of the stated quantity should be applied from each direction of spraying.
Brassicas
Ensure thorough coverage of foliage and heads.
Cotton
For ground application use a prepared spray volume of 35 – 75 L/ha depending on the size of the crop. For aerial application see ‘Aerial application’ instructions below.
Ginger
Apply as a spray to soil and incorporate to a depth of 200 mm prior to planting.
Wine Grapevines
Regent 200SC should be applied by hand held equipment as a high volume directed spray of approximately 500mL of solution per vine.
Mushrooms
Apply mixture to peat moss during preparation of casing, ensuring even mixing in peat moss.
Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes
Apply as a broadcast spray to the surface of the soil and incorporate to a depth of 15 cm prior to planting.
Swede and Turnip
Ensure thorough coverage of foliage.

AERIAL APPLICATION
Use spray techniques that minimise off-target spray drift. DO NOT use rotary atomisers. Use application volumes between 20 L and 50 L/ha. Achieve a droplet density of ~60 droplets/cm2 on a flat surface on the target. When spraying large droplets (>250 μm), increase the application volume to >40 L/ha to ensure sufficient droplets are produced. Aerial application is not recommended for brassica and potato crops.

PRECAUTIONS
Re-entry period
DO NOT allow entry into treated areas until spray has dried. When prior entry is necessary, wear cotton overalls buttoned to the neck and wrist (or equivalent clothing). Clothing must be laundered after each day’s use. Human flaggers, if used in aerial spraying operations, must be protected by enclosed cabs.

CropsBBCHRegistred normPreharvest Interval
Asparagus0 - 00 - 01
Bananas0 - 00 - 0-
Broccoli0 - 0250 - 2507
Brussels sprouts0 - 0250 - 2507
Cauliflower0 - 0250 - 2507
Cotton0 - 062.5 - 12528
Ginger0 - 0250 - 500-
Headed cabbage0 - 0250 - 2507
Kohlrabi0 - 0250 - 2507
Mushrooms0 - 00 - 014
Pasture0 - 06.25 - 6.2514
Potatoes0 - 0250 - 500-
Sorghum0 - 06.25 - 6.2514
Sugarcane0 - 00 - 084
Sweet potatoes0 - 0250 - 500-
Turnips0 - 0250 - 2507
Vines0 - 00 - 0-