CloserRegistered until: December 31, 2020
Dow AgroSciences - Insecticide
30826

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

GENERAL INFORMATION

Closer Insecticide can be used to control aphids, leafhoppers and scale insects in vegetable, fruit and nut crops.

GENERAL USE PRECAUTIONS

READ ALL DIRECTIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE APPLYING. FAILURE TO FOLLOW LABEL INSTRUCTIONS MAY RESULT IN ERRATIC INSECT CONTROL OR CROP DAMAGE.
As this product is not registered for the control of pests in aquatic systems, DO NOT use to control aquatic pests.
DO NOT contaminate irrigation or drinking water supplies or aquatic habitats by cleaning of equipment or disposal of wastes.

Restricted Entry Interval (REI)

Do not enter or allow entry into treated areas during the restricted-entry interval (REI) of 12 hours or until sprays have dried.
Plant back interval (PBI)
A period of 30 days must elapse between the treatment of primary crops and the planting of secondary crops not on the label.

Tank Mixtures

In some cases, tank mixing a pest control product with another pest control product or a fertilizer can result in biological effects that could include, but are not limited to: reduced pest efficacy or increased host crop injury. The user should contact Dow AgroSciences Canada Inc. at 1-800-667-3852 or www.dowagro.ca for information before mixing any pesticide or fertilizer that is not specifically recommended on this label. The user assumes the risk of losses that result from the use of tank mixes that do not appear on this label or that are not specifically recommended by Dow AgroSciences Canada Inc.

Application Instructions
Carefully read, understand and follow label use rates and restrictions. Apply Closer Insecticide as a foliar spray at the rate indicated for target pest. The low rates may be used for light infestations of the target pests and the higher rates for moderate to heavy infestations. Apply the amount specified with properly calibrated aerial or ground spray equipment. Proper application techniques help ensure thorough spray coverage and correct dosage for optimum insect control.

Mixing Instructions
Fill the spray tank with water to about 1/2 of the required spray volume. Start agitation and add the required amount of Closer Insecticide. Continue agitation while mixing and filling the spray tank to the required spray volume. Maintain sufficient agitation during application to ensure uniformity of the spray mix. Do not allow water or spray mixture to back-siphon into the water source.

Ground Application
Field sprayer application: DO NOT apply during periods of dead calm. Avoid application of this product when winds are gusty. DO NOT apply with spray droplets smaller than the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) fine classification. Boom height must be 60 cm or less above the crop or ground. Apply in sufficient spray solution to ensure thorough coverage of plant foliage. Use a minimum of 100 litres of water per hectare for field sprayer applications.
Airblast application: DO NOT apply during periods of dead calm. Avoid application of this product when winds are gusty. DO NOT direct spray above plants to be treated. Turn off outward pointing nozzles at row ends and outer rows. DO NOT apply when wind speed is greater than 16 km/h at the application site as measured outside of the treatment area on the upwind side. Apply in sufficient spray solution to ensure thorough coverage of plant foliage. Use a minimum of 500 litres of water per hectare for airblast applications.

Aerial Application
DO NOT apply during periods of dead calm. Avoid application of this product when winds are gusty. DO NOT apply when wind speed is greater than 16 km/h at flying height at the site of application. DO NOT apply with spray droplets smaller than the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) fine classification. To reduce drift caused by turbulent wingtip vortices, the nozzle distribution along the spray boom length MUST NOT exceed 65% of the wing- or rotorspan.
Apply only by fixed-wing or rotary aircraft equipment which has been functionally and operationally calibrated for the atmospheric conditions of the area and the application rates and conditions of this label.
Label rates, conditions and precautions are product specific. Read and understand the entire label before opening this product. Apply only at the rate recommended for aerial application on this label. Where no rate for aerial application appears for the specific use, this product cannot be applied by any type of aerial equipment.
Apply in a minimum spray volume of 30 L/ha. Ensure uniform application. To avoid streaked, uneven or overlapped application, use appropriate marking devices or equivalent electronic positioning systems (GPS).

Use Precautions
Apply only when meteorological conditions at the treatment site allow for complete and even crop coverage. Apply only under conditions of good practice specific to aerial application as outlined in the National Aerial Pesticide Application Manual, developed by the Federal/Provincial/Territorial Committee on Pest Management and Pesticides.

Operator Precautions
Do not allow the pilot to mix chemicals to be loaded onto the aircraft. Loading of premixed chemicals with a closed system is permitted.
It is desirable that the pilot have communication capabilities at each treatment site at the time of application.
The field crew and mixer/loaders must wear chemical resistant gloves, coveralls and goggles or face shield during mixing/loading, cleanup and repair. Follow the more stringent label precautions in cases where the operator precautions exceed the generic label recommendations on the existing ground boom label.
All personnel on the job site must wash hands and face thoroughly before eating and drinking. Protective clothing, aircraft cockpit and vehicle cabs must be decontaminated regularly.

Product Specific Precautions
Read and understand the entire label before opening this product. If you have questions, call the manufacturer at 1-800-667-3852 or obtain technical advice from the distributor or your provincial agricultural representative. Application of this specific product must meet and/or conform to the following:
See specific crop instructions for additional precautions and recommended application rates. Where rate ranges appear, use the high rate when pest populations are high or for extended intervals.

BRASSICA (Cole) LEAFY VEGETABLES (Crop Group 5) (1)
1 Crop Group 5: broccoli, broccoli raab, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, cavalo broccolo, Chinese broccoli, Chinese cabbage (bok choy), Chinese cabbage (napa), Chinese mustard cabbage (gai choy), collards, kale, kohlrabi, mizuna, mustard greens, mustard spinach, rape greens.
Pest: Aphids
Rate (mL/ha): 100-150
Restrictions: Do not make more than 2 applications per growing season. Do not apply more than 300 mL/ha per growing season. DO NOT apply this product during crop flowering period or when flowering weeds are present in the treatment area. Preharvest Interval: Do not apply within 3 days of harvest. Minimum Treatment Interval: Do not make applications less than 7 days apart. Do not apply by air.

GRAPES
Pest: Leafhoppers (suppression only)
Rate (mL/ha): 200-400
Restrictions: Do not make more than 2 applications per growing season. Do not apply more than 800 mL/ha per growing season. DO NOT apply this product during crop flowering period or when flowering weeds are present in the treatment area. Preharvest Interval: Do not apply within 7 days of harvest. Minimum Treatment Interval: Do not make applications less than 7 days apart. Do not apply by air.

LEAFY VEGETABLES (Except Brassica) (Crop Group 4)(1)
1 Crop Group 4: amaranth (leafy amaranth, Chinese spinach, tampala), arugula, cardoon, celery, celtuce, chervil, Chinese celery, corn salad, dandelion, dock (sorrel), edible-leaved chrysanthemum, endive (escarole), Florence fennel (finochio), garden cress, garden purslane, garland chrysanthemum, head lettuce, leaf lettuce, New Zealand spinach, orach, parsley, radicchio (red chicory), rhubarb, spinach, Swiss chard, upland cress (winter cress, yellow rocket), vine spinach (Indian spinach, Malabar spinach), winter purslane
Pest: Aphids
Rate (mL/ha): 100-150
Restrictions: Do not make more than 2 applications per growing season. Do not apply more than 300 mL/ha per growing season. DO NOT apply this product during crop flowering period or when flowering weeds are present in the treatment area. Preharvest Interval: Do not apply within 3 days of harvest. Minimum Treatment Interval: Do not make applications less than 7 days apart. Do not apply by air.

POME FRUITS (Crop Group 11-09) (1)
1 Crop Group 11-09: apple, Asian pear, azarole, crabapple, Japanese quince, mayhaw, medlar, pear, quince, and cultivars, varieties and/or hybrids of these
Pest: Aphids – apple aphid, rosy apple aphid, spirea aphid
Rate (mL/ha): 100-200
Pest: San Jose scale
Rate (mL/ha): 200-400
Pest: Woolly apple aphid (suppression only)
Rate (mL/ha): 200
Restrictions: Do not make more than 2 applications per growing season. Do not apply more than 800 mL/ha per growing season. DO NOT apply this product during crop flowering period or when flowering weeds are present in the treatment area. Preharvest Interval: Do not apply within 7 days of harvest. Minimum Treatment Interval: Do not make applications less than 7 days apart. Do not apply by air.

ROOT AND TUBER VEGETABLES (Crop Group 1) (1)
1 Crop Group 1: arrowroot, black salsify, carrot, celeriac (celery root), chicory, Chinese artichoke, chufa, dasheen (taro), edible burdock, garden beet, ginger, ginseng, horseradish, Jerusalem artichoke, oriental radish (daikon), parsnip, potato, radish, rutabaga, salsify (oyster plant), skirret, Spanish salsify, sugar beet, sweet potato, turnip, turnip-rooted chervil, turnip-rooted parsley
Pest: Aphids
Rate (mL/ha): 50-150
Restrictions: Do not make more than 2 applications per growing season. Do not apply more than 300 mL/ha per growing season. Preharvest Interval: Do not apply within 7 days of harvest. DO NOT apply this product during crop flowering period or when flowering weeds are present in the treatment area, except for potato where applications during crop flowering period are allowed. Minimum Treatment Interval: Do not make applications less than 7 days apart. For ground application, use a minimum spray volume of 100 L/ha. For aerial application on potato, use a minimum spray volume of 30 L/ha. Refer to the section of the label titled Aerial Application for detailed use instructions.

STONE FRUITS (Crop Group 12-09) (1)
1 Crop Group 12-09: American plum, apricot, beach plum, black cherry, Canada plum, cherry plum, Chickasaw plum, chokecherry, Damson plum, Japanese plum, Klamath plum, Nanking cherry, nectarine, peach, plum, prune plum, plumcot, sloe, sweet cherry, tart cherry, and cultivars, varieties and/or hybrids of these
Pest: Aphids – green peach aphid, mealy plum aphid, black cherry aphid
Rate (mL/ha): 100-200
Pest: San Jose scale
Rate (mL/ha): 200-400
Restrictions: Do not make more than 2 applications per growing season. Do not apply more than 800 mL/ha per growing season. DO NOT apply this product during crop flowering period or when flowering weeds are present in the treatment area. Preharvest Interval: Do not apply within 7 days of harvest. Minimum Treatment Interval: Do not make applications less than 7 days apart. Do not apply by air.

TREE NUTS (Crop Group 14-11) (1)
1 Crop Group 14-11: almond, beech nut, black walnut, bur oak, butternut, chestnut, chinquapin, English walnut, filbert (hazelnut), ginkgo, heartnut, hickory nut, monkey puzzle nut, pecan
Pest: Aphids
Rate (mL/ha): 100-200
Pest: San Jose scale
Rate (mL/ha): 200-400
Restrictions: Do not make more than 2 applications per growing season. Do not apply more than 800 mL/ha per growing season. DO NOT apply this product during crop flowering period or when flowering weeds are present in the treatment area. Preharvest Interval: Do not apply within 7 days of harvest. Minimum Treatment Interval: Do not make applications less than 7 days apart. Do not apply by air.

RESISTANCE MANAGEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS
For resistance management, please note that Closer Insecticide contains a Group 4C insecticide. Any insect population may contain individuals naturally resistant to Closer Insecticide and other Group 4C insecticides. The resistant individuals may dominate the insect population if this group of insecticides are used repeatedly in the same fields. Other resistance mechanisms that are not linked to site of action but are specific for individual chemicals, such as enhanced metabolism, may also exist. Appropriate resistance-management strategies should be followed.
To delay insecticide resistance:
Where possible, rotate the use of Closer Insecticide or other Group 4C insecticides with different groups that control the same pests in a field.
Use tank mixtures with insecticides from a different group when such use is permitted.
Insecticide use should be based on an IPM program that includes scouting, record keeping, and considers cultural, biological and other chemical control practices.
Monitor treated pest populations for resistance development.
Contact your local extension specialist or certified crop advisors for any additional pesticide resistance-management and/or IPM recommendations for the specific site and pest problems in your area.
For further information or to report suspected resistance contact Dow AgroSciences Canada Inc. at 1-800-667-3852 or at www.dowagro.ca.

NOTICE TO USER: This pest control product is to be used only in accordance with the directions on the label. It is an offence under the Pest Control Products Act to use this product in a way that is inconsistent with the directions on the label. The user assumes the risk to persons or property that arises from any such use of this product.

CropsBBCHRegistred normPreharvest Interval
0 - 0100 - 4007
0 - 0100 - 4007
Almonds0 - 0100 - 4007
Amaranth0 - 0100 - 1503
Apple trees0 - 0100 - 4007
Apple trees0 - 0100 - 4007
Apricots0 - 0100 - 4007
Arrowroots0 - 050 - 1507
Arugula0 - 0100 - 1503
Beechnuts0 - 0100 - 4007
Bok choy0 - 0100 - 1503
Broccoli0 - 0100 - 1503
Brussels sprouts0 - 0100 - 1503
Butternuts0 - 0100 - 4007
Cardoon0 - 0100 - 1503
Carrots0 - 050 - 1507
Cauliflower0 - 0100 - 1503
Celeriac0 - 050 - 1507
Celery0 - 0100 - 1503
Celtuce0 - 0100 - 1503
Chard0 - 0100 - 1503
Cherries0 - 0100 - 4007
Chervil0 - 050 - 1507
Chervil0 - 0100 - 1503
Chestnuts0 - 0100 - 4007
Chicory0 - 050 - 1507
Chinese artichoke0 - 050 - 1507
Chinese artichoke0 - 050 - 1507
Chinese broccoli0 - 0100 - 1503
Chinese cabbage0 - 0100 - 1503
Chinquapins0 - 0100 - 4007
Chufas0 - 050 - 1507
Collard greens0 - 0100 - 1503
Corn salad0 - 0100 - 1503
Crabapples0 - 0100 - 4007
Cress0 - 0100 - 1503
Daikon0 - 050 - 1507
Edible burdock0 - 050 - 1503
Endive0 - 0100 - 1503
Endive0 - 0100 - 1503
Finocchio, florence fennel0 - 0100 - 1503
Gai Choy0 - 0100 - 1503
Gai Choy0 - 0100 - 1503
Ginger0 - 050 - 1507
Ginseng0 - 050 - 1507
Hazelnuts0 - 0100 - 4007
Headed cabbage0 - 0100 - 1503
Hickory nuts0 - 0100 - 4007
Horseradish0 - 050 - 1507
Kale0 - 0100 - 1503
Kale0 - 0100 - 1503
Kohlrabi0 - 0100 - 1503
Lettuce0 - 0100 - 1503
Lettuce0 - 0100 - 1503
Mayhaw0 - 0100 - 4007
Medlar0 - 0100 - 4007
Mizuna0 - 0100 - 1503
Mustard greens0 - 0100 - 1503
Mustard spinach0 - 0100 - 1503
Nectarines0 - 0100 - 4007
New zealand spinach0 - 0100 - 1503
New zealand spinach0 - 0100 - 1503
Nuts0 - 0100 - 4007
Nuts0 - 0100 - 4007
Orach, atriplex0 - 0100 - 1503
Parsley0 - 0100 - 1503
Parsnip0 - 050 - 1507
Peaches0 - 0100 - 4007
Pears0 - 0100 - 4007
Pecans0 - 0100 - 4007
Plums0 - 0100 - 4007
Potatoes0 - 050 - 1507
Purslanes0 - 0100 - 1503
Quince0 - 0100 - 4007
Radicchio0 - 0100 - 1503
Radishes0 - 050 - 1507
Rape greens0 - 0100 - 1503
Rape greens0 - 0100 - 1503
Red beets, beetroots0 - 050 - 1507
Rhubarbs0 - 0100 - 1503
Rutabagas, swede0 - 050 - 1507
Salsify0 - 050 - 1507
Salsify0 - 050 - 1507
Skirrets0 - 050 - 1507
Spinach0 - 0100 - 1503
Sugar beets0 - 050 - 1507
Sugar beets0 - 050 - 1507
Sweet potatoes0 - 050 - 1507
Taro, dasheen0 - 050 - 1507
Turnips0 - 050 - 1507
Vines0 - 0200 - 4007
Walnuts0 - 0100 - 4007