DelegateRegistered until: December 31, 2021
Dow AgroSciences - Insecticide
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GENERAL USE PRECAUTIONS

READ ALL DIRECTIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE APPLYING. FAILURE TO FOLLOW LABEL INSTRUCTIONS MAY RESULT IN ERRATIC INSECT CONTROL OR CROP DAMAGE.

Tank Mixing

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.
When applied as a tank-mix combination, read and observe all label directions, including rates, restrictions, and grazing limitations for each product used in the tank-mix. Follow the more stringent label precautionary measures for mixing, loading, applying, clean up and repair stated on all product labels.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE


Delegate Insecticide is derived from the fermentation of Saccharopolyspora spinosa. Delegate Insecticide is recommended for use in integrated pest management programs and should be applied when scouting indicates that target pest densities have reached the economic threshold. Follow the specific use instructions given in this label to control target pests. Delegate Insecticide should be mixed with water and can be applied using ground application or aerial (potatoes only) application equipment. Any insect control agent can become less effective over time if target insects develop resistance to its mode of action. Adherence to local integrated pest management strategies helps to prolong the usefulness of all insect control products.
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.
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 Engineers (ASAE S572.1) fine class. Boom height must be 60 cm or less above the crop or ground.
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.

Aerial Application (Potatoes Only)
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 Engineers (ASAE S572.1) 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 of 30 litres per hectare. 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.

Mixing Instructions
Fill the spray tank one-half full with the amount of clean water required. Start agitation and add the required amount of Delegate Insecticide. Continue agitation while filling the spray tank to the required spray volume. Maintain agitation in the spray tank during mixing, loading, and application.

Application Instructions
Mix the recommended dosage of Delegate Insecticide in sufficient water to ensure thorough coverage of the entire plant. Use ground based spray equipment capable of thorough coverage of the target. Orient the boom and the nozzles to obtain uniform crop coverage. Follow manufacturers’ recommendations for the ideal nozzle spacing and spray pressure. Attention should be given to sprayer speed and calibration, wind speed, and foliar canopy to ensure adequate spray coverage of Delegate Insecticide. Treated field may only be rotated to labeled crops.

Buffer Zones
Use of the following spray methods or equipment DO NOT require a buffer zone: hand-held or backpack sprayer, inter-row hooded sprayer, spot treatment, soil drench, and soil incorporation.
The buffer zones specified in the table below are required between the point of direct application and the closest downwind edge of sensitive terrestrial habitats (such as grasslands, forested areas, shelter belts, woodlots, hedgerows, riparian areas and shrublands).

Method of Application: Field sprayer
Crop: Field crops
Buffer Zones (metres) Required for the Protection of:
Terrestrial Habitat: 1

Method of Application: Airblast
Crop: Stone fruits and grapes (Early growth stage)
Buffer Zones (metres) Required for the Protection of:
Terrestrial Habitat: 2
Crop: Stone fruits and grapes (Late growth stage)
Buffer Zones (metres) Required for the Protection of:
Terrestrial Habitat: 1
Crop: Highbush blueberry (Early growth stage)
Buffer Zones (metres) Required for the Protection of:
Terrestrial Habitat: 1
Crop: Highbush blueberry (Late growth stage)
Buffer Zones (metres) Required for the Protection of:
Terrestrial Habitat: 1
Crop: Tree Nuts (Early growth stage)
Buffer Zones (metres) Required for the Protection of:
Terrestrial Habitat: 2
Crop: Tree Nuts (Late growth stage)
Buffer Zones (metres) Required for the Protection of:
Terrestrial Habitat: 1

NOTE: Applicators may recalculate a site-specific buffer zone by combining information on current weather conditions and spray configuration for the following applications: all airblast applications, and for field and aerial applications which specify the following droplet size category wording on the product label: ‘DO NOT apply with spray droplets smaller than the American Society of Agricultural Engineers (ASAE) [Fine or Medium or Coarse] classification.’ To access the Buffer Zone Calculator, please visit the Pest Management Regulatory Agency web site.

Insect Pests Controlled with Delegate Insecticide

Pome Fruit (apple, crabapple, pear, Oriental pear, quince)
Maximum of three applications per year with a minimum treatment interval of 7 days and a preharvest interval of 7 days.

Target Pest: Codling Moth, Oriental Fruit Moth
Application Rate (g/ha):  420
Application Timing: For the control of each generation, apply at first egg hatch based on pheromone trap catches and degree days after biofix dates. These pests must be controlled before the larvae penetrate the fruit so early timing is critical. Repeat at 14 day intervals to maintain control depending on pest pressure.

Target Pest:  Obliquebanded & Threelined (Pandemis) leafrollers
Application Rate (g/ha):  210-420
Application Timing: For the control of the over wintering (spring) generation, apply when larvae have emerged and are actively feeding but before they roll up in the leaves. Under high insect pressure, an application timed to target the overwintering generation is recommended to reduce summer populations.
For control of the summer generation, apply at first egg hatch as determined by monitoring adult moth flights. Repeat in 14 days if monitoring of populations indicates a second application is required. Use the higher rate under high pest pressure and/or larger larvae.

Target Pest:  Spotted & Western Tentiform Leafminers
Application Rate (g/ha):  210-420
Application Timing: Apply at egg hatch as determined by monitoring or at the first sign of sap-feeding on the leaves to control leafminers. Use the higher rate under high pest pressure.

Target Pest: Apple Maggot
Application Rate (g/ha): 420
Application Timing: For the suppression of this pest, apply 7-10 days after the first apple maggot fly is caught on yellow scented sticky boards near or in the orchard. Repeat in 14 days if populations warrant.

Target Pest:  Plum Curculio
Application Rate (g/ha): 420
Application Timing: For the suppression of this pest, monitor trees along the edge of the orchard or adjacent wild trees for the first sign of feeding damage after bloom. Repeat in 14 days if populations warrant.

Crop: Asparagus
Target Pest: asparagus beetle
Application Rate (g/ha): 140-280 
Application Timing:Make applications to the asparagus ferns only. Application timing is at egg hatch or to small larvae. Use the higher rate under high insect infestations and/or advanced growth stages of the beetle. Maximum of three applications per year with a minimum re-treatment interval of 5 days and a preharvest interval of 60 days.

Crop: Bushberries (highbush and lowbush blueberries)
Target Pest: blueberry flea beetle
Application Rate (g/ha): 200 
Application Timing: Begin application when flea beetles are in the early larval stage. Monitor insect populations to determine if an additional application is required.
Target Pest:  blueberry spanworm
Application Rate (g/ha): 100-200
Application Timing: Monitor insect populations to determine application timing. Apply at egg hatch or to small larvae. Use the higher rate for high populations and/or larger larvae. Reapply if populations warrant. Maximum of three applications per year with a minimum re-treatment interval of 6 days and a preharvest interval of 3 days.

Crop: Caneberries (raspberry, blackberry)
Target Pest: obliquebanded leafroller
Application Rate (g/ha):  100-200
Application Timing: Apply at egg hatch or to small larvae. Use the higher rate for high populations and/or larger larvae. Reapply if populations warrant. Maximum of three applications per year with a minimum re-treatment interval of 5 days and a preharvest interval of 1 day.

Crop: Cereals (wheat, barley, oats, rye)
For the control of armyworm
Application Rate (g/ha): 100-200
Application Timing:  Scout for the pest with enough regularity to monitor egg laying and egg hatch and treat when thresholds are reached. Applications perform best when timed to coincide with peak egg hatch and/or small larval stage of growth of each generation. Maximum of three applications per year with a minimum re-treatment interval of 5 days and a preharvest interval of 21 days.

Crop: Cole Crops [brassica leafy vegetables] (broccoli, Chinese broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, Chinese cabbage, Mustard/Chinese cabbage, Napa/Chinese cabbage, cauliflower, cavalo broccolo, kohlrabi, broccoli raab [rapini], Bok Choy/Chinese cabbage, collards, kale, mustard greens, mustard spinach, rape greens)
Target Pest: diamondback moth, cabbage looper and imported cabbageworm
Application Rate (g/ha): 140-200 
Application Timing: Apply when pests appear, targeting eggs at hatch or small larvae. Heavy infestations may require repeat applications. Use the higher rate for high infestations or advanced growth stages of the target pests. Maximum of three applications per year with a minimum re-treatment interval of 5 days and a preharvest interval of 1 day.

Crop: Fruiting Vegetables and Okra (eggplant, pepino, bell pepper, chili pepper, non-bell pepper, Target Pest: cabbage looper
Application Rate (g/ha): 140-200 
Application Timing: Time the application to coincide with peak egg hatch. Repeat applications based on population monitoring. Use the higher rate for heavy infestations or advanced growth stages of the target pest. Maximum of three applications per year with a minimum re-treatment interval of 5 days and a preharvest interval of 1 day.

Crop: Grape
Target Pest: grape berry moth
Application Rate (g/ha): 280 
Application Timing: Time the application for egg hatch of each generation. A repeat application may be required if populations of the pest are high and/or woodlots are near the vineyard. Apply in sufficient water to ensure thorough coverage of the foliage. Maximum of three applications per year with a minimum re-treatment interval of 5 days and a preharvest interval of 7 days.

Crop: Leafy Vegetables (arugula, chervil, garden cress, upland cress, endive, head lettuce, leaf lettuce, orach, parsley, radicchio, spinach, New Zealand spinach, vine spinach, cardoon, celery, Chinese celery, celtuce, Florence fennel, rhubarb, Swiss chard)
Target Pest: cabbage looper
Application Rate (g/ha): 140-200
Application Timing:  Apply when pest appears targeting eggs at hatch or small larvae. Heavy infestations may require repeat applications. Use the higher rate for heavy infestations or advanced growth stages of the target pests. Maximum of three applications per year with a minimum re-treatment interval of 5 days and a preharvest interval of 1 day.

Crop: Leaves of Root and Tuber Vegetables (turnip and beet greens)
Target Pest: diamondback moth, cabbage looper and imported cabbageworm
Application Rate (g/ha): 140-200 
Application Timing: Apply when pests appear, targeting eggs at hatch or small larvae. Heavy infestations may require repeat applications. Use the higher rate for heavy infestations or advanced growth stages of the target pests. Maximum of three applications per year with a minimum re-treatment interval of 7 days and a preharvest interval of 3 days.

Crop: Potatoes
For aerial application, use a minimum spray volume of 30 L/ha. Refer to the section of the label entitled Aerial Application for detailed use instructions.
Target Pest:  Colorado potato beetle
Application Rate (g/ha): 160-240 
Application Timing: Time the application for egg hatch or small larvae. Use the higher rate for higher pest pressure or for larger larvae. A repeat application in 7 to 14 days may be necessary depending on pest pressure.
Target Pest:  European corn borer
Application Rate (g/ha): 160 grams of product per hectare. 
Application Timing: Monitor egg laying and egg hatch to determine application timing. Time the application to coincide with peak egg hatch.
Maximum of three applications per year with a minimum re-treatment interval of 7 days and a pre-harvest interval of 7 days. 

Crop: Root Vegetables (carrot, horseradish, radish, Oriental radish, rutabaga, turnip)
Target Pest: diamondback moth, cabbage looper and imported cabbageworm
Application Rate (g/ha): 140-200 
Application Timing: Apply when pests appear, targeting eggs at hatch or small larvae. Heavy infestations may require repeat applications. Use the higher rate for heavy infestations or advanced growth stages of the target pests. Maximum of three applications per year with a minimum re-treatment interval of 5 days and a preharvest interval of 3 days.

Crop: Soybean
Target Pest: armyworm
Application Rate (g/ha): 100-200
Application Timing: Time the initial application to target small larvae and use sufficient spray volume to ensure good coverage. Use the higher rate for heavy infestation and/or difficult spray coverage situations. Maximum of three applications per year with a minimum re-treatment interval of 5 days and a preharvest interval of 28 days.

Crop: Stone Fruit (apricot, sweet cherry, sour cherry, nectarine, peach, plum, chickasaw plum, damson plum, Japanese plum, prune)
Target Pest: Oriental fruit moth
Application Rate (g/ha): 420
Application Timing: Apply at first egg hatch of each generation based on pheromone trap catches and degree days after biofix dates. Repeat at 14 day intervals if required.
Target Pest: obliquebanded and threelined leafrollers
Application Rate (g/ha): 210-420
Application Timing: Apply at first egg hatch as determined by monitoring adult moth flights. Repeat in 14 days if monitoring of populations indicates a second application is required. Thorough coverage is necessary for optimal control. Use the higher rate for high pest pressure and/or larger larvae.
For cherries, plums and prunes: Maximum of three applications per year with a minimum re-treatment interval of 7 days and a preharvest interval of 7 days.
For peaches, nectarines, and apricots: Maximum of three applications per year with a minimum re-treatment interval of 7 days and a preharvest interval of 14 days for peaches, nectarines and apricots.

Crop: Strawberry
Target Pest: thrips
Application Rate (g/ha): 200-280 
Application Timing: Monitor insect population to determine when initial application is required. A three to four day re-treatment schedule may be necessary for thrips if there is a heavy pest pressure or if the pest population is increasing rapidly. Maximum of three applications per year with a minimum re-treatment interval of 3 days and a preharvest interval of 1 day.

NOTE TO USER: READ THE FOLLOWING BEFORE USING THIS PRODUCT FOR THE INDICATED SPECIAL USE APPLICATIONS: The DIRECTIONS FOR USE for this product for the use(s) described below were developed by persons other than Dow AgroSciences Canada Inc. and accepted for registration by Health Canada under the User Requested Minor Use Label Expansion program. Dow AgroSciences Canada Inc. itself makes no representation or warranty with respect to performance (efficacy) and/or crop tolerance (phytotoxicity) claims for this product when used on the crop(s) listed below.
Accordingly, the Buyer and User assumes all risks related to performance and crop tolerance arising, and agree to hold Dow AgroSciences Canada Inc. harmless from any claims based on efficacy and/or phytotoxicity in connection with the use(s) described on this label.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Crop:  POME FRUIT
Target Pest: fruittree leafroller and European leafroller
Application Rate (g/ha): 210 to 420 g/ha of Delegate Insecticide in sufficient water for thorough coverage. Repeat application at a 14 day interval if monitoring of populations indicates a second application is required. 
Application Timing: Monitor egg masses to determine the time of hatching. Begin scouting at green tip to 15 millimetre green bud stage. Apply Delegate at egg hatch.
For the control of eyespotted bud moth, apply Delegate after the insect begins to feed actively at the green tip to calyx stage. An application timed to target the spring generation is recommended to reduce summer populations. For the control of the summer generation of bud moth, apply at first egg hatch as determined by monitoring.
Use the higher rate under high pest pressure and/or larger larvae.
Apply a maximum of three applications per year. Do not apply within 7 days to harvest.

Crop: HIGHBUSH BLUEBERRY (bushberries)
Target Pest: oblique banded leafroller and winter moth on highbush blueberries
Application Rate (g/ha): 100 to 200 
Application Timing: Monitor insect populations to determine application timing. Apply at egg hatch or to small larvae. Use the higher rate for high populations and/or larger larvae. Reapply if populations warrant. Maximum of three applications per year with a minimum re-treatment interval of 6 days and a preharvest interval of 3 days.

Buffer Zones
Use of the following spray methods or equipment DO NOT require a buffer zone: hand-held or backpack sprayer, inter-row hooded sprayer, spot treatment, soil drench, and soil incorporation.
The buffer zones specified in the table below are required between the point of direct application and the closest downwind edge of sensitive terrestrial habitats (such as grasslands, forested areas, shelter belts, woodlots, hedgerows, riparian areas and shrublands).

Method of Application: Airblast
Crop: Highbush blueberry (Early growth stage)
Buffer Zones (metres) Required for the Protection of:
Terrestrial Habitat: 1
Crop: Highbush blueberry (Late growth stage)
Buffer Zones (metres) Required for the Protection of:
Terrestrial Habitat: 1

Crop: LOWBUSH CRANBERRY
Target Pest: blackheaded fireworm and Sparganothis fruitworm or the suppression of cranberry tipworm
Application Rate (g/ha): 420 
Application Timing: Target eggs at hatch or small larvae. Monitoring is critical for proper timing of application. Repeat applications as determined by further monitoring of pest pressure. Maximum of three applications per year with a minimum re-treatment interval of 7 days and a preharvest interval of 21 days. Apply in a minimum of 500 L water per hectare. To reduce the potential for resistance development in target species, do not make more than two consecutive applications of Group 5 insecticides (for example, spinetoram and spinosad). If additional treatments are required after two consecutive applications of a Group 5 insecticide, rotate to another class of registered insecticide for at least one application.
Delegate Insecticide may be applied to lowbush cranberry by chemigation. For application by chemigation, read the section below.

Directions for Chemigation
DO NOT apply Delegate Insecticide by chemigation to other crops listed on this label. Delegate Insecticide may be applied through a solid set overhead sprinkler irrigation system that will apply water uniformly and within the confines of a closed perimeter of dykes. Do not apply this product through any other type of irrigation system. Sprinkler systems that deliver a low coefficient of uniformity such as certain water drive units are not recommended. Non-uniform distribution of treated water may reduce effectiveness or result in illegal pesticide residues on the crop.
Proper calibration of the chemigation system is essential to deliver the desired rate per hectare in a uniform manner and to minimize wash-off time. If you have questions about calibration, contact the equipment manufacturer or other expert.

Equipment Requirements
The system must contain an air gap, or approved backflow prevention device, or approved functional check valve, vacuum relief valve (including inspection port), and low-pressure drain appropriately located on the irrigation pipeline to prevent water source contamination from back flow unless the water is from a man-made self-contained source on private land.
The pesticide injection pipeline must contain a functional, automatic quick-closing check valve or one-way valve to prevent the flow of fluid back toward the injection pump. A secondary containment system around the injection port area must be in place.
The pesticide injection pipeline must also contain a functional, normally closed, valve located on the intake side of the injection system to prevent fluid from being withdrawn from the supply tank when the irrigation system is either automatically or manually shut down.
The system must contain functional interlocking controls to automatically shut off the pesticide injection when the water pressure drops or water flow stops. Alternatively, in the absence of such an automatic system, the injection procedure must be continuously monitored by an operator who is able to manually shut off pesticide injection under the same circumstances.
Systems must use a metering device, such as a positive displacement injection pump (or flow meter on eductor) effectively designed and compatible with pesticides and capable of being fitted with a system interlock.
The tank holding the insecticide mixture should be free of rust, fertilizer, sediment, and foreign material, and equipped with an in-line strainer situated between the tank and the injection point.
To insure uniform mixing of the insecticide in the water line, inject the mixture in the center of the pipe diameter or just ahead of an elbow or tee in the irrigation line so the turbulence created at those points will assist in mixing. The injection point must be located after all back-flow prevention devices on the water line unless the water is from a man-made self-contained source on private land.

Precautions
DO NOT connect an irrigation system used for pesticide application to a public water system unless the required safety devices for public water systems are in place. Specific local regulations may apply and must be followed.
A person knowledgeable of the chemigation system and responsible for its operation, or under the supervision of the responsible person, shall operate the system and shall shut the system down to make necessary adjustments should the need arise.
DO NOT apply when wind speed causes non-uniform distribution.
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 prescribed American Society of Agricultural Engineers (ASAE S572.1) fine classification. Applications must be conducted WITHOUT the use of end guns.
DO NOT allow spray pattern to exceed the enclosed bed area.

Crop: TREE NUTS GROUP CROP GROUP 14-11 (except pine nuts): almond, beech nut, butternut, chestnut, chinquapin, filbert (hazelnut), hickory nut, pecan and walnut
Target Pest:  Codling moth: For the control of each generation
Application Rate (g/ha): 420
Application Timing: at first egg hatch based on pheromone trap catches and degree days after biofix dates. This pest must be controlled before the larvae penetrate the nut so early timing is critical. Repeat at 14 day intervals to maintain control depending on pest pressure.
Target Pest:  Obliquebanded and Threelined leafrollers
Application Rate (g/ha): 210-420 
Application Timing:  For the control of the over wintering (spring) generation, apply when larvae have emerged and are actively feeding but before they roll up in the leaves. Under high insect pressure, an application timed to target the overwintering generation is recommended to reduce summer populations. For control of the summer generation, apply at first egg hatch as determined by monitoring adult moth flights. Use the higher rate under high pest pressure and/or when larger larvae are present. Repeat application in 14 days if required based on population monitoring.
Target Pest:  European and Fruittree leafrollers
Application Rate (g/ha): 210-420 
Application Timing: Apply when larvae have emerged and are actively feeding but before they roll up in the leaves. Use the higher rate under high pest pressure and/or when larger larvae are present. Repeat application in 14 days if required based on population monitoring.
Walnut and Butternut curculio: For the suppression of these pests, apply 420 g/ha. Monitor trees along the edge of the orchard or adjacent wild trees and apply at the first sign of feeding damage after bloom. Repeat in 14 days if populations warrant.
Target Pest:  Walnut husk fly
Application Rate (g/ha): 420 
Application Timing: Apply 7-10 days after the first walnut husk fly is caught on yellow scented sticky boards near or in the orchard. Repeat in 14 days if populations warrant.
Apply a maximum of three applications per year. Do not apply within 14 days to harvest.

Crop: BULB VEGETABLES CROP GROUP 3: garlic, great-headed (elephant) garlic, leek, dry bulb onion, green onion, Welsh onion and shallot
Target Pest: onion thrips
Application Rate: 200 to 336 grams of product per hectare in recommended water volume of300 to 500 litres of water per hectare with sufficient pressure to ensure the spray solution penetrates into the leaf axils. Application Timing:Apply when onion thrips first appear targeting eggs at hatch and small nymphs.
Target Pest: leek moth
Application Rate: 200 to 336 grams of product per hectare in recommended water volume of 300 to 500 litres of water per hectare with sufficient pressure to ensure the spray solution penetrates into the leaf axils. Application Timing: Apply one week after peak pheromone trap capture targeting eggs at hatch or small larvae.
Use the higher rates when insect pressure is high and/or insects are in an advanced growth stage. After application, monitor populations to determine if re-treatment is required. The minimum re-treatment interval is 7 days. Do not use more than two consecutive applications of Group 5 insecticides. Rotate to another class of effective insecticides for at least one application.
Apply a maximum of 3 applications per year with 7-10 days between applications. Do not apply within 3 days to harvest.

NOTE TO USER: READ THE FOLLOWING BEFORE USING THIS PRODUCT FOR THE INDICATED SPECIAL USE APPLICATIONS: The DIRECTIONS FOR USE for this product for the use(s) described below were developed by persons other than Dow AgroSciences Canada Inc. and accepted for registration by Health Canada under the User Requested Minor Use Label Expansion program. Dow AgroSciences Canada Inc. itself makes no representation or warranty with respect to performance (efficacy) and/or crop tolerance (phytotoxicity) claims for this product when used on the crop(s) listed below.
Accordingly, the Buyer and User assumes all risks related to performance and crop tolerance arising, and agree to hold Dow AgroSciences Canada Inc. harmless from any claims based on efficacy and/or phytotoxicity in connection with the use(s) described on this label.

Refer to the main Delegate Insecticide product label for additional details and instructions.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Crop: APPLE
Target Pest: dogwood borer and to reduce the numbers of apple clearwing moth
Application Rate (g/ha): 420 grams of Delegate Insecticide. Use spray volume at 1500-2000 L/ha. Using a handgun or backpack sprayer, direct the spray to cover the lower trunk of the tree, particularly the graft union and any pruning cuts. Thorough coverage is essential.
Application Timing: Apply 1-2 applications at a 14 day interval targeting the 1st instar larvae stage (in-season/summer).
Apply a maximum of two applications per year. Do not apply within 7 days to harvest.

Refer to the main Delegate Insecticide product label for Buffer Zone information, additional details and instructions.

Crop: CHERRIES
Target Pest: Cherry fruit fly
Application Rate (g/ha): 420 
Application Timing: Apply within 5 days of first fly capture as determined by monitoring.
Apply a maximum of three applications per year. Allow a minimum of 7 days between applications if monitoring indicates that repeat applications are required. Do not apply within 7 days to harvest.

Refer to the main Delegate Insecticide product label for additional details and instructions.

Crop: STONE FRUIT (apricot, sweet cherry, sour cherry, nectarine, peach, plum, chicksaw plum, damson plum, Japanese plum, prune)

Buffer Zones
Use of the following spray methods or equipment DO NOT require a buffer zone: hand-held or backpack sprayer, inter-row hooded sprayer, spot treatment, soil drench, and soil incorporation.
The buffer zones specified in the table below are required between the point of direct application and the closest downwind edge of sensitive terrestrial habitats (such as grasslands, forested areas, shelter belts, woodlots, hedgerows, riparian areas and shrublands), and freshwater habitats (such as lakes, rivers, sloughs, ponds, prairie potholes, creeks, marshes, streams, reservoirs and wetlands).

Method of Application: Airblast
Crop: Stone fruits (Early growth stage)
Buffer Zones (metres) Required for the Protection of:
Freshwater Habitat of Depth:
Less than 1 m: 40
Greater than 1 m: 30
Terrestrial Habitat: 2
Crop: Stone fruits (Late growth stage)
Buffer Zones (metres) Required for the Protection of:
Freshwater Habitat of Depth:
Less than 1 m: 30
Greater than 1 m: 25
Terrestrial Habitat: 1

Read and understand the entire label before using this product. Mix the recommended dosage of Delegate Insecticide in sufficient water to ensure through coverage.
Applications should be based on the presence of adult pests (flies) as determined by local monitoring. Consult provincial guidelines and local extension specialist for monitoring protocols and treatment threshold.
For control of spotted wing Drosophila, apply Delegate at the rate of 420 grams of product per hectare in sufficient water to ensure thorough coverage.
Maximum of three applications per year with a minimum re-treatment interval of 7 days.
Preharvest interval of 7 days for cherries, plums, prunes and 14 days for apricot and 1 day for peaches and nectarines.

Refer to main Delegate insecticide product label for Buffer Zone information, additional details and instructions.

Crop: COLE CROPS [brassica leafy vegetables] (broccoli, Chinese broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, Chinese cabbage, Mustard/Chinese cabbage, Napa/Chinese cabbage, cauliflower, cavalo broccolo, kohlrabi, broccoli raab [rapini], Bok Choy/Chinese cabbage, collards, kale, mustard greens, mustard spinach, rape greens)


Target Pest: onion thrips
Application Rate (g/ha): 200 to 336. Recommended water volume for thorough coverage is 300 to 500 litres of water per hectare.
Application Timing: Apply when pests first appear before populations build up. Heavy infestations will require repeat applications. Repeat in 7 to 10 days if required by monitoring insect populations. Use the higher rate for high infestations or advanced growth stages of the target pests.
Apply a maximum of three applications per year with a minimum re-treatment interval of 7 days and a preharvest interval of 1 day.

Refer to the main Delegate Insecticide product label for Buffer Zone information, additional details and instructions.

Crop: LEAFY VEGETABLES (Crop Group 4): Amaranth (leafy amaranth, Chinese spinach, tampala), Arugula (Roquette), Cardoon, Celery, Celtuce, Chervil, Chinese celery, Chrysanthemum (edible-leaved and garland), Corn salad, Cress (garden), Cress (upland, yellow rocket, winter cress), Dandelion, Dock (sorrel), Endive (escarole), Florence fennel (sweet anise, sweet fennel, Finocchio), Lettuce (head and leaf), Orach, Parsley, Purslane (garden and winter), Radicchio (red chicory), Rhubarb, Spinach [including New Zealand and vine (Malabar spinach, Indian spinach)], Swiss chard.

Target Pest: 
onion thrips
Application Rate:200 to 336. Apply in a recommended water volume of 300 to 500 litres of water per hectare.
Application Timing: Apply when onion thrips first appear targeting eggs at hatch and small nymphs. Heavy infestations will require repeat applications. Repeat in 7-10 days if monitoring indicates the need. Use the higher rate for high infestations or advanced growth stages of the target pests.
Apply a maximum of three applications per year with a minimum re-treatment interval of 7 days and a preharvest interval of 1 day.

Refer to the main Delegate Insecticide product label for Buffer Zone information, additional details and instructions.

Crop: BASIL, DILL
Target Pest: thrips
Application Rate: 200-280 grams of Delegate per hectare in sufficient water volume for complete coverage of the plant foliage. Applications should be timed at egg hatch or small nymphs.
Target Pest: cabbage looper
Application Rate: 140-200 grams of Delegate per hectare in sufficient water volume for complete coverage of the plant foliage. Applications should be timed at egg hatch or small larvae.
Use the higher rates for heavy infestations or for advanced growth stages of the target pests. Repeat applications based on monitoring of insect populations.
Application Timing: Apply a maximum of 3 applications per year with 7-10 days between applications. Do not apply within 1 day of harvest for basil and do not apply within 14 days of harvest for dill seed.

Crop: GINSENG
Target Pest: leafrollers
Application Rate: 200 grams of Delegate per hectare in sufficient water volume for complete coverage of the plant foliage. Applications should be timed at egg hatch or small larvae. Repeat applications based on monitoring of insect populations.
Application Timing: Apply a maximum of 3 applications per year with a minimum of 5 days between applications. Do not apply within 3 days of harvest.

Crop: SWEET CORN, SEED CORN, POPCORN
Target Pest: European corn borer and Western bean cutworm
Application Rate: 120 to 210 grams of product per hectare in sufficient water volume for complete coverage of the plant foliage. Applications should be timed at egg hatch or to small larvae. Use the higher rate for heavy infestations and for large larvae. Repeat applications based on monitoring of insect populations.
Application Timing: Apply a maximum of 3 applications per year with a minimum of 5 days between applications. Do not apply within 1 day of harvest for sweet corn and seed corn. Do not apply within 28 days of harvest for popcorn. FOR SWEET CORN, POPCORN AND SEED CORN: Do not apply within 28 days of stover harvest or within 7 days of forage harvest.

Crop: BERRIES (CROP SUBGROUP 13-07A, 13-07B AND 13-07G)
Bushberries (Crop Subgroup 13-07B; except highbush cranberries and Iingonberries): highbush blueberry, lowbush blueberry, black currant, red currant, elderberry, gooseberry, huckleberry, Aronia berry, buffalo currant, Chilean guava, European barberry, edible honeysuckle, jostaberry, Juneberry (Saskatoon berry), native currant, salal, sea buckthorn, cultivars, varieties and/or hybrids of these.
Target Pest: spotted wing Drosophila
Application Rate: 315-420 grams of product per hectare in sufficient water to ensure thorough coverage. Application Timing: Maximum of three applications per year with a minimum re-treatment interval of 7 days and preharvest interval of 3 days.

Crop: Caneberries (Crop Subgroup 13-07A): blackberry, black and red raspberry, wild raspberry, cultivars, varieties and/or hybrids of these.
Target Pest: spotted wing Drosophila
Application Rate: 315-420 grams of product per hectare in sufficient water to ensure thorough coverage. Application Timing: Maximum of three applications per year with a minimum re-treatment interval of 7 days and preharvest interval of 1 day.

Crop: Low growing berry (Crop Subgroup 13-07G; except lowbush blueberries and cranberries): bearberry, bilberry, cloudberry, lingonberry, muntries, partridgeberry, strawberry, cultivars, varieties and/or hybrids of these.
Target Pest: spotted wing Drosophila
Application Rate: 280 grams of product of hectare in sufficient water to ensure thorough coverage. Maximum of three applications per year with a minimum re-treatment interval of 7 days and preharvest interval of 1 day.
Application Timing: Applications should be based on the presence of adult pests (flies) as determined by local monitoring. Consult provincial guidelines and local extension specialists for monitoring protocols and treatment thresholds.

Do not make more than 2 consecutive applications of Group 5 insecticides (spinosad and spinetoram).

Refer to DIRECTIONS FOR USE for Buffer Zone information.
Refer to the main Delegate Insecticide product label for additional details and instructions.

GREENHOUSE VEGETABLES

Crop: Greenhouse cucumber, greenhouse fruiting vegetables (pepper, tomato, eggplant): control of cabbage looper and European corn borer and suppression of exposed western flower thrips

Crop:  Greenhouse lettuce: control of cabbage looper

Target Pest: cabbage looper and European corn borer and suppression of exposed western flower thrips 
Application Rate: 92 to 132 grams of product per 1000 L of water as a dilute spray. Use the higher rate when insect populations are high and/or insects are large. 
Application Timing: Apply when cabbage looper or European corn borer eggs hatch and first instar larvae are present or when western flower thrips first appear. Do not apply by a fogger or mister. Monitoring is critical for the proper timing of the insecticide.
Repeat applications as determined by further monitoring of pest pressure.
Three applications of Delegate Insecticide can be used per crop cycle, with a minimum of 7 days between applications. Do not apply within 2 days of harvest.

DO NOT allow effluent or runoff from greenhouses containing this product to enter lakes, streams, ponds or other waters.

Refer to DIRECTIONS FOR USE for Buffer Zone information.
Refer to the main Delegate Insecticide product label for additional details and instructions.

Resistance Management Recommendations
For resistance management, please note that Delegate Insecticide contains a Group 5 insecticide. Any insect population may contain individuals naturally resistant to Delegate Insecticide and other Group 5 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 Delegate Insecticide or other Group 5 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 - 0140 - 2001
0 - 0210 - 4207
0 - 0210 - 4207
0 - 0140 - 2001
0 - 0140 - 2001
0 - 0140 - 2001
0 - 0140 - 2001
Almonds0 - 0210 - 42014
Amaranth0 - 0140 - 3361
Apple trees0 - 0210 - 4207
Apricots0 - 0210 - 42030
Aronia berries0 - 0315 - 4203
Arugula0 - 0140 - 3361
Asparagus0 - 0140 - 28060
Basil0 - 0200 - 2801
Bearberries0 - 0280 - 2801
Beechnuts0 - 0210 - 42014
Bilberries0 - 0280 - 2801
Black currants0 - 0315 - 4203
Blackberries0 - 0100 - 2001
Blueberries0 - 0100 - 2803
Bok choy0 - 0140 - 3361
Broccoli0 - 0140 - 3361
Broccoli0 - 0140 - 3361
Brussels sprouts0 - 0140 - 3361
Buffalo currants0 - 0315 - 4203
Butternuts0 - 0210 - 42014
Caneberries0 - 0100 - 2001
Cardoon0 - 0140 - 2001
Carrots0 - 0140 - 2003
Cassava0 - 0140 - 2003
Cauliflower0 - 0140 - 3361
Celeriac0 - 0140 - 2003
Celery0 - 0140 - 2001
Celtuce0 - 0140 - 28060
Chard0 - 0140 - 3361
Cherries0 - 0210 - 42030
Chervil0 - 0140 - 3361
Chestnuts0 - 0210 - 42014
Chicory0 - 0140 - 2003
Chilean guavas0 - 0315 - 4203
Chinese broccoli0 - 0140 - 3361
Chinese cabbage0 - 0140 - 3361
Chinquapins0 - 0210 - 42014
Cloudberries0 - 0280 - 2801
Collard greens0 - 0140 - 3361
Corn salad0 - 0140 - 3361
Corn, maize0 - 0120 - 21028
Crabapples0 - 0210 - 4207
Cranberries0 - 0280 - 4203
Cress0 - 0140 - 3361
Dill0 - 0200 - 28014
Edible burdock0 - 0140 - 2003
Eggplant, aubergine0 - 092 - 2002
Elderberries0 - 0315 - 4203
Endive0 - 0140 - 3361
European barberries0 - 0315 - 4203
Finocchio, florence fennel0 - 0140 - 28060
Garlic0 - 0200 - 3363
Ginseng0 - 0200 - 2003
Gooseberries0 - 0315 - 4203
Ground cherries0 - 0140 - 2001
Hazelnuts0 - 0210 - 42014
Headed cabbage0 - 0140 - 3361
Hickory nuts0 - 0210 - 42014
Horseradish0 - 0140 - 2003
Huckleberries0 - 0315 - 4203
Huckleberries0 - 0140 - 2001
Jostaberries0 - 0315 - 4203
Kale0 - 0140 - 3361
Kohlrabi0 - 0140 - 28060
Leeks0 - 0200 - 3363
Lettuce0 - 092 - 3362
Lingonberries0 - 0280 - 4203
Mayhaw0 - 0210 - 4207
Medlar0 - 0210 - 4207
Mizuna0 - 0140 - 3361
Muntries0 - 0280 - 2801
Mustard greens0 - 0140 - 3361
Nectarines0 - 0210 - 42030
New zealand spinach0 - 0140 - 3361
Okra0 - 0140 - 2001
Onions0 - 0200 - 3363
Orach, atriplex0 - 0140 - 3361
Parsley0 - 0140 - 3361
Peaches0 - 0210 - 42030
Pears0 - 0210 - 4207
Pecans0 - 0210 - 42014
Pepinos0 - 0140 - 2001
Peppers0 - 092 - 2002
Plumcot0 - 0210 - 42030
Plums0 - 0210 - 42030
Potatoes0 - 0160 - 2407
Purslanes0 - 0140 - 3361
Quince0 - 0210 - 4207
Radicchio0 - 0140 - 3361
Radishes0 - 0140 - 3361
Rape greens0 - 0140 - 3361
Raspberries0 - 0100 - 2001
Raspberries0 - 0315 - 4201
Red beets, beetroots0 - 0140 - 2003
Red currants0 - 0315 - 4203
Rhubarbs0 - 0140 - 2001
Rutabagas, swede0 - 0140 - 2003
Salsify0 - 0140 - 2003
Saskatoon berries0 - 0315 - 4203
Sea buckthorns0 - 0315 - 4203
Shallots0 - 0200 - 3363
Snap beans0 - 0120 - 2103
Soybeans0 - 0100 - 20028
Spinach0 - 0140 - 3361
Spring barley0 - 0100 - 20021
Spring oats0 - 0100 - 20021
Spring rye0 - 0100 - 20021
Spring wheat0 - 0100 - 20021
Strawberries0 - 0200 - 2801
Sweet corn0 - 0120 - 21028
Sweet peppers, capsicum0 - 092 - 2002
Taro, dasheen0 - 0140 - 2003
Tomatillos0 - 0140 - 2001
Tomatoes0 - 092 - 2002
Turnips0 - 0140 - 3361
Vines0 - 0280 - 2807
Walnuts0 - 0210 - 42014
Winter barley0 - 0100 - 20021
Winter oats0 - 0100 - 20021
Winter rye0 - 0100 - 20021
Winter wheat0 - 0100 - 20021

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