Foray 48BA

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DO NOT apply this product through any type of irrigation system. DO NOT contaminate irrigation or drinking water supplies or aquatic habitats by cleaning of equipment or disposal of wastes. As this pesticide is not registered for control of pests in aquatic systems, DO NOT use to control aquatic pests. DO NOT allow spray mixture to stand in the tank for more than 18 hours. Recirculate mixture before loading and/or application. Foray 48BA Biological Insecticide Aqueous Suspension contains spores and insecticidal crystals of a naturally occurring strain of Bacillus thuringiensis sub-species kurstaki. Foray 48 BA Biological Insecticide Aqueous Suspension is highly specific to some lepidopteran larvae. It is a stomach poison only and therefore must be ingested by the larvae to be effective. After ingestion of a sufficient dose, feeding ceases and death will follow in 2 - 5 days. In general, larvae should be treated when they are newly hatched. Young larvae (early instars) are most susceptible to the effects of Bacillus thuringiensis sub-species kurstaki and less damage will have been caused by larval feeding. Thorough spray coverage with well-distributed deposits of Foray 48BA Biological Insecticide Aqueous Suspension is necessary to assure that the feeding larvae ingest a toxic dose. Foray 48BA Biological Insecticide Aqueous Suspension is a water based formulation which may be applied undiluted or diluted with clean water. Dilute with minimal quantities of water only when required to improve deposit. Do not use petroleum-based solvents. Foray 48BA Biological Insecticide Aqueous Suspension does not settle out rapidly, so continual agitation is not recommended and should be avoided. Even though Foray 48BA Biological Insecticide Aqueous Suspension deposits are relatively resistant to wash-off, avoid application when significant rainfall is imminent. For early morning applications, foliage should not be wet with dew to the point of runoff.

With ground equipment, provide thorough coverage while minimizing runoff. Dilute Foray 48BA Biological Insecticide Aqueous Suspension only to provide sufficient volume for thorough coverage. For mist blower applications, add the recommended volume of Foray 48BA Biological Insecticide Aqueous Suspension to water, at a mix ratio ranging from 1:20 to 1:50. Do not exceed 150 litres/hectare total mixture. For high volume hydraulic sprayers, add the recommended volume of Foray 48BA Biological Insecticide Aqueous Suspension to water at a mix ratio ranging from 1:50 to 1:500. Do not exceed 1500 litres/hectare total mixture.

Apply only by fixed-wing or rotary aircraft equipment that 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. 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. Ensure uniform application by using appropriate marking devices and/or electronic guidance equipment.

Use Precautions:
Apply only when meteorological conditions at the treatment site allow for complete and even coverage. Apply only when meteorological conditions are in compliance with local and /or provincial authorities.

Operator Precautions:
Do not allow the pilot to mix product to be loaded onto the aircraft. However, loading of premixed product with a closed system is permitted. It is desirable that the pilot has communication capabilities at each treatment site at the time of application. The field crew and the mixer/loaders must wear the personal protective equipment described in the PRECAUTIONS section of this label. When handlers/loaders use closed systems to load product onto the aircraft, the handler requirement for a NIOSH-approved respirator with any N-95, R-95, or P-95 filter for biological products may be waived. When reduced personal protective equipment is worn, the respirator/mask must be immediately available for use in an emergency such as a spill or equipment breakdown. All personnel on the job site must wash hands and face thoroughly before eating and drinking. Protective clothing must be washed before reuse. Decontaminate aircraft cockpit and vehicle cabs if contamination occurs.

Product Specific Precautions:
Read and understand the entire label before opening this product. If you have questions, call the manufacturer at 1-800-323-9597 or obtain technical advice from the distributor or from your provincial agricultural or forestry representative. Application of this specific product must meet and/or conform to the aerial uses and rates on this label.

For resistance management, please note that Foray 48BA Biological Insecticide Aqueous Suspension contains a Group 11 insecticide. Any insect population may contain individuals naturally resistant to Foray 48BA Biological Insecticide Aqueous Suspension and other Group 11 insecticides. The resistant individuals may dominate the insect population if this group of insecticides are used repeatedly in the same site. Other resistance mechanisms that are not linked to site of action but are specific for individual chemicals, such as enhanced metabolism, may also exist. The following appropriate resistance management strategies should be followed to delay insecticide resistance: . - Where possible, rotate the use of Foray 48BA Biological Insecticide Aqueous Suspension or other Group 11 insecticides with different groups that control the same pests in a site. - Insecticide use should be based on an Integrated Pest Management 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 integrated pest management recommendations for the specific site and pest problems in your area. - For further information or to report suspected resistance, contact Valent BioSciences Corporation at 1- 800-323-9597


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Apples2.8 - 4 l
Pears2.8 - 4 l
Blueberries2.8 - 4 l
Raspberries1.4 - 2.8 l
Peppers0.6 - 1.8 l
Lettuce0.6 - 1.8 l
Cucumbers0.6 - 1.8 l
Tomatoes0.6 - 1.8 l