Malathion 500 Emulsifiable Concentrate Insecticide is a general purpose insecticide, which can be used on vegetables and field crops. The product works best when used at temperatures above 20°C. On any crop, use sufficient water to obtain good coverage of all the foliage. Consult the local Agriculture Extension Services for timing of sprays to obtain the best results.
The number in brackets after each crop is the pre harvest spray interval (PHI).
For example, Wheat (7): Do not harvest wheat within 7 days of spraying.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
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) medium. Boom height must be 60 cm or less above the crop or ground.
Aerial application: DO NOT apply during periods of dead calm. Avoid application of this product when winds are gusty. Do not spray when the wind is blowing towards a nearby sensitive crop, garden, terrestrial habitat (such as shelter-belt) or aquatic habitat. DO NOT apply when wind speed is greater than 10 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) medium. 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. Do not angle nozzles forward into the airstream and do not increase spray volume by increasing nozzle pressure.
Mixing and Application Instructions
1. Fill tank half full with water. Start agitation. 2. Add required Malathion 500. 3. Complete filling of spray tank with water. 4. Apply a minimum of 200 Litres of spray per hectare for ground application and sufficient volume for uniform application. Higher volumes may be required on larger plants, but avoid run-off, for ground boom application. For vegetable crops and ornamentals, apply sufficient water for uniform, thorough coverage. Consult provincial extension services for detailed spray application volumes as required. 5. Do not exceed 275 kPa, pressure for ground boom application.
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. Do not apply to any body of water. Avoid drifting of spray onto any body of water or other non-target areas.
Specified buffer zones should be observed. Coarse sprays are less likely to drift, therefore, avoid combinations of pressure and nozzle type that will result in fine particles (mist).
Apply only when the potential for drift to areas of human habitation or areas of human activity such as houses, cottages, schools and recreational areas is minimal. Take into consideration wind speed, wind direction, temperature inversions, application equipment and sprayer settings.
|Registered for cultures||Rate|
|Winter flax||1.1 - 1.7 l|
|Spring flax||1.1 - 1.7 l|
|Canola||1.1 - 1.7 l|
|Alfalfa||2 - 3 l|
|Tomatoes||1.4 - 2 l|
|Potatoes||1.4 - 2 l|