A fast acting, contact pesticide in a soluble concentrate formulation containing 598 g/l (49% w/w) of maltodextrin for the control of spider mites in all outdoor and protected crops.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
IMPORTANT: This information is approved as part of the Product Label. All instructions within this section must be read carefully in order to obtain safe and successful use of this product.
MODE OF ACTION
Majestik has a physical mode of action, blocking the spiracles of the pest leading to suffocation and will give high levels of control from multiple applications. The maximum effect will normally be seen within 2-4 hours after application. Further mortality will then only be seen following repeat applications.
Application rate: 25ml of Majestik per litre of water.
Majestik has a contact mode of action. Ensure good coverage and contact of pest. Spray to run off. Ensure that the plant is thoroughly covered, paying special attention to the underside of leaves and to growing points. Majestik is most effective in quick drying conditions.
For pesticides to work effectively it is important to get good crop coverage. Frequently cases of supposed pesticide failure are actually the result of poor crop coverage.
The best available application technique, which minimises off-target drift, should be used to reduce effects on non-target insects or other arthropods Avoid spraying within 5 m of the field boundary to reduce effects on non-target insects or other arthropods
Handheld applicators: A hand lance is recommended. For best results use a flat fan nozzle. Target spray to the underside of leaves and to growing points.
Boom sprayers: Application rates in the region of 1000 to 3000 l/ha applied with 80o flat fan nozzles, spaced 30cm apart with an operating pressure of 2.5 to 3.0 bar. Angle the nozzle 45o upwards from the horizontal on the boom. At a nominal walking speed of 1 m/s this can be achieved with a nozzle flow rate of 1.2 l/min. For this, the nozzle type ‘03f80’ is needed. Spider mites migrate to the top of the plant canopy as the season progresses. Therefore to target this area it is important to match the height of the boom/spray to the height of the canopy
Mixing: Fill sprayer with half the required volume of water (using mains water) and commence agitation. Add measured quantity of Majestik. Complete filling of sprayer with water to the required volume. Ensure product is thoroughly mixed before application.
Do not store diluted product, always use immediately after mixing. Store concentrate at ambient temperature in a dry place.
Zero day harvest interval and zero re entry period.
Due to the diversity of crops that may be treated, it is important that a few plants should be tested before treating wider areas. Avoid application to the flowers of ornamental species. A sticky residue may be left on fruit such as tomatoes.
INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT
Majestik can have adverse effects on non-target insects or other arthropods that are hit by spray but has no residual effect. Beneficials can be reintroduced into the crop after application once the crop has dried.
Majestik has not been reported to have any insect resistance. However, it is good practice to use such products as components of Integrated Pest Management systems, alternating with other control measures. This is particularly important for sequential crops