Altacor® insecticide is an anthranilic diamide insecticide in the form of a water dispersible granule. Altacor® is particularly active on Lepidopteran insect pests, primarily as a larvicide. Before application monitor insect populations to determine whether or not there is a need for application of Altacor® based on locally determined economic thresholds. More than one treatment of Altacor® may be required to control a population of pests.
Altacor® insecticide can be used in Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programmes. Harmful to some beneficial insects – particularly some foliage dwelling predators which may be used in Integrated Pest Management.
BEE SAFETY: Activity of honey bees will not be disrupted provided Altacor® insecticide is applied in non-foraging periods and once the spray has dried.
Experience to date suggests Altacor® is compatible with other commonly used fungicides (such as Kocide® Opti™, mancozeb, Nustar®), insecticides and foliar fertilisers (such as Calcium chloride, Calcium nitrate). Since formulations may be changed and new ones introduced, it is recommended that users premix a small quantity of the desired tank mix and observe possible adverse changes (settling out, flocculation etc).
Insect Resistance Warning
Some naturally occurring insect biotypes resistant to Altacor® and similar Mode of action insecticides may exist through normal genetic variability in any insect population. The resistant individuals can eventually dominate the insect population if Altacor® and other similar Mode of action insecticides are used repeatedly. The effectiveness of Altacor® on resistant individuals could be significantly reduced. Since the occurrence of resistant individuals is difficult to detect prior to use FMC accepts no liability for any losses that may result from the failure of Altacor® to control resistant insects.
Altacor® may be subject to specific resistance management strategies. To help prevent the development of resistance to Altacor®, use Altacor® in accordance with the current Insecticide Resistance Management (IRM) strategy for your region. For further information contact your farm chemical supplier, consultant, or local FMC Representative.
Fill spray tank to ¼ to ½ full of water. Measure the amount of Altacor® required for the area to be sprayed. Add Altacor® directly to the spray tank with the agitation engaged. Mix thoroughly to disperse the insecticide. Once dispersed, the material must be kept in suspension at all times by continuous agitation. Use mechanical or hydraulic means, DO NOT use air agitation, premix or slurry.
If spray solution is left standing, ensure thorough re-agitation of the spray mix until fully resuspended. DO NOT allow spray mix to sit overnight, as resuspension may be difficult.
The use of this chemical in areas where soils are permeable, particularly where the water table is shallow, may result in the substance leaching into ground water.
Due to the persistent nature of chlorantraniliprole in soil, this product is expected to accumulate over successive seasons following repeated use.
- Use a well maintained, properly calibrated sprayer designed to apply high volumes of water up to the point of run-off and matched to the crop being sprayed.
- Set up and operate the sprayer to achieve even coverage throughout the crop canopy. Apply sufficient water to cover the crop to the point of runoff. Avoid excessive run-off.
- The required water volume may be determined by applying different test volumes, using different settings on the sprayer, from industry guidelines or expert advice.
- Add the amount of product specified in the Directions for Use table for each 100 L of water. Spray to the point of run-off.
- The required dilute spray volume will change and the sprayer set up and operation may also need to be changed, as the crop grows.
- Always apply sufficient water to cover the crop to the point of runoff, otherwise under dosing will occur and insect control may be inadequate.
Spray Equipment Cleanout
Prior to application, start with clean, well-maintained application equipment. Immediately following application, thoroughly clean all spray equipment to reduce the risk of forming hardened deposits which might become difficult to remove. Drain spray equipment. Thoroughly rinse sprayer and flush hoses, boom, and nozzles with clean water.
Clean all other associated application equipment. Take all necessary safety precautions when cleaning equipment. DO NOT clean near wells, water sources or desirable vegetation. Dispose of waste rinse water in accordance with local regulations.
Storage & Disposal
Store in original container, tightly closed and under lock and key. DO NOT store with Class 1, 2, 3.2, 4 or 5 substances or feed, seeds or foodstuffs. Stores containing more than 100 kg of this product require secondary containment and are subject to signage.
When stored appropriately, this product should show no significant degradation for 2 years from the date of manufacture. Contact your supplier for further information about the use of any product that is older than this.
DISPOSAL: Container disposal: Ensure container is empty. Burn, if circumstances, especially wind direction permit, otherwise bury in an approved landfill. Dispose of this product only by using according to this label. Always follow local authority requirements.
SPILLAGE: Wear appropriate protective clothing. Shovel or sweep up and dispose of waste safely in an approved landfill.
Keep out of reach of children.
Avoid breathing spray mist. DO NOT eat, drink or smoke while using.
FIRST AID: If swallowed: DO NOT induce vomiting. For advice, contact the National Poisons Centre 0800 POISON (0800 764 766) or a doctor if feeling unwell. If spilt on skin, remove contaminated clothing and wash affected areas of skin. DO NOT SCRUB THE SKIN. If concentrate is splashed in eyes, flush with running water for at least 15 minutes. If inhaled, remove to fresh air.
DISCLAIMER: This is not the ALTACOR® label. To view or print the label for this product, click the "SDS/Label" tab at the top of this page. Always follow label instructions.
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