Altus Insecticide

Altus Insecticide - California

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Altus is an all-around insecticide that treats all greenhouse crops during the production cycle. Its active ingredient has the ability to cover a wide range of plants so it is perfect for integrated pest management programs. No harmful effects on bumble bees, honey bees, and other beneficial insects making it compatible in all production ornamental settings. This broad-spectrum insecticide controls aphids, whiteflies, and other pests on golf courses, vegetables and fruit crops, and on residential and commercial landscapes.With Altus, growers can utilize long-lasting drench applications for more difficult crops (such as poinsettias) and containers (such as hanging baskets).  Proven to be long-lasting and has great residual control for up to four to six weeks. For health safety, four hours of restricted entry interval is advised (12 REI in CA). 

Features and Specs

Active Ingredient Flupyradifurone - 17.09 %
Target pests Whiteflies, aphids, and other harmful insects.
For use in Ornamentals and vegetables, fruit crops in greenhouses, field and container nurseries, lathhouses, shadehouses, interiorscapes, golf courses, and residential, commercial, municipal, and institutional landscapes.
Pet safe Yes, if used as directed on label.
Formulation Soluble liquid.
NY (Restricted To Licensed Applicators Only)
Due to state tax laws, California & Washington residents must purchase their specific state option when adding this item to your cart.
Special Features Controls a wide range of insects and has a low impact on beneficial arthropods.
Shipping Weight 5.21 lbs
Manufacturer Envu (Formerly Bayer) (Mfg. Number: 84989509)
EPA Registration 432-1575



It is a violation of federal law to use this product in a manner inconsistent with its labeling.

Read the entire label before using this product

Do not apply this product in a way that will contact workers or other persons, either directly or through drift. Only protected handlers may be in the area during application. For any requirements specific to your State or Tribe, consult the agency responsible for pesticide regulation.


In order to minimize exposure to pollinators, it is recommended that foliar insecticides are applied late in the afternoon, evening, or at night outside of daily peak foraging periods.

[Not for sale, distribution or use in Nassau and Suffolk Counties New York State.]


Follow manufacturer's instructions for cleaning/maintaining PPE. If no such instructions for washables exist, use detergent and hot water. Keep and wash PPE separately from other laundries.


Terrestrial Use

Do not apply directly to water, or to areas where surface water is present or to intertidal areas below the mean high water mark. Do not contaminate water when disposing of equipment wash water or rinsate.

Non-Target Organisms

This pesticide is toxic to aquatic invertebrates. Drift and runoff may be hazardous to aquatic organisms in water adjacent to treated areas.

Toxic to adult bees in laboratory studies via oral exposure, however, not toxic to bees through contact exposure, and field studies conducted with this product have shown no effects on honeybee colony development.

Surface Water Label Advisories

Flupyradifurone and its degradate difluoroacetic acid may impact surface water quality due to runoff of rainwater. This is especially true for poorly draining soils and soils with shallow groundwater. Flupyradifurone and its degradate difluoroacetic acid are classified as having medium and high potential, respectively, for reaching surface water via run-off for several months or more after application. A level, well-maintained vegetative buffer strip between areas to which this product is applied and surface water features such as ponds, streams, and springs will reduce the potential loading of flupyradifurone and its degradate difluoroacetic acid from runoff water and sediment. Runoff of this product will be reduced by avoiding applications when rainfall is forecasted to occur within 48 hours.

Ground Water Advisory

This chemical has properties and characteristics associated with chemicals detected in groundwater. This chemical may leach into groundwater if used in areas where soils are permeable, particularly where the water table is shallow.

Endangered Species Advisory/Protection Requirements

This product may have effects on endangered species. When using this product, you must follow the measures contained in the Endangered Species Protection Bulletin for the county in which you are applying the product. To obtain Bulletins, no more than six months before using this product, consult or call 1-800-447-3813. You must use the Bulletin valid for the month in which you will apply the product.


  • Ornamentals in greenhouses, field and container nurseries, lathhouses, shadehouses, interiorscapes, golf courses, and residential, commercial, municipal, and institutional landscapes.
  • Vegetables and fruit crops (including transplants) in greenhouses, field and container nurseries, lathhouses, shadehouses, and residential, commercial, municipal, and institutional landscapes.
  • Tree nut crops in field and container nurseries, lathhouses, shadehouses, and residential, commercial, municipal, and institutional landscapes.

ALTUS may be:

  • Applied as a foliar application using properly calibrated ground sprayers, or through properly designed, sprinkler-type overhead chemigation equipment (See Chemigation – Directions for Use section below). 
  • Applied as a soil application using low-pressure drip, trickle or micro-sprinkler chemigation, plant drench, or a greenhouse tray drench. For seedling flats or trays, only apply with broadcast, foliar applications or where the product is intended to be washed from foliage to soil prior to drying on foliage.


ALTUS contains an active ingredient with a mode of action classified as a Group 4D Insecticide. Repeated use of any crop protection product may increase the development of resistant strains of insects. To delay insecticide resistance:

  • Where possible, rotate the use of ALTUS or other Group 4 insecticides with a different mode of action groups that control the same pests.
  • Insecticide use should be based on an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program that includes scouting and record keeping and considers cultural, biological, and other chemical control practices.
  • Before spraying ALTUS, correctly identify the pest and ensure economic and agronomic thresholds are met as recommended by local provincial or IPM specialists.
  • Monitor treated pest populations for resistance development.
  •  Contact your local extension specialist or certified crop advisors for any additional pesticide IRM and/or IPM recommendations for the specific site and pest problems in your area. Also, for more information on IRM, visit the Insecticide Resistance Action Committee (IRAC) on the web at
  • For further information or to report suspected resistance contact your local Bayer CropScience representative for additional IRM or IPM recommendations in your area.

Required System Safety Devices

Use for sprinkler or drip (trickle) chemigation:

The system must contain a functional check valve, vacuum relief valve, and low-pressure drain appropriately located on the irrigation pipeline to prevent water source contamination from backflow. The pesticide injection pipeline must contain a functional, automatic, quick-closing check valve to prevent the flow of fluid back toward the injection pump. The pesticide injection pipeline must also contain a functional, normally closed, solenoid-operated valve located on the intake side of the injection pump and connected to the system interlock 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 pump when the water pump motor stops. The irrigation line or water pump must include a functional pressure switch, which will stop the water pump motor when the water pressure decreases to the point where pesticide distribution is adversely affected. Systems must use a metering pump, such as a positive displacement injection pump (e.g. diaphragm pump) effectively designed and constructed of materials that are compatible with pesticides and capable of being fitted with a system interlock.

Do not apply when wind speed favors drift beyond the area intended for treatment. 


The interaction of many equipments and weather-related factors determine the potential for spray drift. The applicator is responsible for considering all of these factors when making application decisions. Consult the local Cooperative Extension for additional information. Avoiding spray drift is the responsibility of the applicator.

Order of Mixing

Altus may be used with other recommended pesticides, fertilizers, and micronutrients. The proper mixing procedure for ALTUS alone or in tank mix combinations with other pesticides is the following: 

  1. Fill the spray tank 1/4 to 1/3 full with clean water.
  2. While recirculating and with the agitator running, add any products in PVA bags (See Note). Allow time for thorough mixing.
  3. Continue to fill spray tank with water until 1/2 full.
  4. Add any wettable powder (WP), water dispersible granule (WG/WDG) products, or “flowable” (FL/SC) type products;
  5. Allow enough time for thorough mixing of each product added to the tank.
  6. Add the required amount of ALTUS (SL). 
  7. If applicable, add any remaining tank mix components: emulsifiable concentrates (EC), fertilizers and micronutrients.
  8. Fill spray tank to the desired level and maintain constant agitation to ensure uniformity of spray mixture.

NOTE: Do not use PVA packets in a tank mix with products that contain boron or release free chlorine. The resultant reaction of PVA and boron or free chlorine is a plastic that is not soluble in water or solvents.


Citrus Leafminer (suppression)

Katydid nymphs (suppression)

Leafhoppers, Planthoppers

Mealybugs (including citrus mealybug, Madeira mealybug, and vine mealybug)

Plant bugs (including lace bugs)


Citricola scale, Euonymus scale, Orange scale, Oystershell scale, San Jose scale, Barnacle scale (suppression)

Thrips (including Western flower thrips)


Black vine weevil (larva)

Leafhoppers, Planthoppers


Royal palm bug

Plant bugs (including lace bugs)

Mealybugs (including citrus mealybug, Madeira mealybug, and vine mealybug)

Blueberry Thrips

Blueberry Maggot

Citrus Thrips

Avocado Thrips

Squash bug

Colorado potato beetle

Chilli Thrips

TYLCV – Tomato yellow leaf curl virus

CYSDV – Cucurbit yellow stunting disorder virus 

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