Azatin O is a biological insecticide that provides broad-spectrum control of insects in greenhouses and nurseries. It contains 4.5% Azadirachtin, a naturally-derived active ingredient that comes from Neem tree seeds which help repel insects. It features a highly effective biological insect growth regulator (IGR) which works by interrupting the molting process of immature insects and prevent them from progressing, as well as deter feeding of adult insects. It works against aphids, borers, caterpillars, gnats, grubs, leafminers, mealybugs, psyllids, stink bugs, thrips, whiteflies and more. It is labeled for indoor and outdoor use on turf, ornamentals, herbs, vegetables, and other horticultural crops. It is OMRI listed so it is safe to use in organic production. Available in quart size.
Aphids and Adelgids, Beetle Larvae, Weevil Larvae, and Grubs, Borers, Bugs, Cankerworms, Armyworms, Bollworms, Budworms, Caterpillars, Fruitworms, Loopers, Webworms, and Other Worms (Lepidoptera larvae), Chafers, Crickets and more.
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Indoor and outdoor use on ornamentals, turf (including commercial lawns), vegetables, and other horticultural crops.
Tank mix with adulticide to kill both adults and larvae. Spray directly at insect for maximum effectiveness. Apply in early to mid-morning or late afternoon. Maintain Azatin O in a diluted solution at pH between 3-7 and apply soon after preparation.
Yes, if used as directed on label.
OMRI listed. Interferes with the key molting hormone, ecdysone,which prevents insects from progressing from one life stage to the next.
Aphids and Adelgids, Beetle Larvae, Weevil Larvae, and Grubs, Borers, Bugs, Cankerworms, Armyworms, Bollworms, Budworms, Caterpillars, Fruitworms, Loopers, Webworms, and Other Worms (Lepidoptera larvae), Chafers, Crickets, Cutworms, Grasshoppers and Locusts, Leaffolders and Leaftiers, Leafhoppers, Leafminers, Leafrollers, Leaf perforators, Maggots (Fly larvae), Marsh Flies, Crane Flies, and Leatherjackets, Mealybugs, Midges, Millipedes, Moth larvae , Nematodes (suppression), Phylloxera , Psyllids , Sawflies, Scale insects , Sowbugs (Pillbugs), Spittlebugs , Webworms, Whiteflies.
CROPS ON WHICH AZATIN O CAN BE USED:
Bedding Plants, Foliage plants, Flowers, Potted Plants, and other Ornamental Plants, Brassica (Cole) Crops, Bulb Vegetables, Citrus Fruits, Cucurbit Vegetables, Fruiting Vegetables, Herbs and Spices, Leafy Vegetables, Ornamental Trees and Shrubs, Pome Fruits, Root and Tuber Crops, Small Fruits and Berries, Stone Fruits, Tree Nuts, Tropical and Subtropical Fruits, Turfgrass, Miscellaneous Crops.
Important note: This product has been evaluated for phytotoxicity on a wide range of crops. However, since all combinations or sequences of pesticide sprays including fertilizers, surfactants and adjuvants have not been tested, spray a small area first to make certain that no phytotoxicity occurs.
AZATIN O can be applied up to and including the day of harvest (zero PHI). Individual state regulations may vary and should be consulted for allowable preharvest interval.
MODE OF ACTION This product controls targeted insect larvae when they ingest or come in contact with it, by interfering with the insect’s ability to molt. It is effective on all larval or nymphal stages. It also reduces crop damage by repelling and deterring feeding of all stages of insects.
Kills only immature stages (larvae or nymphs) of insects. Treated larvae may die as pupae.
Make applications when pests first appear and are in their early larval stages. Repeat applications every 7 days or as needed.
Botanical Insecticide Concentrate.
Formulated for interiorscape use.
For indoor and outdoor use.
Spraying directly onto the pest and a longer duration of leaf wetting increases effectiveness. Apply in early to mid-morning or late afternoon.
The pH of spray solution containing AZATIN O must be kept between 3 and 8. Use spray solutions within several hours of preparation for maximum effectiveness. Do not store diluted solution for later use.
Do not apply to wilted or otherwise stressed plants, or to newly transplanted material prior to root establishment. Do not apply to known spray sensitive plants without testing.
AZATIN O has been found to be compatible when used in conjunction with most beneficial insects. Conduct a small trial to assure compatibility before using on a large scale.
Use with care when applying near streams, ponds, lakes or bodies of water.
Do not apply AZATIN O when weather conditions favor drift or the likelihood of runoff is high.
For best results, add a spreader-sticker or oil-based adjuvant (such as methylated seed oil) at the label rate.
This product may be pre-mixed in a supply tank with water, fertilizer or other appropriate agricultural chemicals. Agitation is necessary (see Mixing Directions). Crop injury or lack of effectiveness can result if uniform distribution is not achieved.
When pest populations are high, use the higher label rates.
High volume: If plant foliage is dense, use higher label rates and increase spray volume to obtain uniform and complete coverage. Low and ultra-low volume: Apply AZATIN O at rates of 4 to 16 fluid ounces per acre in a minimum of 3 gallons of water per acre. For best results, ensure uniform and complete plant coverage.
AZATIN O is effective as a soil drench for control of soil dwelling insect larvae such as fungus gnats. It is also effective as a soil drench for control of both foliar and soil dwelling pests, particularly when alternated with foliar sprays of AZATIN O.
Apply AZATIN O in sufficient water and for sufficient duration so as to distribute the application rate evenly to the entire treated area.
Apply to moderately moist soils. Use volumes that thoroughly wet the soil, but do not cause significant surface runoff or excessive drip from pots.
Refer to the attached “Chemigation Bulletin” for use directions for chemigation. Do not apply this product through any irrigation system not specifically included in the Chemigation Bulletin.
AZATIN O must be mixed with water for application. Do not apply undiluted product to plants. For best results:
Use clean equipment and clean water.
Add 1/2 to 3/4 of total water volume to the tank and begin agitation.
Add pesticide to the tank.
Add water up to full intended spray volume and mix thoroughly before applying.
Adjust pH of the spray solution to between 3 and 7, if necessary.
Apply pesticide mix immediately after mixing.
If the mixture is not applied immediately, agitate before application.
Thoroughly clean equipment following application.
TANK MIXTURES OR FLUID FERTILIZERS:
Before using this product in a tank mix with fertilizer or registered pesticide, determine compatibility by conducting a compatibility test with a small amount of each product.
Observe all cautions and limitations on labels of all products used in combination.
Follow all tank mix directions and observe limitations listed in the combination product(s) label.
GENERAL DIRECTIONS FOR INTERIORSCAPES, ORNAMENTAL PLANTS, LANDSCAPES, TREES, SHRUBS, LAWNS, TURF, AND GREENHOUSES
For use to control whiteflies, thrips, mealybugs, leafminers, loopers, caterpillars, beet armyworms, aphids, and other pests on bedding plants, potted plants, foliage plants, ornamentals, trees, and shrubs in and around greenhouses, commercial nurseries, and interiorscapes.
For use to control insect pests of field-grown cut flowers and greens.
For use to control gypsy moths, weevils, psyllids, webworms, hornworms, spruce budworms, tent caterpillars, sawflies, and other pests on trees and shrubs in commercial landscapes.
AZATIN O may be used on fruits, vegetables, vegetable transplants, and herbs both inside and outside of the greenhouse.
Apply on a preventative 7 - day schedule or at the first sign of insect presence. This schedule is effective under low insect pressure. Under high insect pressure, apply every 3 - 4 days.
For Field-Grown Cut Flowers and other Field-Grown Ornamental Plants:
Apply AZATIN O at 4 - 16 fluid ounces per acre in sufficient volume of water to achieve uniform and thorough spray coverage. For conventional ground application equipment, apply 30 - 100 gallons of spray mix per acre. For low volume application, apply 0.5 pint (8 fluid ounces) of AZATIN O per acre in sufficient water to provide adequate coverage.
For Use in Greenhouses, Landscapes, Interiorscapes, and Nurseries:
Dilute AZATIN O at 4 - 16 fluid ounces per 100 gallons of water. Mix thoroughly. Apply at 25 - 40 psi with hand sprayer or 100 - 200 psi with power sprayer as a fine spray to all foliage and fruit surfaces to runoff (typically 1 - 2 gallons of spray solution per1,000 sq. ft.). Avoid excessive application. For drench applications, use 8 - 16 fluid ounces of AZATIN O per 100 gallons of water and apply at the rate of 1 quart of diluted solution per square foot of growing media surface. Repeat at 14-day intervals during the growing season.
SPECIFIC PLANT/PEST DIRECTIONS:
Application Rates for Whiteflies and Other Key Insect Pests in Greenhouses (Including Lathe and Shade), Nurseries, Mushroom Houses, and Interiorscapes.
Apply AZATIN O at the indicated dilution rate per 100 gallons of water. Use 1 - 2 gallons of spray solution per 1,000 square feet to ensure adequate plant coverage.
DIRECTIONS FOR REPELLING JAPANESE BEETLES FROM ROSE PLANTS
For best results, apply to roses at the first sign of Japanese beetle emergence in early summer at the rate of 0.5 pint of AZATIN O per 100 gallons of water.
AZATIN O is more effective when used as a preventative.
Spray to run-off, making sure to completely cover all parts of the plant, including buds and flowers.
Repeat application weekly, after rainfall or during periods of rapid plant growth as new growth that occurs after application is not fully protected. Continue applications as long as adult beetles are present.
Do not spray water directly onto foliage or otherwise wash off the leaves after treatment. This will reduce the effectiveness of the application.
After initial application, some beetles may be present on foliage but they will not feed on it.
DIRECTIONS FOR LAWNS AND TURF
For use to control cutworms, armyworms, sod webworms, crickets, chinch bugs, leafhoppers, and grasshoppers.
Apply at first sign of pest presence or damage to turf. Do not apply if rain is forecast within the next 24 hours.
Apply 1 quart - 3 gallons of AZATIN O per acre (or 0.75 - 9 fluid ounces per 1,000 square feet) using enough spray volume to obtain thorough coverage and penetration of the turf canopy. Use 2 - 5 gallons of diluted material per 1,000 square feet, or 50 - 100 gallons of diluted material per acre.
The treated area may be lightly irrigated for 3 - 5 minutes after application if desired to increase penetration of the turf surface. However, do not water turf again for 2 days after application.
Reapply as needed to maintain control of turf damage. Be sure to treat under shrubs and plants bordering houses or other structures.
Mow and irrigate turf prior to application. The treated area may be lightly irrigated for 3 - 5 minutes after application if desired to increase penetration of the turf surface. Do not water turf again within 24 hours after application. Do not mow again within 3 days after application.
For use to control white grubs (Japanese beetles, European chafers, dung beetles, June beetles, green June beetles, May beetles, annual white grubs, grub beetles, southern masked chafers, etc.) and crane fly larvae (leatherjackets):
For white grubs, make application soon after adults emerge in summer (1 - 3 weeks after first sign of adults). Leatherjackets should be targeted as young larvae while feeding near the soil surface.
Apply 1 quart - 3 gallons of AZATIN O per acre (0.75 - 9 fluid ounces per1,000 square feet) using enough spray volume to obtain thorough coverage and penetration of the turf. Use 50 - 100 gallons of diluted material per acre, or 2 - 5 gallons of diluted material per 1,000 square feet.
For use to control mole crickets:
Apply 1 quart - 3 gallons of AZATIN O per acre (0.75 - 9 fluid ounces per 1,000 square feet) using enough spray volume to obtain thorough coverage. Use 2 - 5 gallons of diluted material per 1,000 square feet, or 50 - 100 gallons of diluted material per acre.
For best results, apply when nymphs are small, in the early spring. If necessary, reapply at 1 - 2 week intervals.
For use to control billbugs:
Apply in mid to late spring or at first sign of pest emergence or damage.
Apply 1 quart - 3 gallons of AZATIN O per acre (0.75 - 9 fluid ounces per 1000 square feet) using enough spray volume to obtain thorough coverage. Use 50 - 100 gallons of diluted material per acre, or 2 - 5 gallons of diluted material per 1,000 square feet.
Reapply as necessary. Repeat treatment in early to mid-fall to control possible second generation.
Apply 1 quart - 3 gallons of AZATIN O per acre (0.75 - 9 fluid ounces per 1,000 square feet) using enough spray volume to obtain thorough coverage. Use 50 - 100 gallons of diluted material per acre. Use 2 - 5 gallons of diluted material per 1,000 square feet. Repeat as necessary.
DIRECTIONS FOR GREENHOUSE AND NURSERY-GROWN FOOD CROPS
Application Rates for Key Insect Pests of Vegetables Raised to Harvest (including Transplants for Commercial Resale), Fruits, and Nut Crops Grown in Greenhouses, Lath and Shade Houses, and Nurseries.
Apply AZATIN O at the indicated rates in sufficient water to ensure adequate plant coverage. Use 1 - 2 gallons of spray solution per 1,000 square feet, or equivalent to a minimum of 30 gallons of water per acre for conventional application equipment (3 gallons of water per acre for low/ultra low volume equipment).
This product may be hazardous to fish and aquatic invertebrates. For terrestrial uses: Do not apply directly to water, or Net Contents: 1 Quart (32 fl. oz.) (946 mL) CAN BE USED IN ORGANIC PRODUCTION 2 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 waters or rinsate.