Bracket 97 Insecticide

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Bracket 97 Insecticide
Bracket 97 Insecticide

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Product Overview

Bracket 97 Insecticide is specially formulated to provide systemic control of feeding insects on some agricultural crops and selected non-crop areas, turf, greenhouses, and shadehouses. It contains Acephate as its active ingredient in a water-soluble formulation which effectively controls pests through ingestion. It is readily absorbed through the foliage and roots to ensure efficient control of insect pests to prevent them from damaging your plants and crops. Available in 10 lb. bag.

Features and Specs

Active Ingredient Acephate - 97%
Target pests Fleahoppers, Grasshoppers, Aphids, Bean Leaf Beetle, Bean Leafroller, Cabbage Looper, Cutworms, Green Cloverworm, Leafhoppers, Mexican Bean Beetle, Soybean Looper, Thrips, Whitefly, Armyworms, Corn Earworm, European Corn Borer.
For use in Selected agricultural crops and certain non-crop areas, turf, greenhouse, and shadehouses.
Application Apply in 20 to 100 gallons per acre by conventional ground equipment to ensure thorough coverage of the target crop.
Pet safe Yes, if used as directed on label.
Formulation Water-soluble Powder.
Special Features Water soluble formula which can be readily absorbed by plant roots and foliage.
Shipping Weight 10.00 lbs
Manufacturer Winfield United CP (Mfg. Number: 183286)
EPA Registration 70506-8-1381




  • Do not apply with low pressure handwand equipment except for control of fire ants as a mound treatment and when used on ornamental trees, shrubs, and floral plants grown for non-agricultural or non-commercial use.
  • Not for indoor residential use.
  • For use on turf, use limited to sod farms and golf courses, except when applying to mound or spot treatment for fire ant and harvester ant control.
  • For greenhouse/shadehouse, use is limited to commercial greenhouses/shadehouses for use on ornamental, floral, and foliage plants and the tobacco floatbed application as specified in the tobacco use directions.
  • Not for use on agricultural establishments in hopper-box, planter-box, slurry-box or other seed treatment applications at, or immediately before planting.
  • Do not apply this product through any type of irrigation system except as specified for use on cranberries.


- Dry and Succulent Forms - (Except Succulent Green Beans UInless grown Only for Seed

Ground Applications: Apply in 20 to 100 gallons per acre by conventional ground equipment to ensure thorough coverage of the target crop.

Aerial Application: Make applications of Bracket 97 Insecticide in a minimum of 2 gallons per acre. Use sufficient carrier volume to provide thorough, uniform coverage.


  • Fleahoppers, Grasshoppers: 0.25 to 0.5 lb. (4 to 8 oz)
  • Aphids, Bean Leaf Beetle, Bean Leafroller, Cabbage Looper, Cutworms, Green Cloverworm, Leafhoppers, Mexican Bean Beetle, Plant bugs (Lygus), Soybean Looper, Thrips, Whitefly (Except Sweetpotato and Silverleaf Whitefly) - 0.5 to 1.0 lb. (8 to 16 oz)
  • Armyworms (excluding Beet Armyworm), Corn Earworm, European Corn Borer - 0.75 to 1.0 lb. (12 to 16 oz)

Apply when eggs or insects first appear.

Repeat at 3-day spray intervals for rates up to 0.52 lb./A and at 7-day spray intervals for rates greater than 0.52 lb./A as necessary to maintain control.

Use higher rates within the specified range for severe insect infestations.


  • Do not apply more than 2.1 lbs. product/A per season.
  • Dry beans: Allow at least 14 days between final application and harvest.
  • Lima beans (Succulent): Allow at least 1 day to elapse between final application and harvest.
  • Do not feed treated vines to livestock.
  • Use on succulent green beans as a food crop is prohibited (includes string beans, snap beans, and wax beans). Succulent green bean use is permitted ONLY if grown seed.



This pesticide is toxic to birds.

For terrestrial uses, 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 cleaning equipment or disposing of equipment washwaters.

Exposed treated seed may be hazardous to birds and other wildlife. Dispose of all excess treated seed and seed packaging by burial away from bodies of water.

This product is highly toxic to bees exposed to direct treatment on blooming crops or weeds. Do not apply this product or allow it to drift to blooming crops or weeds while bees are actively visiting the treatment area.

Do not discharge effluent containing this product into lakes, streams, ponds, estuaries, oceans, or other waters unless in accordance with the requirements of a National Pollutant Discharge Eliminations System (NPDES) permitted and the permitting authority has been notified in writing prior to discharge. Do not discharge effluent containing this product to sewer systems without previously notifying the local sewage treatment plant authority. For guidance contact your State Water Board or Regional Office of the EPA.

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    Best way to buy acephate for fire ant poison!

    By Alan on 09/04/2020

    To save a few bucks I've bought the granulated acephate but I wanted it to be powder so you can blow it in walls or other & it would adhere to the ant just by contact. So I crushed up the granulated which took some time just to find out it then clumped and I was always banging my canister on something to try & free the clumps before putting a bit on a fire ant mound. Bracket comes as a fine powder, no clumping either! I literally carry a canister ony riding lawn mower as that's when you find these mounds that often are impossible to find if you go back later by memory. Doesn't take much at all for a mound.. Maybe a tablespoon will Wipe a whole mound. I think it goes farther in powder form not clumping too! Stinks like crazy! But I like that as I don't have to worry about my pets wanting to lick it like some others that have sugar added. It works, hands down... I've found bracket 97 "97 percent acephate" being approximately 20 - 40 percent cheaper than buying it in other forms. Seems it's a little secret! They don't plaster everywhere and I had to research a bit to even figure out for sure this was acephate. The only negative I can think of is a warning not to drop it in the wind or you'll lose some of the product if you want it on the mound. All I know is I never see a mound active again when I pass a few days later on my next mow! I HATE FIREANTS! with a passion! And I don't like my dogs or my kids finding them the hard way.. Those little stings leave long term aftereffects.

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How does Bracket 97 Insecticide compare to Orthene 97? Can this be applied with Suspend SC or Bifen IT?

I've used Bifen several times now and feel that it has lost its effectiveness. I thought I would combine this with Suspend SC or Bifen IT to cover a broader range of insects/bugs.

Bracket 97 Insecticide

 has the same active ingredient and percentage as Orthene 97. You do not want to mix this with Suspend SC Or Bifen IT as it will eliminate the effectiveness of each insecticide. You can use these in rotation with each other every 3 months to keep the insects from building up a resistance. 

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Will Bracket 97 kill ants in horse pastures?

Bracket 97 Insecticide is labeled for fire ants, however it is not labeled for use in a pasture.  We would recommend Extinguish Plus Fire Ant Bait for use in a horse pasture.

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