Discus L Insecticide

Discus L Insecticide

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Discus L Insecticide is specially formulated to offer a broad-spectrum and systemic insect control on non-bearing fruits and ornamentals in greenhouses and nurseries. This versatile formula contains a combination of Imidacloprid plus Cyfluthrin to provide a safe, effective and long residual control of insects such as adelgids, aphids, borers, Japanese beetles, lacebugs, leafhoppers, mealybugs, psyllids, root mealybug, sawfly larvae, soft scale, whiteflies, and more. It also provides systemic insect control on ornamentals, interior plantscapes, non-bearing fruit, and nut trees. It can be used as a foliar spray which gives more than 30 days control or it may be applied as a drench or band application. Available in a 1 gallon jug.

Features and Specs

Active Ingredient: Cyfluthrin - 0.70% Imidacloprid - 2.94%
Target pests: Ants, Armyworms, Billbugs, Crickets, Cutworms, Earwigs, Grasshoppers, Hyperodes weevil (adult), Japanese beetle (adult), Mole crickets, Sod webworms, Ticks, Weevils, Aphids, Adelgids, Leafminers, Mealybugs, Psyllids, Whiteflies, and more.
For use in: Ornamentals and non-bearing fruit and nut trees in greenhouses and nurseries.
Application: Drench, Band or Foliar applications
Pet safe: Yes, if used as directed on Label
Formulation: Professional Product
Group 3 & 4A Insecticide
NOT FOR SALE TO: CT & NY (Commercial Applicators Only)
Special Features: Offers long-term residual control of insects
Shipping Weight: 10.00 lbs
Manufacturer: OHP Inc.
EPA Registration: 59807-18

Details

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

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.

SEE INDIVIDUAL CROPS FOR SPECIFIC POLLINATOR PROTECTION APPLICATION RESTRICTIONS. IF NONE EXIST UNDER THE SPECIFIC CROP, FOR OUTDOOR FOLIAR APPLICATIONS, FOLLOW THESE APPLICATION DIRECTIONS FOR FOOD/FEED CROPS AND COMMERCIALLY GROWN ORNAMENTALS THAT ARE ATTRACTIVE TO POLLINATORS.

FOR FOOD/FEED CROPS AND COMMERCIALLY GROWN ORNAMENTALS NOT UNDER CONTRACT FOR POLLINATION SERVICES BUT ARE ATTRACTIVE
TO POLLINATORS

Do not apply this product while bees are foraging. Do not apply this product until flowering is complete and all petals have fallen unless one of the following conditions is met:

  • The application is made to the target site after sunset
  • The application is made to the target site when temperatures are below 55 degrees Fahrenheit
  • The application is made in accordance with a government-initiated public health response
  • The application is made in accordance with an active state-administered apiary registry program where beekeepers are notified no less than 48-hours prior to the time of the planned application so that the bees can be removed, covered or otherwise protected prior to spraying
  • The application is made due to an imminent threat of significant crop loss, and a documented determination consistent with an IPM plan or predetermined economic threshold is met. Every effort should be made to notify beekeepers no less than 48-hours prior to the time of the planned application so that the bees can be removed, covered, or otherwise protected prior to spraying.

Read and follow these directions, when using: Shake well before use

USE INFORMATION

When used at prescribed rates and as directed under Directions for Use, DISCUS L will control designated pests on non-bearing fruit and nut trees (Non-bearing fruit and nut trees are those trees that will not bear fruit or nuts for one year after application.), shrubs, foliage plants and flowers in greenhouses and field and container nurseries. Shake or agitate the concentrate before mixing, and add the appropriate amount of product when filling the spray tank with water.

APPLICATION:

DISCUS L is a systemic product and will be translocated upward into the plant system. To assure optimum effectiveness, the product must be placed where the growing portion of the target plant can absorb the active ingredient. The addition of a nitrogen containing fertilizer, where applicable, into the solution may enhance the uptake of the active ingredient. Application can be made by foliar application or soil applications; including soil injection, drenches, chemigation* and broadcast sprays. When making soil applications to plants with woody stems, systemic activity will be delayed until the active ingredient is translocated throughout the plant. For this reason, make applications prior to anticipated pest infestation to achieve optimum levels of control. For outdoor ornamentals, broadcast applications cannot exceed a total of 224 fl. oz. (0.62 lb. of active ingredient) per acre per calendar year. BARK MEDIA: Media with 30% or more bark content may confer a shorter period of protection when treated with DISCUS L.

* When applied to soil: For use only on nursery ornamentals using soil drenches, micro-irrigation, drip irrigation, overhead irrigation, or hand-held or motorized calibration irrigation equipment.

Application Equipment For Ornamentals

DISCUS L mixes readily with water and may be used in many types of application equipment. Mix product with the required amount of water and apply as directed dependent upon the selected use pattern.

When making foliar applications on hard to wet foliage such as holly, pine, or ivy, the addition of a spreader/ sticker is recommended. If concentrate or mist type spray equipment is used, use an equivalent amount of product on the area sprayed, as would be used in a dilute application.

DISCUS L has been found to be compatible with commonly used fungicides, miticides, liquid fertilizers, and compatibility using the correct proportion of products in a small jar test if local experience is unavailable.

APPLICATION THROUGH IRRIGATION SYSTEMS

DISCUS L is to be applied at rates prescribed on the label either alone or in tank mixtures with other pesticides and chemicals registered for application through irrigation systems. The normal dilution ratio is 1:100 to 1:200, depending on the system.

Always meter the product into the irrigation water during the first part of the irrigation cycle. The product may be mixed separately prior to injection. Agitation may be necessary if the mixture is allowed to stand more than 24 hours.

Remove scale, pesticide residue and other foreign matter from the tank and entire irrigation system.

Apply DISCUS L only through microirrigation (individual spaghetti tubes), drip irrigation, overhead irrigation, or hand-held or motorized calibrated irrigation equipment.
Do not apply this product through any other type of irrigation system. Crop injury or lack of effectiveness can result from nonuniform distribution of treated water.

If you have any questions about calibration, contact your State Extension Service specialist, equipment manufacturers or other experts in this area.

Do not connect an irrigation system (including greenhouse systems) used for pesticide application to a public water system unless the pesticide label-prescribed safety devices for public water systems are in place.

A person knowledgeable of the chemigation system and responsible for its operation, or a person who is under the supervision of the responsible person, shall shut the system down and make necessary adjustments when the need arise.

COMPATIBILITY: DISCUS L is compatible with all commonly used fungicides, miticides, liquid fertilizers and other insecticides. Check physical compatibility using the correct proportion of products in a small jar if local experience is unavailable.

APPLICATION TO GRASSY AREAS IN NURSERIES

DISCUS L can be used for the control of soil inhabiting pests of grassy areas of nurseries, such as Northern and Southern masked chafers, Cyclocephala borealis, C. immaculata, and/or C. lurida; Asiatic garden beetle, Maladera castanea; European chafer, Rhizotrogus majalis; Green June beetle, Cotinis nitida; May or June beetle, Phyllophaga spp.; Japanese beetle, Popillia japonica; Oriental beetle, Anomala orientalis; Billbugs, Sphenophorus spp.; Black turfgrass ataenius, Ataenius spretulus; Aphodius spp. and mole crickets, Scapteriscus spp. DISCUS L can be used as directed on nursery grass in sites such as under or around field or container grown plants, on roadways or other grassy areas in or around nurseries. Discus L cannot be used on commercial sod farms.

The active ingredient in DISCUS L has sufficient residual activity so that applications can be made preceding the egg laying activity of the target pests. High levels of control can be achieved when applications are made preceding or during the egg laying period. The need for an application can be based on historical monitoring of the site, previous records or experiences, current season adult trapping or other methods. Optimum control will be achieved when applications are made prior to egg hatch of the target pests, followed by sufficient irrigation or rainfall to move the active ingredient through the thatch.

Do not apply DISCUS L to soils which are water logged or saturated. Adequate distribution of the active ingredient cannot be achieved when these conditions exist. The treated grassy area must be in such a condition that the rainfall or irrigation will penetrate vertically in the soil profile. Do not apply more than 244 fl. oz. of DISCUS L (0.5 lb. of Imidaclopid + 0.12 lb. of Cyfluthrin) per acre per calendar year.

Application Equipment for Use on Grassy Areas in Nurseries:

Apply DISCUS L in sufficient water to provide adequate distribution in the treated area. The use of accurately calibrated equipment normally used for soil application of insecticides is required. Use equipment which will produce a uniform, coarse droplet spray, using a low pressure setting to eliminate off-target drift. Check calibration periodically to ensure that equipment is working properly.

DIRECTIONS FOR FOLIAR APPLICATIONS TO ORNAMENTALS GROWN IN NURSERIES AND GREENHOUSES

For foliar insect control in greenhouses in and around field-grown nurseries and container stocks, and outdoor ornamentals, and ornamentals grown in flats, benches or beds.

Pests: Adelgids, Aphids, Japanese beetles (adult), Lace bugs, Leaf-feeding Beetles (including elm and viburnum leaf beetles), Leafhoppers (including Glassy Winged Sharpshooter), Leafminers, Mealybugs, Pine Tip moths, Psyllids, Rose Midges, Rose Slugs, Sawfly larvae, Scale insects (crawler stages), Thrips (Suppression), Weevil Complex (including Strawberry Root weevil), Whiteflies.

Dosage: 25 fl. oz./100 gallons of water.

Foliar applications: Start treatments prior to establishment of high pest population and reapply on an as needed basis.

Apply when pests first appear or when damage is first noticed. Spray thoroughly. Reapply at 14-28 days, if needed. The addition of a spreader sticker may enhance effect.

Phytotoxicity has not been a problem with DISCUS L. If information concerning specific cultivars under local environmental conditions is not available, then it is advised to pre-spray a selection of plants and observe them for phytotoxicity for a minimum of seven days before making widespread applications.

Make applications to flowering plants during times when pollinating insects are not present, such as early morning or late evening.

Pests: Ants, Armyworms, Azalea caterpillars, Bagworms, Boxelder bugs, California oakworms, Cankerworms, Cutworms, Clover mites, Elm leaf beetles, Elm spanworms, Fungus gnats (adults), Grasshoppers, Gypsy moth larvae, Leaf-feeding Caterpillars, Oleander moth larvae, Pillbugs, Pine Shoot moths, Plant bugs, Redhumped caterpillars, Spittle bugs, Striped oakworms, Tent Caterpillars, Tussock moth larvae, Walnut caterpillars, Webworms, Yellownecked caterpillars.

Dosage: 50 fl. oz./100 gallons of water.

Foliar applications: Start treatments prior to establishment of high pest population and reapply on an as needed basis.

Apply when pests first appear or when damage is first noticed. Spray thoroughly. Reapply at 14-28 days, if needed. The addition of a spreader sticker may enhance effect.

Phytotoxicity has not been a problem with DISCUS L. If information concerning specific cultivars under local environmental conditions is not available, then it is advised to pre-spray a selection of plants and observe them for phytotoxicity for a minimum of seven days before making widespread applications.

Make applications to flowering plants during times when pollinating insects are not present, such as early morning or late evening.

RESTRICTIONS FOR OUTDOOR USE:

  • Follow application restrictions FOR COMMERCIALLY GROWN ORNAMENTALS NOT UNDER CONTRACT FOR POLLINATION SERVICES BUT ARE ATTRACTIVE TO POLLINATORS indicated on page 2 to protect bees and other insect pollinators.
  • Do not apply more than 244 fl. oz. of DISCUS L (0.5 lb. of Imidaclopid + 0.12 lb. of Cyfluthrin) per acre per calendar year.
  • Do not apply this product, by any application method, to linden, basswood, or other Tilia species.

DIRECTIONS FOR SOIL DRENCH AND SOIL INJECTION FOR ORNAMENTAL TREES, NON-BEARING FRUIT AND NUT TREES, AND SHRUBS GROWN IN NURSERIES AND GREENHOUSES

For systemic and contact/ingestion insect control in and around field grown nurseries, outdoor containerized ornamentals, ornamentals grown in greenhouses, and ornamentals grown in flats, benches or beds.

Pests: Adelgids, Aphids, Armored Scale (suppression), Borers1: Eucalyptus longhorned borers, Flatheaded borers (including bronze birch and alder borers), Fungus Gnats (larvae only2), Japanese beetles (adults), Lace bugs, Leaf beetles (including elm and viburnum leaf beetles), Leafhoppers (including glassywinged sharpshooter), Leafminers, Mealybugs, Pine Tip moth larvae, Psyllids, Root mealybugs, Root weevil complex (such as Apopka weevil, black vine weevil, Citrus root weevil3), Royal palm bugs, Rose midge, Sawfly larvae, Soft Scale Thrips (suppression), Whiteflies.

Dosage: 3.4 to 5.6 fl. oz./1,000 sq. ft. (Shrubs Evergreens Flowers Foliage plants Ground covers Ornamental Trees Non-bearing Fruit and Nut Trees (Non-bearing fruit and nut trees are those trees that will not bear fruit or nuts for one year after application.))

Instructions: Flats: Use sufficient volume to wet most of the potting medium without loss of liquid from the bottom of the container. Use higher specified rate within the rate range for borer control and with high pest populations.

Dosage: 0.75 to 1.5 fl. oz. (22 - 44 ml) per inch of trunk diameter breast height (D.B.H.) or per foot of shrub height (F.S.H.) (Ornamental Trees Non-bearing Fruit and Nut Trees Shrubs)

Instructions: Soil Injection: Apply with evenly spaced injection holes around the base of the plant.

Mix required dosage in sufficient water to inject an equal amount of solution in each hole. Maintain a low pressure and use sufficient solution for distribution of the liquid into the treatment zone. For optimum control, keep the treated area moist for 7 to 10 days. Do not use less than 4 holes per plant (tree/shrub).

No soil injection Applications allowed in Nassau or Suffolk Counties of New York.

Soil Drench: Uniformly apply the dosage in a minimum of 10 gallons of water per 1,000 sq. ft. as a drench around the base of plants, directed at the root zone. Remove plastic or any other barrier that will stop solution from reaching the root zone.

GROUND TREATMENT PRE-PLANTING FOR FLOWERS AND GROUNDCOVERS

Dosage: 3.4 to 5.6 fl. oz. /1,000 ft.2 or 1.14 to 1.91 gal/A - Apply as a broadcast treatment and incorporate into the soil before planting.

RESTRICTIONS FOR OUTDOOR USE:

  • Do not apply more than 244 fl. oz. of DISCUS L (0.5 lb. of Imidaclopid + 0.12 lb. of Cyfluthrin) per acre per calendar year.
  • Do not apply to soils which are water-logged or saturated, which will not allow the penetration of the insecticide into the root zone of the plants
  • Do not apply this product, by any application method, to linden, basswood, or other Tilia species.

DIRECTIONS FOR DRENCH AND IRRIGATION APPLICATIONS

For use only on greenhouse and nursery ornamentals and vegetable transplants using soil drenches, micro-irrigation, drip irrigation, overhead irrigation, ebb and flood irrigation, or hand-held or motorized calibrated irrigation equipment.

Instructions: Use sufficient volume to wet most of the potting medium without loss of liquid from the bottom of the container. Apply according to label directions. Follow application with moderate irrigation. Irrigate carefully during the next 10 days in order to avoid loss of active ingredient due to leaching.

RESTRICTIONS:

  • Do not allow leachate runout for the first 10 days after application, in order to retain the product and facilitate full plant uptake of the active ingredient.
  • Do not apply to soils which are water-logged or saturated, which will not allow the penetration of the insecticide into the root zone of the plants
  • On plants with a production cycle of less than one year, application is not to exceed a frequency of more than once each 16 weeks for a particular plant. On stock plants and woody crops with a production cycle of greater than one year, application may not exceed once a year.

(See label for complete list of rates and instructions.)

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