Piston

Piston

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Product Overview

Piston is a suspension concentrate formula that provides a broad-spectrum control of listed insects in greenhouses. It contains Chlorfenapyr as its active ingredient which offers superior control of insects, including mites in nymph and adult stage. This insecticide-miticide starts killing most pests within 72 hours of application, and it provides a great translaminar activity that delivers up to 14 to 21 days of control. It effectively kills on contact and through ingestion, and it works by interrupting the energy production of insects to keep ADP to ATP from converting so they cannot generate sufficient energy, causing them to die. It rainfast in about 60 minutes so it will remain effective even after rainfall. It has an excellent control over thrips and insects such as broad mites, caterpillars, citrus budmites, cyclamen mites, fungus gnats, rust mites, and spider mites on fruiting vegetables and ornamental crops grown in commercial greenhouses. This product is a great alternative to Pylon. Available in quart size.

Features and Specs

Active Ingredient: Chlorfenapyr - 21.4%
Target pests: Broad mites, Caterpillars, Chilli thrips, Citrus budmites, Cyclamen mites, Foliar nematodes, Fungus gnats, Rust mites, Spider mites, Western flower thrips.
For use in: Fruiting vegetables and ornamental crops grown in commercial greenhouses.
Pet safe: Yes, if used as directed on label.
Formulation: Suspension concentrate.
NOT FOR SALE TO: NV, AZ, AK, MT, WY, ND, SD, NE, IA, IA, MO, IL IN, KY
Special Features: Rainfast in 60 minutes.
Shipping Weight: 2.61 lbs
Manufacturer: Atticus LLC (Mfg. Number: 530010)
EPA Registration: 91234-19

Details

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

It is a violation of Federal law to use this product in a manner inconsistent with its labeling. 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 treated area during application. For any requirements specific to your state or tribe, consult the agency responsible for pesticide regulation.

USE RESTRICTIONS

  • Do not apply Piston except as specified on this label.
  • Do not apply Piston in a way that will contact workers or other persons, either directly or through drift. Only protected handlers may be in the treated area during application.
  • Do not use Piston on any other crops except fruiting vegetable crops and ornamental crops grown in commercial greenhouses.
  • Do not contaminate food or feedstuffs.
  • Do not compost any discarded plant materials that have been treated with Piston.
  • Do not apply Piston through any type of irrigation system.
  • Do not tank mix with products that contain a label prohibition against tank mixing.
  • Do not apply more than three (3) applications of Piston during a crop growing cycle.
  • Do not use Piston to formulate, reformulate or repackage into any other pesticide product without the written permission of Atticus, LLC.
  • Do not apply more than 39 fl ozs of Piston (0.6 lb ai) per acre, per crop growing cycle in fruiting vegetables.
  • It is unlawful to use Piston on anything other than ornamental crops or fruiting vegetable crops in commercial greenhouses.

Resistance Management: All crop protection chemicals should be used in resistance pest management programs suitable for the crop-pest complex involved. The program should involve different classes of chemistry in the control of the pests. For more information on insect resistance, contact the local Cooperative Extension Service for suggestions on minimizing insect resistance.

When using Piston in greenhouses, do not apply more than two (2) consecutive applications before rotating to an insecticide-miticide with a different mode of action. In addition, do not apply Piston to consecutive crops in the commercial greenhouse unless applied in combination with another insecticide-miticide with a different mode of action.

Mixing Instructions: Agitate or shake Piston containers prior to use in order to prepare a uniform spray solution. Add 1/2 to 3/4 of the required amount of clean water to the spray tank and start agitation. Measure the required amount of Piston with a calibrated measuring device and add to the spray tank while agitating. Add the rest of the water and continue with agitation. If preparing a tank-mixture, add Piston to the tank first and be sure that it is fully dispersed in water before adding the additional materials. To prevent waste and disposal of used spray solution, it is best to prepare no more spray solution than is needed for the immediate operation.

Compatibility: Although Piston is compatible with many spray products, a full range of compatibilities under all local conditions has not been evaluated. Therefore, the compatibility of any mixture with Piston must be determined using a jar test. Conduct a jar test by adding proportionate amounts of each ingredient of the tank-mixture to a pint or quart jar. Cap, shake, and let sit for at least 15 minutes. If a precipitate forms and it cannot be readily re-dispersed, do not use the mixture because it is incompatible.

Tank Mixing: As stated above, if using Piston in a tank-mixture, always add Piston to the spray tank first and make sure it is fully dispersed in water before adding any other tank-mix product. Follow all applicable directions, restrictions and precautions on the label for the tank mix partners. The most restrictive labeling applies when using a tank mix. Do not tank mix with products that contain a label prohibition against tank mixing. It is unlawful to tank mix Piston if the tank mix will be used outdoors.

FRUITING VEGETABLE CROPS GROWN IN COMMERCIAL GREENHOUSES

Piston is broad-spectrum and can be used to control insect and mite pests on greenhouse grown fruiting vegetables such as eggplant, groundcherry, pepino, pepper, tomatillo and tomato. If multiple pests are present, always use the rates required to control the most difficult pest. Use lower rates when populations are at action thresholds and higher rates when populations have reached economic injury levels for yield or quality.

Application Instructions: Always maintain agitation during application. Use the suggested dosage in sufficient water for thorough coverage of foliage. Piston can be applied up to and including the day of harvest.
Use Restrictions for Fruiting Vegetables Grown in Commercial Greenhouses

  • Apply Piston according to the product guidelines and restrictions stated in the “USE RESTRICTIONS” and “Resistance Management” sections of this label.
  • Do not apply Piston as an ultra low volume (ULV) spray.
  • Do not use on tomato varieties with a mature fruit diameter of less than one (1) inch.
  • Allow at least 5 to 7 days between applications.
  • Do not apply more than 39 fl ozs of Piston (0.6 lb ai) per acre, per crop growing cycle in fruiting vegetables grown in commercial greenhouses.
  • It is unlawful to use a tank-mixture with Piston outdoors.

TARGET PESTS: Worms: Alfalfa looper (Autographa , californica) Beet armyworm (Spodoptera exigua) Cabbage looper (Trichoplusia ni) Fall armyworm (S. frugiperda) Hornworms (Manduca quinquemaculata) Southern armyworm (S. eridania) Tobacco budworm (H. virescens) Tomato fruitworm (Heliothis zea) Tomato pinworm (Keiferia lycopersicella) Yellowstriped armyworm (S. ornithogalli), Mites: Broad mite (Polyphagotarsonemus latus) Two-spotted spider mite (Tetranychus urticae and other Tetranychus spp., Thrips: Melon thrips (Thrips palmi) Onion thrips (Thrips tabaci) Western flower thrips (Frankliniella occidentalis).

ORNAMENTAL CROPS GROWN IN COMMERCIAL GREENHOUSES

On greenhouse ornamentals, Piston is broad-spectrum and controls mites, insects and foliar nematodes. If multiple pests are present, always use the rates required to control the most difficult pest. Use lower rates when populations are at action thresholds and higher rates when populations have reached economic injury levels for yield or quality.

Application Instructions: Always maintain agitation during application. Use the suggested dosage in sufficient water for thorough coverage of foliage.

Use Restrictions for Ornamental Crops Grown in Commercial Greenhouses

  • Apply Piston according to the product guidelines and restrictions stated in the “USE RESTRICTIONS” and “Resistance Management” sections of this label.
  • Do not apply more than 41 fl ozs of Piston per 100 gallons per crop per season or 0.64 lb of active ingredient per 100 gallons per crop per season in ornamentals grown in commercial greenhouses (start to finish for one ornamental crop).
  • It is unlawful to use a tank-mixture with Piston outdoors.

Crop Tolerance: Although Piston has been shown to be safe to many ornamental species when used according to label use directions, not all ornamental plant species and cultivars have been tested for tolerance to Piston, tank-mix combinations of Piston, or pesticide treatments before or after those of Piston. Also, since local conditions can influence plant tolerance, they may not match the conditions under which testing of Piston was conducted.

Sensitive Ornamental Plant Species: Some ornamental plant species have been found, under certain conditions, to be less tolerant to Piston when used according to label directions. Phytotoxicity is likely to occur if Piston is applied to the following ornamental plant species: Dianthus (Dianthus spp.) including carnations, pinks and Sweet William varieties, Kalanchoe (Kalanchoe blossfeldiana), Poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima), Roses (Rosa spp.), Salvia (Salvia spp.) and Zinnia (Zinnia spp.).

If application is made to these sensitive ornamental plant species it is made at grower risk.

Follow these suggestions to reduce potential injury to ornamentals:

  1. Do not apply to plugs in their early stages of development (1 to 2 leaf) as injury to some tender crops could occur. If application to plugs is necessary, test Piston on a small number of plants before doing large scale treatments.
  2. Apply Piston during the coolest parts of the day and always apply prior to blooming or avoid applications to blooms where possible.
  3. Prior to application, evaluate for potential phytotoxicity of all tank mixes with additives or other pesticide products. Additives, including spray adjuvants, are not necessary for use with Piston. Crop oils, surfactants and fertilizer adjuvants have been shown to increase the likelihood of phytotoxicity and are not recommended with Piston. If greenhouses are under high temperature conditions, use caution whenever including an additive with Piston because the injury potential is higher. Do not tank mix with products that contain a label prohibition against tank mixing. Apply the tank mix to a small area (8 to 12 plants) and evaluate for 3 to 5 days before attempting a large-scale spray to make certain that no phytotoxicity occurs.

Target Pests: Mites: Broad mite (Polyphagotarsonemus latus) Citrus budmite (Eriophyes sheldoni) Cyclamen mite (Phytonemus pallidus) Rust mite (Phyllocoptruta spp., Epitrimerus spp. and Aculus spp.) Two-spotted spider mite (Tetranychus urticae and other Tetrancychus spp.), Worms: Beet armyworm (Spodoptera exigua) Cabbage looper (Trichoplusia ni) Soybean looper (Psuedoplusia includens), Fungus gnats (Bradysis spp.), Thrips: Chilli thrips (Scirtothrips dorsalis Hood) Western flower thrips (Frankliniella occidentalis).

(See label for complete application rates and instructions).

ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS

This pesticide is toxic to aquatic organisms, birds, and wildlife.

This product is 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 if bees are actively foraging in the treatment area.

Do not contaminate water by cleaning of equipment or when disposing of equipment washwaters or rinsate. 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. 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 Elimination System (NPDES) permit and the permitting authority has been notified in writing prior to discharge.

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