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Table 2 Celery Insect Control

This section was updated - 21 June 2017

Table 2 Celery Insect Control

Product

Rate

PHI*

Comments

Aphids

Dibrom

(naled)

Group 1B
1.1 to 1.65 L/ha
(445 to 665 mL/acre)

Apply in 100 to 300 L/ha (40 to 120 L/acre) of water
4
  • Do not apply when temperature is over 32°C, application in hot weather may cause crop injury.
  • Also controls loopers.
  • Do not enter treated area for 48 hours.

Lagon 480 E

(dimethoate)

Group 1B
700 mL/ha
(280 mL/acre)
3
  • Apply when aphids are first detected, at least 3 weeks after transplanting.
  • Do not apply more than 3 times per season.

Orthene 75 SP

(acephate)

Group 1B
563 to 825 g/ha
(228 to 335 g/acre)

Apply in 225 to 1650 L/ha (90 to 665 L/acre) water
21
  • Apply when insects reach economic threshold levels but do not apply more than 4 times per season.
  • Do not irrigate crop for at least 48 hours after application.
  • Do not apply if rainfall is expected within 48 hours of application.
  • Do not enter treated area for 1 day. For activities involving significant foliar contact, gloves and cotton coveralls must be worn for 2 weeks.

Assail 70 WP

(acetamiprid)

Group 4
56 to 86 g/ha
(23 to 35 g/acre)

Apply in 200 L/ha (80 L/acre) of water
7
  • Also controls pea leafminer using the high rate.
  • Thorough coverage is important.
  • Repeat at 7 day intervals.
  • Do not use more than 5 times per season.
  • Do not apply more than 300g/ha (121g/acre) per season.
  • Do not re-enter treated areas for 12 hours.

Admire 240 F

(imidacloprid)

Group 4

Post-transplant
field drench:
6.0 mL per 100 mL row

(see Rate Conversion Chart of label for row spacing calculations)

45
  • Use one of the following methods:
  • Apply specified dosage in 2000 L/ha (800 L/ac) of water as a narrow (5 cm or less) surface band over the seedline during planting.
  • Seedlings or established transplants: apply in 200 L/ha (80 L/ac) of water as a subsurface side-dress on both sides of each row. Product must be incorporated into the root zone.
  • Post-seeding drench or transplant-water drench: use higher water volumes to thoroughly wet the soil
  • Do not apply more than once per season.
  • Do not follow with any subsequent foliar application of a group 4 insecticide.
  • Do not re-enter treated area for 24 hours.

Actara 240SC

(thiamethoxam)
 
Group 4
375 to 625 mL/ha
(152 to 253 mL/acre)
N/A
  • Make an in-furrow application at the seeding or transplant depth or a narrow surface band above the seedline during planting.
  • For a surface application, incorporate to the seeding depth with irrigation within 24 hours after planting.
  • Do not apply more than 625 mL/ha (253 mL/acre) per year.
  • Do not follow with any subsequent foliar applications of of a group 4 insecticide.
  • Do not re-enter treated area for 12 hours.
  • Also controls dipteran leafminers.

Actara 25 WG

(thiamethoxam)

Group 4
105 g/ha
(42 g/acre)

Apply in 100L/ha (40 L/acre) of water
7
  • Maximum of 2 foliar applications per season.
  • Repeat at 7 day intervals.
  • Do not use if following an in-furrow or soil application of Actara 240 SC.
  • Highly toxic to bees.  Do not apply or allow to drift onto blooming crops or weeds if bees are foraging in or adjacent to the treatment area.

Closer SC

(sulfoxaflor)
 
Group 4C
100 to 150 mL/ha
(40 to 60 mL/acre)
 
Apply in 100 L/ha (40 L/acre) of water
3
  • Do not use in greenhouses.
  • Do not make more than 2 applications per growing season.
  • Repeat at a 7 day interval.
  • Do not apply more than 300 mL/ha (120 mL/acre) per growing season.
  • Do not apply during crop flowering period or when flowering weeds are present in treatment area.
  •  Observe a plantback interval of 30 days for crops not on this label. 
  • Do not enter treated area for 12 hours.

Sivanto Prime

(flupyradifurone)
Group 4D

500 to 750 mL/ha
(200 to 300 mL/acre)

Apply in 100 L/ha (40 L/acre) of water
1
  • Do not use in greenhouses. 
  • Repeat at a 7 day interval.
  • Do not exceed a total of 2000 mL/ha (810 mL/acre) of product per season.
  • Do not use in the greenhouse.
  • Toxic to bees.  Do not apply if flowering weeds are present and bees are visiting the treatment area.
  • Do not enter treated areas for 12 hours.

Fulfill

(pymetorzine)

Group 9B
193 g/ha
(78 g/acre)

Apply in 100L/ha (40L/acre) of water.
14
  • Maximum of 2 applications per season.
  • Apply at a 7 day spray interval.
  • Observe a 30 day plant back restriction for all crops.
  • Do not enter treated area for 12 hours.
  • Apply with a non-ionic adjuvant such as: Agral 90Ag SurfLI 700, or Sylgard 309 to improve performance under drought conditions.

Malathion 85E

(malathion)
 
Group 18
1100 mL/ha
(445 mL/acre)
7
  • Do not make more than 1 application per year.
  • Best control is obtained when temperature is above 20° C.
  • Do not apply after expiry date on the container label.
  • Do not re-enter treated area for 24 hours.

Movento

(spirotetramat)

Group 23
220 to 365 mL/ha
(90 to 150 mL/acre)

Apply in 300 L/ha (120 L/acre) of water
3
  • Repeat at 7 day intervals as needed.
  • Maximum allowed per crop season: 730 mL/ha (295 mL/acre).
  • Do not enter treated area for 12 hours.
  • Use with one of the following adjuvants: non-ionic (eg. Agral 90 or Ag-Surf) or methylated seed oil (eg. Hasten).

Exirel

(cyantraniliprole)
 
Group 28

500 to 1500 mL/ha
(200 to 605 mL/acre)

Apply in 100 L/ha (40 L/acre) of water

1
  • Also controls cabbage looper and leafminer.  See sections of this table.
  • Do not make more than 4 applications per growing season.
  • Repeat at 5 day intervals.
  • Do not apply more than 4.5 L/ha (1.8 L/acre) per season.
  • Use with an adjuvant such as Hasten NT at a rate of 0.25% v/v or MSO Concentrate with Leci-Tech at a rate of 0.5% v/v.
  • Toxic to bees and certain beneficial insects.  Apply early in the morning or late in the evening when bees are not active.
  • Note:  Do not tank-mix or apply in sequence with strobilurin-, copper- or captan-containing fungicides.
  •  Observe a plantback interval of 30 days for legume vegetables, cereals, grass, crop group 1A (inlcuding beets, carrots, radish, parsnip, turnip) and crop group 2 (inlcuding beet greens and turnip greens). 
  • Observe a plantback interval of 1 year for crops not on this label.
  • Do not enter treated area for 12 hours.

Beleaf 50 SG

(flonicamid)

Group 29
120 to 160 g/ha
(50 to 65 g/acre)

Apply in 94 L/ha (38 L/acre) of water
0
  • Repeat at 7 day intervals.
  • Do not apply more than 3 times per year.
  • Do not apply more than 480 g/ha (200 g/acre) of product per season.
  • Do not re-enter treated area for 12 hours.

Caterpillars

Sevin XLR

(carbaryl)

Group 1A
2.5 to 5.25 L/ha
(1.0 to 2.1 L/acre)
5
  • Maximum of 2 applications per year.
  • Repeat at a 7 day interval.
  • Use lower rates on young plants.
  • Apply when insects and damage appear.
  • Toxic to bees. Avoid applying when crop is in bloom.  If it is necessary to apply during crop bloom, make applications during the evening to avoid foraging bees.
  • Do not enter treated area for hand-harvesting, hand-pruning or irrigation for 5 days.  Do not re-enter for hand-weeding or thinning for 12 hours.  

Delegate WG

(spinetoram)

Group 5
140 to 200 g/ha
(60 to 80 g/acre)
1
  • Registered to control cabbage looper.
  • For optimal performance, final solution pH should be in the range of 6 to 8.
  • Apply at egg hatch or to small larvae.
  • Maximum of 3 applications per year.
  • Toxic to bees. Avoid spraying when bees are foraging.

Success 480SC

(spinosad)

Group 5
182 mL/ha
(74 mL/acre)
1
  • Maximum of 3 applications per year.
  • Repeat at 7 to 10 day intervals.
  • Do not apply immediately after rainfall or if rainfall is expected with 48 hours of application.
  • Do not re-enter treated areas until spray deposit has dried.

Entrust 80 W

(spinosad)
 
Group 5
109 g/ha
(44 g/acre)
1
  • Do not apply more than 3 times per year.
  • Repeat at 7 to 10 day intervals.
  • Do not apply when winds exceed 16 km/h.
  • Do not re-enter treated areas until spray deposit has dried.
  • Highly toxic to bees exposed to direct treatment, drift or residues.  Harmful to parasitoids and predatory mites.  Slightly harmful to foliage-dwelling predators.
  • Entrust 80 W and Entrust SC are approved for use in organics.

Entrust SC

(spinosad)
 
Group 5
364 mL/ha
(147 mL/acre)

Bioprotec CAF

(Bacillus thuringiensis)

Group 11
1.4 to 2.8 L/ha
(0.6 L to 1.1 L/acre)

Apply in 300 L/ha (120 L/acre) of water
0
  • Also controls loopers.
  • Most effective when pests are young.
  • Must be eaten by caterpillars.
  • Use sufficient spray volume to ensure uniform coverage on all plant surfaces.

Intrepid

(methoxyfenozide)

Group 18
300 to 600 mL/ha
(120 to 240 mL/acre)

Apply in 300 L/ha (120 L/acre) of water
1
  • Controls cabbage loopers only.
  • Apply at first sign of feeding damage.
  • Repeat at 7 to 14 day intervals.
  • Do not re-enter for 12 hours.

Coragen

(chlorantraniliprole)

Group 28
250 mL/ha
(100 mL/acre)

Apply in 100L/ha (40 L/acre) of water
1
  • Registered to control cabbage looper.
  • Repeat at 3 day intervals.
  • Do not make more than 4 applications per season.
  • Do not enter treated area for 12 hours.

Exirel

(cyantraniliprole)
 
Group 28

250 to 500 mL/ha
(100 to 200 mL/acre)

Apply in 100 L/ha (40 L/acre) of water

1
  • Controls cabbage looper only.
  • Also controls aphids and leafminer.  See sections of this table.
  • Do not make more than 4 applications per growing season.
  • Repeat at 7 day intervals.
  • Do not apply more than 4.5 L/ha (1.8 L/acre) per season.
  • Toxic to bees and certain beneficial insects.  Apply early in the morning or late in the evening when bees are not active.
  • See aphid control comments (this table) for tank-mix precautions and plantback intervals.
  • Do not enter treated area for 12 hours.

Pea Leafminer (Liriomyza huidobrensis)

Agri-Mek 1.9% EC

(abamectin)
 
Group 6
600 mL to 1.1 L/ha
(243 to 445 mL/acre)
14
  • Use Agri-Mek SC with a non-ionic surfactant at the rate of 0.1 to 0.5% v/v of spray mixture. 
  • Apply in 200 L/ha (80 L/acre) of water.
  • Repeat at 7 day intervals.
  • Do not apply more than 4 times per season.
  • Do not apply to transplants.
  • Highly toxic to bees. Avoid spraying when bees are foraging.
  • Check labels for re-entry intervals.

Agri-Mek SC

(abamectin)
 
Group 6
135 to 250 mL/ha
(55 to 101 mL/acre)

Citation 75WP

(cyromazine)

Group 17
188 g (2.5 soluble bags)/ha
(76 g (1 soluble bag)/acre)

Apply in 300 L/ha (120 L/acre) of water
7
  • Apply at first appearance of larvae.
  • Re-apply as needed, allowing at least 7 days between applications.
  • Do not make more than 5 applications per season.
  • Do not enter treated area for 12 hours.

Coragen

(chlorantraniliprole)

Group 28
250 to 375 mL/ha
(100 to 150 mL/acre)

Apply in 100 L/ha (40 L/acre) of water.
1
  • Repeat at 3 day intervals as needed.
  • Do not make more than 4 applications per season.
  • Do not apply more than 1 L/ha (400 mL/ac) per season.
  • FOR CONTROL OF BLACK CUTWORM, use the lower rate and apply to smaller plants or when lower portions of the plant can receive adequate coverage.
  • Do not re-enter treated area for 12 hours.

Exirel

(cyantraniliprole)
 
Group 28

1000 to 1500 mL/ha
(405 to 605 mL/acre)

Apply in 100 L/ha (40 L/acre) of water

1
  • Controls larvae.
  • Also controls aphids and cabbage looper.  See sections of this table.
  • Do not make more than 4 applications per growing season.
  • Repeat at 5 day intervals.
  • Do not apply more than 4.5 L/ha (1.8 L/acre) per season.
  • Use with an adjuvant such as Hasten NT at a rate of 0.25% v/v or MSO Concentrate with Leci-Tech at a rate of 0.5% v/v.
  • Toxic to bees and certain beneficial insects.  Apply early in the morning or late in the evening when bees are not active.
  • See aphid control comments (this table) for tank-mix precautions and plantback intervals.
  • Do not enter treated area for 12 hours.
*PHI = Pre-harvest interval.
= Very Toxic
BUFFERS – Refer to product label for buffer requirements. See also Pesticide Regulations and Safety section of this guide.
PESTICIDE GROUP DETAILS – see Appendix E. Pesticide Toxicity Table of this guide.

 

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