This is shaping up to be a dynamic year for chemical manufacturers. Detail from FMC on Altacor is included in this post. Loveland products has discontinued Diazinon 600. Detail from Adama on their two Diazinon formulations (Diazinon 500, and Diazinon 50W) will be released in July.
A change is coming to the popular fruitworm control Altacor—luckily FMC has the same active ingredient available in Altacor eVo, which is listed for cranberry. Many suppliers still have sufficient stock of Altacor available for this season, but growers will want to familiarize themselves with Altacor eVo for coming use. Altacor eVo is a more concentrated form of chlorantranilprole than Altacor, so your use rate will decrease in order to apply the same amount of active ingredient to the crop. Thorough mixing and even coverage become all the more important with increased concentration formulations.
|Formulation||Water dispersible granule||Water dispersible granule|
|Active ingredient by weight||35%||70%|
|Labeled rate for cranberry fruitworm||3.0-4.5 ounces of product per acre||1.5-2.2 ounces of product per acre|
|Active ingredient per acre||0.066-0.099 lbs active ingredient per acre||0.066-0.098 lbs active ingredient per acre|
|PHI||1 day||1 day|
|REI||4 hours||4 hours|
|Chemigation allowed in cranberry||Yes, see label||Yes, see label|
|Link to label||https://www.cdms.net/ldat/ldFRK000.pdf||https://www.cdms.net/ldat/ldIF4000.pdf|
|Logo color||Purple, orange, maroon||Purple, blue|
If you have questions, reach out to Allison, your chemistry supplier, or your handler. The label is the law.This article was posted in Cranberry, Insects and tagged Allison Jonjak, Altacor, Altacor eVo, Cranberries, Cranberry Fruitworm, fruit pest management, fruitworms, red-headed flea beetle.