Insect Control

NOTES:  For the insecticides listed below, one product trade name and formulation is provided for each active ingredient (AI) as an example of rates, days to harvest (dh), restricted entry interval (REI), and special instructions. In many cases, there are other products available with the same AI. Please see Table 27 and Insecticides Alphabetical Listing by Trade Name for more information on these insecticides.

The designation (Bee: L, M, or H) indicates a bee toxicity rating of low, moderate, or high. See the Protecting Honeybees and Native Pollinators section for more details.

The symbol * indicates a product is a restricted use pesticide. See Pesticide Safety and Use for more details.

The symbol OG   indicates a product is listed by the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) as approved for use in organic production. See Organic Certification section for more details.

Caution: Insecticides should not be applied when bees are active in the field.  Avoid products with high or moderate bee toxicity during bloom. If application of an insecticide is necessary while the crop is blooming, select products with low bee toxicity or with short residual period; apply in the evening after the bees have left the field. See Protecting Honeybees and Native Pollinators in the Insect Management section for more suggestions on how to avoid harmful effects on pollinators.

Aphids, Green Peach (Myzus persicae ) and Melon (Aphis gossypii)

Aphids found in cucurbits include green peach aphid and melon aphid. See Peppers for more information about green peach aphid. Melon aphid has a wide host range; vegetable crops attacked include cucurbits, asparagus, pepper, eggplant and okra. Among cucurbits, it is more serious on cucumber, muskmelon and watermelon than in squash and pumpkins. Varieties differ in susceptibility. Melon aphid overwinters in the north on woody plants including catalpa and rose of Sharon; more southerly, adults survive on cold tolerant plants including spinach and dock. Life cycle is similar to green peach aphid; winged females colonize crops in early summer, and wingless females produce live young for about 15 days (70 to 80 offspring per female) resulting in multiple generations. The time from birth to reproductive adult can be 1 week. Wingless females are 1 to 2 mm long. Color varies from light green mottled with dark green (most common) to white, yellowish or dark green. The cornicles at tip of abdomen are always black, a key diagnostic feature. Melon aphid outbreaks are more common in hot, dry weather.

Infestations occur on undersides of leaves where aphids extract plant sap with their piecing sucking mouthparts. Feeding causes yellowing, puckering, leaf curling, and leaf death at high numbers along with shiny honeydew deposits and buildup of sooty mold. Viruses transmitted by melon aphid include cucumber mosaic, watermelon mosaic, and zucchini yellow mosaic. Because transmission occurs within 15 seconds of feeding, insecticides may not prevent initial virus infection though they may reduce its spread in the crop. Oils may reduce virus transmission but test for phytotoxicity.

Use of reflective or row covers to prevent early infestation and virus transmission. Reflective mulch confuses aphid orientation and reduces their ability to locate and infest plants.  Direct seeding is recommended in reflective mulch for maximum effectiveness. When using row cover, apply immediately after setting transplants or seeding, and be sure transplants were not infested while in the greenhouse. Cultivars differ in susceptibility to aphid buildup and to virus; plant resistant varieties if they are available. Separate early and late plantings.

Scout for aphids beginning in mid-June by searching undersides of leaves on runners. If 20% of runners or more have live aphids treatment may be needed. Good coverage of undersides of leaves is needed with materials that require direct contact with pest; translaminar products help to reach aphid feeding sites. Use selective insecticides for other pests to conserve natural enemies.

alpha-cypermethrin (Fastac* EC): 3.4 to 3.8 oz/A (1 dh, REI 12h, Bee: H, Group 3A).

acetamiprid (Assail 30 SG): 2.5 to 4 oz/A (0 dh, REI 12h, Bee: M, Group 4A).

azadirachtin (Azatin OOG): 4 to 16 oz/A foliar or drench, 4 to 16 oz/100 gal in greenhouses. When using lower rates, combine with adjuvant for improved spray coverage and translaminar uptake. (0 dh, REI 4h, Bee:L, Group UN).

bifenthrin (Brigade* 2EC): 2.6 to 6.4 oz/A (3 dh, REI 12h, Bee: H, Group 3A).

Chromobacterium subtsugae strain PRAA4-1 (GrandevoOG): 2 to 3 lb/A (0 dh, REI 4h, Bee: M).

cyantraniliprole (Exirel): 13.5 to 20.5 oz/A (1 dh, REI 12h, Bee: H, Group 28).

cyantraniliprole (Verimark): 6.75 to 13.5 oz/A cotton and melon aphid, 10 to 13.5  oz/A gren peach aphid (1 dh, REI 4h, Bee: H, Group 28). For soil applicationes at planting, or drip chemigation during first half of crop growing cycle.

dimethoate (Dimethoate 4EC): 0.5 to 1 pt/A for watermelon; 1 pt/A for other melons (3 dh, REI 48h, Bee: H, Group 1B). Do not use on cucumbers.

dinotefuran (Safari 20SG): 0.16 to 0.32 oz/1,000 sq ft; 3.5 to 7 oz/100 gal; 7 to 14 oz/A (REI 12h, Bee: H, Group 4). Cucumber and melon transplants only, while in greenhouse. Not for use on field or greenhouse grown crops.

dinotefuran (Venom): 1 to 4 dry oz/A foliar or 5 to 7.5 dry oz/A soil (1 dh foliar, 21 dh soil, REI 12h, Bee: H, Group 4A). Soil application may be as a band during bedding, in-furrow at seeding, transplant or post-seeding drench, sidedress or through drip. Do not apply to vegetables grown for seed.

fenpropathrin (Danitol* 2.4EC): 10.66 to 16 oz/A Danitol + 3 to 4 oz/A Belay. (21 dh, REI 24, Bee: H, Group 3). Do not apply during bloom or if bees are actively foraging.

flonicamid (Beleaf 50SG): 2 to 2.8 oz/A; 2.8 to 4.28 oz/A or 0.065 to 0.1 oz/1000 sq ft for greenhouse cucumbers (0 dh, REI 12, Bee: L, Group 9C).

flupyradifurone (Sivanto): 7 to 12 oz/A foliar, 21 to 28 oz/A soil (1 dh foliar, 21 dh soil, REI 4h, Bee:L, Group 4D).

gamma-cyhalothrin (Declare*): 1.54 oz/A (1 dh, REI 24h, Bee: H, Group 3A).

imidacloprid (Admire Pro): 7 to 10.5 oz/A soil; 0.44 fl oz/10,000 plants on seedling transplants in greenhouse (21 dh, REI 12h, Bee: H, Group 4A). Planthouse applications only provide short-term protection; an additional field application must be made within 2 weeks following transplanting to provide continuous protection. Not for foliar applications.

insecticidal soap (M-PedeOG): 1.25 to 2.5 oz/gal water (0 dh, REI 12h, Bee: L). Spray to wet all infested plant surfaces. May require repeated applications. Apply with a labeled companion insecticide on green peach aphids; on other aphids, use of a companion insecticide is recommended for enhanced and residual control.

lambda-cyhalothrin (Warrior* II): 1.92 oz/A (1 dh, REI 24h, Bee: H, Group 3A).

malathion (Malathion 57 EC): 1.5 pt/A (1 dh, REI 24h cucumber, 12h melons, Bee: H, Group 1B). Do not apply unless plants are dry.

methomyl (Lannate* LV): 1.5 to 3 pt/A (1 dh for 1.5 pt/A; 3 dh for over 1.5 pt/A, REI 48h, Bee: H, Group 1A). For melon aphid.

oxamyl (Vydate* L): 2 to 4 pt/A (1 dh, REI 48h, Bee: H, Group 1A).

petroleum oil (Suffoil XOG): 1 to 2 gal/100 gal water (0 dh, REI 4h, Bee: L). Apply as needed.

pymetrozine (Fulfill): 2.75 oz/A (0 dh, REI 12h, Bee: L, Group 9A). Selective control of aphids including melon and green peach aphid. Translaminar. Apply before populations build up.

pyrethrin (PyGanic EC5.0OG): 4.5 to 17 oz/A; 0.25 to 0.50 oz/gal, 3 gal/1000 sq ft in greenhouse for backpack sprayers (0 dh, REI 12h, Bee: M, Group 3A).

sodium tetraborohydrate decahydrate (Prev-AM): 100 oz/100 gal (REI 12h, Bee: L, Group 25). Do not apply in midday sun or mix with copper, sulfur or oils.

thiamethoxam (Actara): 1.5 to 3 oz/A (0 dh, REI 12h, Bee: H, Group 4).

thiamethoxam (Platinum): 5 to 11 oz/A (30 dh, REI 12h, Bee: H, Group 4). Systemic insecticide used as an in-furrow, banded, drench, or drip irrigation application to the seed/seedling root zone during or after planting/transplanting or shanked into root zone after transplanting or establishment. DO NOT apply as a foliar spray.

Cucumber Beetle, Striped (Acalymma vittatum) and Spotted (Diabrotica undecimpunctata)

Striped cucumber beetle is a key pest of all cucurbit crops in New England, one that requires cultural and often chemical controls to prevent direct feeding damage and transmission of bacterial wilt.  Adult beetles are 7 mm long, are yellow with 3 black stripes that reach the end of the forewings, and have a yellow thorax and black head. Adults overwinter primarily in field edges near last year's crop, with a small proportion remaining in the field. With the onset of warm days (> 50°F), beetles feed on pollen in early-blooming wild plants. High tunnel and greenhouse cucumbers draw beetles first, followed by early field crops. Eggs are laid in soil at the base of the stem, and larvae feed on roots. After pupation in the soil, 'summer adults' emerge, generally in late-July and August. Summer adults feed until early fall, when they move to overwintering sites. Some may produce a second generation which emerges in the fall. There one generation per year in northern New England and a partial second generation in southern New England.

Beetles can colonize a field very rapidly. Adults cause direct feeding damage to cotyledons (often as gouges on underside), leaves (ragged holes) and the base of the stem (wounds and scars). Wounds on the stem allow entry of soil-borne pathogens. Once flowering begins, beetles congregate in flowers.  At high numbers, adults may cause pits and scars on fruit. Larval root feeding, hidden but important, reduces plant vigor and yield. The striped cucumber beetle also vectors Erwinia tracheiphila, the causal agent of bacterial wilt. The pathogen overwinters in the beetle gut, and is transmitted through fecal material deposited in feeding wounds. The bacteria then invade the vascular system of the plant. Non-infected beetles can become infected by feeding on infected plants. Cucumber and muskmelon are highly susceptible to wilt; watermelon is not. Seedlings at the cotyledon and 1 to 3 leaf stage are more susceptible to infection with bacterial wilt than older plants. Thus, it is especially important to keep beetle numbers low before the 5 leaf stage.

Use crop rotation, moving spring crops as far as possible from last year’s fields and overwintering areas. Exclude beetles by using use row covers, supported by hoops to prevent abrasion; remove at flowering to allow pollination. Use transplants so that plants reach at least the 3 to 4 leaf stage before beetles arrive. Some repellents or systemic insecticides may be applied to transplants outside the greenhouse before setting in the field, and some may be applied through drip irrigation. See cucumber beetle in the insect control section of Pumpkin, Squash and Gourds for information on using trap crops to protect a main crop of cucumbers and melons from beetle damage.

Scout twice per week from emergence to 3 leaf stage, then weekly. Count beetles per plant and note damage to leaves and stems. The economic threshold depends on the crop. To prevent bacterial wilt in highly susceptible crops such as cucumber, muskmelons, summer squash, and zucchini, treat when there is 1 beetle for every 2 plants. Less wilt-susceptible crops (butternut, watermelon, most pumpkins) will tolerate 1 or 2 beetles per plant without yield losses. Spray within 24 hours after the threshold is reached. Timely and effective early control will prevent the need for sprays during flowering when bees are active in the crop. There are few options for bee-friendly insecticides to use during flowering; if sprays are needed, apply in the evening after bees have stopped foraging. 

Spotted cucumber beetle does not overwinter here but disperses from more southern areas, reaching New England in mid to late-summer.  Also known as southern corn rootworm, it feeds in a very wide range of crops and weeds and is often found in flowers. Adults are yellowish green with 12 black spots and a black head.  Immature stages are in the soil. This pest rarely builds up to damaging levels in New England.

acetamiprid (Assail 30 SG): 2.5 to 5.3 oz/A (0 dh, REI 12h, Bee: H, Group 4A).

alpha-cypermethrin (Fastac* EC): 3.0 to 3.8 oz/A (1 dh, REI 12h, Bee:H, Group 3A).

azadirachtin & pyrethrins (AzeraOG): 16 to 56 oz/A foliar, drench, and greenhouse applications (0 dh, REI 12h, Bee: M, Groups un & 3A).

beta-cyfluthrin (Baythroid* XL): 2.4 to 2.8 oz/A (0 dh, REI 12h, Bee: H, Group 3A).

bifenthrin (Brigade* 2 EC): 2.6 to 6.4 oz/A (3 dh, REI 12h, Bee: H, Group 3A).

carbaryl (Sevin XLR Plus): 1 qt/A (3 dh, REI 12h, Bee: H, Group 1A). Do not apply when foliage is wet.

cryolite (Prokil Cryolite): 8 to 16 lb/A (14 dh, REI 12h, Bee:L, Group un). Melons only.

deltamethrin (Delta Gold*): 1.5 to 2.4 oz/A (3 dh, REI 12h, Bee: H, Group 3A).

dinotefuran (Venom): 1 to 4 oz/A foliar (1dh, REI 12 hr, Bee: H, Group 4A). Do not apply to vegetables grown for seed.

esfenvalerate (Asana* XL): 5.8 to 9.6 oz/A (3 dh, REI 12h, Bee: H, Group 3A).

fenpropathrin (Danitol* 2.4EC): 10.66 to 16 oz/A Danitol 2.4EC + 3-4 oz/A Belay. Do not apply during bloom or if bees are actively foraging. (21 dh, REI 24, Bee: H, Group 3). Control may be improved by the addition of a non-ionic surfactant.

gamma-cyhalothrin (Declare*): 1.02 to 1.54 oz/A (1 dh, REI 24h, Bee: H, Group 3A).

imidacloprid (Admire Pro): 7 to 10.5 oz/A (21 dh, REI 12h, Bee: H, Group 4A). Soil applications only.

kaolin (Surround WPOG): 25 to 50 lb/A or 1/4 to 1/2 lb/gal for backpack sprayer (0 dh, REI 4h, Bee: L). Suppression and repellence only. May be applied to transplants prior to setting in field. Use on seedlings and young plants. Product residue may need to be washed off if applied after fruit set. White residue may be minimized if applications stop when fruit is 1/4 of its expected harvest size. Follow label instructions for mixing. Generally compatible as a tank mix with other insecticides.

lambda-cyhalothrin (Warrior* II): 1.28 to 1.92 oz/A (1 dh, REI 24h, Bee: H, Group 3A).

malathion (Malathion 57 EC): 2 pt/A for watermelons, 1.6 pt/A for all other melons (1 dh, REI 12h, Bee: H, Group 1B). Melons only.

methomyl (Lannate* LV): 1.5 to 3 pt/A (1 dh for 1.5 pt/A, 3 dh for over 1.5 pt/A, REI 48h, Bee: H, Group 1A).

permethrin (Pounce* 25WP): 6.4 to 12.8 oz/A (0 dh, REI 12h, Bee: H, Group 3A).

pyrethrin (PyGanic EC5.0OG): 4.5 to 17 oz/A; 0.25 to 0.50 oz/gal, 3 gal/1000 sq ft in greenhouse for backpack sprayers (0 dh, REI 12h, Bee: M, Group 3A).

thiamethoxam (Actara): 3 to 5.5 oz/A (0 dh, REI 12h, Bee: H, Group 4).

thiamethoxam (Platinum): 5 to 11 oz/A (30 dh, REI 12h, Bee: H, Group 4). Systemic insecticide used as an in-furrow, banded, drench, or drip irrigation application to the seed/seedling root zone during or after planting/transplanting or shanked into root zone after transplanting or establishment. DO NOT apply as a foliar spray. Suppression only.

zeta-cypermethrin (Mustang*): 3 to 4.3 oz/A (1 dh, REI 12h, Bee: H, Group 3A).

Cutworms

See cutworms in the Pepper and Tomato (Outdoor) sections for more information on the black and variegated cutworms.

alpha-cypermethrin (Fastac* EC): 1.4 to 3.8 oz/A (1 dh, REI 12h, Bee: H, Group 3A).

Bacillus thuringiensis aizawai (XenTariOG): 0.5 to 1.5 lb/A (0 dh, REI 4h, Bee: L, Group 11). Must be ingested; apply in evening before larvae are actively feeding. Adherence and weather-fastness will improve with use of an approved spreader-sticker. Use high rate at cool temperatures.

beta-cyfluthrin (Baythroid* XL): 0.8 to 1.6 oz/A (0 dh, REI 12h, Bee: H, Group 3A).

bifenthrin (Brigade* 2EC): 2.6 to 6.4 oz/A (3 dh, REI 12h, Bee: H, Group 3A).

buprofezin & flubendiamide (Vetica): 12 to 17 oz/A (1 dh, REI 12h, Bee:L, Groups 16 & 28).

deltamethrin (Delta Gold*): 1 to 2.4 oz/A (3 dh, REI 12h, Bee: H, Group 3A).

esfenvalerate (Asana* XL): 5.8 to 9.6 oz/A (3 dh, REI 12h, Bee: H, Group 3A). Seedling spray only.

gamma-cyhalothrin (Declare*): 1.02 to 1.54 oz/A (1 dh, REI 24h, Bee: H, Group 3A).

lambda-cyhalothrin (Warrior* II): 1.28 to 1.92 oz/A (1 dh, REI 24h, Bee: H, Group 3A).

methomyl (Lannate* LV): 1.5 pt/A (1 dh, REI 48h, Bee: H, Group 1A). For variegated cutworm.

permethrin (Pounce* 25WP): 6.4 to 12.8 oz/A (0 dh, REI 12h, Bee: H, Group 3A).

spinosad (SeduceOG): 20 to 44 lb/A or 0.5 to1 lb/1000 sq ft (1 dh, REI 4h, Bee: M, Group 5). Spread bait on soil around plants; reapply after heavy rain or at least every 2 to 4 weeks but not more than 3 times per 30 days.

zeta-cypermethrin (Mustang*): 1.4 to 4.3 oz/A (1 dh, REI 12h, Bee: H, Group 3A).  

Seedcorn Maggot (Delia platura)

See seedcorn maggot in Insect Control in Beans for more information.

cyantraniliprole (Verimark): 10 to 13.5 oz/A soil. (1dh, REI 4h, Bee: H, Group 28). Apply as in-furrow spray or transplant tray drench no earlier than 72 hours prior to planting in field, or as transplant water treatment, hill drench, or surface band.

dimethoate (Dimethoate 4EC): 0.5 to 1 pt/A for watermelon; 1 pt/A for other melons (3 dh, REI 48h, Bee: H, Group 1B). Do not use on cucumbers. 

Squash Bug (Anasa tristis) and Squash Vine Borer (Melittia cucurbitae)

See squash bugs and squash vine borer in the insect control section of Pumpkin and Squash for more on life cycle, monitoring, and management. Cucumber and melons are generally resistant to squash vine borer. SVB is more likely to be a problem in squash and pumpkin, especially thick-stemmed types, which are the preferred host crops.

acetamiprid (Assail 30 SG): 5.3 oz/A (0 dh, REI 12h, Bee: M, Group 4A). Most effective on newly laid eggs and nymphs.

alpha-cypermethrin (Fastac* EC): 3.0 to 3.8 oz/A (1 dh, REI 12h, Bee:H, Group 3A).

azadirachtin (Azatin OOG): 4 to 16 oz/A foliar or drench, 4 to 16 oz/100 gal in greenhouses. When using lower rates, combine with adjuvant for improved spray coverage and translaminar uptake. (0 dh, REI 4h, Bee:L, Group un).

azadirachtin & pyrethrins (AzeraOG): 16 to 56 oz/A foliar, drench, and greenhouse applications (0 dh, REI 12h, Bee: M, Groups un & 3A).

bifenthrin (Brigade* 2EC): 2.6 to 6.4 oz/A (3 dh, REI 12h, Bee: H, Group 3A).

buprofezin & flubendiamide (Vetica): 12 to 17 oz/A (1 dh, REI 12h, Bee:L, Groups 16 & 28). Squash vine borer only.

carbaryl (Sevin XLR Plus): 1 qt/A (3 dh, REI 12h, Bee: H, Group 1A). Do not apply when foliage is wet. Apply sufficient spray volume for thorough coverage; time sprays for early morning or late afternoon. Repeated application may cause plant injury. For squash bug only.

dinotefuran (Venom): 1 to 4 dry oz/A foliar or 5 to 7.5 dry oz/A soil (1 dh foliar, 21 dh soil, REI 12h, Bee: H, Group 4A). For squash bug only. Do not apply to vegetables grown for seed.

esfenvalerate (Asana* XL): 5.8 to 9.6 oz/A (3 dh, REI 12h, Bee: H, Group 3A).

fenpropathrin (Danitol* 2.4EC): 10.66 to 16 oz/A Danitol 2.4EC + 3-4 oz/A Belay. (21 dh, REI 24, Bee: H, Group 3). Do not apply during bloom or if bees are actively foraging.

flupyradifurone (Sivanto): 10.5 to 14 oz/A foliar (1 dh, REI 4h, Bee:L, Group 4D). Foliar applications only. Squash bug only.

gamma-cyhalothrin (Declare*): 1.02 to 1.54 oz/A (1 dh, REI 24h, Bee: H, Group 3A).

lambda-cyhalothrin (Warrior* II): 1.28 to 1.92 oz/A (1 dh, REI 24h, Bee: H, Group 3A).

permethrin (Pounce* 25WP): 6.4 to 12.8 oz/A (0 dh, REI 12h, Bee: H, Group 3A). Use high rate for squash bugs.

zeta-cypermethrin (Mustang*): 3 to 4.3 oz/A (1 dh, REI 12h, Bee: H, Group 3A).  

Two-spotted Spider Mite (Tetranychus urticae)

Also known as Red Spider Mite. Outbreaks are often caused by the use of broad-spectrum insecticides that kill beneficial insects that normally keep two-spotted spider mites (TSSM) populations in check. Watch for white speckling on the upper surface of leaves or webbing on the undersurface around leaf veins. Avoid early-season, broad-spectrum insecticide applications for other pests. Use selective products whenever possible.  With most miticides (not bifenazate), use 2 applications, approximately 5 to 7 days apart, to help control immature mites that were in the egg stage and protected during the first application.  TSSM are prone to developing pesticide resistance so be sure to alternate between products after 2 applications to help prevent or delay resistance. For more information on TSSM, see the Eggplant section.

abamectin (Agri-Mek* SC): 1.75 to 3.5 oz/A (7 dh, REI 12h, Bee: H, Group 6). Must be mixed with a non-ionic wetting, spreading and/or penetrating spray adjuvant; do not use binder or sticker type adjuvant.

bifenazate (Acramite 50WS): 0.75 to 1 lb/A (3 dh, REI 12h, Bee: L, Group 25).

bifenthrin (Brigade* 2 EC): 5.1 to 6.4 oz/A (3 dh, REI 12h, Bee: H, Group 3A).

etoxazole (Zeal): 2 to 3 oz/A (7 dh, REI 12h, Bee: L, Group 10B). Do not apply more than once per season.

fenpropathrin (Danitol* 2.4EC): 10.66 to 16 oz/A (7 dh, REI 24, Bee: H, Group 3). Control may be improved by the addition of a non-ionic surfactant.

fenpyroximate (Portal XLO): 2 pt/A (3 dh, REI 12 hr, Bee: L, Group 21A). A selective contact miticide. Melons only.

gamma-cyhalothrin (Declare*): 1.54 oz/A (1 dh, REI 24h, Bee: H, Group 3A).

insecticidal soap (M-PedeOG): 1.25 to 2.5 oz/gal water (0 dh, REI 12h, Bee: L). Spray to wet all infested plant surfaces. May require repeated applications. Use of a companion labeled insecticide is recommended for enhanced and residual control.

malathion (Malathion 57 EC): 1.5 pt/A (1 dh, REI 12h, Bee: H, Group 1B). Melons only.

Metarhizium anisopliae Strain F52 (Met 52 EC): 40 to 80 oz/100 gal (drench), 8 to 64 oz/A (foliar) (0 dh, REI 0h, Bee:L)

neem oil (TrilogyOG): 0.5 to 2% solution in 25 to 100 gal water/A (0dh, REI 4h, Bee: M, Group 18). Avoid mid-day applications and ensure good coverage.

petroleum oil (Suffoil XOG): 1 to 2 gal/100 gal water (0 dh, REI 4h, Bee: L). Apply as needed.

sodium tetraborohydrate decahydrate (Prev-AM): 50 oz/100 gal (REI 12h, Bee: L, Group 25). Do not apply in midday sun or mix with copper, sulfur or oils.

spiromesifen (Oberon 2SC): 7 to 8.5 oz/A (7 dh, REI 12h, Bee: M, Group 23). Complete coverage is necessary; an adjuvant may be used to improve coverage and control. Effective against egg and nymphal stages.

Whiteflies

See whiteflies in insect control section of Tomato for more information.

buprofezin & flubendiamide (Vetica): 14 to 17 oz/A (1 dh, REI 12h, Bee:L, Groups 16 & 28).

Chenopodium extract (Requiem EC): 2 to 3 qts/A (0 dh, 4h REI, Bee: L). Apply before pests reach damaging levels.

Chromobacterium subtsugae strain PRAA4-1 (GrandevoOG): 2 to 3 lb/A (0 dh, REI 4h, Bee: M).

cyantraniliprole (Exirel): 13.5 to 20.5 oz/A (1 dh, REI 12h, Bee: H, Group 28).

cyantraniliprole (Verimark): 6.75 to 13.5 oz/A at planting, 10oz/A chemigation (1 dh, REI 4h, Bee: H, Group 28). For soil applications at planting, or drip chemigation during first half of crop growing cycle.

dinotefuran (Safari 20SG): 0.16 to 0.32 oz/1,000 sq ft; 3.5 to 7 oz/100 gal; 7 to 14 oz/A (REI 12h, Bee: H, Group 4). Cucumber and melon transplants only, while in greenhouse. Not for use on field or greenhouse grown crops.

dinotefuran (Venom): 1 to 4 dry oz/A foliar or 5 to 7.5 dry oz/A soil (1 dh foliar, 21 dh soil, REI 12h, Bee: H, Group 4A). Do not apply to vegetables grown for seed.

fenpropathrin (Danitol* 2.4EC): 10.66 to 16 oz/A Danitol 2.4EC + 3-4 oz/A Belay. (21 dh, REI 24, Bee: H, Group 3). Do not apply during bloom or if bees are actively foraging.

fenpyroximate (Portal XLO): 2 pt/A (3 dh, REI 12 hr, Bee: L, Group 21A). A selective contact miticide. Melons only.

flonicamid (Beleaf 50SG): 2.8 dry oz/A; 4.28 oz/A or 0.1 oz/1000 sq ft for greenhouse cucumbers (0 dh, REI 12, Bee: L, Group 9C). Suppression only.

flupyradifurone (Sivanto): 10.5 to 14 oz/A foliar, 21 to 28 oz/A soil (1 dh foliar, 21 dh soil, REI 4h, Bee:L, Group 4D).

gamma-cyhalothrin (Declare*): 1.54 oz/A (1 dh, REI 24h, Bee: H, Group 3A).

imidacloprid (Admire Pro): 7 to 10.5 oz/A soil; 0.44 fl oz/10,000 plants on seedling transplants in greenhouse (21 dh, REI 12h, Bee: H, Group 4A). Planthouse applications only provide short-term protection; an additional field application must be made within 2 weeks following transplanting to provide continuous protection. Not for foliar applications.

insecticidal soap (M-PedeOG): 1.25 to 2.5 oz/gal water (0 dh, REI 12h, Bee: L). Spray to wet all infested plant surfaces. May require repeated applications. Use of a companion labeled insecticide is recommended for enhanced and residual control.

Metarhizium anisopliae Strain F52 (Met 52 EC): 40 to 80 oz/100 gal (drench), 8 to 64 oz/A (foliar) (0 dh, REI 0h, Bee:L)

petroleum oil (Suffoil XOG): 1 to 2 gal/100 gal water (0 dh, REI 4h, Bee: L). Apply as needed.

pyrethrin (PyGanic EC5.0OG): 4.5 to 17 oz/A; 0.25 to 0.50 oz/gal, 3 gal/1000 sq ft in greenhouse for backpack sprayers (0 dh, REI 12h, Bee: M, Group 3A).

pyriproxyfen (Knack): 8 to 10 oz/A (7 dh, REI 12h, Bee: L, Group 7). Does not control adults. Apply when whiteflies reach economic threshold.

sodium tetraborohydrate decahydrate (Prev-AM): 50 oz/100 gal (REI 12h, Bee: L, Group 25). Do not apply in midday sun or mix with copper, sulfur or oils.

spiromesifen (Oberon 2SC): 7 to 8.5 oz/A (7 dh, REI 12h, Bee: M, Group 23). Complete coverage is necessary; an adjuvant may be used to improve coverage and control. Effective against egg and nymphal stages.

thiamethoxam (Actara): 3 to 5.5 oz/A (0 dh, REI 12h, Bee: H, Group 4).

thiamethoxam (Platinum): 5 to 11 oz/A (30 dh, REI 12h, Bee: H, Group 4). Systemic insecticide used as an in-furrow, banded, drench, or drip irrigation application to the seed/seedling root zone during or after planting/transplanting or shanked into root zone after transplanting or establishment. DO NOT apply as a foliar spray.