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Pesticide Options for Important Insect, Mite, and Mollusk Pests of Commercial Flowers in Florida1

James F. Price and Curtis Nagle2

Effective arthropod pest management in commercial floral crops requires that pests be detected in a timely manner through systematic scouting and that appropriate control measures be applied as conditions warrant. Control measures may include economical combinations of cultural controls (such as disposal of crop residue, reducing unnecessary water in the production environment, selection of less affected varieties and species, etc.), physical controls (such as screen barriers, hot water treatments of certain planting stock, hand removal of pests, etc.), biological controls (such as release of beneficial parasites, predators, and pathogens to attack the pests) and chemical controls. This insect control guide is a summary of chemical control measures that are presently available to commercial flower producers in Florida and includes beneficial nematode and microbial insecticides that also are components of biological control.

The table in this document lists pesticides, most of whose labels provide for use on any “ornamental” or “flower” crop; however, some product labels permit use on named flower or ornamental crops only. Therefore, it is helpful to consult electronic versions of specimen labels that are usually available at the websites of CDMS (http://www.cdms.net/manuf/default.asp), C&P Press (http://www.greenbook.net/), or the affiliated manufacturer. The table also indicates the permitted production site, either greenhouse (G) or field or shade house (F). Usually just a few or only one example of an active ingredient’s formulation is given; however, there may be other products as effective as those listed. The table is organized alphabetically by active ingredient within each of the following major pest groups:

Aphids

Armyworms

Caterpillars

Beetles (including weevils)

Fungus gnats

Leafhoppers

Leafminers

Mealybugs

Mites

Plant (Lygus) bugs & fleahoppers

Shore flies

Slugs & snails

Thrips

Whiteflies

The product label communicates the lawful use of the product and must be read, understood, and followed. The label contains important limitations that are not presented here, and it remains the pesticide applicator’s legal responsibility to read and follow all label instructions that accompany the pesticide container. When using a pesticide for the first time, it is important to apply the product first to a small portion of the crop and wait to observe possible detrimental effects, such as leaf distortion and plant stunting.

Many pesticides decompose in the spray tank when mixed with water above pH 7. Growers should test the pH of their water, and when above 7, should add a buffering solution to maintain pH between 6.5 and 7.

This summary is only a guide to aid in selection of pesticides. Care has been given to provide accurate and up-to-date information, but it is possible that, through label changes, etc., improper uses may be indicated. In all cases it is the responsibility of the applicator to read, understand, and comply with the label that accompanies each pesticide container.

As an additional precaution, the telephone number and address of the nearest county poison control center must be kept in a convenient location in case of an accidental poisoning; also, copies of all pesticide labels on the production premises must be available. In the event of a poisoning, the label of the pesticide involved should accompany the victim to the poison control center or hospital.

Tables

Products permitted for insect and mite management in specified commercial flowering plants in Florida. 

Active Ingredient Common Name

Production

Site1

Trade Name(s)/

Formulation2

Aphids

abamectin (suppression)

F, G

Avid 0.15EC

acephate

F, G

Orthene Turf, Tree & Ornamental WSP

acephate & fenpropathrin

G

Tame/Orthene TR

acetamiprid

F, G

TriStar 30SG

azadirachtin

F, G

Azahar, Azatin XL

Beauveria bassiana

F, G

BotaniGard ES, Mycotrol O

bifenazate & abamectin (suppression)

F, G

Sirocco

bifenthrin

F, G

Attain TR, Talstar Select

capsaicin & other capsaicinoids

F, G

Hot Pepper Wax

chlorpyrifos

F, G

Dursban 50W

chlorpyrifos & cyfluthrin

G

Duraplex TR

cyfluthrin

F, G

Decathlon 20 WP

cyfluthrin & imidacloprid

F

Discus Nursery

deltamethrin

F

DeltaGard GC 5SC

diazinon

F

Diazinon 50W

dimethoate

F

Dimate 4E

dinotefuran (suppression)

F, G

Safari 20SG

fenoxycarb

G

Preclude TR

fenpropathrin

F, G

Tame 2.4EC

flonicamid

F, G

Aria

imidacloprid

F, G

Marathon II, 1%G, 60 WP

Isaria fumosorosea (formerly Paecilomyces fumosoroseus)

F, G

Preferal

lambda-cyhalothrin

F, G

Scimitar GC

malathion

F

Malathion 5 EC

methiocarb

F, G

Mesurol 75-W

naled

F, G

Dibrom 8 Emulsive

neem oil

F, G

Triact 70

oil (mineral, paraffinic, petroleum, vegetable, etc.)

F, G

Ultra-Fine Oil

oxydemeton-methyl

F

MSR Spray Concentrate

permethrin

F, G

Perm-UP 3.2 EC

potassium salts of fatty acids (insecticidal soap)

F, G

M-Pede, Des-X

potassium silicate (suppression)

F

Sil-Matrix

pymetrozine

F, G

Endeavor

pyrethrins

F, G

PyGanic EC 5.0II

pyrethrins & piperonyl butoxide

F, G

Pyreth-It Formula 2

pyrethrins, piperonyl butoxide & silicon dioxide

F

Diatect II Multipurpose

pyrethrins, rotenone & associated resins

F, G

Pyrellin E.C.

pyriproxyfen (suppression)

F, G

Distance Insect Growth Regulator

rosemary & peppermint oils

F, G

Ecotrol EC

s-kinoprene

F, G

Enstar II

sorbitol octanoate

F, G

SorbiShield 90

spirotetramat

F, G

Kontos

sucrose octanoate

F, G

SucraShield

tau-fluvalinate

F, G

Mavrik Aquaflow

thiamethoxam

F, G

Flagship 25WG

tolfenpyrad

G

Hachi-Hachi

Armyworms (see also caterpillars)

acetamiprid

F, G

TriStar 30SG

azadirachtin

F, G

Azahar, Azatin XL

Bacillus thuringiensis aizawai

F, G

Jackpot WP, XenTari Dry Flowable

Bacillus thuringiensis kurstaki

F, G

DiPel Pro DF, Javelin WG

Beauveria bassiana

F, G

Naturalis L

bifenthrin

F, G

Attain TR, Talstar Select

capsaicin & other capsaicinoids

F, G

Hot Pepper Wax

carbaryl

F

Sevin 80 WSP

chlorpyrifos

F, G

Dursban 50W

Chromobacterium subtsugae

F, G

MBI-203 EP

cyfluthrin

F, G

Decathlon 20 WP

cyfluthrin & imidacloprid

F

Discus Nursery

deltamethrin

F

DeltaGard GC 5SC

diflubenzuron

F, G

Adept, Dimilin SC Insect Growth Regulator

fenpropathrin

F, G

Tame 2.4EC

lambda-cyhalothrin

F, G

Scimitar GC

naled

F

Dibrom 8 Emulsive

novaluron

F, G

Pedestal

permethrin

F, G

Perm-UP 3.2 EC

Polyhedral occlusion bodies (OBs) of the nuclear polyhedrosis virus of Spodoptera exigua

F, G

Spod-X LC

pyrethrins

F, G

PyGanic EC 5.0II

pyrethrins & piperonyl butoxide

F, G

Pyreth-It Formula 2

pyrethrins, rotenone & associated resins

F, G

Pyrellin E.C.

spinosad

F, G

Conserve SC

Steinernema spp.

F, G

Millenium

tau-fluvalinate

F, G

Mavrik Aquaflow

(Z,E)-9,12-Tetradecadien-1-yl acetate & (Z)-11-Hexadecen-1-yl acetate

F, G

CheckMate BAW-F

Beetles (including weevils)

acephate

F

Orthene Turf, Tree & Ornamental WSP

acetamiprid

F, G

TriStar 30SG

azadirachtin

F, G

Azahar, Azatin XL

Beauveria bassiana

F, G

BotaniGard ES, Mycotrol O

bifenthrin

F, G

Attain TR Micro, Talstar Select

carbaryl

F

Sevin 80 WSP

carbofuran

F

Furadan 4F

chlorpyrifos

F, G

DuraGuard ME

Chromobacterium subtsugae

F, G

MBI-203 EP

cryolite

F

Kryocide

cyfluthrin

F, G

Decathlon 20 WP

cyfluthrin & imidacloprid

F

Discus Nursery

deltamethrin

F

DeltaGard GC 5SC

diazinon

F

Diazinon 50W

diflubenzuron

F

Dimilin 25W Insect Growth Regulator

dimethoate

F

Dimate 4E

dinotefuran

F, G

Safari 20SG

fenoxycarb

G

Preclude TR

fenpropathrin

F, G

Tame 2.4EC

Heterorhabditis bacteriophora

F, G

Nemasys G

imidacloprid

F, G

Marathon II, 1%G, 60 WP

Isaria fumosorosea (formerly Paecilomyces fumosoroseus)

F, G

Preferal

kaolin (suppression)

F, G

Surround WP

Isaria fumosorosea (formerly Paecilomyces fumosoroseus)

F, G

Preferal

lambda-cyhalothrin

F, G

Scimitar GC

malathion

F

Malathion 5 EC

naled

G

Dibrom 8 Emulsive

oil (mineral, paraffinic, petroleum, vegetable, etc.)

F

Ultra-Fine Oil

oxydemeton-methyl

F

MSR Spray Conc.

phosmet

F

Imidan 70-W

potassium salts of fatty acids (insecticidal soap)

F, G

M-Pede, Des-X

permethrin

F, G

Perm-UP 3.2 EC

pyrethrins

F, G

PyGanic EC 5.0II

pyrethrins & piperonyl butoxide

G

Pyreth-It Formula 2

pyrethrins, piperonyl butoxide & silicon dioxide

F

Diatect II Multipurpose

pyrethrins, rotenone & associated resins

F, G

Pyrellin E.C.

pyridalyl

G

Overture 35 WP

rosemary oil & peppermint oil

F, G

Ecotrol EC

sorbitol octanoate

F, G

SorbiShield 90

spinosad

F, G

Conserve SC

Steinernema carpocapsae

F, G

Millenium

sucrose octanoate

F, G

SucraShield

tau-fluvalinate

F, G

Mavrik Aquaflow

tolfenpyrad

G

Hachi-Hachi

Fungus gnats

acephate

G

1300 Orthene TR

acephate & fenpropathrin

G

Tame/Orthene TR

acetamiprid

F, G

TriStar 30SG

azadirachtin

F, G

Azahar, Azatin XL

Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis

F, G

Gnatrol

Beauveria bassiana

F, G

Naturalis L

bifenthrin

F, G

Attain TR, Talstar Select

chlorfenapyr

G

Pylon Miticide

chlorpyrifos

F, G

DuraGuard ME

chlorpyrifos & cyfluthrin

G

Duraplex TR

cyfluthrin

F, G

Decathlon 20 WP

cyfluthrin & imidacloprid

F

Discus Nursery

cyromazine

F, G

Citation

deltamethrin

F

DeltaGard GC 5SC

diflubenzuron

F, G

Adept Insect Growth Regulator

dinotefuran

F, G

Safari 20SG

imidacloprid

F, G

Marathon II, 1%G, 60 WP

oil (mineral, paraffinic, petroleum, vegetable, etc.)

G

Ultra-Fine Oil

permethrin

F, G

Perm-UP 3.2 EC

pyrethrins

F, G

PyGanic EC 5.0II

pyrethrins & piperonyl butoxide

F, G

Pyreth-It Formula 2

pyriproxyfen

F, G

Distance Insect Growth Regulator

s-kinoprene

F, G

Enstar II

Steinernema feltiae

G

Nemasys

thiamethoxam

F, G

Flagship 25WG

Leafhoppers

acephate

F

Orthene Turf, Tree & Ornamental WSP

acetamidprid

F, G

TriStar 30SG

azadirachtin

F, G

Azahar, Azatin XL

Beauveria bassiana

F, G

BotaniGard ES, Mycotrol O

bifenthrin

F, G

Menace GC 7.9% Flowable, Talstar Select

buprofezin

F, G

Talus 40SC, 70DF

carbaryl

F

Sevin 80 WSP

chlorpyrifos

F, G

DuraGuard ME

cyfluthrin

F, G

Decathlon 20 WP

cyfluthrin & imidacloprid

F

Discus Nursery

deltamethrin

F

DeltaGard GC 5SC

diazinon

F

Diazinon 50W

dimethoate

F

Dimate 4E

dinotefuran

F, G

Safari 20SG

fenpropathrin

F, G

Tame 2.4EC

flonicamid

F, G

Aria

imidacloprid

F, G

Marathon II, 1%G, 60 WP

kaolin (suppression)

F, G

Surround WP

lambda-cyhalothrin

F, G

Scimitar GC

malathion

F

Malathion 5 EC

neem oil

F, G

Triact 70

permethrin

F, G

Perm-UP 3.2 EC

phosmet

F

Imidan 70-W

potassium salts of fatty acids (insecticidal soap)

F, G

M-Pede, Des-X

pyrethrins

F, G

PyGanic EC 5.0II

pyrethrins & piperonyl butoxide

F, G

Pyreth-It Formula 2

pyrethrins, piperonyl butoxide & silicon dioxide

F

Diatect II Multipurpose

pyrethrins, rotenone & associated resins

F, G

Pyrellin E.C.

rosemary oil & peppermint oil

F, G

Ecotrol EC

sorbitol octanoate

F, G

SorbiShield 90

spirotetramat

F, G

Kontos

sucrose octanoate

F, G

SucraShield

tau-fluvalinate

F, G

Mavrik Aquaflow

thiamethoxam

F, G

Flagship 25WG

tolfenpyrad

G

Hachi-Hachi

Leafminers

abamectin

F, G

Avid 0.15EC3

acephate4

F, G

1300 Orthene TR, Orthene Turf, Tree & Ornamental WSP

acephate4 & fenpropathrin4

G

Tame/Orthene TR

acetamiprid

F, G

TriStar 30SG

azadirachtin

F, G

Azahar, Azatin XL

bifenazate & abamectin

F, G

Sirocco5

bifenthrin4

F, G

Menace GC 7.9% Flowable, Talstar Select

carbaryl

F

Sevin 80 WSP6

chlorpyrifos4

F, G

DuraGuard ME

cyfluthrin & imidacloprid

F

Discus Nursery

cyromazine

F, G

Citation7

deltamethrin4

F

DeltaGard GC 5SC

diazinon4

F

Diazinon 50W7

diflubenzuron

F, G

Adept8, Dimilin SC Insect Growth Regulator8

dimethoate4

F

Dimate 4E

dinotefuran

F, G

Safari 20SG

fenoxycarb

G

Preclude TR

fenpropathrin4

F, G

Tame 2.4EC

imidacloprid

F, G

Marathon II, 1%G, 60 WP

Isaria fumosorosea (formerly Paecilomyces fumosoroseus)

F, G

Preferal9

Lambda-cyhalothrin4

F, G

Scimitar GC

malathion4

F

Malathion 5 EC10

naled4

F

Dibrom 8 Emulsive

novaluron (suppression)

F, G

Pedestal

oil (mineral, paraffinic, petroleum, vegetable, etc.)

F, G

Ultra-Fine Oil

oxydemeton-methyl

F

MSR Spray Concentrate

permethrin4

F, G

Perm-UP 3.2 EC

phosmet4

F

Imidan 70-W11

potassium salts of fatty acids (insecticidal soap)

F, G

M-Pede7

pyrethrins, piperonyl butoxide & silicon dioxide

F

Diatect II Multipurpose

pyrethrins, rotenone & associated resins

F, G

Pyrellin E.C.

pyriproxyfen

F, G

Distance Insect Growth Regulator12

rosemary oil & peppermint oil

F, G

Ecotrol EC

spinosad

F, G

Conserve SC7

thiamethoxam

F, G

Flagship 25WG

Mealybugs

acephate

G

Orthene Turf, Tree & Ornamental WSP

acephate & fenpropathrin

G

Tame/Orthene TR

acetamiprid

F, G

TriStar 30SG

azadirachtin

F, G

Azahar, Azatin XL

Beauveria bassiana

F, G

BotaniGard ES, Mycotrol O

bifenthrin

F, G

Attain TR, Talstar Select

buprofezin

F, G

Talus 40SC, 70DF

carbaryl

F

Sevin 80 WSP

chlorpyrifos

F, G

DuraGuard ME

chlorpyrifos & cyfluthrin

G

Duraplex TR

cyfluthrin

F, G

Decathlon 20 WP

cyfluthrin & imidacloprid

F

Discus Nursery

deltamethrin

F

DeltaGard GC 5SC

dimethoate

F

Dimate 4E

dinotefuran

F, G

Safari 20SG

fenoxycarb

G

Preclude TR

fenpropathrin

F, G

Tame 2.4EC

fenpyroximate (suppression)

F, G

Akari 5SC

flonicamid

F, G

Aria

imidacloprid

F, G

Marathon II, 1%G, 60 WP

Isaria fumosorosea (formerly Paecilomyces fumosoroseus)

F, G

Preferal

lambda-cyhalothrin

F, G

Scimitar GC

malathion

F

Malathion 5 EC

naled

G

Dibrom 8 Emulsive

neem oil

F, G

Triact 70

oil (mineral, paraffinic, petroleum, vegetable, etc.)

F, G

Ultra-Fine Oil

permethrin

F, G

Perm-UP 3.2 EC

phosmet

F

Imidan 70-W

potassium salts of fatty acids (insecticidal soap)

F, G

M-Pede, Des-X

pyrethrins

F, G

PyGanic EC 5.0II

pyrethrins & piperonyl butoxide

F, G

Pyreth-It Formula 2

pyrethrins, piperonyl butoxide & silicon dioxide

F

Diatect II Multipurpose

pyrethrins, rotenone & associated resins

F, G

Pyrellin E.C.

pyriproxyfen (suppression)

F, G

Distance Insect Growth Regulator

rosemary oil & peppermint oil

F, G

Ecotrol EC

s-kinoprene

F, G

Enstar II

sorbitol octanoate

F, G

SorbiShield 90

spirotetramat

F, G

Kontos

sucrose octanoate

F, G

SucraShield

tau-fluvalinate

F, G

Mavrik Aquaflow

thiamethoxam

F, G

Flagship 25WG

Mites

abamectin13,14,15

F, G

Avid 0.15EC

acephate15

G

1300 Orthene TR

acephate & fenpropathrin15

G

Tame/Orthene TR

acequinocyl15

F, G

Shuttle 15 SC,

Shuttle O

azadirachtin

F, G

Azahar, Azatrol EC

Beauveria bassiana

F, G

Naturalis L

bifenazate15

F, G

Floramite SC

bifenazate & abamectin13,14,15

F, G

Sirocco

bifenthrin

F, G

Attain TR, Talstar Select

capsaicin and other capsaicinoids15

F, G

Hot Pepper Wax

carbaryl14

F

Sevin 80 WSP

chlorfenapyr13,14,15

G

Pylon Miticide

chlorpyrifos

F, G4

DuraGuard ME

chlorpyrifos & cyfluthrin

G

Duraplex TR

Chromobacterium subtsugae

F, G

MBI-203 EP

clofentezine15

F, G

Ovation SC

deltamethrin (suppression)

F

DeltaGard GC 5SC

diazinon13,14,15

F

Diazinon 50W

dimethoate

F

Dimate 4E

etoxazole

G

Beethoven TR

etoxazole

F, G

TetraSan 5 WDG15

fenazaquin

F, G

Magus Miticide

fenbutatin-oxide15

F, G

Vendex 50 WP

fenoxycarb

G

Preclude TR

fenpropathrin15

F, G

Tame 2.4EC

fenpyroximate13,14,15

F, G

Akari 5SC

hexythiazox15

F, G

Hexygon DF

Isaria fumosorosea (formerly Paecilomyces fumosoroseus)13,14,15

F, G

Preferal

lambda-cyhalothrin

F, G

Scimitar GC

malathion15

F

Malathion 5 EC

methiocarb

F, G

Mesurol 75-W

milbemectin15

F

Ultiflora

naled15 (suppression)

F, G

Dibrom 8 Emulsive

neem oil

F, G

Triact 70

oil (mineral, paraffinic, petroleum, vegetable, etc.)

F, G

Ultra-Fine Oil

oxydemeton-methyl

F

MSR Spray Concentrate

potassium salts of fatty acids (insecticidal soap)

F, G

M-Pede, Des-X

potassium silicate (suppression)

F

Sil-Matrix

pyrethrins & piperonyl butoxide

G

Pyrethrum TR Micro

pyrethrins, piperonyl butoxide & silicon dioxide

F

Diatect II Multipurpose

pyrethrins, rotenone & associated resins

F, G

Pyrellin E.C.

pyridaben13,15

F, G

Sanmite

sorbitol octanoate

F, G

SorbiShield 90

spinosad15

F, G

Conserve SC

spiromesifen13,14,15,16

F, G

Judo Insecticide/Miticide

spirotetramat15

F, G

Kontos

sucrose octanoate

F, G

SucraShield

tau-fluvalinate

F, G

Mavrik Aquaflow

Plant (Lygus) bugs & fleahoppers

acephate

F,G

1300 Orthene TR, Orthene Turf, Tree & Ornamental WSP

acetamiprid

F, G

TriStar 30SG

acephate & fenpropathrin

G

Tame/Orthene TR

azadirachtin

F, G

Azahar, Azatrol EC

Beauveria bassiana

F, G

Mycotrol O

bifenthrin

F, G

Attain TR, Talstar Select

carbaryl

F

Sevin 80 WSP

chlorpyrifos

F, G

DuraGuard ME

cyfluthrin

F, G

Decathlon 20 WP

cyfluthrin & imidacloprid

F

Discus Nursery

deltamethrin

F

DeltaGard GC 5SC

fenpropathrin

F, G

Tame 2.4EC

flonicamid

F, G

Aria

Isaria fumosorosea (formerly Paecilomyces fumosoroseus)

F, G

Preferal

lambda-cyhalothrin

F, G

Scimitar GC

malathion

F

Malathion 5 EC

oil (mineral, paraffinic, petroleum, vegetable, etc.)

F, G

Ultra-Fine Oil

permethrin

F, G

Perm-UP 3.2 EC

potassium salts of fatty acids (insecticidal soap)

F, G

M-Pede, Des-X

pyrethrins

F, G

PyGanic EC 5.0II

pyrethrins & piperonyl butoxide

F, G

Pyreth-It Formula 2

pyrethrins, piperonyl butoxide & silicon dioxide

F

Diatect II Multipurpose

pyrethrins, rotenone & associated resins

F, G

Pyrellin E.C.

sorbitol octanoate

F, G

SorbiShield 90

sucrose octanoate

F, G

SucraShield

tau-fluvalinate

F, G

Mavrik Aquaflow

thiamethoxam

F, G

Flagship 25WG

Shore flies

azadirachtin

F, G

Azahar, Azatin XL

Beauveria bassiana

F, G

Naturalis L

chlorpyrifos

F, G

DuraGuard ME

chlorpyrifos & cyfluthrin

G

Duraplex TR

cyromazine

G

Citation

diflubenzuron

F, G

Adept Insect Growth Regulator

potassium salts of fatty acids (insecticidal soap)

F, G

AllPro Insecticidal Soap 40%, M-Pede

pyriproxyfen

F, G

Distance Insect Growth Regulator

Steinernema carpocapsae

F, G

Millenium

Slugs & snails

iron phosphate

F, G

Sluggo-Ag

metaldehyde

F, G

Deadline Bullets, Slug-Fest

methiocarb

F, G

Mesurol 75-W

phosmet

F

Imidan 70-W

sodium ferric EDTA

F

Dr.T’s Slug & Snail Killer

Thrips

abamectin (suppression)

F, G

Avid 0.15EC

acephate

F, G

Orthene Turf, Tree & Ornamental WSP

acephate & fenpropathrin

G

Tame/Orthene TR

acetamiprid

F, G

TriStar 30SG

azadirachtin

F, G

Azahar, Azatin XL

Beauveria bassiana

F, G

BotaniGard ES, Mycotrol O

bifenazate & abamectin (suppression)

F, G

Sirocco

bifenthrin

F, G

Attain TR, Talstar Select

carbaryl

F

Sevin 80 WSP

chlorfenapyr

G

Pylon Miticide

chlorpyrifos

F

DuraGuard ME

chlorpyrifos & cyfluthrin

G

Duraplex TR

cyfluthrin

F, G

Decathlon 20 WP

cyfluthrin & imidacloprid

F

Discus Nursery

deltamethrin

F

DeltaGard GC 5SC

diazinon

F

Diazinon 50W

dimethoate

F

Dimate 4E

dinotefuran (chilli thrips suppression)

F, G

Safari 20SG

fenoxycarb

G

Preclude TR

fenpropathrin

F, G

Tame 2.4EC

flonicamid (suppression)

F, G

Aria

imidacloprid (suppression)

F, G

Marathon II, 1%G, 60 WP

Isaria fumosorosea (formerly Paecilomyces fumosoroseus)

F, G

Preferal

kaolin (suppression)

F, G

Surround WP

lambda-cyhalothrin

F, G

Scimitar GC

malathion

F

Malathion 5 EC

methiocarb

F, G

Mesurol 75-W

naled

F

Dibrom 8 Emulsive

novaluron

F, G

Pedestal

oil (mineral, paraffinic, petroleum, vegetable, etc.)

G

Ultra-Fine Oil

oxydemeton-methyl

F

MSR Spray Concentrate

permethrin

F, G

Perm-UP 3.2 EC

potassium salts of fatty acids (insecticidal soap)

F, G

AllPro Insecticidal Soap 40%, M-Pede

pyrethrins

F, G

PyGanic EC 5.0II

pyrethrins & piperonyl butoxide

F, G

Pyreth-It Formula 2

pyrethrins, piperonyl butoxide & silicon dioxide

F

Diatect II Multipurpose

pyrethrins, rotenone & associated resins

F, G

Pyrellin E.C.

pyridalyl

G

Overture 35 WP

rosemary oil & peppermint oil

F, G

Ecotrol EC

s-kinoprene

F, G

Enstar II

sorbitol octanoate

F, G

SorbiShield 90

spinosad

F, G

Conserve SC

Steinernema feltiae

G

Nemasys

sucrose octanoate

F, G

SucraShield

tau-fluvalinate

F, G

Mavrik Aquaflow

thiamethoxam

F, G

Flagship 25WG

tolfenpyrad

G

Hachi-Hachi

Whiteflies

abamectin (suppression)

F, G

Avid 0.15EC

acephate

F, G

Orthene Turf, Tree & Ornamental WSP

acephate & fenpropathrin17

G

Tame/Orthene TR

acetamiprid

F, G

TriStar 30SG

azadirachtin

F, G

Azahar, Azatin XL

Beauveria bassiana

F, G

BotaniGard ES, Mycotrol O

bifenazate & abamectin (suppression)

F, G

Sirocco

bifenthrin

F, G

Menace GC 7.9% Flowable, Talstar Select

buprofezin

F, G

Talus 40SC, 70DF

capsaicin and other capsaicinoids

F, G

Hot Pepper Wax

carbaryl

F

Sevin 80 WSP

chlorpyrifos

F

Dursban 50W

chlorpyrifos & cyfluthrin

G

Duraplex TR

cyfluthrin

F, G

Decathlon 20 WP

cyfluthrin & imidacloprid

F

Discus Nursery

diazinon

F

Diazinon 50W

diflubenzuron (suppression)

F, G

Adept, Dimilin SC Insect Growth Regulator

dimethoate

F

Dimate 4E

dinotefuran

F, G

Safari 20SG

etoxazole (suppression)

G

Beethoven TR

fenazaquin

F, G

Magus Miticide

fenoxycarb

G

Preclude TR

fenpropathrin

F, G

Tame 2.4EC

flonicamid

F, G

Aria

imidacloprid

F, G

Marathon II, 1%G, 60 WP

Isaria fumosorosea (formerly Paecilomyces fumosoroseus)

F, G

Preferal

lambda-cyhalothrin

F, G

Scimitar GC

malathion

F

Malathion 5 EC

naled

F, G

Dibrom 8 Emulsive

neem oil

F, G

Triact 70

novaluron

F, G

Pedestal

oil (mineral, paraffinic, petroleum, vegetable, etc.)

F, G

Ultra-Fine Oil

permethrin

F, G

Perm-UP 3.2 EC

potassium salts of fatty acids (insecticidal soap)

F, G

M-Pede, Des-X

potassium silicate (suppression)

F

Sil-Matrix

pymetrozine

F, G

Endeavor

pyrethrins

F, G

PyGanic EC 5.0II

pyrethrins & piperonyl butoxide

F, G

Pyreth-It Formula 2

pyrethrins, piperonyl butoxide & silicon dioxide

F

Diatect II Multipurpose

pyrethrins, rotenone & associated resins

F, G

Pyrellin E.C.

pyridaben

F, G

Sanmite

pyriproxyfen

F, G

Distance Insect Growth Regulator

rosemary oil & peppermint oil

F, G

Ecotrol EC

s-kinoprene

F, G

Enstar II

sorbitol octanoate

F, G

SorbiShield 90

spiromesifen

F, G

Judo Insecticide/Miticide

spirotetramat

F, G

Kontos

sucrose octanoate

F, G

SucraShield

tau-fluvalinate

F, G

Mavrik Aquaflow

thiamethoxam

F, G

Flagship 25WG

tolfenpyrad

G

Hachi-Hachi

Footnotes:

1 “F” indicates field, including shade house, production. “G” indicates greenhouse production.

2 Usually only one or a few examples of an active ingredient’s formulation is given; however, there may be other products as effective as those listed.

3 Labeled for Liriomyza leafminers only.

4 Liriomyza trifolii leafminers have become resistant to organophosphate and pyrethroid insecticides. Infrequent use may be effective, but repeated use may be ineffective, depending on the history of the target population.

5 Labeled for Liriomyza and boxwood leafminers.

6 Labeled for boxwood and azalea leafminers.

7 Labeled for dipterous leafminers only.

8 Labeled for lepidopterous leafminers only.

9 Labeled for Liriomyza and lepidopterous leafminers.

10 Labeled for boxwood leafminer, a dipterous leafminer.

11 Labeled for the magnolia leafminer, a lepidopterous leafminer.

12 Labeled for spotted tentiform leafminer, a lepidopterous leafminer.

13 Labeled for tarsonemid mites, such as broad & cyclamen mites.

14 Labeled for eriophyid mites, such as bud, gall and rust mites.

15 Labeled for tetranychid mites, such as twospotted spider mite.

16 Labeled for tenuipalpid mites such as false spider mites.

17 The combination of acephate with a pyrethroid, such as fenpropathrin, has resulted in synergistic effects on whitefly mortality.

Footnotes

1.

This document is ENY-695, one of a series of the Entomology and Nematology Department, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida. Original publication December 2003. Revised November 2012. Visit the EDIS website at http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu.

2.

James F. Price, associate professor; and Curtis Nagle, biological scientist; Entomology and Nematology Department, Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, Bradenton, FL 34203, UF/IFAS, Gainesville, FL 32611.

The use of trade names in this publication is solely for the purpose of providing specific information. UF/IFAS does not guarantee or warranty the products named, and references to them in this publication do not signify our approval to the exclusion of other products of suitable composition. Use pesticides safely. Read and follow directions on the manufacturer's label.


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