A New Whitefly Material Registered in Arizona
A quick guide to the new product, Actara, by Syngenta
Ellsworth, P.C. 2001. A New Whitefly Material Registered in Arizona . University of Arizona, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cooperative Extension, Tucson, Arizona. 2 pp. URL: http://cals.arizona.edu/crops/cotton/insects/wf/actara.html; http://cals.arizona.edu/crops/counties/all/papers/pceactara.pdf
Actara ® by Syngenta has recently been registered in Arizona for the first time (7/13/01). It is a foliar material designed for whitefly and aphid control in cotton. Many questions abound about a new product, especially one that provides new options in whitefly control. Below are some basic facts about Actara (consult the label for specific use information and other restrictions).
While Actara is a new compound for commercial use, UA scientists have been studying thiamethoxam for several years. Several excellent field studies have been conducted in cotton, vegetables and melons in Arizona. In summary, these studies confirm the rather considerable activity on aphids and whiteflies. They also show general safety towards beneficials especially when compared to more conventional products.
How does Actara fit in Arizona cotton?
What about other insects in cotton?
Other Considerations... Rates?
Other Considerations... Resistance?
Where can I find more information on this or other products of
Some references to learn more about thiamethoxam include:
Ellsworth, P.C. 1999. Evaluation of chemical controls of Lygus hesperus in Arizona. In J.C. Silvertooth [ed.], Cotton, A College of Agriculture Report. Series P-116. University of Arizona, College of Agriculture, Tucson, AZ. pp. 428–447. URL: http://cals.arizona.edu/pubs/crops/az1123/az11237n.pdf (799KB)
Kerns, D.L. & T. Tellez. 1998. Efficacy of Experimental Insecticides for Insect Control in Cotton Grown in the Low Desert Region of Arizona, 1997. In J.C. Silvertooth [ed.], Cotton, A College of Agriculture Report. Series P-108. University of Arizona, College of Agriculture, Tucson, AZ. pp. 422–434. URL: http://cals.arizona.edu/pubs/crops/az1006/az10067o.html
Palumbo, J.C., P.C. Ellsworth, T.J. Dennehy & K. Umeda. (1999) Cross commodity management of whiteflies and chemical efficacy in Arizona. In D. N. Byrne [ed.], 1999 Vegetable Report. Series P-117, AZ 1143 , University of Arizona, College of Agriculture, Tucson, AZ. pp.108-120. URL: http://cals.arizona.edu/pubs/crops/az1143/az1143_24.pdf (71 KB)
Palumbo, J.C., C. Mullis, Jr., F. Reyes, A. Amaya & L. Ledesman. 1999. Application and Timing of Insecticides for Aphid Management in Head Lettuce. In D. N. Byrne [ed.], 1999 Vegetable Report. Series P-117, AZ 1143 , University of Arizona, College of Agriculture, Tucson, AZ. pp. 94–107. URL: http://cals.arizona.edu/pubs/crops/az1143/az1143_23.pdf (212 KB)
Li, A.Y., T.J. Dennehy, S. Li, M.E. Wigert, M. Zarborac, and R.L. Nichols. 2001. Sustaining Arizona’s fragile success in whitefly resistance management, In J.C. Silvertooth [ed.], Cotton, A College of Agriculture Report. Series P-125. University of Arizona, College of Agriculture, Tucson, AZ. pp. 278–291. URL: http://cals.arizona.edu/pubs/crops/az1224/az12247g.pdf (40 KB)
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