__ Molluscicide __ Repellent
|__ Broad Spectrum
_X Contact poison
__ Stomach poison
Common Brand Names:
|Hi Yield Fire Ant Control With Acephate
|Orthene (Professional Product)
|Orthenex Insect & Disease Control (+ resmethrin, triflorine)
|Ortho Total Flower & Rose Care
Chemical Action and Usages: General use organophosphate insecticide. The products listed are all for outdoor use on non-food crops. Orthene controls a wide range of insects, especially aphids on certain ornamental flowers, roses, shrubs and trees. Active ingredient is acephate which is absorbed by plant roots (soil treatment with granulated form) or by foliage (foliar sprays) and translocated throughout the plant. Chewing and/or sucking insects are killed on contact when they feed on plant foliage. Acephate attacks insect nervous systems. Systemic insecticides generally have longer residual persistence than non-systemic. In addition systemics are less subject to breakdown by environmental factors such as rain, wind or sunlight exposure. The Orthenex product also contains resmethrin and triflorine for an expanded label for addition insect and disease control.
Cautions/Instructions: Read the label carefully of the brand and formulation you have selected. Apply the product according to the instructions on the label. Do not apply spray in windy conditions and watch out for drift, particularly into food crop areas. Inadvertently sprayed food crops should be destroyed. Do not apply soil treatment applications around food crops. Do not apply sprays when temperatures are above 85 degrees F.
Toxicity: Moderate to high toxicity to humans (eye and skin irritations) Avoid repeated prolong exposure to the product. Moderate to high toxicity to birds. Low toxicity to fish. Highly toxic to bees and other beneficial insects.