Products

Actara® 240SC Insecticide

Uses

Crops

Potatoes; Refer to the label for a complete list of crops.  

For management of

Potatoes: Aphids (buckthorn, foxglove, green peach, potato); Colorado potato beetle...

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Application Information

Potatoes: Seed treatment: Apply no more than 488 mL/ha (197.6 mL/ac) In-furrow: App...

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Technical Information

Chemistry Group

Group 4 insecticide

Active ingredients

Thiamethoxam

PHI: 7 days (potatoes)
REI: 12 hours

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Label and SDS

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About this Product

One application for residual protection
Just one application of Actara insecticide on your potato seed pieces or at planting is what your crop needs for residual protection. When applied in-furrow, Actara is rapidly taken up by the plant via the roots for fast-acting protection. Once inside the plant, Actara slowly metabolizes, delivering long-lasting protection into the growing season.

Actara should be used in combination with a registered fungicide potato seed treatment such as Maxim® D or Maxim MZ PSP to protect potato seed from early season diseases.

Product Benefits

  • One dose - up to 100 days of pest-free growing time
  • Rapid uptake by potato roots for fast acting protection
  • Unique, systemic mode of action provides long-lasting, faster acting elimination of chewing and sucking pests

Packaging

Case: 2 x 2.04 L jugs

Uses

  • Potatoes


Refer to the label for a complete list of crops.
 

For management of

Potatoes:

  • Aphids (buckthorn, foxglove, green peach, potato)
  • Colorado potato beetle
  • Potato leafhopper


Refer to the label for a complete list of crops and pests.

Application Information

Use Rates

Potatoes:

  • Seed treatment: Apply no more than 488 mL/ha (197.6 mL/ac)
  • In-furrow: Apply 3.4–4.4 mL/100 m of row
  • At the registered high rate, one jug of Actara treats 10 acres


Refer to the label for a complete list of rates for all crops and pests.

Application Method

Ground

Application Information

Potatoes:

  • Apply either as an in-furrow treatment during planting or on the seed piece prior to planting.


Refer to the label for complete application details for all crops and pests.

Use Restrictions

Potatoes:

  • Do not use more than one application of Actara per season
  • Do not follow a soil application of Actara with a foliar application of any Group 4 insecticides
  • Re-entry interval: 12 hours
  • PHI: 7 days


Refer to the label for a complete list of use restrictions for all crops.

Tank Mixes

  • Maxim D
  • Maxim MZ PSP
  • Quadris
  • Ridomil Gold 480 SL

Technical Information

Chemistry Group

Group 4 insecticide

Mode of Action

The active ingredient in Actara 240SC is thiamethoxam.  Thiamethoxam is a second-generation neonicotinoid. In rigorous third-party trials, thiamethoxam went head-to-head with its leading competitor, imidacloprid, and offered greater protection to new growth because of its faster uptake and longer residual.

Thiamethoxam interferes with a unique receptor site in the insect’s nervous system, the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor. It has both contact and ingestion activity. Insect feeding will stop within hours of contact or ingestion and insect death occurs within 24 – 48 hours.

Labels & MSDS

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Description Soluble Concentrate Insecticide for control of listed insect pests of potatoes.
Active ingredient Thiamethoxam
Provinces (for sale and use in) AB, BC, MB, NB, NF, NS, ON, PE, QC, SK
Crops (for sale and use in) Brassica (cole) leafy vegetables, Cucurbit vegetables, Fruiting Vegetables, Potatoes, Vegetables, leafy
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Disclaimer – ALWAYS read and follow label directions. Please use this information above only as a guideline and not an exact description.

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