Minecto Pro Insecticide



Potatoes; Apples; Pears; Tuberous and Corm Vegetables (Crop subgroup 1C); ...

For management of

In potatoes: Colorado potato beetle; European corn borer; Spider mites, potat...

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Application Information

Potatoes: 370-670 mL / ha (150 – 270 mL/acre). For Colorado potato beetle control, apply 55...

Water Volume

Potatoes: Minimum 200 L/ha (20 gallons per acre).  Thorough coverage is important to obtain optim...
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Technical Information

Chemistry Group

Group 6 & 28 insecticides

Active ingredients

Abamectin & Cyantraniliprole

PHI: Potatoes: 14 days
REI: 12 hours

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About this Product

A broad-spectrum, foliar insecticide, Minecto® Pro can provide excellent control of the most important potato pests including Colorado potato beetles.

Harnessing the power of two complementary active ingredients, cyantraniliprole and abamectin, into one convenient premix formulation.

Product Benefits

  • Provides two complementary translaminar modes of action delivering broad-spectrum foliar control
  • Controls the most problematic sucking, rasping and chewing pests (see pest spectrum below)
  • Delivers robust rates of each active ingredient in an easy to use premix formulation
  • Provides excellent control and is a foliar non-neonicotinoid insecticide


Minecto Pro is available in cases of 4 x 3.78L jugs.


For use on:

  • Potatoes

For management of:

Pests controlled with Minecto ProIn potatoes:

  • Colorado potato beetle
  • European corn borer
  • Spider mites, potato psyllids, flea beetle

* Photo source: Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University,

Application Information

Use Rates


370-670 mL / ha (150 – 270 mL/acre).
For Colorado potato beetle control, apply 556-670mL/ha (225-270 mL/acre).
For European corn borer control, apply 370-556mL/ha (150-225 mL/acre).

Use 0.1-0.5% v/v non-ionic surfactant (NIS).

Water Volume

Potatoes: Minimum 200 L/ha (20 gallons per acre).  Thorough coverage is important to obtain optimum control.

Application Method


Application Information

This information is specific to Minecto Pro use in potatoes.  For all other crops, please see the label.

Begin applications when treatment thresholds have been reached.

Colorado potato beetle: make the first application after approximately 50% of the egg masses have hatched and larvae are present. If two applications are needed, limit them to a single Colorado potato beetle generation per crop.
European corn borer: time the application to coincide with peak egg hatch. Scout for European corn borer by monitoring egg laying and egg hatch to determine application timing.
Spider mites: make the first application when mites first appear. Repeat application as needed to maintain control.

*Maximum number of applications per season: 2 at upper range rate; or 3 at lower range rate

Make up to 2 consecutive applications then switch to a non-Group 6 and non-Group 28 insecticide. Follow all precautions, restrictions and directions on the labels of insecticide products used in an alternation program.

Mixing Order

  1. Ensure that the sprayer interior is clean, then fill the spray tank with ½ the required amount of water and engage gentle agitation.  Good agitation is indicated by a rippling or rolling action on the surface of the water.
  2. Add any WG or DF formulation mix partners and agitate to ensure complete mixing.
  3. Add Minecto Pro and agitate to ensure complete mixing.
  4. Add any SE or SC formulation mix partners and agitate to ensure complete mixing.
  5. Add any EC formulation mix partners and agitate to ensure complete mixing.
  6. Fill the tank to ¾ the required amount of water.
  7. Add any solution (SN or SL) formulation mix partners and agitate to ensure complete mixing.
  8. Finish filling the sprayer with water, maintaining good agitation.
  9. After any break in spraying operations, agitate thoroughly before spraying again.
  10. Spray the pesticide suspension the same day as mixing.
  11. Do not mix, load or clean spray equipment where there is a potential to contaminate wells or aquatic systems.

Use Restrictions

  • Do not apply by air.
  • Do not make a foliar application of Minecto Pro for a minimum of 60 days following an in-furrow or soil application or planting of seed or seed pieces treated with any Group 28 insecticide . Refer to label.
  • Do not apply Minecto Pro for Colorado potato beetle control if any Group 28 was used at planting as an in-furrow, soil or seed-piece treatment.
  • Maximum amount of Minecto Pro per season: 1.34 L/ha.

Technical Information

Chemistry Group

Group 6 & 28 insecticides

Mode of Action

Abamectin controls labelled insects on contact.

Cyantraniliprole protects from the labelled pests by deterring feeding or encouraging anti-feeding activity.

Resistance Management

For resistance management, please note that Minecto Pro contains a Group 6 insecticide/miticide (abamectin, belonging to the avermectin class of chemistry) and a Group 28 insecticide (cyantraniliprole, belonging to the diamide class of chemistry). Any insect/mite population may contain individuals naturally resistant to Minecto Pro and other Group 6 or 28 insecticides. The resistant individuals may dominate the insect/mite population if this group of insecticides is used repeatedly in the same field. Other resistance mechanisms that are not linked to site of action but are specific for individual chemicals, such as enhanced metabolism, may also exist. Because resistance development cannot be predicted, the use of this product should conform to sound resistance management strategies established for the crop and use area.

To delay insecticide resistance:
Where possible, rotate the use of Minecto Pro or other Group 6 or 28 insecticides/miticides with different groups that control the same pests in a field.

Use tank mixtures with insecticides/miticides from a different group when such use is permitted.

Insecticide/miticide use should be based on an IPM program that includes scouting, record keeping, and considers cultural, biological and other chemical control practices.

Monitor treated pest populations for resistance development. If resistance is suspected, do not reapply Minecto Pro or other Group 6 or Group 28 insecticides/miticides.

Contact your local extension specialist or certified crop advisors for any additional pesticide resistance-management and/or IPM recommendations for the specific site and pest problems in your area.

For further information or to report suspected resistance, contact company representatives at 1-87-SYNGENTA (1-877-964-3682).

Labels & MSDS

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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