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Cotton Insect Control Guide
Insect Insecticide Amount of Lb Active Acres Timing of Application
Pounds active ingredient Concentrate Ingredient Treated
Per gallon are shown in Per Acre Per Acre Per Gallon
parentheses after or Pound SP
insecticide name
Bollworm Early season (Before July 1)
Curacron (8) 12-16 oz 0.75-1.0 8-Dec Bollgard and Bollgard II: treat when
Denim (0.16) 8-12 oz 0.01-0.015 16-10.6 2-3% live larvae are found in sample of
Larvin (3.2) 24-36 oz 0.6-0.9 5.3-3.5 blooms and bolls.
Steward (1.25) 11.3 oz 0.11 11.5 WideStrike: treat when 10% of plant
Tracer (4) 1.4-2.85 oz 0.045-0.089 90-45 terminals are infested with live larvae.
After July 1
Ammo (2.5) 2-5 oz 0.04-0.1 64-25 Non Transgenic: start applications
Asana XL (0.66) 5.8-9.7 oz 0.03-0.05 22-13.2 when squares are at least one-third
Baythroid (2) 1.8-3.2 oz 0.028-0.05 71-40 grown and 5 live worms per 100 plants
Capture (2) 3.2-6.4 oz 0.05-0.1 40-20 plus eggs are present. Apply on an as
Double Threat CP 3.2-5.12 ------ 40-25 needed basis. Shorten the application
Karate Z (2.08) 1.5-2.4 oz 0.025-0.04 85-53 interval and add an ovicide when
Leverage (2.7) 3.75 oz ------ 34.1 tobacco budworm moths are laying eggs
Mustang Max (0.8) 2.56 -4 oz 0.016-0.025 50-32
Prolex (1.25) 1.28-2.05 oz 0.0125-0.02 100-62.5
Tobacco Curacron (8) 12-16 oz 0.75-1.0 8-Dec
Budworm Denim (0.16) 8-12 oz 0.01-0.015 16-10.6
Double Threat CP 5.1 oz ------ 25
Mustang Max 2.56-4 oz 0.016-0.025 50-32
Steward (1.25) 11.3 oz 0.11 11.5
Tracer (4) 2.1-2.85 oz 0.067-0.089 60-45
Ovicides Lannate LV (2.4)1 12.8 oz 0.25 9.6 Use in combination with larvicides
Larvin (3.2) 10 oz 0.25 12.8 during periods of heavy egg lay or when
Tracer (4) 1.4-2.8 oz 0.044-0.089 90-45 tobacco budworms appear.
Loopers Denim (0.16) 8-12 oz 0.01-0.015 16-10.7 Before cutout treat when loopers cause
Intrepid (2) 4-10 oz 0.06-0.16 32-12.5 30% defoliation. After cutout treat at 45%
Larvin (3.2)1 24-36 oz 0.6-0.9 5.3-3.5 defoliation.
Steward (1.25) 9.2-11.3 oz 0.09-0.11 14-11.3
Tracer (4) 2.1-2.8 oz 0.067-0.089 60-45
Tarnished Orthene (90) 0.33-0.5 lb 0.3-0.45 3-1.8 Treat when 10 to 25 of these pests per
Cotton Insect Control Guide
Insect Insecticide Amount of Lb Active Acres Timing of Application
Plant Bugs Bidrin (8)1 5-8 oz 0.33-0.5 24-16 100 sweeps are found. Adjust pre-bloom
and Carbine (50) 1.7-2.8 oz 0.053-0.088 9.4-5.7 treatment levels to maintain between
Fleahoppers Centric (40)3 2 oz 0.05 8 70 % and 85% first position square
Diamond (0.83)5 9-12 oz 0.058-0.078 14.2 retention. After first flower, treat at 10%
Dimethioate (4) 8 oz 0.25 16-10.7 infestation during a visual inspection.
Intruder (70) 1.1 oz 0.048 14.5
Orthene (97) 0.33-0.5 lb 0.3-0.45 3-1.9
Trimax (4) 1.5 oz 0.047 85
Vydate C-LV (3.77)110-12 oz 0.29-0.35 12.8-10.7
Insect Insecticide Amount of Lb Active Acres Timing of Application
Pounds active ingredient Concentrate Ingredient Treated
Per gallon are shown in Per Acre Per Acre Per Gallon
parentheses after or Pound SP
insecticide name
Spider Acramite (4) 12-24 oz 0.375-0.75 10.7-5.3 Treat when mite infestations cause areas
Mites Capture (2) 3.8-6.4 oz 0.06-0.1 33.3-20 where plants have discolored leaves.
Comite (6.55)1 24 oz 1.23 5.3 Anticipate repeating application in 5
Curacron (8)1 16 oz 1 8 days.
Denim (0.16) 12 oz 0.015 10.6
Kelthane MF (4) 32 oz 1 4
Oberon (4) 4-8 oz 0.125-0.25 32-16
Monitor (4)1 16-32 oz 0.5-1.0 4-Aug
Zephyr (0.15) 4-8.5 oz 0.005-0.01 32-15
Cotton Bidrin (8)1 4-8 oz 0.25-0.5 32-16 Treat when honeydew, leaf crinkling and
Aphid Carbine (50) 1.4-2.8 oz 0.044-0.088 11.4-5.7 stunting begin to occur uniformly before
Centric (40)3 1.25-2.0 oz 0.031-0.05 12.8-8 open boll. Treat when sooty mold
Intruder (70) 0.6-1.1 oz 0.026-0.05 14.5-26.7 appears on open bolls and aphids
Trimax (4) 0.9-1.5 oz 0.031-0.047 128-85 present.
Thrips Orthene (90S) 20-25 oz /100 cwt
Seed Cruiser (5FS)4 0.30-0.34 mg/seed
Treatment Gaucho Grande 54 0.375 mg/seed
At planting Orthene (90) 1-1.1 lb 0.9-1.0 1-0.9 At planting in furrow.
In Furrow Temik (15)2 3.3 lb 0.5
Foliar Orthene (90) 3.2 lb 0.18 5 Treat when immature thrips first
Sprays Bidrin (8)1 1.6-3.2 oz 0.1-0.2 80-40 appear on seedling cotton.
Dimethoate (4)1 4.8 oz 0.125-0.25 32-16
Cotton Insect Control Guide
Insect Insecticide Amount of Lb Active Acres Timing of Application
Karate Z 0.64-0.9 oz 0.01-0.015 200-148
Monitor (4)1 3.2-6.4 oz 0.1-0.2 40-20
Mustang Max 1.28-1.92 oz 0.008-0.012 100-52
Cutworms Orthene 90 0.8 lb 0.72 1.25 Treat when loss of satisfactory
Ammo (2.5) 1.3-5 oz 0.025-1 100-25 stand is threatened, or in
Asana XL (0.66) 5.8 oz 0.03 22 minimum tillage situations. Apply
Baythroid (2) 0.8 oz 0.0125 160 acephate 90 and Orthene 97 at planting
Capture (2) 2.5 -6.4 oz 0.04-0.1 20-53.3 only.
Decis (1.5) 1.11-1.62 0.013-0.019 115-79
Karate Z (2.08) 0.96-1.28 oz 0.015-0.02 133-100
Lorsban (4)1 24-32 oz 0.75-1.0 5.3-4
Mustang Max (0.8) 1.28-1.92 oz 0.008-0.012 100-52
Prolex (1.25) 0.77-1.02 0.0075-0.01 166-125
Orthene (97) 1.0 lb 0.97 1
Whitefly Orthene (90) 0.5-1.0 lb 0.4-0.9 1-Feb Apply when 50% of plant terminals have
Centric (40)3 2 oz 0.05 8 clustering whiteflies. Control may
Intruder (70) 0.31-0.05 22.6-14 require 3 to 4 applications on 5 day
Monitor (4)1 8-16 oz 0.25-0.5 16-8 intervals.
Orthene (97) 0.8-1.0 lb 0.75-0.97 1.3-1
Trimax (4) 1.5 oz 0.047 85
Fall Baythroid (2) 3.2 oz 0.05 40 Treat when egg masses or small larvae
Armyworms Curacron (8) 16-Dec 0.75-1 10.6-8 appear.
Denim (0.16) 12-Aug 0.01-0.015 16-10.6
Intrepid (2) 6-10 oz 0.09-0.16 21-12.5
Karate Z (2) 2.56 oz 0.04 50
Lannate (2.4) 24 0.45 5.3
Larvin (3.2) 36 oz 0.9 3.5
Orthene (90) 1 0.9 1
Insect Insecticide Amount of Lb Active Acres Timing of Application
Pounds active ingredient Concentrate Ingredient Treated
Per gallon are shown in Per Acre Per Acre Per Gallon
parentheses after or Pound SP
insecticide name
Fall Prolex (1.25) 2.05 oz 0.02 62.5
Armyworms Tracer (4) 2.8 oz 0.089 45
(cont.) Mustang Max (0.8) 2.56-4 oz 0.016-0.025 50-32
Steward (1.25) 9.2-11.3 0.09-0.11 11.5
Cotton Insect Control Guide
Insect Insecticide Amount of Lb Active Acres Timing of Application
Beet Denim (0.16) 8 oz 0.01 16 Treat when larvae are small and 5 to 6
Armyworms Intrepid (2) 6-10 oz 0.09-0.16 21-12.5 hatch out spots (hits) are observed per
Steward (1.25) 11.3 oz 0.11 11.5 300 row feet.
Tracer (4) 2.8 oz 0.089 45
Green Orthene (90) 0.54-0.8 lb 0.49-0.72 1.9-1.25 Treat stink bugs when 1 adult/nymph are
Stink Bugs Baythroid (2) 1.6-2.6 oz 0.025-0.04 80-50 found per 6 row feet, 5% adults/nymphs
Bidrin (8) 4-8 oz 0.25-0.5 32-16 are found in sweep nets or 20% of 12 to
bifenthrin (2) 2.6-6.4 oz 0.04-0.1 50-20 16 day old bolls have interval injury.
Karate Z (2.08) 1.6-2.56 oz 0.025-0.04 80-50 Stink bug populations are normally very
Methyl Parathion (4) 16-32 oz 0.5-1.0 4-Aug clumped in fields, thus numerous
Mustang Max (0.8) 2.56-4 oz 0.016-0.025 50-32 samples may be required to asses
Prolex (1.25) 1.28-2.05 oz 0.0125-0.02 100-62.5 infestation.
Orthene (97) 0.5-0.75 lb 0.49-0.72 2-1.29
Vydate C-LV (3.77)1 11.2-17 oz 0.33-0.5 11.4-7.5
Brown Orthene (90) 0.8 lb 0.72 1.25
Stink Bugs Baythroid (2) 2.6 oz 0.04 50
Bidrin (8)1 6-8 oz 0.33-0.5 24-16
Capture (2) 4.8-6.4 oz 0.06-0.1 20-26
Karate Z (2.08) 2.56 oz 0.04 52
Methyl Parathion (4) 32 oz 1 4
Mustang Max (0.8) 4 oz 0.025 32
Orthene (97) 0.75 lb 0.72 2
Vydate C-LV (3.77)1 11.2-17 oz 0.33-0.5 11.4-7.5
1Follow special safety instructions on label.
2Preferred use is with a recommended fungicide.
3Do not exceed more than 0.1 lb (AI)/A of Centric during the growing season.
4Do not apply Centric within 45 days of planting if cotton seeds were treated with a neonicotinoid (Cruiser or Gaucho) product.
5Diamond is active on tarnished plant bug nymphs only, thus another recommended insecticide is needed when adults are present.
The recommended rates in this table reflect those of all the cotton growing states in the Mid-South.
This table is adapted from the Louisiana Cotton Insect Control Guide.