Benevia® insecticide is an anthranilic diamide insecticide in the form of an oil dispersion, to be mixed with water and applied as a foliar spray. Benevia® insecticide is particularly active on both sucking and chewing (Lepidopteran) insect pests, and is specially formulated for maximum performance by foliar applications in onions, potatoes and tomatoes.
Before application monitor insect populations to determine whether or not there is a need for application of Benevia® insecticide based on locally determined economic thresholds. More than one treatment of Benevia® insecticide may be required to control a population of pests.
Benevia® insecticide enters larvae primarily by ingestion, but also by contact. Exposure of the pest species typically results in rapid feeding cessation within a few hours of exposure, however the time to death may take 3 to 6 days, depending upon the species.
Benevia® insecticide is compatible with many commonly used fungicides, liquid fertilisers, herbicides, insecticides, and biological control products. However, since the formulations of products are always changing, it is advisable to test the physical compatibility of desired tank mixes and check for adverse effects like settling out or flocculation. To determine the physical compatibility, add the recommended proportions of the tank mix products to water, mix thoroughly and allow to stand for 20 minutes. f the combination remains mixed, or can be re-mixed readily, it is considered physically compatible. Avoid complex tank mixtures of several products or very concentrated spray mixtures.
The crop safety of all potential tank-mixes, including additives and other pesticides, on all crops has not been tested. Before applying any tank-mixture not specifically recommended on this label or other FMC supplemental labelling, the safety to the target crop must be confirmed. To test for crop safety, apply the combination to a small area of the target crop in accordance with the label instructions to ensure that a phytotoxic response will not occur.
The mixing sequence recommended is: water soluble bags, dry flowable or water dispersible granules, wettable powders, water based suspension concentrates, water soluble concentrates, oil dispersion concentrates (Benevia® insecticide), emulsifiable concentrates, adjuvants and surfactants, soluble fertilisers.
Insect Resistance Warning
For insecticide resistance management Benevia® insecticide is a Group 28 insecticide.
Some naturally occurring insect biotypes resistant to Benevia® insecticide and other Group 28 insecticides may exist through normal genetic variability in any insect population. The resistant individuals can eventually dominate the insect population if Benevia® insecticide and other Group 28 insecticides are used repeatedly. The effectiveness of Benevia® insecticide on resistant individuals could be significantly reduced. Since the occurrence of resistant individuals is difficult to detect prior to use FMC accepts no liability for any losses that may result from the failure of Benevia® insecticide to control resistant insects.
Benevia® insecticide may be subject to specific resistance management strategies. To help prevent the development of resistance to Benevia® insecticide observe the following instructions:
- Use Benevia® insecticide in accordance with the current Insecticide Resistance Management (IRM) strategy for your region.
- Apply Benevia® insecticide or other Group 28 insecticides using a “window” approach to avoid exposure of consecutive insect pest generations to the same mode of action. Multiple successive applications of Benevia® insecticide or other Group 28 insecticides are acceptable if they are used to treat a single insect generation.
- Following a “window” of Benevia® insecticide or other Group 28 insecticides, rotate to a “window” of applications of effective insecticides with a different mode of action.
- The total exposure period of all “Group 28-active windows” applied throughout the crop cycle (from seedling to harvest) should not exceed 50% of the crop cycle.
- Incorporate IPM techniques into the overall pest management program.
- Monitor insect populations for loss of field efficacy.
For further information contact your farm chemical supplier, consultant, or local FMC Representative.
For additional information on insect resistance, modes of action and monitoring visit the Insecticide Resistance Action Committee (IRAC) on the web at http://www.irac-online.org
Fill spray tank to ¼ to ½ full of water. Measure the amount of Benevia® insecticide required for the area to be sprayed. Add Benevia® insecticide directly to the spray tank with the agitation engaged. Mix thoroughly to disperse the insecticide. Once dispersed, the material must be kept in suspension at all times by continuous agitation. Use mechanical or hydraulic means, DO NOT use air agitation, premix or slurry.
If spray solution is left standing, ensure thorough re-agitation of the spray mix until fully resuspended. DO NOT allow spray mix to sit overnight, as resuspension may be difficult.
Apply using clean, well maintained and accurately calibrated ground-based spray equipment (only). Set the boom low and use coarser nozzles and lower pressures to avoid spray drift.
Minimising Spray Drift: The interaction of many equipment and weather-related factors determines the potential for spray drift. The applicator must consider all these factors when making application decisions. The most effective way to reduce drift potential is to apply large droplets (volume mean diameter (VMD) > 250 - 300 microns). The best drift management strategy is to apply the largest droplets that provide sufficient coverage and control. APPLYING LARGER DROPLETS REDUCES DRIFT POTENTIAL, BUT WILL NOT MINIMISE DRIFT IF APPLICATIONS ARE MADE IMPROPERLY OR UNDER UNFAVOURABLE ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS. When making applications in hot and dry conditions, set up equipment to produce larger droplets to reduce effects of evaporation.
DO NOT apply when wind speed is less than 3 or more than 20 kilometres per hour at the application site.
Spray Clean Out
Immediately following application, thoroughly clean all spray equipment to reduce the risk of hardened deposits forming which might become difficult to remove. Drain spray equipment, thoroughly rinse sprayer and flush hoses, boom and nozzles with clean water. Clean all other associated application equipment. Take all necessary safety precautions when cleaning equipment. DO NOT clean near wells, water sources or desirable vegetation. Dispose of waste rinse water in accordance with local regulations.
Storage & Disposal
Store in original container, tightly closed and under lock and key. DO NOT store with Class 1, 2, 3.2, 4 or 5 substances or feed, seeds or foodstuffs. Stores containing more than 100 L of this product require secondary containment and are subject to signage.
DISPOSAL: Container disposal: Ensure container is empty. Triple rinse, and add rinsate to the spray tank. If recycling, replace cap and return clean containers to recycler or designated collection point. If not recycling, burn if circumstances, especially wind direction permit, otherwise bury in an approved landfill. DO NOT reuse container. Dispose of this product only by using according to this label. Always follow local authority requirements.
SPILLAGE: Wear appropriate protective clothing. Prevent liquid from entering sewers or bodies of water. Absorb spills in earth or sand and sweep up. Dispose of waste material at an approved landfill.
Keep out of reach of children. Avoid skin contact. DO NOT breathe concentrate or spray mist. When mixing or applying wear protective gloves. DO NOT eat, drink or smoke while using. Wash hands and face thoroughly before meals and after work. Wash contaminated clothing before re-use.
DO NOT apply into/onto water. Avoid contamination of any water supply with product or empty container. DO NOT allow spray drift outside the target area.
FIRST AID: If on the skin wash with plenty of soap and water. For advice, contact the National Poisons Centre 0800 POISON (0800 764 766) or a doctor if feeling unwell.
DISCLAIMER: This is not the AVAUNT® label. To view or print the label for this product, click the "SDS/Label" tab at the top of this page. Always follow label instructions.
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