Apple Insect and Mite Control Toolbox - Insecticide and Miticide Efficacy

Insecticides and miticides should be selected based on the pests to be controlled and product efficacy. Prevent resistance to pest control chemicals by alternating chemicals by IRAC code group.
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Updated: October 18, 2017

Apple Insect and Mite Control Toolbox - Insecticide and Miticide Efficacy

Apple Insect and Mite Pests and Recommended Insecticides and Miticides

Recommendations are based on chemical registrations as of December 2017.

To avoid chemical resistance, alternate chemicals by IRAC code group (see new IRAC table on page 204 in the 2018-2019 Penn State Tree Fruit Production Guide)

Please refer to product labels and the Penn State Extension Tree Fruit Production Guide for details on chemical use.

PesticideaAMARMBMSBCMEASERMGAGFWLAWOBLOFMPCPLHRAARBLRLHSJSSTLMTABMTPB/SBTSMWAAWALH
Acramite031
Actara14312111221
Admire Pro42111131341
Agri-Flex243112111111
Agri-Mek241113
Altacor44111114111
Apollo422
Asana XL23323212232412412242
Assail3122114111141314231
Avaunt3422422421432444222
Baythroid XL2233222232312412242
Belay1312211111
Beleaf4212
Besiege421211113111121
B.thuringiensis242412
carbaryl33334324321431434341
Centaur1
chlorpyrifos2122223
Closer 2SC311312–321–21
Cp GV12
cyfluthrin2223212232312411142
Danitol21213b3212222312412242
deltamethrin2224213231311412241
Delegate3411113111
diazinon442413421
dormant oil1331
Endigo212221111111
Envidor111
Esteem43322113
Exirel212121133212112
Gladiator2332232232313114122142
imidacloprid42111131331
Imidan24223313214434443344
Intrepid421212121
Kanemite411
lambda-cyhalothrin2222221213131141111
Lannate41233222232312321142
Leverage21321232221221412241
Madex HP12
Minecto221211211332121112
Movento1211
Mustang Max322212111111
Nealta11
Neemix4444344444444444444
Nexter1332
Onager422
permethrin3323232331242142
Portal1–21
Proclaim432313111
Rimon2222111
Sivanto11113141
summer oil414434
Surround3333343334334444
Vendex232
Venerate3333
Voliam Flexi411311111211111121
Vydate2233222422242
Warrior II2222221213121141111
Zeal1–21

AM = apple maggot; ARM = apple rust mite; BMSB = brown marmorated stink bug; CM = codling moth; EAS = European apple sawfly; ERM = European red mite; GA = green apple aphid, spirea aphid; GFW = green fruitworm; LAW = lesser appleworm; OFM = Oriental fruit moth; OBL = obliquebanded leafroller; PC = plum curculio; PLH = potato leafhopper; RAA = rosy apple aphid; RBL = redbanded leafroller; RLH = rose leafhopper; SB = native stink bugs; SJS = San Jose scale; STLM = spotted tentiform leafminer; TABM = tufted apple bud moth; TPB = tarnished plant bug; TSM = twospotted spider mite; WAA = woolly apple aphid; WALH = white apple leafhopper

Pest control rating system when used at recommended rates: 1 = excellent, 2 = good, 3 = fair, 4 = poor, -- = not rated for this insect or mite. Ratings are based on moderate insect or mite pressure. Heavy infestation may require either higher dosage or shorter intervals, or both.

Fruit finish on yellow varieties when used as directed excellent for all products except the following: good for diazinon.

  1. Uppercase names are trade names; lowercase names are common names for products with more than one trade name.
  2. Danitol is less effective for late season ERM control.