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 20, 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 August 2015.

To avoid chemical resistance, alternate chemicals by IRAC code group.

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

PesticideaAMARMBMSBCMEASERMGAGFWLAWOBLOFMPCPLHRAARBLRLHSJSSTLMTABMTPB/SBTSMWAAWALH
Acramite--0------3----------------------------1----
Actara----143--1--------211--1--2--2----1
Admire Pro4--2------1----------11--131--3--41
Agri-Flex--24--311--------211--1--1----1--1
Agri-Mek--24----1----------------------1----1--3
Altacor4--41------11114----1----11--------
Apollo--4------2----------------------------2----
Asana XL2--332--32122323124122--42
Assail3--122--1--141111412142--31
Avaunt3--422--42242143244422----2
Baythroid XL2--23----32222323124122--42
Belay----13----1--2--2--11--1--1--------1
Beleaf----4------2------------------------2------
Belt SC4--42------11124----1----11--------
B. thuringiensis--------------2424------1------2--------
carbaryl3--333--43243214314343--41
Centaur--------------------------------1------------
chlorpyrifos----2------12----------22--1----3------
Closer 2SC----3------1----------11--12-3----2--1-21
Cp GV------1------------2------------------------
cyfluthrin2--22----32122322124111--42
Danitol2--1213b32122223124122--42
deltamethrin2----22--42132312114122--41
Delegate3--41--------1113----1----11--------
diazinon----44----2------4----1----24--2--1--
dormant oil----------13------------3----1------------
Endigo2--122--2------1111------1--1----1
Envidor--1------1----------------------------1----
PesticideaAMARMBMSBCMEASERMGAGFWLAWOBLOFMPCPLHRAARBLRLHSJSSTLMTABMTPB/SBTSMWAAWALH
Esteem----43----------32----3----113--------
Exirel2----12----121133212-11------2
Gladiator2--332232232313114122142
imidacloprid4--2------1----------11--131--3--31
Imidan2--422--33132144344433--44
Intrepid----42------1212------1----21--------
Kanemite----4----1----------------------------1----
lambda-cyhalothrin2--222--22121312114111----1
Lannate4--123--32222323123211--42
Leverage2--132--12322212214122--41
Madex HP------1------------2------------------------
Movento------------1------------2----1--------1--
Mustang Max----322--2--121------1----111----1
Nealta----------1----------------------------1----
Neemix--44--4434--4--444444444444
Nexter--1------3----------------------------3--2
Onager--4------2----------------------------2----
permethrin----332--32--323--11242--1--42
Portal----------1-2----------------------------1----
Proclaim----43------2313------1----11--------
Rimon------2--------222------1----11--------
Sivanto------------1----------11--131------41
summer oil------4--1----4--4----------34----------
Surround3--33--3----34333--433444----4
Tourismo4--41-2------1111-24----1--211--------
Vendex--2------3----------------------------2----
Venerate----3------------------3------3----3------
Voliam Flexi4--113--1111121111--112----1
Voliam Xpress----212----111131--1----112----1
Vydate--22----33----------22--242--2242
Warrior II2--222--22121312114111----1
Zeal----------1-2----------------------------1----

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: 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.