What is a Kontos? Kontos is an exciting

What is a Kontos?  Kontos is an exciting

What is a Kontos? Kontos is an exciting new insecticide/miticide providing growers, flexible, broad-spectrum control of a wide range of Nursery and Greenhouse pests. What is a Kontos?...Really. Kontos was the Greek name for a type of long wooden cavalry lance. The kontos was developed in the early-mid 1st century AD from shorter spear-type weapons. Kontos Insecticide/Miticide

Active Ingredient: Spirotetramat Mode of Action: Group 23, Tetramic Acids REI: 0 hr as a drench*, 24 hr as foliar Signal Word: Caution Formulation: 2 lb per gallon suspension concentrate. Package: 6 x 250mL *Under certain conditions, please consult the label Kontos is a trademark of Bayer Corp. Kontos Insecticide/Miticide Mode of Action: Lipid biosynthesis inhibitor Active primarily by ingestion Does have some contact activity

Primarily active on immature stages of insects and mites. Reproduction of adult insects and mites may be reduced. No known cross resistance Kontos Insecticide/Miticide Unique Full Systemic Movement Kontos is fully systemic, moving through phloem and xylem to all plant tissues including new shoot, leaf and root growth Kontos Insecticide/Miticide Safe on Many beneficials

Coccinelids harmless to slightly harmful Cecidomyiids harmless Anthacorids, Geocorids, etc. harmless Aphelinids, Aphidids, Trichogrammatids, etc. harmless Spiders harmless to slightly harmful Chrysopids harmless Syrphids harmless Phytoseiid mites harmless to moderately harmful. Kontos Insecticide/Miticide May be used on ornamentals, non-bearing fruit and nut trees and vegetable transplants grown in: Greenhouses Container and field nursery Interiorscapes

Kontos Insecticide/Miticide Vegetable Transplants: Kontos Insecticide/Miticide Application methhods: Foliar spray Including low volume applications Soil Drench Irrigation Including drip, micro, overhead, ebb and flood Aerial application Kontos Insecticide/Miticide Key pests controlled: Adelgids Aphids

Leafhoppers Mealybugs (Best performance when populations are low) Psyllids Spittlebugs Spider Mites (effective prevention of population buildup) Whiteflies (including Q biotype) Kontos Insecticide/Miticide Other pest activity and upcoming label additions: Thrips Trials show good control of Thrips but needs to be part of a good rotational program. Mean number of Phenacoccus madeirensis mealybugs per 5 coleus leaves Foliar spray rates are per

100 gallons of water Scott Ludwig, Texas A&M 2008 DA T Mean number of Melon Aphids on Photinia 1 & 5 weeks after Treatment Foliar (F) rates are per 100 gallons of water; drench (D) rate is per 500 1-gallon pots Jim Bethke, California 2006 WAT Kontos vs. Bemisia tabaci Whitefly on Poinsettia

Carlos Bogran,Texas A&M, 2008 16 12 10 8 6 4 0 Water 7 DAT 14 DAT 21 DAT 0.85 1.7

2.5 Kontos drench (fl oz/1000 pots) 3.4 1.7 3.4 Kontos spray (fl oz/100 gal) Tristar 2.3 oz/100 gal

2 Safari 24 oz / 3200 pots x nymphs / leaf 14 UTC Western Flower Thrips (6 trials) Low initial infestation 1.7 oz spray, 75-85% control 7 DAT, 85-100% control 14 DAT (Flowers); 95-100% control 28 DAT (Leaves) 1.7 oz drench, 63% control 7 DAT, 96% control 14 DAT (Flowers); 95-100% control 35 DAT

(Leaves) High initial infestation 1.7 & 3.4 oz spray, no control 7 DAT, 52-66% control 14 DAT (Buds & Flowers) 3.4 oz drench, no control 7 DAT, 86% control 14 DAT (Buds & Flowers) Two-spotted Spider Mites (2 Trials) High initial infestation 1.7 & 3.4 oz spray, 85% control 6 DAT, 99% 13 & 20 DAT 1.7 & 3.4 oz drench, 80-85% control 6 DAT, 99% 13 & 20 DAT Low initial infestation 1.7 & 3.4 oz spray 2 apps 14 days apart - 9599% control 13-42 DAT1 1.7 & 3.4 oz drench, 95-99% control 13-42 DAT

Kontos Insecticide/Miticide Application Rates: Foliar applications: 1.7 to 3.4 fl. oz./100 gal. or 5 to 8 fl. oz/acre. A spray adjuvant with spreading/penetrating charecteristics may improve leaf uptake and systemic activity of the active ingredient. Kontos Insecticide/Miticide Application Rates: Aerial applications: 5 to 8 fl. oz / acre in a minimum of 5 GPA. Drench applications: 1.7 fl oz for herbaceous crops. 3.4 fl. oz. for woody crops. Drench rates vary depending on container size. Please consult the label.

Kontos Insecticide/Miticide Tank Mixing: Kontos is physically and biologically compatible with most common pesticides and fertilizers. In the absence of local knowledge of desired tank mix, please contact OHP or consult the label for instructions on conducting a compatibility test. Tank mixes, including adjuvants, should also be tested for plant safety. Kontos Insecticide/Miticide Restrictions: Do not apply more than 25 fl. oz. per acre of nursery per season. Do not apply more that 5 fl. oz. per acre per season to vegetables. To reduce run off potential, avoid outdoor

applications when rainfall is expected in 48 hours. Spirotetramat Tolerance Testing (2008) Florida, 6.8 fl oz 1x 148 Total Cultivars Tested Host plant Result Host plant Result Host plant Result Anthurium (2)

Clean Epiphyllum Clean Philodendron (5) Clean Aralia (4) Clean (1)? Fern (9) Clean

Pilea (4) Clean Begonia (4) Clean Ficus (8) Leaf burn (1) Plectranthus Clean Cactus

Clean Fittonia (4) Clean Pothos (4) Clean Calathea (2) Clean Gunura Clean

Pseudanthus Clean Codonanthe Clean Hemigraphis Clean Raphidophora Clean Coffee Plant

Clean Hoya (8) Leaf spots (3) Rheo discolor Clean Columnea (5) Clean Hypoestes Clean

Rhipsalis (6) Clean Crassula Clean Ivy (12) Clean Sansaviera Clean Croton (11)

Leaf drop (4) Lipstick (8) Clean Schefflera (2) New leaves Crown of thorns Clean Maranta (2) Clean

Sellaginella Clean Cryptanthus Clean Muehlenbeckia Clean Siderasis Clean Cryptocereus

Clean Nephythytis (2) Clean Soleirolia Clean Dieffenbachia (5) Clean Neanth. palm Leaf necrosis

Spider Plant (2) Clean Dischidia (2) Clean Parthenocissus Clean Stromanthe Clean Dracaena (3)

Clean Peperomia (9) Meristems (4) Tradescantia Clean Kontos Insecticide/Miticide KONTOS is not recommended for use on the following varieties: geraniums (Pelargonium spp.), orchids, hoya, Dracaena, Cordyline, Schefflera, neanthebella palm, and ferns. Do not make more than one application per season to:

Hydrangea, Impatiens spp., crotons (Codieum spp.), Fuschia hybrids, Petunia, Peperomia, stock, or cyclamens (Cyclamen spp.). Extensive phyto screening has been done with Kontos, however, it is always a good idea to test tank mixes prior to commercial applications. Kontos Insecticide/Miticide Application tips: Apply early in the cropping cycle, prior to heavy infestations Root system must be present for effective control as a drench. Applications may benefit from the addition of a surfactant. Kontos

Kontos Insecticide/Miticide New systemic insecticide from the tetramic acid class of chemistry. Can be applied as a foliar spray or drench. Controls a wide range of sucking insects and mites. Xylem and Phloem Systemic providing for top to bottom plant protection. For more information Call (800) 356-4647 or visit ohp.com

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