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Torpedo

Torpedo is a non-systemic insecticide for the control of leafrollers on avocadoes, grapes, kiwifruit and pipfruit.

  • Excellent water soluble granule formulation
  • Excellent efficacy for controlling leafroller in pipfruit, avocados, grapes and kiwifruit
  • Rapid uptake in the plant with translaminar activity
  • Compatible with IPM programmes

 

Active Ingredient: 50g/kg Emamectin benzoate

 

Formulation: Water Soluble granule

 

General Information

Torpedo is a non-systemic insecticide with translaminar activity, therefore thorough foliar coverage is essential. After application Torpedo quickly moves into young leaves where it is taken up by the feeding leafrollers. Torpedo takes about four days to achieve maximum control.

 

Compatibility

Torpedo is compatible with most of the commonly used fungicides and some foliar fertilisers and nutrient products. Care should be taken when mixing with more than one chemical. A bucket test is recommended before use.

 

Withholding periods:

Crop Periods
Avocados 3 days
Grapes Do not apply after bunch closure
Kiwifruit 42 days
Pipfruit 3 days

Direction for use:

Crop Rate Critical Comments
Apples/pears 2g/100L plus a non-ionic wetting agent at label rates as a dilute application. Apply in sufficient water
to ensure 40g of Torpedo/ha on mature trees.
Ensure thorough coverage. Apply Torpedo during the pre-harvest period for late season control
of leafrollers. Apply a maximum of three sprays at 14 day intervals or when the pest threshold is reached.
Avocadoes 4g/100L plus a non-ionic wetting agent at label rates as a dilute application. Ensure thorough coverage. Apply a maximum of six sprays at 21 day intervals or when the pest threshold is reached.
Kiwifruit 2g/100L plus a non-ionic surfactant at label rates as a dilute application. Apply in sufficient water (approx. 2000L water/ha) to ensure not less than
40g of Torpedo/ha on a full crop canopy.
Ensure thorough coverage. Apply Torpedo at fruit set followed by two further applications at 21
day intervals. Alternatively apply the first Torpedo at fruit set with further applications if crop
monitoring shows the need. Apply no more than three applications of Torpedo per season.