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Bifenthrin 100 EC


APVMA Code :59440

Active Constituent(s): 100g/L bifenthrin
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 Commercial use

 Domestic use

Overview: For the control of Helicoverpa spp. in cotton, tomatoes, lucerne seed crops, navy beans; certain species of mites in bananas, cotton and tomatoes; longtailed mealy bug in pears; banana weevil borer and banana rust thrips in bananas; and other pests as per the label

Chemical Group pyrethroid


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General Instructions


Ospray Bifenthrin 100 EC Insecticide/Miticide is a contact and residual insecticide/miticide. It can be used as a protective treatment when applied at regular intervals or as a knockdown treatment to control existing pests. Best results are obtained when Ospray Bifenthrin 100 EC Insecticide/Miticide is applied before pest populations build up to damaging levels.

This product is not suitable for use in Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programs where mite predators are established and providing effective mite control.



Ospray Bifenthrin 100 EC Insecticide/Miticide contains a surfactant. Additional surfactant may only be necessary on hard to wet plants and in high volume situations.




Ospray Bifenthrin 100 EC Insecticide/Miticide may be applied by either ground rig or aircraft. Thorough coverage is essential to ensure adequate control. Do not apply as a fog or mist.


Dilute Spraying

- Use a sprayer designed to apply high volumes of water up to the point of run-off and matched to the crop being sprayed

- Set up and operate the sprayer to achieve even coverage throughout the crop canopy. Apply sufficient water to cover the crop to the point of run-off. Avoid excessive run-off.

- The required water volume may be determined by applying different test volumes, using different settings on the sprayer, from industry guidelines or expert advice.

- Add the amount of product specified in the Directions for Use table for each 100 L of water. Spray to the point of run-off.

- The required dilute spray volume will change and the sprayer set up and operation may also need to be changed, as the crop grows.


Concentrate Spraying

- Use a sprayer designed and set up for concentrate spraying (that is a sprayer which applies water volumes less than those required to reach the point of run-off) and matched to the crop being sprayed.

- Set up and operate the sprayer to achieve even coverage throughout the crop canopy using your chosen water volume.

- Determine an appropriate dilute spray volume(See Dilute Spraying above) for the crop canopy. This is needed to calculate the concentrate mixing rate.

- The mixing rate for concentrate spraying can then be calculated in the following way:


Example Only

1. Dilute spray volume as determined above: For example 1000L/ha

2. Your chosen spray volume : For example 500L/ha

3. The concentration factor in this example is; 2X (ie. 1000L divided by 500L = 2)

4. If the dilute label rate is 50mL/100L, then the concentrate rate becomes 2 x 50, that is 100mL/100L of concentrate spray.


- The chosen spray volume, amount of product per 100L of water, and the sprayer set up and operation may need to be changed as the crop grows.


- For further information on concentrate spraying, users are advised to consult relevant industry guidelines, undertake appropriate competency training and follow industry Best Practices.


Ground Application: Applications should be made as a fi ne spray preferably using hollow cone nozzles and a droplet size of 150 to 200 microns. The application volume will depend on the type of crop to be treated. The following are suggested:


Low volume broadacre applications to - e.g. cereals, canola, grain legumes, lucerne, subterranean clover: 50-200 L/ha.


Low volume row crops applications to cotton, tomatoes, navy beans: 50-200 L/ha.


High volume applications to row crops - e.g. trellised tomatoes: 200 - 1000 L/ha except as noted in critical comments. Use 200 L/ha from transplanting increasing to 1000L/ha at maturity.


High volume directed spray:

Grapes: Apply by hand application using a high volume coarse spray of 500mL/vine. (e.g. at approx. 2500 vines/ha = 1250L/ha).

Foliar sprays to bananas: 300 to 500 L/ha.


Soil Applied Sprays:

High volume application

Bananas: Stool treatment: Apply as a coarse spray at 500-750mL per stool.

Band treatment: Apply as a band application with a side delivery boom and offset nozzles - 1L of spray solution per stool.

Citrus: Apply as a high volume, directed spray to the ground under each tree. For optimum control apply to both sides of the tree. Total spray volume should be 5 to 10 L / tree (e.g. at 250 trees/ha = 1250 to 2500L/ha).


In furrow applications:

Cotton & Sugarcane: Use a coarse spray: 60 to 100 L/ha as a band over the seed or sett before covering with soil - refer to critical comments for details.


Aerial Application:

Use at least 20 L/ha of total spray volume. Spray during the cooler parts of the day or night. To reduce possibility of drift avoid spraying in calm conditions or when wind is light and variable. Preferably, spray in a crosswind. Use suitable application equipment an




Add the required amount of Ospray Bifenthrin 100 EC Insecticide/Miticide to water in the spray tank and mix thoroughly. Maintain agitation during mixing and application.



Ospray Bifenthrin 100 EC Insecticide/Miticide is compatible with commonly used fungicides such as Dithane M45, Antracol, Chlorothalonil and the herbicides - Paraquat, Broadstrike, Spinnaker, Simazine 900 WG, Metolachlor, Chlorsulfuron, Logran and Pendimethalin.




DO NOT use as a foliar spray in banana plantations, or in situations and orchards where mite predators are established and providing effective mite control.


DO NOT apply as a foliar treatment if rainfall is expected before spray deposits dry on leaf surfaces.


DO NOT apply to bananas by aircraft.


Resistance Warning


For insecticide resistance management Ospray Bifenthrin 100 EC Insecticide/ Miticide is a Group 3A insecticide. Some naturally occurring insect biotypes resistant to Ospray Bifenthrin 100 EC Insecticide/Miticide and other Group 3A insecticides may exist through normal genetic variability in any insect population. The resistant individuals can eventually dominate the insect population if Ospray Bifenthrin 100 EC Insecticide/Miticide or other Group 3A insecticides are used repeatedly. The effectiveness of Ospray Bifenthrin 100 EC Insecticide/Miticide on resistant individuals could be significantly reduced. Since occurrence of resistant individuals is difficult to detect prior to use, Ospray accepts no liability for any losses that may result from the failure of Ospray Bifenthrin 100 EC Insecticide/Miticide to control resistant insects.


Ospray Bifenthrin 100 EC Insecticide/Miticide may be subject to specific resistance management strategies. For further information contact your local supplier, Ospray representative or local agricultural department agronomist.


Protection of wildlife, fish, crustaceans and environment

Dangerous to fish and aquatic organisms. DO NOT contaminate dams, rivers, streams, waterways or drains with product or the used container. Tail drains which flow from treated areas should be prevented from entering river systems.


Safety Directions


Poisonous if swallowed. Attacks eyes. Will irritate the skin. Avoid contact with eyes and skin. If product in eyes, wash it out immediately with water. Do not inhale spray mist. When preparing spray, wear cotton overalls buttoned to the neck and wrist and washable hat, elbow-length PVC gloves and goggles. When using the prepared spray with hand held application equipment in bananas and grapes wear cotton overalls buttoned to the neck and wrist and elbow length PVC gloves. Wash hands after use. After each day's use, wash gloves, goggles and contaminated clothing.



Store in the closed, original container in a cool, well-ventilated area. DO NOT store for prolonged periods in direct sunlight.


For 1000 L Containers only: Store this tightly closed minibulk container in a safe and secure place away from children, animals, food and feedstuffs. Storage must be secure so that contents cannot be tampered with. All locks and/or seals must be in order. If locks or seals are broken prior to initial use then the integrity of this product cannot be assured. If this occurs Ospray should be advised immediately.



Triple or preferably pressure rinse empty containers before disposal. Add rinsings to spray tank. Do not dispose of undiluted chemicals on site. If recycling, replace cap and return clean containers to recycler or designated collection point.


If not recycling, break, crush or puncture and bury empty containers in a local authority landfill. If no landfill is available, bury the containers below 500 mm in a disposal pit specifically marked and set up for this purpose clear of waterways, desirable vegetation and tree roots. Empty containers and product should not be burnt.


For Refillable Containers: Empty contents fully into application equipment. Close all valves and return to point of supply for refill or storage.


For 1000 L Containers only: DO NOT rinse empty container. Empty contents fully into application equipment. Close all valves and return to the point of supply for refi ll or storage. No other liquid, solid or pesticide product should be put into it. When empty return to Ospray for cleaning, relabelling and refilling.


Precautions Re-entry Period

Do not re-enter treated field/crop until spray deposits have dried, unless wearing suitable protective clothing (i.e. waterproof hat, overalls, boots and gloves).


Product details last updated on 25 Jun 2010


DISCLAIMER: This is not the BIFENTHRIN 100 EC INSECTICIDE/MITICIDE label. To view or print the label for this product, click the "MSDS/Label" tab at the top of this page. Always follow label instructions.


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