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Altacor Hort




Altacor Hort Insecticide

APVMA approval:  69957/109980

Active Constituent(s):

350 g/kg Chlorantraniliprole

Registered For:



 Commercial use

 Domestic use


For the control of Lepidopteran species of insect pests in certain fruit crops.

Altacor insecticide is a robust larvicide with good residual activity – keeping your Pome and Stone fruit crops (including Apples, Pears, Nashi pears, Apricots, Cherries, Nectarines, Peaches and Plums) pest free.


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Altacor harnesses the power of the Group 28 insecticide Chlorantraniliprole to ensure outstanding control of Apple tree pests and those in Pears and Stonefruit.


Altacor combats major caterpillar pests - even those with a high level of resistance to current insecticides including – Codling moth, Oriental fruit moth, Lightbrown apple moth and Native budworm. Altacor® is best the choice to keep Apple tree pests under control, as well as those in Pears and Stonefruit.


Altacor has low impact on most key beneficial insects, so it is ideal for modern Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programs. It also has low impact on most non-target organism such as mammals, birds, fish, and earthworms.


Altacor is easy to use - simple to mix and measure and has robust performance under a wide range of environmental conditions.



General Instructions


Altacor insecticide has been specifically designed for use in Integrated Pest Management (IPM) schemes. Altacor insecticide is an anthranilic diamide insecticide in the form of a water dispersible granule. Altacor is particularly active on Lepidopteran insect pests, primarily as a larvicide. Before application monitor insect populations to determine whether or not there is a need for application of Altacor insecticide based on locally determined economic thresholds. More than one treatment of Altacor insecticide may be required to control a population of pests.




DO NOT apply if rainfall is expected within 2 hours of application.

EXPORT STATEMENT: Import tolerances for produce treated with Altacorinsecticide may be pending in some countries.

Consult with your exporter or DuPont before applying Altacor insecticide to export crops.









Insecticide Resistance Warning


For insecticide resistance management Altacor is a Group 28 insecticide. Some naturally occurring insect biotypes resistant to Altacor and other Group 28 insecticides may exist through normal genetic variability in any insect population. The resistant individuals can eventually dominate the insect population if

Altacor and other Group 28 insecticides are used repeatedly. The effectiveness of Altacor on resistant individuals could be significantly reduced. Since the occurrence of resistant individuals is difficult to detect prior to use FMC accepts no liability for any losses that may result from the failure

of Altacor to control resistant insects.

Altacor insecticide may be subject to specific resistance management strategies. To help prevent the development of resistance to Altacor, use Altacor in

accordance with the current Insecticide Resistance Management (IRM) strategy for your region. For further information contact your farm chemical supplier, consultant, local Department of Agriculture or Primary Industries, or local FMC Representative.



Fill spray tank to 1/4 to 1/2 full of water. Measure the amount of Altacor required for the area to be sprayed. Add Altacor directly to the spray tank with the agitation engaged. Mix thoroughly to disperse the insecticide. Once dispersed, the material must be kept in suspension at all times by continuous agitation. Use mechanical or hydraulic means, DO NOT use air agitation, premix or slurry.

If spray solution is left standing, ensure thorough re-agitation of the spray mix until fully resuspended. DO NOT allow spray mix to sit overnight, as resuspension may be difficult.


Surfactant/Wetting Agent


Use a non-ionic surfactant/wetting agent at 15 g active/100 L, (e.g. Agral  600 @ 25 mL/100 L). DO NOT  use BS1000  or Activator -90 as it may cause crop phytotoxicity.

DO NOT  add a non-ionic surfactant/wetting agent if:

• mixing with another product which already contains a surfactant and/or the product label advises not to add a surfactant.

• mixing with a liquid fertiliser




Minimising Spray Drift

The interaction of many equipment and weather-related factors determines the potential for spray drift. The applicator must consider all these factors when making application decisions. The most effective way to reduce drift potential is to apply large droplets (volume mean diameter (VMD) >250 - 300 microns). The best drift management strategy is to apply the largest droplets that provide sufficient coverage and control. APPLYING LARGER DROPLETS REDUCES DRIFT POTENTIAL, BUT WILL NOT MINIMISE DRIFT IF APPLICATIONS ARE MADE IMPROPERLY OR UNDER UNFAVOURABLE ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS. When making applications in hot and dry conditions, set up equipment to produce larger droplets to reduce effects of evaporation.

DO NOT apply in orchards or vineyards when wind speed is less than 3 or more than 20 kilometres per hour are measured 15 metres outside of the orchard/vineyard on the upwind side.

DO NOT apply when there are aquatic and wetland areas including aquacultural ponds or surface streams and rivers downwind from the application area and within the mandatory no-spray zone of 50 metres.


Ground application

Use a sprayer fitted with high flow rate nozzles to apply the highest practical spray volume. Nozzles with higher rated flows produce larger droplets. Use the lower spray pressures recommended for the nozzle. Higher pressure reduces droplet size, DOES NOT improve canopy penetration and may increase drift

potential. WHEN HIGHER FLOW RATES ARE NEEDED, USE A HIGHER-CAPACITY NOZZLE INSTEAD OF INCREASING PRESSURE. Use a nozzle type that is designed for the intended application. With most nozzle types, narrower spray angles produce larger droplets. Consider using low-drift nozzles. For orchard/vineyard sprayers avoid directing spray above trees and always turn-off outward pointing nozzles at row ends and outer rows.


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 runoff. 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.

  • Always apply sufficient water to cover the crop to the point of runoff, otherwise under dosing will occur and disease control may be inadequate.


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 1,500 L/ha

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

3. The concentration factor in this example is : 3 times (i.e. 1,500 L divided by 500 L = 3)

4. If the dilute label rate is 150 g/100 L, then the concentrate rate becomes 3 x 150, that is, 450 g/100 L of concentrate spray.

  • The chosen spray volume, amount of product per 100 L 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.




Since formulations may be changed and new ones introduced, it is recommended that users premix a small quantity of the desired tank mix and observe possible adverse changes (settling out, flocculation etc). Avoid complex tank mixtures of several products or very concentrated spray mixtures. Altacor is compatible with Captan, Dextrolac, Delan, Fulasin, Manzate. DF., Nustar., Omite, Polyramand Systhane.

The mixing sequence recommended is: water soluble bags, dry flowable or water dispersible granules (Altacor), wettable powders, water based suspension concentrates, water soluble concentrates, oil based suspension concentrates, emulsifiable concentrates, adjuvants and surfactants, soluble fertilisers.


Spray Equipment Cleanout


Prior to application, start with clean, well-maintained application equipment. Immediately following application, thoroughly clean all spray equipment to reduce the risk of forming hardened deposits which might become difficult to remove. Drain spray equipment. Thoroughly rinse sprayer and flush hoses, boom, and nozzles with clean water. Clean all other associated application equipment. Take all necessary safety precautions when cleaning equipment. DO NOT clean near wells, water sources or desirable vegetation. Dispose of waste rinse water in accordance with local regulations.


Protection of Wildlife, Fish, Crustaceans and Environment


Dangerous to aquatic invertebrates. Drift and run off from treated areas may be hazardous to aquatic organisms in neighbouring areas. DO NOT  contaminate streams, rivers or waterways with the chemical or used containers.


Storage and Disposal



Store in the closed, original container in a dry, well-ventilated area, as cool as possible out of direct sunlight. Triple or preferably pressure rinse containers before disposal. Add rinsings to spray tank. DO NOT dispose of undiluted chemicals on site. If recycling, replace cap and return clean containers torecycler 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.


Safety Directions


May irritate eyes. Avoid contact with eyes.


First Aid


If poisoning occurs, contact a doctor or Poisons Information Centre. Phone Australia 13 11 26.



DISCLAIMER: This is not the ALTACOR HORT 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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