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Altacor Insecticide  

Active Constituent(s):

350 g/kg Chlorantraniliprole 

Registered For:



 Commercial use

 Domestic use


For the control of Lepidopteran species of insect pests in Cotton and Pulse crops. 

Altacor uses a unique mode of action to provide excellence in Cotton and key Pulse crop pest management. 

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Altacor insecticide uses a unique mode of action and harnesses the power of Chlorantraniliprole (trade name Rynaxypyr) to ensure outstanding Chickpea, Mung bean, Soybean and Cotton pest management.


Altacor is a robust larvicide with excellent residual activity – helping to keep your fields pest free and helping with overall Chickpea, Mung bean, Soybean and Cotton pest management.


Altacor has a low B.D.I. (Beneficial Disruption Index) rating and it’s translaminar movement in the leaf ensure extended control from pests.


Rainfast within 2 hours and with a NIL re-entry period Altacor® is a key to effective Chickpea, Mung bean, Soybean and Cotton pest management e.g. It helps keeps your crop free from labelled pests.


General Instructions


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. Altacor should be applied after careful field monitoring of pest populations of eggs and larvae to determine the need for application, the correct timing of the initial application and of any subsequent applications. Subsequent applications are dependent on economic thresholds, as well as the growth rate of new unprotected cotton terminals.  For Helicoverpa species, spray applications should be timed to coincide with egg hatching and before larvae are entrenched in protected feeding sites.  Altacor has been specifically designed for use in Integrated Pest Management (IPM) schemes. Altacor does not give traditional larval “knockdown” control. Altacor enters larvae primarily by ingestion of treated foliage, or through penetration of the insect cuticle. After ingesting Altacor, the larvae cease feeding and die four to five days later. Altacor provides square, flower and boll protection in cotton, and flower and pod protection in pulse crops.










Insecticide Resistance Warning


For insecticide resistance management Altacor insecticide is a Group 28 insecticide. Some naturally occurring insect biotypes resistant to Altacor insecticide 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 insecticide and other Group 28 insecticides are used repeatedly. The effectiveness of Altacor insecticide on resistant individuals could be significantly reduced. Since the occurrence of resistant individuals is difficult to detect prior to use DuPont accepts no liability for any losses that may result from the failure of Altacor insecticide to control resistant insects.  Strategies to minimise the risk of insecticide resistance are available.


To help prevent the development of resistance to Altacor insecticide observe the following instructions:

  • Apply Altacor? or other Group 28 insecticides using a “window” approach to avoid exposure of consecutive insect pest generations to the same mode of action. Multiple successive applications of Altacor or other Group 28 insecticides are acceptable if they are used to treat a single insect generation.

  • Following a “window” of Altacor or other Group 28 insecticides, rotate to a “window” of applications of effective insecticides with a different mode of action.

  • The total exposure period of all “Group 28-active windows” applied throughout the crop cycle (from seedling to harvest) should not exceed 50% of the crop cycle. 

  • Incorporate IPM techniques into the overall pest management program. 

  • Monitor insect populations for loss of field efficacy.

  • Cultivate all cotton and pulse crop fields as soon as possible after picking/harvest to destroy over-wintering pupae of Helicoverpa armigera

For further information contact your farm chemical supplier, consultant, local Department of Agriculture or Primary Industries, or local FMC Representative. 

For additional information on insect resistance, modes of action and monitoring visit the Insecticide Resistance Action Committee (IRAC) on the web at http://www.irac-online.org 




Fill spray tank to ¼ to ½ full of water. Measure the amount of Altacor insecticide required for the area to be sprayed. Add Altacor insecticide 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. 




Use a non-ionic surfactant/wetting agent at 125 g active/100 L, (e.g. BS1000? @ 125 mL/100 L). 

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 




Application equipment should be calibrated to apply at least sixty (60) droplets per cm2 of target foliage. Droplet VMD should be of medium spray quality according to ASABE S572 definition for standard nozzles. 

DO NOT apply when wind speed is less than 3 or more than 20 kilometres per hour at the application site. 

DO NOT apply where 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 shown in the label. 


Ground application: 

Apply as a blanket spray or as a banded spray. Ensure thorough spray coverage on the foliage, using appropriate fan nozzles. Apply in a minimum spray volume of 100 L/ha and keep the boom low to avoid spray drift. A minimum spray pressure of 275 kPa (40 psi) should be used with fan nozzles applying insecticides. 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. For band spraying, increase the number of fan nozzles per crop row as the plant size increases. 


Aerial application: 

Altacor? must only be applied with aircraft fitted with accurately calibrated equipment. Apply a minimum total spray volume of 30 L/ha with with nozzles (e.g. Micronaire rotary atomisers, CP nozzles or conventional hydraulic nozzles) set to medium spray quality according to ASABE S572 definition for standard nozzles. A spray drift minimisation strategy, should be employed at all times when applying this product. DO NOT apply Altacor insecticide using Ultra Low Volume (ULV) methods. 




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 Ovasyn? (amitraz) and Pix? (mepiquat chloride). Altacor? is not compatible with Ultra Low Volume (ULV) formulations. 


The mixing sequence recommended is: water soluble bags, dry flowable or water dipersable granules (Alcator Insecticide), 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 Livestock


Based on Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) Altacor should not be applied when bees are actively foraging. 



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. 

DO NOT apply under weather conditions, or from spraying equipment, that may cause spray to drift onto near-by non-target plants/crops, cropping lands or pastures. 


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 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. 



DO NOT use human flaggers/markers unless they are protected by engineering controls such as vehicles with enclosed cabs. 


Safety Directions


May irritate eyes. Avoid contact with eyes. Wash hands after use. 


First Aid


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



DISCLAIMER: This is not the ALTACOR 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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