University of Kentucky College of Agriculture
ENTFACT-228

INSECTICIDES FOR MANAGING NUT PESTS

by Ric Bessin, Extension Entomologist
University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

 

The table below lists the available insecticides and miticides for nut production, the nut trees that they are approved for, and the groups of pests that they target. The table below lists only pest groups, refer to the label for specific pests that these insecticides target. Pesticide names that are in italics represent Restricted Use Pesticides.

Always read and follow the label instructions. You must follow label instructions for pesticide applications.

 

Pest problems can be common on some types of nut trees, many growers do not have the equipment to apply these materials, particularly with larger trees.

 

Insecticide

Pecan

Chestnut

Hickory

Filbert

Black Walnut

Acramite 50 WS

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Admire Pro

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Agri-Mek 0.15 EC

No

No

No

No

Yes

Altacor

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Ambush

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

Asana XL

Yes

No

No

Yes

Yes

Assail 30 SG

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Azatin XL

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Battalion 0.2 EC

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Baythroid XL

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Belt

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Brigade WSB

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Centric 40 WG

Yes

No

No

No

No

Cobalt

Yes

No

No

Yes

Yes

Confirm 2 F

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Danitol 2.4 EC

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Delegate WG

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Dimethoate 4 E

Yes

No

No

No

No

Dimilin 2 L

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Endigo ZC

Yes

No

No

No

No

Entrust

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Envidor 2 SC

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Esteem 35 WP

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Fulfill

Yes

No

No

No

No

Hero

Yes

No

No

No

No

Imidan 70 W

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Intrepid 2 F

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Kanemite 15 SC

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Leverage 2.7

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Lorsban 75 WG

Yes

No

No

Yes

Yes

Malathion 57 EC

Yes

Yes

No

No

Yes

Movento

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Mustang Max

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Nexter

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Permethrin 3.2 EC

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

Penncap-M

Yes

No

No

No

No

Portal

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Prev-AM

Yes

No

No

No

Yes

Proaxis

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Provado 1.6 F

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Pyganic EC 5.0

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Savey 50 DF

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Sevin 4 F

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

SpinTor 2 SC

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Surround WP

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Thionex

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

Vendex 50 WP

Yes

No

No

No

Yes

Voliam Xpress

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Warrior II

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Zeal

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

Insecticide

Aphids

Spittle/ Stink bugs

Phylloxera

Leaf-hoppers

Codling moth

Hickory Shuckworm

Leaf-rollers

Pecan weevil

Walnut husk fly

Mites

Acramite 50 WS

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Yes

Admire Pro

Yes

-

-

Yes

-

-

-

-

-

-

Agri-Mek 0.15 EC

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Yes

Altacor

-

-

-

-

Yes

Yes

Yes

-

-

-

Ambush

-

-

-

-

Yes

-

Yes

-

Yes

-

Asana XL

Yes

Yes

Yes

-

Yes

Yes

-

Yes

Yes

-

Assail 30 SG

Yes

-

-

Yes

Yes

Yes

-

Yes

Yes

-

Azatin XL

Yes

-

-

Yes

-

-

-

-

-

-

Battalion 0.2 EC

Yes

Yes

-

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

-

Baythroid XL

-

Yes

-

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

-

Belt

-

-

-

-

Yes

Yes

Yes

-

-

-

Brigade WSB

Yes

Yes

Yes

-

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Centric 40 WG

Yes

Yes

Yes

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Cobalt

Yes

Yes

-

-

Yes

Yes

Yes

-

Yes

-

Confirm 2 F

-

-

-

-

Yes

Yes

-

-

-

-

Danitol 2.4 EC

-

Yes

-

-

Yes

Yes

Yes

-

-

Yes

Delegate WG

-

-

-

-

Yes

Yes

Yes

-

Yes

-

Dimethoate 4 E

Yes

-

-

Yes

-

-

-

-

-

Yes

Dimilin 2 L

-

-

-

-

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

-

-

Endigo ZC

Yes

Yes

Yes

-

-

Yes

-

Yes

-

-

Entrust

-

-

-

-

Yes

Yes

Yes

-

Yes

-

Envidor 2 SC

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Yes

Esteem 35 WP

Yes

-

-

-

Yes

-

-

-

-

-

Fulfill

Yes

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Hero

Yes

-

-

-

-

Yes

-

Yes

-

-

Imidan 70 W

Yes

Yes

-

-

Yes

Yes

-

Yes

Yes

-

Intrepid 2 F

-

-

-

-

Yes

Yes

Yes

-

-

-

Kanemite 15 SC

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Yes

Leverage 2.7

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

-

Lorsban 75 WG

Yes

Yes

Yes

-

Yes

Yes

Yes

-

Yes

-

Malathion 57 EC

Yes

-

Yes

-

-

-

-

-

-

Yes

Movento

Yes

-

Yes

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Mustang Max

Yes

Yes

Yes

-

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

-

Nexter

-

-

-

-

Yes

-

-

-

-

Yes

Permethrin 3.2 EC

-

-

-

-

Yes

-

Yes

-

Yes

-

Penncap-M

-

Yes

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Portal

-

-

-

-

Yes

-

-

-

-

Yes

Prev-AM

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Yes

Proaxis

Yes

Yes

Yes

-

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

-

Provado 1.6 F

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

-

-

-

-

-

-

Pyganic EC 5.0

Yes

Yes

-

Yes

Yes

-

Yes

-

-

-

Savey 50 DF

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Yes

Sevin 4 F

Yes

Yes

Yes

-

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

-

-

SpinTor 2 SC

-

-

-

-

-

Yes

Yes

-

Yes

-

Surround WP

Yes

Yes

-

-

Yes

-

Yes

-

Yes

-

Thionex

Yes

-

-

-

-

-

Yes

-

-

-

Vendex 50 WP

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Yes

Voliam Xpress

Yes

Yes

Yes

-

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

-

Warrior II

Yes

Yes

Yes

-

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

-

Zeal

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Yes

 

Issued: 2/10

 

CAUTION! Pesticide recommendations in this publication are registered for use in Kentucky, USA ONLY! The use of some products may not be legal in your state or country. Please check with your local county agent or regulatory official before using any pesticide mentioned in this publication.

 

Of course, ALWAYS READ AND FOLLOW LABEL DIRECTIONS FOR SAFE USE OF ANY PESTICIDE!