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Altus® for Landscape Ornamentals

Altus® for Landscape Ornamentals

Altus is an insecticide for landscape ornamentals that provides systemic, broad-spectrum control of sucking pests, including targeted control of whiteflies, aphids and other harmful insects. Applications can be made before, during or after plant bloom.

  • Low impact on honey bees, bumble bees and many other beneficial arthropods
  • Excellent residual control
  • Rapid and strong feeding cessation effect
  • Rotational chemistry reduces risk of resistance

The first insecticide with a butenolide chemical structure
Flupyradifurone, the active ingredient in Altus, is the first insecticide with a butenolide chemical structure. The butenolide structure provides a novel binding site in the insects’ nervous systems making Altus chemically unique from neonicotinoid chemistries.

Pests Controlled:
Aphids, leafhoppers, mealybugs, psyllids, scales, whiteflies
Please see the product label for a full list of pests.

Use sites:

Landscape ornamentals, landscape fruits and tree nuts


Altus allows for flexible application as either a foliar spray or drench with personal protective equipment (PPE) – long sleeved shirt and long pants, chemical resistant gloves, shoes and socks.

Also labeled for use in Production Ornamentals. For more information, click the link below.

Production Ornamentals

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the key features of Altus?

Altus insecticide is classified by the EPA as a reduced risk product. Altus is compatible with many beneficials, including honey bees and bumblebees. It can be applied as foliar spray to landscape ornamental plants and shrubs or applied as a drench application to annual flowers to control important sucking pests.

What are the key benefits of Altus?

The novel chemistry of Altus offers a new solution for landscape ornamental professionals looking for alternatives to existing pesticides. Altus can be applied at any stage of plant development, including before, during and after bloom. It is labeled for use on a wide range of sites & plant material and is complimentary when used in conjunction with IPM programs.

What is the active ingredient?

The active ingredient is flupyradifurone, a novel insecticide classified as an Insecticide Resistance Action Committee (IRAC) Group 4D compound.

Where can Altus be applied?

Altus can be applied as a foliar spray to most plants found in the landscape before, during, and after bloom. As a drench in the landscape Altus is limited to annual flowers until further data is generated.

How does Altus affect bees?

The results of extensive lab and field testing under severe exposure scenarios indicate that Altus has no direct adverse effects on foraging honey bees, their foraging activity, brood and colony development, hive vitality and honey bee health or on over-wintering colonies when used according to label instructions.

How long is the residual control of Altus?

Foliar applications can last up to 28 days. Drench applications can last up to 42 days. Residual control of insect pests depends on the method of application, use rate, and severity of pest pressure.
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