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Altus®

Altus®

Altus is a novel insecticide that can be used on a wide range of plants anytime during the production cycle for targeted control of whiteflies, aphids and other harmful insects. With Altus, growers can utilize long-lasting drench applications for more difficult crops (such as poinsettias) and containers (such as hanging baskets).

Altus contains Flupyradifurone, a butenolide chemistry that is a great fit for integrated pest management programs. With an excellent non-target safety profile, Altus offers flexible and long-lasting performance and is compatible with honey bees, bumble bees and many beneficial insects in all production ornamental settings.


Flexible, long-lasting performance
  • Low impact on honey bees, bumble bees and many beneficial arthropods
  • No application timing restrictions. Labeled for use before, during and after plant bloom.
  • Excellent residual control – up to 4-6 weeks
  • Four-hour re-entry interval (REI) minimizes business disruption (12-hour REI in CA.)
  • Rapid and strong feeding cessation effect
  • Rotational chemistry reduces risk of resistance
  • One product treats all greenhouse crops, including vegetable transplants
  • Classified as a reduced risk product by the EPA

Pests Controlled:

Aphids, Whiteflies, Scales, Mealybugs, Leafhoppers
Please see the product label for a full list of pests.

Use sites:

Production ornamentals, greenhouse vegetables and transplants, fruits, nut trees and landscapes.


Application Methods:

Foliar and drench




 


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 a foliar or drench application to control important sucking pests in greenhouses and nurseries.

What are the key benefits of Altus?

The novel chemistry of Altus offers a new solution for growers 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 & crops 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 is labeled for use on greenhouse, landscape ornamentals, greenhouse vegetables and transplants.

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 will the effects last?

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 and use rate.
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Systemic and foliar control of difficult insects, including sucking pests.

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