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Damaging insects don't stand a chance.

Damaging insects don't stand a chance.

Kontos® provides highly-effective control of sucking pests with true systemic activity.

  • Foliar or drench control of many sucking pests
  • True systemic movement in the plant xylem and the phloem, protecting existing and new plant tissue
  • Up to 30 days of insect control
  • Ideal tool for use in IPM programs
  • Rotational chemistry to minimize potential for insect resistance
  • For use in nurseries, greenhouses and interior plantscapes on ornamentals, vegetable transplants and non-bearing fruit and nut trees
Pests controlled
Adelgids, aphids, leafhoppers, mealybugs, psyllids, rust mites, scales (crawlers), spider mites, spittlebugs, tarsonemid mites, thrips (immature) and whiteflies

Please see the product label for a full list of pests.


Frequently Asked Questions

What are the key features of Kontos?

Kontos can be applied as either a foliar or a drench. Kontos offers true systemicity; movement in the xylem and the phloem of the plant provides residual control for up to 30 days. Kontos also has a unique mode of action and is not in the neonicotinoid chemical class.

What are the key benefits of Kontos?

Kontos offers systemic movement within the plant, protecting the entire plant, including dense crop canopies, new shoots and root systems. The unique mode of action makes it ideal for rotation and reduces the potential for insect resistance. It is also labeled for use on vegetable transplants.

What is the active ingredient?

The active ingredient in Kontos is spirotetramat, which resides in Insect Resistance Action Committee (IRAC) Group 23.

Where can Kontos be applied?

Kontos can be applied in nurseries, greenhouses and interiorscapes, to labeled ornamentals, labeled vegetable crops, and non-bearing fruit and nut trees.

What is Kontos's impact on beneficial insects?

Kontos provides minimal risk to natural predators when used as directed.

How long will the insecticidal effects last?

Kontos can provide up to 30 days of insect control.
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