Insecticide

Altus

Also labelled for use in these areas:

Production Ornamentals
Insecticide

Altus

Product Overview

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.

Key Benefits

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

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FAQ

Where can Altus be applied?

Altus is labeled for use on greenhouse, landscape ornamentals, greenhouse vegetables and transplants.

How can Altus be applied?

Altus can be applied as a foliar spray drench, including chemigation.

What is the re-entry interval (REI) when using Altus?

The REI for Altus is 4 hours, with the exception of California, where it is 12 hours.

What is the re-entry interval (REI) when using Altus?

The REI for Altus is 4 hours, with the exception of California, where it is 12 hours.

What personal protective equipment (PPE) is required when using Altus?

Long-sleeved shirt and long pants, shoes plus socks, and chemical resistant gloves.

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.

How does Altus move within the plant?

Altus is both systemic and translaminar. After a drench application, uptake into the plant moves from the roots toward the tips of leaves. After a foliar application, Altus moves through the leaf cuticle and is distributed translaminarily into adjacent plant cells. It then becomes available throughout the leaf impacting insects feeding on the underside of leaves.

How fast does Altus work?

Insects affected by Altus cease feeding almost immediately, however death can take up to 4 days. Since they are not feeding, they are not causing plant injury or acting as a vector for disease.

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