Insecticide spray for the protection of apple, cherry, sour cherry, plum, strawberry, sprouted pepper, asparagus, rape, sunflower, potato and maize Active ingredient: 480 g/l thiacloprid Marketing category: II. Highly bioactive, low-dose, long-acting, chloronicotinyl-type insecticide for the control of sucking and chewing pests. After ingestion the pest stops feeding, slows down its movement and dies shortly afterwards. The product is rapidly absorbed through the leaf and woody parts, reaching all parts of the plant by the sap circulation. ACalypso is non-targeting for bees and can be used in flowering crops during daylight hours. It is an essential insecticide for integrated technologies. For use: in apple crops to control chinch moths, apple moth and apple aphid at a dose of 0.3 l/ha in a spray of 800-1000 l/ha (3 ml/10 l water), bloodworms, apple moths and apple aphids. 0,45 l/ha at a dose of 800-1500 l/ha (4,5 ml/10 l water), 0,3 l/ha (3 ml/10 l water) for cherry and sour cherry, 0,2 l/ha (2 ml/10 l water) for aphids. In plums against plum aphid and aphids at a dose of 0,2-0,3 l/ha (2-3 ml/10 l water). In strawberries against strawberry budworm at a dose of 0,2-0,3 l/ha (2-3 ml/10 l water). In bell peppers against aphids at a dose of 0,1-0,2 l/ha (1-2 ml/10 l water). In asparagus against asparagus aphid at a dose of 0,1 l/ha (1 ml/10 l water). In oilseed rape against oilseed rape beetle, rape stem borer and rape berry borer at a dose of 0,1 l/ha in a spray of 300-400 l/ha. In sunflower against aphids at a dose of 0,075 l/ha in 300-400 l/ha of water. In potatoes against potato aphid and potato borer at a dose of 0,1 l/ha (1 ml/10 l water). In maize against corn earworm imago at a dose of 0,2 l/ha. Recommended technology: In apple crops, spraying against apple leafminer is recommended on a pre-planned basis during the main swarming period, but at the latest until the development of lentil-sized mines thereafter. In the case of prolonged swarming, treatment should be repeated after 10-14 days. For Almailonca, spring treatment should be carried out on the basis of shoot testing against overwintering larvae. For the second and third generations, an additional 1-2 treatments may be necessary against emerging young larvae. For bloodworm, treatments should be started in early spring at high rates and repeated as the pest colonies develop. In the case of apple fruit fly, control of emerging young larvae should be carried out 4-6 days after the peak of swarming. Spraying should be repeated 2-3 times every 10-14 days, depending on the strength and duration of the swarming. In cherries and sour cherries, cherry midge control should be applied when the adults emerge. In the case of prolonged swarming, control should be repeated every 10 to 14 days, strictly observing the withdrawal period. Spraying for aphids should be carried out at the time of first infestation, before mass emergence. In plums, control young caterpillars of the plum moth. In case of prolonged swarming, spraying should be repeated every 10-12 days. Treatment against aphids is successful when the first colonies appear. In strawberries, strawberry budworm should be controlled at the emergence of adult beetles, from white bud stage to the start of flowering. In sprouted peppers, aphids should be sprayed at the time of establishment, based on yellow vein observation, before the first colonies emerge. In asparagus, apply after harvesting of asparagus shoots, when asparagus aphids are established. In oilseed rape, it is recommended to start treatments at the time of spring emergence of rape beetle, rapeseed borer and rape berry borer, from bud stage for better effect. Treatment should be repeated in the case of prolonged infestations. In sunflower, aphid control should be applied at the first appearance of aphid colonies. In potatoes, treatment should be carried out during the period of mass larvae infestation against potato beetle and at the time of first aphid colony emergence against aphids. In maize, treatment against corn earworm imago should be carried out during the period of mass swarming but before the start of egg laying. If the female flowering has not yet exceeded 50 % and at the same time a 1,5 cm regrowth of green budworms is already observed in the field, control should be carried out immediately by aerial application or by using a hydro-tractor. Waiting times: Occupational health waiting time: 0 days Food health waiting time: apple fruit: 14 days cherries, sour cherries: 14 days plums: 14 days strawberries: 3 days sprouted peppers: 3 days asparagus: not to be prescribed swede rape: 30 days sunflower: 30 days potatoes: 7 days maize (fodder, sweet potatoes): 30 days. Shelf life: 3 years in original, sealed packaging in a controlled storage warehouse. For use in AKG programmes. Please be sure to read the product label before use.