Insect(s): Potato tuber moth / Tomato leafminer (Phthorimaea opercululla)
- Monitor pest levels and do not spray unless pest thresholds are exceeded.
- Rotate insecticide groups and do not apply more than two consecutive applications of products with the same Mode of Action.
- Integrate both chemical and non-chemical means of control as part of the overall control strategy. Examples are the use of predators/parasites and relevant cultural practices (crop hygiene, rotation of planted areas, and strategic time of planting).
|acephate, azinphos-methyl, methamidophos, diazinon, dichlorvos
|chlorantraniliprole, flubendiamide, cyantraniliprole
* Refer: CropLife Australia Expert Committee on Insecticide Resistance Mode of Action Classification for Insecticides
Notes regarding the application of insecticides:
- To ensure the most effective control of the pest:
- Product labels should at all times be carefully read and adhered to;
- Full recommended rates of registered insecticides should always be used; and
- Ensure good coverage of the target area to maximise contact.