Merit 0.5 G insecticide attacks the nervous system in insects and prevents normal transmission of nerve impulses. This mode of action results in disruption of normal behavior; treated insects stop feeding, do not reproduce and eventually die. Merit 0.5 G insecticide is most effective when applied prior to, or just after, egg lay. In most cases, adult emergence occurs in early summer, often after significant rainfall or irrigation, followed by mating and egg laying. This usually continues for four to six weeks. Under normal circumstances, Merit 0.5 G insecticide will provide residual white grub control for four months or longer in turf.
|Target Pest(s):||Grubs, Chinch Bugs, and other small turfgrass pests. See complete list on product label.|
|Active Ingredient:||Imidacloprid- 0.5%|
|Yield/Application:||60 to 80 lb. per acre or 1.4 to 1.8 lb. per 1000 sq/ft.|
|Not For Sale To:||NY|
For Use in and around: For systemic insect control in turfgrass and landscape ornamentals.
General Information/ Application to turfgrass
Merit 0.5 G insecticide can be used for the control of soil inhabiting pest of turfgrass, such as Northern & Southern masked chafers, Cyclocephala borealis, C. immaculata, and or C. lurida; Asiatic garden beetle, Maladera castanea; European chafer, Rhixotroqus majalis; Green June beetle, Cotinis nitida; May or June Beetles, Phyllophaga spp.; Japanese beetle, Popillia japonica; Oriental beetle, Anomala orientalis; Billbugs, Spherophorus spp,; Annual Bluegrass weevil, Hyperodes spp,;Black turfgrass ataenius, Ataenius spretulus; Aphodius spp.; European Crane Fly Tipula paludosa; and Mole Crickets, Scapteriscus spp. Merit 0.5 G insecticide can also be used fot the suppression of cut warms and chinchbugs in turfgrass areas. Merit 0.5 G Insecticide can be used as directed on turfgrass in sites such as home lawns, business and office complexes, shopping complexes, multi- family residential complexes, golf courses, airports, cemeteries, parks, playgrounds, and athletic fields. Merit Insecticide cannot be used on commercial sod farms.
The active ingredient in Merit 0.5 G Insecticide has sufficient residual activity so that applications can be made preceding the egg laying activity of the target pests. High levels of control can be achieved when applications are made preceding or during the egg laying period. the need for and application can be based on historical monitoring of the site previous records or experiences, current season adult trapping or other methods. Optimum control will be achieved when applications are made prior to egg hatch of the target pest, followed by sufficient irrigation or rainfall to move the active ingredient thought the thatch. Applications should not be made when turfgrass areas are waterlogged or the soil is saturated with water. Adequate distributions of the active ingredient cannot be achieved when these conditions exist. Th e treated turf must be in such a condition that the rainfall or irrigation will penetrate veritcally int he soil profile. Applications cannot exceed a total of 80lbs (0.4lb of active ingredient ) per acre per year.
Please refer to follow the directions on the Merit 0.5 G insecticide product label.
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