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 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.