Intrepid™ Insecticide

Intrepid initiates a lethal premature molt in specific lepidopterous pests (caterpillars) while not adversely affecting beneficial insects.


  • Excellent environmental profile in terms of safety to humans, mammals, birds, aquatic organisms and groundwater.
  • Controls many economically important pests, through a novel mode of action (Molt Accelerating Compound).
  • Has both ovicidal and larvidical activity. Ingestion is the main source of activity on pests causing the larvae to stop feeding within 24 hours
  • Provides long residual control for 10 to 14 days after application.
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  • Blackheaded fireworm
  • Cabbage looper
  • Codling moth
  • Cranberry fruitworm
  • Diamondback moth
  • Imported cabbageworm
  • Oblique-banded leafroller
  • Oriental fruit moth
  • Peach twig borer
  • Spanworms
  • Sparganothis fruitworm
  • Spotted tentiform leafminer

Crops & Crop Rotation

  • Brassica (cole) leafy vegetables
  • Bushberries
  • Corn – field, sweet, seed, popcorn
  • Cranberry
  • Cucurbit vegetables
  • Dried beans
  • Edible-podded legume vegetables
  • Fruiting vegetables
  • Leafy vegetables
  • Pome fruits
  • Stone fruits
  • Succulent shelled peas and beans
  • Tree nuts
  • Tuberous and corm vegetables


Rate based on pest. See label for details.

When to Apply

Dependent on pest. Use as indicated on product label.


6 hours

Tank Mixes and Mixing Instructions

  • No registered tank mixes

Mixing Instructions
  1. Fill the spray tank 1/3 to 1/2 full of clean water and slowly pour Intrepid into the spray tank.
  2. Maintain agitation in the spray tank during mixing, loading and application.
  3. Triple-rinse empty container and add rinsate to the spray tank.

Grazing & Harvest

  • Pre-harvest interval ranges from 1-14 days. Refer to label for specific crop.
  • Do not apply within 3 days of harvest for sweet corn and 21 days of harvest for field corn and popcorn.

Application Guidelines

Ground application
  • Make applications of Intrepid by conventional ground application equipment. 
  • Thorough uniform coverage of all foliage and fruit is essential for good insect control. 
  • If adequate spray coverage of plant canopy requires less solution per hectare, adjust spray volume accordingly.
Aerial application
  • Not registered for aerial application.