Delegate® WG insecticide

Delegate® WG insecticide  

Active Ingredient: spinetoram

Profile: Delegate® WG insecticide uses an innovative new molecule to control numerous destructive pests — including codling moth, Oriental fruit moth, leafminers, psyllas and leafrollers — in pome fruit, stone fruit, tree nuts, berries, citrus and grapes.


  • Outstanding broad-spectrum control of codling moth, Oriental fruit moth, leafrollers, fruitworms, leafminers, grape berry moth, thrips, grape leaf skeletonizer, psyllas, fruit flies and more
  • A new mode of action for superior codling moth control
  • Maintains most populations of beneficial insects; does not flare mites
  • Short, 4-hour re-entry interval, allowing for more convenient completion of other orchard tasks even when early season sprays must be made
  • Short preharvest interval
  • Reduced personal protective equipment requirements
  • Accepted for registration under the U.S. EPA Reduced Risk Pesticide Initiative
  • Ideal rotational partner with Intrepid® 2F insecticide to manage resistance

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Application Rate:
Use lower labeled rates for light infestations and smaller trees or plants. Use higher labeled rates for heavy infestations and larger trees or dense foliar canopies. Refer to the product label for specific rates.

Application Timing:
Treatments should closely follow regional spray recommendations and treatment thresholds based on egg hatch, pheromone trap catches and biofix dates.

Codling Moth Control: Manage codling moth infestations early in the season by targeting first-generation moths shortly before egg hatch. For codling moth, egg hatch typically begins at 220 to 250 degree-days (base 50 F) after biofix. For best control, apply Delegate WG to codling moth larvae before they penetrate the fruit.

Refer to the product label for complete application instructions.

For more information on this product, see its label and/or safety data sheet.

Other Product-Related Literature:
pdf icon Delegate Insecticide Multi-Stage Activity on Codling Moth (1.05MB PDF)
pdf icon Almond "May Spray" Recommendations for PTB, NOW (950KB PDF)
pdf icon Top Performance Newsletter (997KB PDF)
pdf icon Controlling Asian Citrus Psyllid and Citrus Leafminer (366KB PDF)
pdf icon Citrus Crop Protection Guide (1.0MB PDF)
pdf icon Managing Spotted Wing Drosphila Feature Article (3.51MB PDF)
pdf icon Hull Split Strategies in Almonds (CA) (2.06MB PDF)
pdf icon Insect Control in Grapes (CA) (1.69MB PDF)
pdf icon Codling Moth, Husk Fly Management in Walnuts (CA) (984KB PDF)
pdf icon Delegate WG Insecticide Provides Powerful Control of Codling Moth (277KB PDF)
pdf icon Delegate WG Insecticide Comparison Fact Sheet (212KB PDF)
pdf icon Delegate WG Insecticide Provides Effective Foundation for Pest Control (528KB PDF)
pdf icon Pome Fruit and Stone Fruit Crop Protection Guide (1.0MB PDF)
pdf icon Managing European Grapevine Moth in Grapes (CA) (1.18MB PDF)
pdf icon Insect Control in Citrus (CA) (683KB PDF)
pdf icon Codling Moth Control in Pome and Stone Fruit (1.61MB PDF)

Additional Information on Delegate WG:
Apple Growers Prepared to Put Guthion Insecticide Behind Them (News Release)
DELEGATE® WG Insecticide Receives Labeling for Citrus Root Weevil (News Release)
Japanese Officials Approve Maximum Residue Levels for RADIANT® SC and DELEGATE® WG Insecticides from Dow AgroSciences (News Release)
DELEGATE® WG Insecticide Makes Resistance Management Easier for Fruit Producers (News Release)
Manage Citrus Insects with an Effective IPM Program (News Release)
Dow AgroSciences Makes $10,000 Donation to Citrus Industry (News Release)
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