Using a particular strain of Bacillus thuringiensis kurstaki, BT NOW provides broad spectrum control for a long list of Lepidoptera pests that feed on a wide variety of plants. This biopesticide works by introducing bacterial spores and toxins into the body of the insect larvae as it feeds on foliage. These toxins quickly disrupt, and soon completely stop, normal digestive functions of the pest insect. The infected larvae will cease eating within minutes and fully succumb to the effects of the BTK and die within 2-5 days.
BT NOW is most effective when applied during the active feeding stage of larval life. For best results, carefully monitor your crops to identify target pest infestations. Apply as soon as insects are found or when there are the first signs of feeding. Cover all foliage completely and repeat applications as needed to maintain control.
- Water-based formulation for easy measuring and use
- Low resistance potential
- Stabilized with UV inhibitors
- MRL (Maximum Residue Limit) exempt
- Not harmful to pollinators and beneficials
- 4-hour REI (Restricted Entry Interval) and 0-day PHI (Pre-Harvest Interval)
- A good choice for IPM programs
- Compatible with many commonly used fertilizers, pesticides and adjuvants
Can be used on the following plants:
Alfalfa and other nongrass feeds, Pome and Stone Fruits, Tree Nuts, Citrus Fruits, Small Fruits and Berries, Bananas, Subtropical Fruits with inedible peels, Kiwi and Pineapple, Root and Tuber Vegetables, Bulb Vegetables, Fruiting Vegetables, Lawns/Turf, Legumes, Leafy Vegetables, Cucurbit Vegetables, Artichokes, Asparagus, Malanga, Watercress, Basil, Dill, Oregano Thyme, Peppermint, Avocados Rice, Cotton, Canola/Rapeseed, Cereal Grains, Corn, Hops, Peanuts, Persimmons, Pomegranate, Safflower, Sorghum, Sunflowers, Flowers, Bedding Plants, Ornamentals, Greenhouse and Outdoor Nursery Crops. For a more detailed listing and crop/pest specific application rates please refer to the manufacturer's label under the DOCS tab.
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This Product Controls These Pests or Diseases: Use to control the following insect pests: Achema Sphix Moth (Hornworms), Alfalfa Caterpillars, Amorbia, Armyworm, Artichoke Plume Moth, Azalea Moth, Bagworms, Banana Skipper, Batrachedira comosae (Hodges), Blueberry Leafroller, Blueberry Spanworm (Itame argillacearia), Budworms, Cankerworm, Caterpillars, Chainspotted Geometer (Cingilia catenaria), Cherry Fruitworm, Citrus Cutworm, Codling Moth, Corn Earworm, Cotton Bollworm (Helicoverpa zea), Cotton Leaf Perforator, Cotton Leafworm, Cranberry Fruitworm, Cutworms, Diamondback Moth, Duponchelia fovealis, Ello Moth (Hornworm), European Grapevine Moth,
European Corn Borer, European Skipper (Essex Skipper), Fall Webworm, Filbert Leafrollers, Filbert Webworms, Fruittree Leafroller, Fruitworms, Grape Berry Moth, Grape Leaf folder, Grape Leafroller, Grapeleaf Skeletonizer, Green and Brown Spanworm, Green Cloverworm, Green Fruitworm, Gypsy Moth, Headmoths, Headworms, Hickory Shuckworm, Hornworms, Imported Cabbageworm, Moths, Leafrollers, Leek Moth, Light Brown Apple Moth, Loopers, Melon Pickleworm, Moths, Navel Orangeworm, Oblique Banded Leafroller, Oleaner Moth, Omnivorous Leaftier, Omnivorous Leafroller, Omnivorous Looper, Omnivrous Looper Spanworm, Opogona sacchari, Oriental Fruit Moth, Orangedog, Orange Tortix, Pandemis Leafroller, Peach Twig Borer, Pinworms, Podworms, Rannoch Looper (Itame brunneata), Redbanded Leafroller, Redhumped Caterpillars, Rindworm Complex, Roughskinned Cutworm, Saltmarsh Caterpillars, Skippers, Southwestern Corn Borer, Soybean Loopers, Spotted Cutworms, Tent Caterpillars, Thecla basilides (Geyr), Tobacco Budworm, Tobacco Hornworm, Tomato Fruitworm, Totrix Moth, Tufted Apple Budworm, Variegated Leafroller, Velveteen Caterpillars,
Walnut Caterpillars, Webworms, White Marked Tussock Moth and Winter Moths (Apples Only).For a more detailed listing and crop/pest specific application rates please refer to the manufacturer's label under the DOCS tab.
The following are general instructions. More complete crop-specific and pest-specific guidelines can be found in the manufacturers under the DOCS tab. Before application, it is recommended that you read and follow those detailed instructions.
BT now is a water-based formulation that can be applied undiluted or diluted with water. Dilution with minimal amounts of water will improve coverage. The amount of water needed for a diluted application will depend on crop size, weather, spray equipment and local experience.
Avoiding spray drift at the application site is the responsibility of the applicator and/or the treatment coordinator. Many factors, including weather conditions and equipment being used, need to be considered to determine the potential for spray drift.
Make applications early in the morning, in the evening, or during overcast conditions for best results. Make sure to apply the product when there is little or no wind. Do not make early morning application if foliage is wet with dew to the point of runoff. Do not make applications when significant rainfall is imminent. BT NOW is more effective when rain is not forecast within 24-48 hours following application. Dry weather will allow larvae to ingest a lethal amount of spray deposits.
- Tank mix compatible with many commonly used pesticides, fertilizers and adjuvants.
- Add the specified amount of BT NOW to the required amount of water in the spray tank. Agitate as necessary to maintain suspension. DO NOT store spray mixture in spray equipment for more than 18 hours.
- Do not apply through any kind of irrigation system.
- BT NOW must be ingested by susceptible larvae to be effective, so thorough coverage of target foliage where larvae are feeding is essential.
- Apply when larvae are small, newly hatched and actively feeding.
- Repeat applications, according to economic threshold, as necessary to maintain control.
- To improve wetting and distribution on difficult to wet foliage (e.g. crucifers), the addition of a wetting agent is recommended.
- After ingestion, larvae cease feeding within a few hours and death occurs in 2-5 days.
Use specified amount of BT NOW (as determined by the chart that can be found on the manufacturer's label under the DOCS tab) in a minimum of 31.25 gallons of water per acre, depending on the type of equipment and crop. This minimum can be lower with ultra-low volume sprayers. Use diluted spray mixtures within an 18-hour period.
Please see manufacturer's label under the DOCS tab.
Not for use on turf being grown for sale or other commercial uses, or for commercial seed production, or for research purposes.
Storage: Do not contaminate water, food or feed by storage or disposal. Store in the original container between 39°F - 68°F to ensure microbial purity and potency. Store container upright and keep it tightly closed when not in use. After extended storage, shake or stir contents to assure a uniform suspension.
Warning & Toxicities: KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. HAZARDS TO HUMANS AND DOMESTIC ANIMALS. Harmful if absorbed through skin. Causes moderate eye irritation. Avoid contact with skin, eyes or clothing. Wash thoroughly with soap and water after handling and before eating, drinking, chewing gum, using tobacco or using the toilet. Remove and wash contaminated clothing before reuse.
For terrestrial uses, except when applying aerially over the forest canopy: Do not apply directly to water, or to areas where surface water is present or to intertidal areas below the mean high water mark. Do not contaminate water when disposing of equipment washwater or rinsate.
This product must not be applied aerially within ¼ mile of any habitats of threatened or endangered Lepidoptera. No manual applications can be made within 300 feet of any threatened or endangered Lepidoptera.
Shelf Life: Use product within 18 months of the date of manufacture.
Active Ingredients/Guaranteed Analysis:
Bacillus thuringiensis ssp. kurstaki strain EVB-113-19, fermentation solids, spores, and insecticidal toxins ....... 14.49%*
OTHER INGREDIENTS: ....................................................... 85.51%
*Potency: 17,500 Cabbage Looper Units (CLU) per mg of product (equivalent to 76 billion CLU per gallon of product). The percent of active ingredient does not indicate product performance and potency measurements are not federally standardized.