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Fastac® SC

Insecticide

Fastac® SC provides a fast-acting solution to key pests on a variety of crops.

Benefits

Fastac® SC is the reliable treatment to get rid of insects that could hinder your crop harvest. Fastac® SC is yet another result of BASF’s commitment to offer you, as farmer, excellent products and unwavering support in your endeavours to be successful.

Fastac® SC:

  • Is a robust product which is not affected by sunlight, pH or temperature, maximizing efficacy.
  • Provides a high knockdown rate, anti-feeding and repellent effects, giving quick protection.
  • Provides flexible usage through both aerial and ground application at any crop growth stage.
  • Provides the convenience and cost-saving of applying it with other treatments.
  • Effectively controls American bollworm, cutworm and stalkborer on maize and soybeans, leaving your crops clean and healthy.

Fastac® SC

Reg. No. L4992 Act No. 36 of 1947

A suspension concentrate contact and stomach insecticide for the control of the pests mentioned on the crops listed.

IRAC INSECTICIDE GROUP CODE 3A

Active ingredient :

alpha–cypermethrin (pyrethroid) ...100 g / lt

Registered by:

BASF South Africa (Pty) Ltd.

Co. Reg. No. 66/10235/07

P.O. Box 2801

Halfway House 1685

UN No.: 3082

Emergency Number: 083 265 3805

® Registered Trade Mark of BASF

General information

Name Fastac® SC
Formulation A suspension concentrate
Ingredients 100 g / lt alpha-cypermethrin (pyrethroid)
Safety Data Sheet Fastac® SC SDS
Label Fastac® Label

Compatibility:

Do not add wetting or sticking agents or oils to Fastac® SC when spraying deciduous fruit. Never mix with seaweed extracts, amitraz, chinomethionat, dodine, prothiophos and vamidothion. Fastac® SC is physically and biologically compatible with Bravo® 500 SC (L5208), atrazine SC, molasses and most acaricides commonly used in cotton and with a surfactant such as Tronic® (L7128) in an in-tank mixture (see Mixing instructions below). When Fastac® SC is used in conjunction with any other agricultural remedy, full cognisance must be taken of all WARNINGS, PRECAUTIONS and DIRECTIONS FOR USE mentioned on that label.

Information on crops and pests

Pests Recommended rate Time of application Number of application
Budmite 5 ml / 100 lt water (0.0005 % a.i.) Apply the first spray at 75 % petal drop. Repeat every 14 days in orchards where high infestations warrant intensive control or where pheromone traps dictate applications. Repeat every 21 days in orchards where low infestations are experienced. Will also suppress weevil (snoutbeetle) and control American bollworm.High volume application: Apply 125 - 175 ml Fastac® SC / ha.
Codling moth 5 ml / 100 lt water (0.0005 % a.i.) Apply as a corrective spray when necessary. Do not apply before 75 % petal drop. Will also control codling moth and suppress weevil (snoutbeetle). Warning against American bollworm resistance: See Use Restrictions above.High volume application: Apply 125 - 175 ml Fastac® SC / ha.
Spiny Bollworm 10 ml / 100 lt water (0.001 % a.i.) Apply two sprays: The first at 75 % petal drop and the second four weeks later. A third spray can be applied in mid January to prevent late season damage. High volume application: Apply 250 - 350 ml Fastac® SC / ha. Initially this treatment will also control American bollworm and codling moth. 2
Sucking insects 5 ml / 100 lt water (0.0005 % a.i.) Apply the first spray at 75 % petal drop. Repeat every 14 days in orchards where high infestations warrant intensive control or where pheromone traps dictate applications. Repeat every 21 days in orchards where low infestations are experienced. Will also suppress weevil (snoutbeetle) and control American bollworm.High volume application: Apply 125 - 175 ml Fastac® SC / ha.
Pests Recommended rate Time of application Number of application
Cutworm 100 ml / ha Commence application as soon as eggs or larvae appear on the plants. Repeat the application at 14 day intervals or as dictated by inspection of the crop. Warning against American bollworm resistance: See Use Restrictions above.Ground application: Apply in not less that 300 lt water / ha.Aerial application: Apply in 30 lt water / ha.Ensure thorough penetration and coverage. (Also see General directions under DIRECTIONS FOR USE). -
Spiny Bollworm 0.20 ml / 100 meter row or 65 ml / ha See Row Crops -
Pests Recommended rate Time of application Number of application
Biting insects 7 ml / 100 lt water (0.0007 % a.i.) Ensure thorough wetting of the plant. Commence spraying as soon as the first signs of the pest occur and repeat sprays every 10 - 14 days. This treatment will suppress aphids in a programme spray.Ensure thorough penetration and coverage. (Also see General directions under DIRECTIONS FOR USE). Warning against American bollworm resistance: See Use Restrictions above.
Chewing insects See Row Crops
Pests Recommended rate Time of application Number of application
Ants 250 ml / 1.0 lt water (2.5 % a.i.) Fastac® SCOnly for use in conjunction with Sper Ant Barrier. Attach the Sper to the tree trunk as directed. When ants become active in the orchard (usually from August to September), the Fastac® SC spray mixture must be applied to the fibrous part of the Sper with a suitable applicator, e.g. an adapted knapsack sprayer. Apply to the point of run–off. Repeat the Fastac® SC treatment when necessary. Suitable for use in biologically controlled orchards. Repeat when necessary
Pests Recommended rate Time of application Number of application
Cutworm 100 ml / ha Commence application as soon as eggs or larvae occur on the plants. Repeat the application at 14 day intervals or as dictated by inspection of the crop. Warning against American bollworm resistance: See Use Restrictions above.Ground application: Apply in not less that 300 lt water / ha.Aerial application: Apply in 30 lt water / ha.Ensure thorough penetration and coverage. (Also see General directions under DIRECTIONS FOR USE). Repeat the application at 14 day intervals or as dictated by inspection of the crop.
Spiny Bollworm See Row Crops
Pests Recommended rate Time of application Number of application
Spiny Bollworm 10 ml / 100 lt water (0.001 % a.i.) Apply at the first signs of feeding damage. Repeat the application 3 - 4 weeks later if necessary.High volume application: 250 - 350 ml Fastac® SC / ha. Repeat the application 3 - 4 weeks later if necessary.
Stink bug 5 ml / 100 lt water (0.0005 % a.i.) Apply as a full cover corrective spray when necessary. Do not apply before 75 % petal drop. Warning against American bollworm resistance: See Use Restrictions above.High volume application: 125 - 175 ml Fastac® SC / ha.
Pests Recommended rate Time of application Number of application
Spiny Bollworm 10 ml / 100 lt water (0.001 % a.i.) Apply at the first signs of feeding damage. Repeat the application 3 - 4 weeks later if necessary.High volume application: 250 - 350 ml Fastac® SC / ha. Repeat the application 3 - 4 weeks later if necessary.
Stink bug 5 ml / 100 lt water (0.0005 % a.i.) Apply as a full cover corrective spray when necessary. Do not apply before 75 % petal drop. Warning against American bollworm resistance: See Use Restrictions above.High volume application: 125 - 175 ml Fastac® SC / ha.
Pests Recommended rate Time of application Number of application
Cutworm Ground Application: 1.0 ml / 100 meter row. Aerial Application: 100 ml / ha Apply when pest occurs but not later than 80 % beard emergence. Warning against American bollworm resistance: See Use Restrictions above.Ground application: If row width permits ground application use not less than 3 lt water / 100 meter row length. Direct nozzles towards the heads.Aerial application: Apply in 30 lt water / ha according to the directions above.Ensure thorough penetration and coverage. (Also see General directions under DIRECTIONS FOR USE).
Spiny Bollworm 0.20 ml / 100 meter row or 65 ml / ha Can be applied as a preventive or corrective treatment (pre- emergent or post-emergent treatment).Apply to a well prepared seedbed free of clods and excessive trash (see below for directions in respect of reduced tillage practices). For satisfactory control the soil should be moist to the surface at the time of application. Repeat the application if re-infestation should occur.A. PREVENTIVE (pre-emergent treatment): Recommended on fields where cutworms usually occur or are expected.Ground application: Row treatment: (0,20 ml / 100 meter row) Apply in at least 3 lt water / 100 meter row length. Apply in a band at least 300 mm wide over the row. Increase the dosage proportionately if the application is made in a wider band.Overall ground treatment: (65 ml / ha) Apply in at least 300 lt water / ha. Aerial application: (65 ml / ha) Apply in 30 lt water / ha according to the instructions under General directions above.NOTE: In production systems using reduced tillage practices (as used by some maize farmers) the cutworm population should be carefully monitored after the initial application as the probability of excessive cutworm populations is high which may call for a second treatment. In this case it is recommended to apply an overall treatment at the appropriate corrective dosage rate.See also Use Restrictions for a description of conditions during which poor control of cutworms can be expected.
Stalk borer Ground Application: 1.25 ml / 100 meter row. Aerial Application: 125 ml / ha Apply as a preventive treatment against young larvae based on scouting for eggs on plants. Apply 7 - 10 days after 5 % or more plants are found to be infested with eggs.Do weekly scouting from 2 - 7 weeks after crop emergence by inspecting at least 100 plants at random per field. If eggs have hatched, spray at the first signs of an infestation. Larvae longer than 10 mm or larvae that have already tunneled into the stalk will not be controlled effectively. To control the second generation stalkborer larvae it is advisable that the moth flights are monitored with the MAIZE STALK BORER BIOTRAP* (Reg. No. L 2982). Refer to the BIOTRAP label for full particulars. Ground application: Direct spray into the funnel. Apply in sufficient water, i.e. 3 lt water / 100 meter row length. This will result in the use of 125 m and 62,5 ml Fastac® SC / ha on one and two metre row widths respectively.Aerial application: Apply in 30 lt water / ha according to the directions for ground application.Ensure thorough penetration and coverage. (Also see General Directions under DIRECTIONS FOR USE).
Pests Recommended rate Time of application Number of application
Sucking insects 100 ml / ha Apply as soon as pest occurs.Ground application: Apply in at least 300 lt water / ha to ensure good coverage.Aerial application: Apply in 30 lt water / ha.
Pests Recommended rate Time of application Number of application
Biting insects 10 ml / 100 lt water (0.001 a.i.) Apply at the first signs of feeding damage. Repeat the application 3 - 4 weeks later if necessary.High volume application: 250 - 350 ml Fastac® SC / ha.
Spiny Bollworm 5 ml / 100 lt water (0.0005 % a.i.) Apply as a full cover corrective spray when necessary. Do not apply before 75 % petal drop. Will also control codling moth. Warning against American bollworm resistance: See Use Restrictions above.High volume application: 125 - 175 ml Fastac® SC / ha.
Pests Recommended rate Time of application Number of application
Budmite 5 ml / 100 lt water (0.0005 % a.i.) Apply the first spray at 75 % petal drop. Repeat every 14 days in orchards where high infestations warrant intensive control or where pheromone traps dictate applications. Repeat every 21 days in orchards where low infestations are experienced. Will also suppress weevil (snoutbeetle) and control American bollworm.High volume application: Apply 125 - 175 ml Fastac® SC / ha.
Codling moth 5 ml / 100 lt water (0.0005 % a.i.) Apply as a corrective spray when necessary. Do not apply before 75 % petal drop. Will also control codling moth and suppress weevil (snoutbeetle). Warning against American bollworm resistance: See Use Restrictions above.High volume application: Apply 125 - 175 ml Fastac® SC / ha.
Spiny Bollworm 10 ml / 100 lt water (0.001 % a.i.) Apply two sprays: The first at 75 % petal drop and the second four weeks later. A third spray can be applied in mid January to prevent late season damage. High volume application: Apply 250 - 350 ml Fastac® SC / ha. Initially this treatment will also control American bollworm and codling moth. 2
Sucking insects 5 ml / 100 lt water (0.0005 % a.i.) Apply the first spray at 75 % petal drop. Repeat every 14 days in orchards where high infestations warrant intensive control or where pheromone traps dictate applications. Repeat every 21 days in orchards where low infestations are experienced. Will also suppress weevil (snoutbeetle) and control American bollworm.High volume application: Apply 125 - 175 ml Fastac® SC / ha.
Pests Recommended rate Time of application Number of application
Cutworm 100 ml / ha Commence application as soon as eggs or larvae occur on the plants. Repeat the application at 14 day intervals or as dictated by inspection of the crop. Warning against American bollworm resistance: See Use Restrictions above.Ground application: Apply in not less than 300 lt water / ha.Aerial application: Apply in 30 lt water / ha.Ensure thorough penetration and coverage. (Also see General directions under DIRECTIONS FOR USE).
Spiny Bollworm See Row Crops
Pests Recommended rate Time of application Number of application
Spiny Bollworm 10 ml / 100 lt water (0.001 % a.i.) Apply at the first signs of feeding damage. Repeat the application 3 - 4 weeks later if necessary.High volume application: 250 - 350 ml Fastac® SC / ha. Repeat the application 3 - 4 weeks later if necessary.
Stink bug 5 ml / 100 lt water (0.0005 % a.i.) Apply as a full cover corrective spray when necessary. Do not apply before 75 % petal drop. Warning against American bollworm resistance: See Use Restrictions above.High volume application: 125 - 175 ml Fastac® SC / ha.
Pests Recommended rate Time of application Number of application
Sucking insects 100 ml / ha Apply preventively as a full cover spray from when the plants are 1 month old. Repeat at 8 - 14 day intervals. Ridge at least twice during the growing season to ensure that no tubers are exposed at any time. In cases where the crop is to be left in the ground for any period of time, ensure that there are no cracks in the soil covering the rows through which moths could gain direct access to the tubers.Ground application: Depending on plant size apply in 300 - 500 lt water / ha. Ensure thorough penetration and coverage. (See General directions under DIRECTIONS FOR USE above). Repeat at 8 - 14 day intervals.
Pests Recommended rate Time of application Number of application
Chewing insects See Row Crops
Cutworm Ground Application: 1.0 ml / 100 meter row. Aerial Application: 100 ml / ha Apply when the pest occurs. If bollworm larvae are concealed in the ear, control may be less effective. Warning against American bollworm resistance: See Use Restrictions above.Ground application: Direct application onto ears. Apply in not less than 2 lt water / 100 meter row.Aerial application: Apply in 30 lt water / ha.Ensure thorough penetration and coverage. (Also see General directions under DIRECTIONS FOR USE above).
Spiny Bollworm Ground Application: 1.25 ml / 100 meter row. Aerial Application: 125 ml / ha Apply as a preventive treatment against young larvae based on scouting for eggs on plants. Apply 7 - 10 days after 5 % or more plants are found to be infested with eggs.Do weekly scouting from 2 - 7 weeks after crop emergence by inspecting at least 100 plants at random per field. If eggs have hatched, spray at the first signs of an infestation. Larvae longer than 10 mm or larvae that have already tunneled into the stalk will not be controlled effectively. To control the second generation stalkborer larvae it is advisable that the moth flights are monitored with the MAIZE STALK BORER BIOTRAP* (Reg. No. L 2982). Refer to the BIOTRAP label for full particulars. Ground application: Direct spray into the funnel. Apply in sufficient water, i.e. 3 lt water / 100 meter row length. This will result in the use of 125 m and 62,5 ml Fastac® SC / ha on one and two metre row widths respectively.Aerial application: Apply in 30 lt water / ha according to the directions for ground application.Ensure thorough penetration and coverage. (Also see General Directions under DIRECTIONS FOR USE).
Pests Recommended rate Time of application Number of application
Eldana saccharina 200 ml / ha Ground application: Follow a preventive spray programme, by applying the first application, starting in August. Follow up at two week intervals up to a maximum of eight applications. Apply as a full cover spray with a mist blower in 350 lt water / ha. Aerial application: Apply in 30 lt water / ha. Maximum 8
Pests Recommended rate Time of application Number of application
Cutworm Ground Application: 1.0 ml / 100 meter row. Aerial Application: 100 ml / ha Follow a spray programme by applying the first application three weeks after planting. Follow up with two further sprays at 10 - 14 days intervals and a fourth and last application at about 10 weeks after planting, i.e. at beard emergence. This spray programme will also suppress maize streak virus transmission by leafhoppers. Warning against American bollworm resistance: See Use Restrictions above.Ground application: Apply in not less than 3 lt water / 100 meter row length.Aerial application: Apply in 30 lt water / ha.Ensure thorough penetration and coverage. (Also see General directions under DIRECTIONS FOR USE). 3
Spiny Bollworm See Row Crops
Stalk borer Ground Application: 1.0 ml / 100 meter row. Aerial Application: 100 ml / ha Follow a spray programme by applying the first application three weeks after planting. Follow up with two further sprays at 10 - 14 days intervals and a fourth and last application at about 10 weeks after planting, i.e. at beard emergence. This spray programme will also suppress maize streak virus transmission by leafhoppers. Warning against American bollworm resistance: See Use Restrictions above.Ground application: Apply in not less than 3 lt water / 100 meter row length.Aerial application: Apply in 30 lt water / ha.Ensure thorough penetration and coverage. (Also see General directions under DIRECTIONS FOR USE). 3
Pests Recommended rate Time of application Number of application
Argentine ants 10 ml / 100 lt water (0.001 % a.i.) Apply as a full cover application ensuring thorough coverage of all parts of the plant. Apply the first spray when the first signs of movement or feeding of weevils (snoutbeetles) occur. Repeat after 21 days if necessary. The first occurrence of weevils (snoutbeetles) varies from area to area but can be expected from mid October to mid November. Repeat after 21 days if necessary.
Biting insects 200 ml / 10 lt water For use in trellised vineyards only. Apply at the beginning of the season as soon as ants start foraging in the vineyard canopy. Apply to point of run-off as a coarse spray directly to the bottom 30 cm of vine stems, using a ring-spray attachment fitted to the lance of a knapsack sprayer. One application should normally be sufficient for the entire season, but where severe ant infestations occur, it may be necessary to repeat the application. The trellis poles and all other structures that ants may climb to reach the vines, must also be treated. Weed control is also important. Monitor vineyards regularly for the presence of ants. One application should normally be sufficient for the entire season, but where severe ant infestations occur, it may be necessary to repeat the application.
Pugnacious ants 100 ml / 10 lt water For use in trellised vineyards only. Apply at the beginning of the season as soon as ants start foraging in the vineyard canopy. Apply to point of run-off as a coarse spray directly to the bottom 30 cm of vine stems, using a ring-spray attachment fitted to the lance of a knapsack sprayer. One application should normally be sufficient for the entire season, but where severe ant infestations occur, it may be necessary to repeat the application. The trellis poles and all other structures that ants may climb to reach the vines, must also be treated. Weed control is also important. Monitor vineyards regularly for the presence of ants. One application should normally be sufficient for the entire season, but where severe ant infestations occur, it may be necessary to repeat the application.
Pests Recommended rate Time of application Number of application
Cutworm Ground Application: 10 ml / 100 lt water (0.001 % a.i.). Mistblower: 50 or 100 ml / ha Ground application: Apply as a full cover spray at the first signs of an infestation. Repeat the application at 7 - 10 day intervals or as directed by inspection of the crop. Warning against American bollworm resistance: See Use Restrictions above.High volume: Apply up to 500 lt spray mixture / ha to plants up to 600 mm high, and 1000 lt / ha or more to plants higher than 600 mm, e.g. trellised tomatoes. Do not use more than 100 ml Fastac® SC / ha.Mistblower: Apply in 150 - 500 lt water / ha. Use the lower rate and volume for plants up to 600 mm high, and the higher rate and volume for plants taller than 600 mm, e.g. trellised tomatoes. Do not use more than 100 ml Fastac® SC / ha.Ensure thorough penetration and coverage. (Also see General directions under DIRECTIONS FOR USE).
Spiny Bollworm See Row Crops
Pests Recommended rate Time of application Number of application
Spiny Bollworm 10 ml / 100 lt water (0.001 % a.i.) Apply at the first signs of feeding damage. Repeat the application 3 - 4 weeks later if necessary.High volume application: 250 - 350 ml Fastac® SC / ha. Repeat the application 3 - 4 weeks later if necessary.
Stink bug 5 ml / 100 lt water (0.0005 % a.i.) Apply as a full cover corrective spray when necessary. Do not apply before 75 % petal drop. Warning against American bollworm resistance: See Use Restrictions above.High volume application: 125 - 175 ml Fastac® SC / ha.
Pests Recommended rate Time of application Number of application
Spiny Bollworm 100 ml / ha Apply as soon as the economic threshold has been reached in sufficient water to ensure thorough penetration and coverage. Warning against American bollworm resistance: See Use Restrictions above.Ground application: Apply in not less than 200 lt water / ha.Aerial application: Apply in not less than 30 lt water / ha.
Pests Recommended rate Time of application Number of application
Argentine ants 10 ml / 100 lt water (0.001 % a.i.) Apply as a full cover application ensuring thorough coverage of all parts of the plant. Apply the first spray when the first signs of movement or feeding of weevils (snoutbeetles) occur. Repeat after 21 days if necessary. The first occurrence of weevils (snoutbeetles) varies from area to area but can be expected from mid October to mid November. Repeat after 21 days if necessary.
Biting insects 200 ml / 10 lt water For use in trellised vineyards only. Apply at the beginning of the season as soon as ants start foraging in the vineyard canopy. Apply to point of run-off as a coarse spray directly to the bottom 30 cm of vine stems, using a ring-spray attachment fitted to the lance of a knapsack sprayer. One application should normally be sufficient for the entire season, but where severe ant infestations occur, it may be necessary to repeat the application. The trellis poles and all other structures that ants may climb to reach the vines, must also be treated. Weed control is also important. Monitor vineyards regularly for the presence of ants. One application should normally be sufficient for the entire season, but where severe ant infestations occur, it may be necessary to repeat the application.
Pugnacious ants 100 ml / 10 lt water For use in trellised vineyards only. Apply at the beginning of the season as soon as ants start foraging in the vineyard canopy. Apply to point of run-off as a coarse spray directly to the bottom 30 cm of vine stems, using a ring-spray attachment fitted to the lance of a knapsack sprayer. One application should normally be sufficient for the entire season, but where severe ant infestations occur, it may be necessary to repeat the application. The trellis poles and all other structures that ants may climb to reach the vines, must also be treated. Weed control is also important. Monitor vineyards regularly for the presence of ants. One application should normally be sufficient for the entire season, but where severe ant infestations occur, it may be necessary to repeat the application.
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