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Confidor® Guard Soil Insecticide

Applying Confidor Guard to the soil is the most effective method of controlling many sucking pests. Confidor Guard controls greyback, childers and other canegrub varieties in sugarcane. Confidor Guard is also registered for the control of silverleaf whitefly, various aphid, scale, rust, weevil and sucking pests in vegetable and fruit crops as detailed on the label, including bananas, apples, citrus, capsicum, potato and other crops.

Product Type
Insecticide
Active Ingredient
imidacloprid 350 g/L
Formulation Type
Suspension concentrate
Pack Size
5 L
5 L
10 L
10 L
Chemical Group
4A

Key Features

Highly effective pest control:

Against sucking pest populations such as silverleaf whitefly type.

Stops feeding of larvae: 

Can result in higher crop yield responses

Application timing:

Highly flexibility

Crop Suitability

Application Usage Notes
Bananas - Cavendish Banana rust thrips Registered in NT, Qld, WA
Bananas - Cavendish Banana weevil borer Registered in NT, Qld, WA
Bananas - Lady Finger Banana weevil borer Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, WA
Citrus  Black citrus aphid  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT 
Sugarcane  Childers canegrub  Registered in Qld, NSW 
Citrus  Citrus leafminer  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT 
Citrus - Non-bearing  Citrus leafminer  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT
Sugarcane  French`s canegrub  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, WA 
Potatoes  Green peach aphid  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT 
Sugarcane  Greyback cane beetle (Larvae)  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, WA 
Sugarcane  Negatoria canegrub  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, WA 
Citrus  Pink wax scale  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT 
Sugarcane  Plectris canegrub  Registered in Qld, NSW 
Citrus  Red scale  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT 
Sugarcane  Rhopaea canegrub  Registered in Qld, NSW 
Capsicums - Pre-plant  Silverleaf (Poinsettia) whitefly  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT 
Capsicums (Sweet peppers)  Silverleaf (Poinsettia) whitefly  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT 
Potatoes  Silverleaf (Poinsettia) whitefly  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT 
Cucurbits  Silverleaf (Poinsettia) whitefly  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT 
Cucurbits - Pre-plant  Silverleaf (Poinsettia) whitefly  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT 
Egg plant  Silverleaf (Poinsettia) whitefly  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT 
Egg plant - Pre-plant  Silverleaf (Poinsettia) whitefly  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT 
Sweet Potatoes  Silverleaf (Poinsettia) whitefly  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT 
Sweet Potatoes - Pre-plant  Silverleaf (Poinsettia) whitefly  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT 
Tomatoes  Silverleaf (Poinsettia) whitefly  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT 
Tomatoes - Pre-plant  Silverleaf (Poinsettia) whitefly  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT 
Sugarcane  Southern one-year canegrub  Registered in Qld, NSW 
Apples  Woolly aphid  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT 
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

Compatibility

Product Comment
Amistar® 250 SC Physically compatible.
Amistar 250 SC + Regent® 200 SC Physically compatible.
K Humate® Physically compatible.
Kelpak®  Physically compatible. 
Lorsban® 500 EC  Physically compatible. 
Regent 200 SC  Physically compatible. 
Rizolex® 500 SC  Physically compatible. 
Rovral Aquaflo 500 SC  Physically compatible. 
Rovral Aquaflo 500 SC + Regent 200 SC  Physically compatible. 

Downloads

Confidor Guard Soil Insecticide Product Label

Confidor Guard Soil Insecticide SDS

FAQs

Question Answer
1 Why should I choose Confidor Guard Soil Insecticide? Application of Confidor Guard to plant cane is an extremely simple and quick operation. Because of the ease of application, a decision as to whether to treat or not can be delayed until quite late in the season, when other related aspects of farm decision-making might be much clearer. We know Confidor Guard will give excellent control over a one-season timeframe. This means there is now a much more economical solution to canegrub control in the plant crop than with expensive slow release granule options. With regard to whole farm planning, these use patterns for Confidor Guard mean much greater flexibility in decision making for canegrub management.
2 How does Confidor Guard work on the crop? Confidor Guard is a systemic insecticide and works very differently from older insecticides such as the organophosphates (OPs). Confidor Guard is taken up by the roots of plants and travel within the sap flow. It works more slowly on the nervous systems of insects and directly influences insect behaviour, resulting in an “anti-feeding” effect. Cane grub larvae, for instance, reduce their feed intake immediately and will often stop feeding altogether after receiving a dose of Confidor Guard, resulting in reduced crop damage.
3 When and at which rate should I apply Confidor Guard to my crop? In general, Confidor Guard tends to work better with earlier rather than late applications – because the action against early instars is stronger than against late mature and bigger insects. Application volumes differ by crop and insect type. For more information, please refer to the technical guide or the product label.
4 What should I keep in mind regarding soil and irrigation issues when applying Confidor Guard? It is important that Confidor Guard does not stay sitting on hot dry soil exposed to UV light for any period of time. For optimum results, the soil should have at least some moisture at coulter depth, and the coulter slit should close over immediately. If there are concerns about soil moisture being less than adequate at application, then irrigation or rainfall soon after application may prevent loss of efficacy. If applications have been made in very dry conditions, irrigate after two days and certainly within one week of application of Confidor Guard. However, a short period of drying may actually enhance the residual efficacy by allowing some binding to soil colloids. For more information, please refer to the technical guide or contact Bayer CropScience. 
5 Can I mix Confidor Guard with other products?  Generally mixing Confidor Guard is not applicable, and not tested. However, Confidor Guard has been compatible with most products it has been tried with in other crops. Some blockages have occurred when liquid fertilisers have been mixed in the same tank and have ‘dropped out' of suspension resulting in filter blockages. Therefore, mixing is generally not recommended.
6 Can I put out Confidor Guard with a fertilizer?  At this stage, we do not have an absolute answer. However, we know that it has been used in this manner with no problems for several seasons with ‘one-pass' application of solid fertilizer and Confidor Guard. It is advisable to direct the insecticide into a slightly different point behind the tyne than where the fertiliser is exiting.
7 How safe is the use of Confidor Guard on my crop?  Confidor Guard has been shown to be very safe to crops at various stages of growth when used as directed. Confidor Guard has been applied to many crops in a range of soils, without any phytotoxic effects. 
8 What withholding periods (WHP) apply after crops have been treated with Confidor Guard?  After the application of Confidor Guard, do not harvest citrus for a minimum period of 20 weeks. Do not harvest, graze or cut sugarcane for for 21 weeks after product application. No withholding period is required for other registered crops, when used as directed. 
9 Why does Confidor Guard fit within Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approaches?  Confidor Guard fits into many IPM systems extremely well because of inherent selectivity, low dose rates, and absence of off-site effects. Because of its systemic mode of action, pests can be targeted with minimal possibility of disturbance to most non-target organisms. 
10 Does Confidor Guard kill all canegrubs in sugarcane crops?  No. In nearly all of the trials in ratoon cane, there have been at least some surviving canegrubs. Sometimes the Confidor could only reduce canegrub populations by 50–60%, yet even at those levels of control, the yield increases were very good. This is a consistent phenomenon, where yield effects are far in excess of what would normally be expected from the levels of canegrub mortality. We believe that many of the canegrubs which are surviving are still being affected by Confidor Guard, and are possibly smaller, less healthy, and not so vigorous in feeding on the cane roots. In plant cane trials, the effect of Confidor Guard on canegrub numbers has been somewhat clearer than in ratoons, and canegrub numbers in the plant crop have been very significantly reduced in many trials. 

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