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Stop sucking pests
getting out of control

Movento® 240 SC Insecticide

Movento is a powerful, innovative insecticide for the control of sucking pests – including silverleaf whitefly and various aphid, scale and thrips pests – in a range of vegetable crops, citrus, mangoes and cotton. Movento is better able to control sucking pests ‘hiding’ on the covered inner leaves that other insecticides can’t reach. Movento is highly compatible with IPM production systems, being ‘soft’ on most beneficial species when used as directed and highly effective on pest populations that may have developed resistance to existing registered products.

Product Type
Insecticide
Active Ingredient
spirotetramat 240 g/L
Formulation Type
Suspension concentrate
Pack Size
3 L
10 L
10 L
25 L
Chemical Group
23

Key Features

Targets sucking pests:

Controls aphids, scale and thrips

IPM compatible: 

Being "soft" on most beneficals, when used as directed

Must penetrate into sap flow

Adjuvants are critical to help Movento penetrate leaf tissue

Crop Suitability

Application Usage Notes
Beans - Green Western flower thrips Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT
Celery Western flower thrips Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT
Chillis Western flower thrips Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT
Peppers  Western flower thrips Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT 
Tomatoes  Western flower thrips  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT 
Mangoes  White (common) mango scale  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT 
Citrus  White louse scale  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT 
Beans - Green  Tomato Thrips (Frankliniella schultzei)  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT 
Celery  Tomato Thrips (Frankliniella schultzei)  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT 
Celery  Plague Thrips (Thrips imagines)  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT 
Grapes - Table  Plague Thrips (Thrips imagines)  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT 
Pome Fruit  Tuber Mealybug  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT 
Grapes - Table  Tuber Mealybug  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT 
Stone Fruit  Tuber Mealybug Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT 
Grapes - Table  Grapevine Scale  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT 
Grapes - Table  Northern Plague Thrips  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT 
Pome Fruit  San Jose scale  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT 
Stone Fruit  San Jose scale  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT 
Stone Fruit  Black Cherry Aphid  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT 
Stone Fruit  Black peach aphid  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT 
Chicory (Leaves)  Brown sowthistle aphid  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT 
Endive  Brown sowthistle aphid  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT 
Lettuce - Head  Brown sowthistle aphid  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT 
Lettuce - Head/Leaf  Brown sowthistle aphid  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT 
Lettuce - Leaf  Brown sowthistle aphid  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT 
Radicchio (Italian chicory)  Brown sowthistle aphid  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT 
Broccoli  Cabbage aphid  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT 
Broccolini  Cabbage aphid  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT 
Brussels Sprouts  Cabbage aphid  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT 
Cabbages  Cabbage aphid  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT 
Cauliflower  Cabbage aphid  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT 
Chinese Broccoli  Cabbage aphid  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT 
Kohlrabi  Cabbage aphid  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT 
Citrus  Citrus mealybug  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT 
Mangoes  Citrus mealybug  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT 
Passionfruit  Citrus mealybug  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT 
Sweet Corn  Corn aphid  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT 
Celery  Cotton aphid  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT 
Cotton  Cotton aphid  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT 
Cucurbits  Cotton aphid  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT 
Chicory (Leaves)  Currant lettuce aphid  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT 
Endive  Currant lettuce aphid  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT 
Lettuce - Head  Currant lettuce aphid  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT 
Lettuce - Head/Leaf  Currant lettuce aphid  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT 
Lettuce - Leaf  Currant lettuce aphid  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT 
Radicchio (Italian chicory)  Currant lettuce aphid  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT 
Beans - Green  Green peach aphid Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT 
Broccoli  Green peach aphid  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT 
Broccolini  Green peach aphid  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT 
Brussels Sprouts Green peach aphid  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT  
Cabbages  Green peach aphid  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT  
Capsicums (Sweet peppers)  Green peach aphid  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT  
Tomatoes  Green peach aphid  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT  
Vegetables - Leafy  Green peach aphid  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT  
Vegetables - Leafy - Brassica  Green peach aphid  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT  
Watercress  Green peach aphid  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT  
Mustard/s - Leafy  Green peach aphid  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT  
Peas - Garden/Green  Green peach aphid  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT  
Peppers  Green peach aphid  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT  
Radicchio (Italian chicory)  Green peach aphid  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT  
Rucola (Rocket)  Green peach aphid  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT  
Spinach  Green peach aphid  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT  
Kohlrabi  Green peach aphid  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT  
Komatsuma (Spinach mustard)  Green peach aphid  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT  
Lettuce - Head  Green peach aphid  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT  
Lettuce - Head/Leaf  Green peach aphid  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT  
Lettuce - Leaf  Green peach aphid  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT  
Mibuna  Green peach aphid  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT  
Cucurbits  Green peach aphid  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT  
Egg plant  Green peach aphid  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT  
Endive  Green peach aphid  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT  
Indian Mustard - Gai choy/Am soi  Green peach aphid  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT  
Indian Mustard Cabbage - Kai choi  Green peach aphid  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT  
Kale  Green peach aphid  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT  
Chinese Cabbage - Wombok/Pe-tsai/Haksukai  Green peach aphid  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT  
Chinese Flat Cabbage - Tatsoi  Green peach aphid  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT  
Chinese Flowering Cabbage (Choisum)  Green peach aphid  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT  
Chinese White Cabbage - Buk choy  Green peach aphid  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT  
Chinese White Cabbage (Pak-choi)  Green peach aphid  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT  
Cress (Garden)  Green peach aphid  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT  
Cauliflower  Green peach aphid  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT  
Celery  Green peach aphid  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT  
Chard (Silverbeet)  Green peach aphid  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT  
Chicory (Leaves)  Green peach aphid  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT  
Chillis  Green peach aphid  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT  
Chinese Broccoli  Green peach aphid  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT  
Citrus  Kelly's citrus thrips  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT  
Pome Fruit  Longtailed mealybug  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT  
Grapes - Table  Longtailed mealybug  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT  
Stone Fruit  Longtailed mealybug  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT  
Onions  Onion (Cotton seedling) thrips  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT  
Citrus  Pink wax scale  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT  
Mangoes  Pink wax scale  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT  
Mangoes - Post-harvest  Pink wax scale  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT  
Citrus  Purple (Mussel) scale  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT  
Citrus  Red scale  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT 
Passionfruit  Red scale Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT 
Beans - Green  Silverleaf (Poinsettia) whitefly  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT 
Broccoli  Silverleaf (Poinsettia) whitefly  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT 
Broccolini  Silverleaf (Poinsettia) whitefly  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT 
Brussels Sprouts  Silverleaf (Poinsettia) whitefly  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT 
Cabbages  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 
Egg plant  Silverleaf (Poinsettia) whitefly  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT 
Kohlrabi  Silverleaf (Poinsettia) whitefly  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT 
Peas - Garden/Green  Silverleaf (Poinsettia) whitefly  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT 
Peppers  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 
Tomatoes  Silverleaf (Poinsettia) whitefly Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT 
Cauliflower  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 
Chillis  Silverleaf (Poinsettia) whitefly  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT 
Chinese Broccoli  Silverleaf (Poinsettia) whitefly  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT 
Cotton  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 
Citrus  Soft brown scale  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT 
Pome Fruit  Woolly aphid  Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT 
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

Compatibility

Product Comment
Activist® Zinc Physically compatible.
Activist ZN Max Physically compatible.
Activist ZN Max + Supa Bor Plus + Oxydul DF Physically compatible. Constant agitation required. On standing, settlement occurs.
Activist ZN Max + Supa Bor Plus + Dithane DF  Physically compatible. Constant agitation required because Dithane DF is not completely dispersible and settles quickly.
Amitraz® 200 EC  Physically compatible. Should not be used or stored overnight without agitation, otherwise irreversible settlement wil occur. 
Antracol® Fungicide Spray  Physically compatible. Constant agitation required. On standing, settlement will occur.  
Blue Shield® DF Copper Fungicide  Physically compatible.
Bugmaster® Flowable 500 SC  Physically compatible.
Calcium Nitrate  Physically compatible.
Confidor 200 SC Insecticide  Physically compatible. Should not be used or stored overnight without agitation, otherwise irreversible settlement will occur.  
Decis Options® Insecticide  Physically compatible. Constant agitation required. On standing, irreversible settlement occurs.  
Dimethoate® 400 EC  Physically compatible.  
Dipterex®  Physically compatible.  
Ethrel 720 Growth Regulator  Physically compatible.  
Folimat® 800 Insecticide  Physically compatible. Constant agitation required. On standing, irreversible settlement occurs. 
Grocal® MGB  Physically compatible.  
High PK Ultra  Physically compatible.  
Intruder® 225 SL  Physically compatible. Constant agitation required. On standing, irreversible settlement occurs.  
Kelpak®  Physically compatible. Not compatible at 4°C soft water. Constant agitation required. On standing, irreversible  
Larvin® 375 Insecticide  Physically compatible. Should not be used or stored overnight without constant agitation, otherwise irreversible settlement will occur.
Lebaycid® Insecticide Spray  Physically compatible.
Liberty® 200 Herbicide  Physically compatible. Should not be used or stored overnight without constant agitation, otherwise irreversible settlement will occur.  
Lineout®  Physically compatible. Constant agitation required. On standing, irreversible settlement occurs.  
Lorsban® 500 EC  Physically compatible.  
Mag Flo  Physically compatible.  
Nitro-Humus 323  Physically compatible.  
Nitro Iron  Physically compatible. Constant agitation required. On standing, irreversible settlement occurs.  
Pirotechnica®  Physically compatible.  
Pitstop®  Physically compatible.  
Pitstop Plus  Physically compatible.  
Polyphos®  Physically compatible.  
Polyphos  Physically compatible.  
Potnitrate®  Physically compatible.  
Premium®  Physically compatible.  
Reaction®  Physically compatible.  
Supa® Bor  Physically compatible.  
Supa Humus 26  Physically compatible. Constant agitation required. On standing, settlement occurs.  
Supa Iron  Physically compatible.  
Supa K 30  Physically compatible.  
Supa Link  Physically compatible.  
Supa Mag  Physically compatible.  
Supa Stick Oil  Physically compatible. Constant agitation required. On standing, separation occurs.
Supa Trace Advance  Physically compatible.  
Supracide® 400 EC  Physically compatible.  
Swift Spray® Adjuvant  Physically compatible.  
Thiodan® 350 EC  Physically compatible.  
Thirty Thirty®  Physically compatible.  
Tri-Base® Blue  Physically compatible.  
Urea®  Physically compatible.  

Resources

Movento 240 SC Insecticide SDS

Movento 240 SC Product Label

Movento 240 SC & Belt adjuvant guide

Movento 240 SC in pome fruit product guide

Movento 240 SC in stone fruit

Movento 240 SC in table and wine grapes product guide

Movento users guide for citrus

Movento users guide for mangoes

Movento users guide for onions

Movento users guide for potatoes

FAQs

Question Answer
1 Which pests does Movento control? Movento provides excellent levels of control against a broad spectrum of the most important and difficult to control sucking and rasping pests in a range of crop segments, including aphids, whiteflies, thrips and scale pests. . For more information, please refer to the product label, the different crop guides or contact Bayer CropScience.
2 Why does Movento fit well in IPM programs? Movento is soft on beneficial organisms and pollinators and features an excellent profile when used in conjunction with a wide variety of beneficial arthropod predators and parasitoids. Furthermore, Movento is also highly compatible as a tank-mix partner.
3 In what way does the mode of action of Movento differ from that of earlier chemistry in controlling pests? Movento acts by inhibiting the synthesis of lipids in the insects' biochemical systems (lipid biosynthesis inhibitor). Lipids are particularly significant as fundamental components for the manufacture of membranes in insects, which form the basic structural architecture for every cell in an insect's body. In order to grow, insects need to create great quantities of new membranes. When lipid supply is interfered with, by ingestion of the active ingredient of Movento (spirotetramat), the basic requisites for insect growth are limited so the insect cannot grow and eventually dies in most cases. Since this is not a rapid process, at least 7 days and often more is needed before evidence of activity begins to show. It is important to apply Movento early in the life cycle of pests, when they are activiely feeding to allow for this gradual progression to full efficacy. So, in comparison to early chemistry, Movento does not provide a fast knockout to all insects on the plant – rather it works gradually on harmful pests, while being soft on beneficial insects.
4 What does “2-way systemicity” mean?  After Movento has been applied to the crop, the active ingredient, spirotetramat, penetrates into the leaf tissue. There the active ingredient is mobile via both plant transport systems, the xylem and phloem. As such, Movento is “2-way systemic” in the plant, providing coverage to both new growth and hard to reach areas of the plant, e.g. the head of a lettuce which traditional insecticides struggle to reach. This is a unique capability, and means that Movento can achieve some things not possible with any other current products. Being mobile through both xylem and phloem plant transport systems, Movento provides not only long lasting, effective protection to all areas of the plant, but can also protect new shoots growing after application. 
5 How should I apply Movento?  Movento is best applied as a foliar spray with good attention to achieving thorough coverage. Penetration into the leaf is necessary before it can become accessible to the feeding activity of sap sucking pest insects. Good penetration generally requires a suitable adjuvant. Temperature and spray volume are other factors which influence the rate of this process. Very high spray volumes (2500 L/ha or more) can enhance immediate uptake of the active ingredient, but for volumes less than this, adequate uptake requires the use of appropriate penetrant adjuvants. Higher temperatures generally increase the rate of uptake also. Movento can be slow to develop full efficacy, however is also capable of very long residual control. For management of insecticide resistance, Movento should not be applied more than 3 times per crop. For more information on application rates for different crops, and for information on suitable adjuvant partners, please see the crop specific guides and refer to the product label. 
6 Can I tank-mix Movento with other products?  Movento is highly compatible as a tank-mix partner and provides long lasting control of a broad range of sucking pests in targeted crops. However, because Movento needs a suitable adjuvant to achieve adequate penetration into leaf tissue in most situations, there may be issues complicating the compatibility and crop safety of Movento in mixtures which are brought about by the specific adjuvant. In all cases, please refer to the recommendations contained within the crop guides or the product label for details regarding the use of adjuvants and/or tank-mixtures. 

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