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Melon - Commercial Insecticides


Insecticides registered for COMMERCIAL use on Watermelon in Utah, organized by Mode of Action (MoA). For treatment on other melons, always check the label first

Active Ingredient Brand Name MoA Residual (days) Aphids Cucumber Beetles Flea Beetles Squash Bug Grasshoppers Spider Mites Thrips
carbaryl Carbaryl, Sevin 1A 7-14   X X X X    
methomyl CorridaR, LannateR, NudrinR 1A 5 X X X        
oxamyl VydateR 1A 5-7 X           X
malathion Malathion, Malice 1B 5-7 X X       X  
alpha-cypermethrin FastacR 3A 10-14 X X   X      
beta-cyfluthrin Baythroid XLR 3A 14   X     X    
bifenthrin BifentureR, BrigadeR, SniperR, Sniper HeliosR, TundraR 3A 14 X X   X X X  
cyfluthrin TombstoneR, Tombstone HeliosR 3A 10-14   X     X    
deltamethrin Delta GoldR 3A 10-14 X X X   X    
esfenvalerate AsanaR, S-fenvalostarR, ZyrateR 3A 14   X   X X    
fenpropathrin DanitolR 3A 10-14 X X X X   X  
gamma-cyhalothrin DeclareR 3A 10-14 X X X X X X X
Lambda-cyhalothrin GrizzlyR, LambdaR, Lambda-CyR, LambdaStarR, SilencerR, Warrior IIR, WariorR 3A 10-14 X X X X X X X
permethrin AmbushR, ArcticR, Perm-UpR, PounceR 3A 14 X X   X      
pyrethrins PyganicOB 3A 3-5 X X X X X X X
pyrethrins + piperonyl butoxide PyrenoneB, EvergreenB 3A 3-5 X X X   X See label X
zeta-cypermethrin MustangR, Mustang MaxxR 3A 10-14 X X   X      
zeta-cypermethrin + bifenthrin HeroR 3A 10-14 X X   X X X  
ambda-cyhalothrin + thiamethoxam EndigoR 3A/4 10-14 X X X X X X X
bifenthrin + avermectin AthenaR 3A/6 10-14 X X   X X X X
zeta-cypermethrin + avermectin GladiatorR 3A/6 10-14 X X   X   X  

B= Biopesticide
R= Restricted Use
O= Organic