|Product name||Gazelle SG|
|Active substances||20% w/w Acetamiprid|
|Formulation||Water soluble granule|
|Areas of use||Forest, forest nursery, fruit, ornamentals|
|Phytomobility||Local & Acropetal penetrant|
|Mode of action group||4a: Neonicotinoid insecticide|
Gazelle SG is a broad spectrum systemic insecticide for the control of aphids, whitefly, weevils and gall wasps in a variety of situations including forest, forest nursery, fruit and ornamentals. It can be applied up to two times per year at a rate of 250-500 g/ha.
Both aphids and whitefly can cause considerable damage to plants by feeding on the sap. This can result in stunted and distorted growth as well as encouraging secondary infections such as black sooty mould.
Gazelle SG can rapidly knockdown populations of aphid and whitefly on infected plants. It is best used at the first signs of the target sap sucking and chewing pests including aphids, whitefly, midges, muscle scale, pine weevil and sawfly. Target insects are controlled immediately through contact action while the systemic nature of the active substance ensures continuing residual activity.
Gazelle SG also has Extension of Authorisation for Minor Use (EAMU) for treatment of pine weevils and gall wasps in forest nursery and of large pine weevils in forestry.
Instructions for use
Where to use
Gazelle SG has on label approval for use on the following crops:
- Fruit: Apple, Cherry, Pear, Plum
- Protected Vegetables: Aubergine, Pepper, Tomato
- Ornamental Plant Production
Gazelle also has Extension of Authorisation for Minor Use (EAMU)* approvals for a variety of crops including:
- Forestry: Forest, Forest Nursery
- Edible crops: Hops, Soft fruit, Top fruit, Leafy vegetables, Herbs, Asparagus
*Consult the EAMU text for specific conditions before use.
When to use
- Gazelle SG should be applied at the first sign of insect attack.
- Avoid late applications in orchards, once the numbers of beneficial insects have built up.
How to use
- Ensure spray tank is clean and half fill with water.
- Add the required amount of Gazelle SG to the spray tank and complete filling with water.
- Keep the spray solution agitated through application.
- Gazelle can be applied through a knapsack or vehicle mounted hydraulic sprayer (boom sprayer) or through a suitable broadcast air-assisted sprayer.
- A fine-medium spray quality should be used and the foliage covered thoroughly to ensure good control.
|Maximum treatments||Application interval||Dose||Water volume||Application method|
|1 - 2 per annum||20 days||250 - 500 g/ha||1000 - 1500 l/ha||Vehicle mounted hydraulic (boom) sprayer
Broadcast air-assisted sprayer
- A Local Environment Risk Assessment Plan (LERAP) must be carried out in accordance with CRD’s published guidance or the statutory buffer zone must be maintained.
- A minimum interval of 20 days must be observed between applications to eligible crops.
- There is a minimum harvest interval of 3 days (tomatoes, peppers & aubergines) and of 14 days (apples, cherries, pears & plums).
Chemical group: Acetamiprid belongs to the Neonicotinoid sub-group of insecticides.
Bio-chemical mode of action: Neonicotinoids work by disrupting the nicotinic acetylcholine receptors which control many functions of the central nervous system. This can cause a range of symptoms and ultimately leads to paralysis and death of the target insects.
Mobility: Acetamiprid is a systemic insecticide with acropetal and translaminar movement. Acropetal means that after application, the insecticide is translocated within the xylem (water conducting tissues) upwards through the plant. Translaminar movement means that the insecticide if applied on the leaf will move across the lamina to the opposite side of the leaf.
Application timing: Acetamiprid is best applied at the first signs of insect damage.
Resistance: To reduce the risk of resistance use no more than two applications of any neonicotinoid insecticide on any crop each year. Do not apply the insecticide at a lower rate than is recommended and use as part of an Integrated Pest Management strategy which seeks to utilise non-chemical options for control and to rotate active substances with different modes of action.
For further information on Gazelle SG, please contact a member of our technical sales team on 01952 897917.
Safe use of pesticides
The purchaser and/or end users are responsible for ensuring that these products are used in line with industry Approved Codes of Practice. All operators must be trained and certificated in using and applying any Ministry Approved professional product.
Please be aware that by proceeding you are purchasing a professional pesticide product.
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"By law, everyone who uses pesticides professionally must have received adequate training in using pesticides safely and be skilled in the job they are carrying out."