Melon - Commercial Insecticides

Insecticides registered for Commercial use on Melon 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 4F 1A 7-14   X X X X    
methomyl CorridaR, LannateR, NudrinR 1A 5 X X X        
oxamyl VydateR 1A 5-7 X           X
malathion Fyfanon 57% EC, Malathion 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 Grizzly-TooR, Lambda-TR, Lambda-CyR, LambdaStarR, SilencerR, Warrior IIR 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  
lambda-cyhalothrin + chlorantraniliprole Voliam XpressR 3A/28 10-14 X X X X X   X
pyrethrins + azadirachtin AzeraOB 3A/UN 4-7 X X X X X X X
acetamiprid Assail 4A 14 X X   X      
dinotefuran Scorpion,  Venom 4A 14 X X X X X   X
imidacloprid Admire Pro,  Alias, AmTide, Dominion+  Macho++, Widow,  Wrangler 4A 5 X X         X
thiamethoxam Actara,  Cruiser,  Flagship,  Platinum 4A 10-14 X X X       Platinum only
thiamethoxam + chlorantraniliprole Durivo+,  Voliam Flexi 4A/28 14 X X X       Durivo only
flupyradifurone Sivanto (foliar) 4D 7-14 X   X        
spinetoram Radiant SC 5 14             X
spinosad EntrustOB,  SuccessB 5 7             X
abamectin AbacusR,  AbbaR,  Agri-MekR, EpiMek 0.15R,  ReaperR 6 14-21           X  
pymetrozine Fulfill 9B 7-10 X            
flonicadmid Belief 9C 14 X            
etoxazole Zeal 10B 14           X  
novaluron Rimon 15 7   X   X     X
acequinocyl Kanemite 15 SC 20B 21           X  
spiromesifen Oberon 23 14           X  
cyantraniliprole Exirel,  Verimark 28 14 X   Exirel only        
potassium salts of fatty acids M-PedeOB 28 3 X         X X
Beauveria bassiana BotanigardB,  Mycotrol ESOB NC 5-7 X X X   X X X
Chromobacterium subtsugae strain PRAA4-I GrandevoOB NC 5-7 X         X X
extract of Chenopodium ambrosiodes RequiemB NC 5-7             X
heat-killed Burkholderia spp.  VenerateOB NC 5-7 X         X X
kaolin clay SurroundOB NC 5-7   X     X    
oil:  mineral Pure Spray Green NC 1 X         X X
oil:  plant-based CaptivaB,  PycanaB, TriactOB NC 1       (Eggs) Pycana Only   X Not Captiva
azadirachtin AzaGuardOB,  AzatinOB,  Neemix 4.5OB UN 7-10 X X X Not AzaGuard (nymphs) X Azatin only X

B= Biopesticide
R= Restricted Use
O= Organic

(++)= One application per crop per season
(+)= One application per year ST= Seed Treatment
T= for tomato
P = for pepper
E= for eggplant

Note: All brands are registered trademarks. The brands listed in this table are not all-inclusive, but are meant to provide examples of products for these crops in Utah. Always check the label for the specific crop you are treating, application and safety information, and protection and pre-harvest intervals.

Warning: Applications of insecticides in MoA Group 4 are restricted to post-bloom and only when bees are not active in the site, including on weeds and non-crop plants.

Protection of Pollinators:  Look for the “bee-box” or “bee hazard icon” on product labels and read the restrictions and instructions to protect bees and other insect pollinators. Bees and other pollinators will forage on plants when they flower, shed pollen, or produce nectar. Follow these steps when using products that are hazardous to bees: 1) minimize exposure of the product to bees and pollinators when they are foraging on pollinator attractive plants around the application site 2) Minimize drift of the product on to beehives or to off-site pollinator attractive habitat as drift into these areas will kill bees.