Root Crops - Commercial Insecticides

Insecticides registered for COMMERCIAL use on Root Crops (Beets, Carrot, Radish, Parsnip, and Turnip), in Utah, organized by Mode of Action (MoA).

Active Ingredient Brand Name MoA Residual (days) Carrot Rust Fly Aphids Beet Armyworm Cutworms Leafminers
carbaryl Carbaryl 4L, Sevin 4F,  1A 10-14      X  
methomyl CorridaR, LannateR 1A 3-5     X X  
malathion Malathion 5EC 1B 5-7   X      
dimethyl-cyclopropanecarboxylic acid Delta GoldR 3A 10-14   X X X  
alpha-cypermethrin Fastac CSR 3A 10-14   X X X  
beta-cyfluthrin Baythroid XLR 3A 10-14     X X  
bifenthrin Brigade WSBR, HeroR, Hero EWR, SniperR, Sniper HeliosR, Tundra ECR 3A 14-17   X X X  
cyfluthrin TombstoneR, Tombstone HeliosR 3A 10-14     X X  
esfenvalerate Asana XLR 3A 14     X X  
pyrethrins AzeraOB, EverGreen Crop Protection EC 60-6OB, PyGanicOB, TersusOB 3A 5-7   X X X X
Pyrenone Crop SprayOB X X X X X
zeta-cypermethrin MustangR, Mustang MaxxR, SteedR, Triple CrownR 3A 10-14   X X X  
pyrethrin + Beauveria bassiana BotaniGard MAXXOB 3A/ NC 5-7   X X X X
acetamiprid Assail 70 WP 4A 14   X      
imidacloprid Admire Pro and generics 4A 14-17   X      
thiamethoxam Actara, Platinum, Platinum 75 SG 4A 7   X      
sulfoxaflor Transform WG 4C 7   X      
flupyradifuron Altus, Sivanto 4D 14-17   X      
spinetoram Radiant SC 5 10-14   X X    
spinosad BlackhawkB , Conserve SCB, EntrustOB, SuccessB 5 5-7     X   X
pymetrozine Endeavor, Fulfill 9B 7-10   X      
pyrifluquinazon PQZ Insecticide 9B 14   X      
flonicamid Beleaf 50 SG 9C 10-4   X      
afidopyropen Ventigra, Versys Inscalis 9D 7   X      
Bacillus thuringiensis BiobitB , Bioprotec PlusOB, BT NowOB, DiPelB , Javelin WGOB, XenTariOB 11A 5-7   X X    
cyromazine Trigard 17 7-14         X
methoxyfenozide Intrepid 2F 18 10-14     X X  
spirotetramat Movento 23 14   X      
chlorantraniliprole Coragen 28 14-17     X    
cyantraniliprole Exirel, Fortenza, Verimark, Harvanta 28 14-17   X X X X
tolfenpyrad Torac 21A 14   X X X  
indoxacarb Avaunt 22A 10-14     X    
allyl isothiocyanate DominusB NC 10-14       X  
azadirachtin Aza-DirectOB, AzaGuardOB, Azatin OOB, Azatrol ECOB, Molt-XB , Neemix 4.5OB NC 3-5   X X X X
Beauveria Bassiana (GHA) BotaniGard ESOB, MycotrolOB, BotaniGard 22WPOB NC 3-5   X X    
canola oil PycanaOB NC 1   X X   X
Chromobacterium subtsugae GrandevoOB NC 5-7   X X    
neem oil EcoWorks ECOB, RangoOB NC 1   X X X X
GS-omega/ kappa-Hxtx-Hv1a Spear-TB , Spear-LEPB NC 5-7   X      
heat-killed Burkholderia spp. (A396) VenerateOB NC 5-7   X X X X
Isaria fumosorosea NoflyB NC 3-5   X      
mineral oil BioCoverOB, Glacial Spray FluidOB, PureSprayOB, SuffOil-XOB, TriTekOB NC 1   X     X
potassium salts M-PedeOB NC 3   X     X
sodium tetraborohydrate decahydrate Prev-Am UltraB NC 1-3   X X    

B = Biopesticide
R = Restricted Use
O = Organic
NC = Not Classified

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 preharvest 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 noncrop 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 offsite pollinator attractive habitat as drift into these areas will kill bees.