Need to Know - Kontos - Greenhouse Ornamentals

Kontos insecticide is registered for use on greenhouse ornamentals, outdoor ornamentals and nursery crops.

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Kontos is a true systemic insecticide. This means that the product can be taken in through the leaves and then move upwards in the xylem, and both upwards and downwards in the phloem within the plant. Such movement of the product within the plant allows for protection of new shoots and of older leaves low down in the canopy. Konto’s long residual activity (up to 30 days) continues to protect new plant growth and provides excellent, long-term control of aphids and whitefly.

Kontos contains the active ingredient spirotetramat, a Group 23 with a new mode of action from a class of chemistry called tetronic acid. It acts as a Lipid Biosynthesis Inhibitor (LBI). By inhibiting the insect’s ability to produce lipids, resulting in symptoms of dehydration and subsequent death following exposure.

Rotate Kontos with Intercept 60WP

Kontos is a group 23 insecticide that provides an effective rotational tool for aphid and whitefly control and fits well in a program with Intercept 60 WP (Group 4).

Kontos™ insecticide is registered for use on greenhouse ornamentals, outdoor ornamentals and nursery crops.
Labeled Pests:
• Green peach aphids
• Whiteflies
• Western flower thrips
• Spider Mites
• Citrus mealy bugs
• Euonymus scale

About Kontos
• Kontos is labeled for up to 3 applications per crop cycle for most plants except cut flowers (1 only) and is soft on many beneficial insects and mites
• Kontos is a suspension concentrate (SC) formulation and is packaged in 1 L bottles
• Refer to product label for application instructions