Insecticides
banded SF moth
Banded Sunflower Moth

Banded Sunflower Moth
Remarks
Economic threshold is about one moth per two plants.
Insecticide
Prevathon, Coragen, Asana XL, Baythroid XL, Lorsban 4E, Proaxis, Warrior II, Besiege, Mustang Maxx, Declare, Cobalt, Cobalt Advanced, Yuma 4E, Delta Gold, Stallion, Dipel ES, Respect, Tombstone, and Grizzly Z
cutworm damage
Cutworm

Cutworm
Remarks
Economic threshold is one cutworm per square foot, or 25-30% stand reduction.
Insecticide
Asana XL, Lorsban 4E, Lorsban 15G, carbaryl Sevin 4F, Sevin 8OS, Sevin XLR, Proaxis, Warrior II, Besiege, Mustang Maxx, Declare, Cobalt, Cobalt Advanced, Yuma, Delta Gold, Baythroid XL, Stallion, Tombstone and Grizzly Z
grasshopper on stalk
Grasshopper on sunflower stalk

Grasshopper
Remarks
Treat when eight or more adults per square yard are present in the field, or when 20 or more per square yard are found in field margins.
Insecticide
Prevathon, Asana XL, Lorsban 4E, carbaryl (Sevin), Proaxis, Warrior II, Besiege, Mustang Maxx, Declare, Cobalt, Cobalt Advanced, Yuma, Delta Gold, Baythroid XL, Stallion, Tombstone, and Grizzly Z
sf beetle
Sunflower Beetle

Sunflower Beetle
Remarks
Economic threshold is one to two adults, or 10 to 12 larvae, per plant.
Insecticide
Asana XL, Baythroid, carbaryl (Sevin), Cruiser, Lorsban 4E, Proaxis,  Warrior II, Besiege, Mustang Maxx, Declare, Cobalt, Cobalt Advanced, Yuma, Delta Gold, Stallion, Respect, Tombstone and Grizzly Z
midge
Sunflower Midge

Sunflower Midge
Remarks
There are no effective chemical controls currently recognized for this pest. The best management strategy has been rotation to crops other than sunflower in the vicinity of large infestations. Selecting hybrids for their ability to tolerate midge infestations should be considered when choosing seed.
sf moth
Sunflower Moth

Sunflower Moth
Remarks
Economic threshold (at onset of bloom) is one to two adults per five plants.
Insecticide
Prevathon, Coragen, Asana XL, Baythroid, Lorsban 4E, Proaxis,  Warrior II, Besiege, Mustang Maxx, Declare, Cobalt, Cobalt Advanced, Yuma, Delta Gold, Dipel ES, carbaryl (Sevin), Stallion, Respect, Tombstone and Grizzly Z
sf seed weevil
Sunflower Seed Weevil

Sunflower Seed Weevil
Remarks
Economic threshold is from four to eight adults per plant (oil) and one to two per plant (confection). Treat for red weevils at R5.1 to R5.4 stage of sunflower plant development.
Insecticide
Asana XL, Baythroid, Lorsban 4E, Proaxis, Warrior II, Besiege, Mustang Maxx, Declare, Cobalt, Cobalt Advanced, Yuma, Delta Gold, Stallion, Respect, Tombstone and Grizzly Z
 
stem weevil
Sunflower Stem Weevil

Sunflower Stem Weevil
Remarks
Economic threshold is one adult per three plants during late-June to mid-July time frame.
Insecticide
Asana XL, Baythroid XL, carbaryl (Sevin), Lorsban 4E, Proaxis, Warrior II, Besiege, Mustang Maxx, Declare, Cobalt, Cobalt Advanced, Yuma, Delta Gold, Stallion, Respect, Tombstone and Grizzly Z
wireworm
Wireworm

Wireworm
Remarks
Cruiser and Gaucho seed treatment insecticides offer sunflower growers a superior crop protection tool for the management of damaging early-season soil and foliar insects such as: sunflower beetle, wireworm and flea beetle. Commercially applied by seed companies only.
Insecticide
Cruiser, Gaucho

Directions for Use of These Products
It is a violation of Federal law to use any of these products in manner that is inconsistent with its labeling. For any requirements specific to your State or Tribe contact the State or Tribal agency that is responsible for pesticide regulation.
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