FAQs

What is Movento?

Movento® is an insecticide that offers growers a highly effective tool for managing a broad range of sucking insect pests.

What pests does Movento control?

Movento provides excellent, long-term control of a broad range of sucking pests, including aphids, whiteflies, various species of scale, mealybugs, psyllids, Phylloxera, and is an effective on nematodes that affect many crops.

How does Movento work and what life stages are affected?

Following application, Movento penetrates the leaf cuticle and enters the plant vascular system, moving both upwards and downwards via phloem and xylem to new shoot, leaf and root tissues. This “two-way” movement results in effective control of hidden pests on above- and below-ground plant parts. Movento is active by ingestion against immature insect pests feeding on treated plants. In addition, studies have also shown significant impact on exposed adult female pests by reducing the number of offspring and those that are produced often do not survive to cause damage to plant tissues.

How fast does Movento work?

Soon after exposure, immature insect pests are trapped in the quiescent stage between molts, and death usually occurs shortly thereafter due to the inability to progress into the next development stage. Reductions in egg deposition and offspring production are observed in adult female pests quickly following exposure.

How long does Movento work?

There are many factors that determine the residual effectiveness of any product, including environment, target crop/pest, and application method. The initial and residual control provided by Movento generally surpasses that of competitive foliar treatments when applied to the identical target crop and pest.

Is Movento cross-resistant to other insecticides?

Movento does not exhibit cross-resistance to insecticides from other chemical classes. Movento, along with Envidor® and Oberon®, is a member of IRAC mode of action classification Group 23, and proper resistance management consideration must be given to the use of these products in a crop season. To prevent or delay the development of resistance, it is recommended that Movento and other products be applied in a block or window approach, where chemical classes having different modes of action are utilized in rotational sequences. While providing growers with excellent initial and residual control of target pests, Movento also plays a key role in resistance management strategies to help preserve existing chemical classes in the market.

When is the best time to apply Movento?

Applications should be made when sufficient leaf tissue is present to allow for maximum uptake of the active ingredient into the plant. Movento is effective as either a preventive or early threshold treatment, allowing for flexible application timing. To obtain the highest benefit from Movento and to minimize ongoing pest damage that may affect yield and quality, Bayer recommends applications prior to the establishment of a highly damaging population.

Is Movento compatible with various spray adjuvants or horticultural spray oils?

Yes. In fact, applications of Movento require the use of a tankmix additive having spreading and penetration properties to facilitate maximum uptake of the product into the leaf surfaces for optimum movement in the plant. Recommended additives to use in combination with Movento to optimize performance include horticultural spray and methylated seed oils or nonionic/organosilicone surfactants, dependent upon crop.

What can I mix with Movento?

Movento has been evaluated as a tankmix partner with several other products and, to date, studies have shown no antagonistic or phytotoxic effects when compared to each product utilized alone. However, it is known that many components, including crop protection products, fertilizers, micronutrients, and spray adjuvants, may be present in a tankmix combination in commercial practice, creating very unique chemical reactions and often high-risk circumstances. It is impossible to determine physical, biological, and plant compatibility for all scenarios that may be encountered and because of this reason, it is recommended that potential users determine the chemical, physical, biological, and plant compatibility of such mixes prior to applications on a broad commercial scale.

Does Movento have any negative effects on beneficial insects or honeybees?

Movento is quite compatible with beneficial arthropod species and is an ideal choice for use with Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programs. Studies have shown minimal risk to beneficial insects including predacious bugs, parasitic wasps, lacewings, ladybird beetles and pollinators.

How quickly does Movento become rainfast?

When applied in combination with recommended tankmix additives, the active ingredient in Movento rapidly moves into the leaf to the vascular tissues where it is fully protected from environmental effects. Subsequent rainfall has negligible effects on residual performance.

How soon can I rotate to another crop following a Movento application?

Movento is rapidly degraded in the soil following application. Any crop can be planted 30 days following applications.

What effect does spray volume have on efficacy? Is there a minimum application volume?

Studies have shown that Movento can often be applied at reduced spray volumes relative to some competitive products. Sufficient spray volume, based on the size and density of the treated crop, should be utilized that allows for good coverage of the target plant parts, including both young and older tissues. Good coverage helps ensure maximum uptake by leaf surfaces.

Where can Movento-treated crops be exported?

Tolerances have been established in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, E.U. countries, CODEX, Australia, and Japan. A comprehensive list of established Maximum Residual Levels (MRL) can be found online at: www.mrldatabase.com.

What other information should I know about Movento?

Movento is formulated as a user-friendly suspension concentrate formulation. Movento is a non-Restricted Use Pesticide and carries a CAUTION signal word, with a 24-hour restricted entry interval, and very short, commercially acceptable PHIs. PPE requirements for applicators and other handlers include long-sleeved shirt/long pants, shoes plus socks, and chemical-resistant gloves.

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