CoStar Biological Insecticide

CoStar is a biological insecticide specific for use against the lepidopterous larvae listed on the label. CoStar must be eaten by the larvae to be effective. Since CoStar is most effective against small, newly hatched larvae, an early scouting program to determine early infestations is recommended.

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CoStar is for use against the following pests:

  • Peach twig borer
  • Leafrollers
  • Codling moth
  • Cutworms
  • Imported cabbageworm
  • Diamondback moth
  • Beet armyworm
  • Green cloverworm
  • Velvetbean caterpillar
  • Fruitworm
  • Hornworms
  • Tobacco budworm
  • Cotton bollworm
  • Gypsy moth
  • Grapeleaf skeletonizer
  • European corn borer
  • Super Looper
 

CoStar can be used with the following crops:

  • Fruit, nut and vine crops
  • Vegetable and cole crops
  • Pasture and hay crops
  • Melons
  • Strawberries
  • Beans
  • Corn
  • Hops
  • Small grains
  • Tobacco
  • Cotton
  • Flowers
  • Ornamental plants
  • Forest and shade trees
  • Stored soybeans and grain
  • Turf
 

Application

Active Ingredient: Bacillus thuringiensis kurstaki

Rates: 0.25-2.0 lb. per acre (see label)

Spray Interval: 7-14 days (see label)

Re-entry Interval: 4 hours

Days to Harvest: 0

Notes:

CoStar is a biological insecticide specific for use against the lepidopterous larvae listed on the label. CoStar must be eaten by the larvae to be effective. Since CoStar is most effective against small, newly hatched larvae, an early scouting program to determine early infestations is recommended. After consuming a lethal dose of CoStar, larvae stop eating within an hour, but may remain on the foliage until they die, usually within several days. Affected larvae move more slowly and tend to become shriveled and discolored before dying.

Organic Crops

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NOP Approved:

This product is approved for organic production by the National Organic Program (NOP), a marketing program housed within the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service, the agency that sets marketing standards. The NOP mission is to develop and implement national standards that govern the marketing of agricultural products as organically produced, to facilitate commerce in fresh and processed food that is organically produced, and to assure consumers that such products meet consistent standards.

OMRI Listed®:

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This product is OMRI Listed, therefore it is determined by the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) to be suitable for use in certified organic production.


 

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