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Orthene 97 Soluble Insecticide

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With its dual mode of action, contact and systemic activity, ORTHENE 97 insecticide is the proven choice for key insect control in dozens of high-value vegetable crops as well as soybeans, cotton and tobacco. Acephate, the active ingredient, gives ORTHENE 97 its powerful one-two punch of contact and systemic activity. It rapidly penetrates plant tissue to reduce chances of washing away in rainfall or irrigation and provides up to three weeks of dependable residual control of dozens of damaging pests from aphids to worms.

Target Pests

Common Rose Pests Controlled:

Aphids Japanese Beetle Tent Caterpillar Rose Budworm Oblique Banded Leafroller Fruit Tree Leafroller Omnivorous Leafroller Earwigs Grasshoppers Bristly Roseslug Curled Sawfly Scale Spittlebugs Whitefly Flower thrips & Leafhoppers.

Other Uses:

Orthene Turf Tree & Ornamental Spray is a broad spectrum systemic insecticide that controls many different species of both sucking and chewing insect pests on a wide range of ornamental plants. It can also be used as an outside perimeter spray for nuisance pests such as wasps ants cockroaches crickets earwigs and pillbugs. As a turf spray for caterpillars fleas and others.

For Use In

Orthene 97 WP Turf Tree Ornamental - 1can (.773LB) is the proven choice for key insect control in dozens of high value vegetable crops as well as soybeans cotton and tobacco.


Orthene 97 may be applied using aerial, ground and air blast or air assisted equipment. Always check label for rates and application recommendations.

Coverage Area

2/3 teaspoon per gallon of water or 4 - 16 oz / Acre (One can .733 lb makes 147 gallons)

Active Ingredient

Acephate -- 97.4%

Orthene 97 Soluble Insecticide

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will this work on crayfish?
A shopper on Apr 4, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The Orthene 97 is only labeled for insect control.
How often is recommendation for use?
A shopper on Mar 31, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Depends a little on what you are using to control and where, but typically you can reapply if necessary at 3-7 days after initial application of Orthene. But you should refer to the label for exact recommendations.
Would it kill armyworms?
A shopper on Mar 19, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, Orthene is labeled for use on Armyworms.
Would it kill hornets, yellow jacket?
Snoop on Oct 25, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It would, but is not labeled for that type of application.
For use on turf, use limited to sod farms and golf courses, except when applying to
mound or spot treatment for fire ant and harvester ant control.
Do not apply with low pressure handwand except for control of fire ants as a mound
treatment and when used on ornamental trees, shrubs and floral plants grown for
non-agricultural or non-commercial use.
Not for indoor residential use. For greenhouse use, use is limited to commercial
greenhouses for use on ornamental, floral and foliage plants and tobacco (floatbed
If I understand your meaning of "systemic" the product is absorbed by the leaves and possibly stems - above ground and not through the root system. I want to be sure that it will not harm bees as the other systemic product which will not be named does. Am I correct? (unless, of course I spray the blossom) Since peonies are mostly affected by the adult black vine weevil after the blossoms have faded and been removed this should not affect bees.
stella s on Sep 11, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Orthene has been shown to have a effect on bees in citrus fields and has a prolonged effect on them, if you are concerned with bees you should avoid during blossom time for spraying as you suggest.
Has it any effect on black vine weevil?
stella s on Sep 1, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it will work for Black Vine
Weevil Adult. Please refer to the label for the exact rate.
How can you get did of the Oder after using as systemic on plants.
mary on Oct 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The odor will diminish as it dries and over time.

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Way beyond inpressed!its strong!!but it has roach killing power!!!
Yes sir!I have heard good things about this product.,I tried it out for my self with a 3 gallon pump sprayer,about 5 teaspoons.the product is in the form if small pellets,it does have a strong odor,after putting about 3tea spoons in my sprayer,I did a test of this product, it wiped out the infestation of roaches with just 2 sprays!!!!,let the windows up,the smell will leave..plus sprayed around my home,the smell lasted about 30 days,I was way beyond satisfied of it killing power, would recommend this product rather than calling a pest control,
October 31, 2017

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