Kontos® against mealybugs, whiteflies, and leafminers by Dr. Carlos Bogran

A look at how Kontos insecticide with a new revised label fares against mealybugs, whiteflies, aphids and other pests.

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The Kontos specimen label has recently been altered to include the following:

  • Control of immature stages of thrips
  • Drench and foliar spray labeling for outdoor applications at 1.7 to 3.4 fluid ounces per 100 gallon of water
  • Removal of aerial application


  • Efficacy of Kontos compared well with several other products against a variety of insect pests, including mealybugs, whiteflies, and leafminers.
  • Based on efficacy and novel mode of action , Kontos is a great tool for insecticide resistance mitigation and management of these important pests.
  • Insect control by Kontos is slow but long lasting.
  • It is best used against small populations or early in the crop cycle

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