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FLiPPER

FLiPPER is a broad-spectrum contact bio-insecticide/acaricide for control of whitefly, aphids and mites on protected crops of strawberry, tomato and cucumber.  EAMUs are available for a wide range of pests in a variety of fruit and vegetable crops.

Containing fatty acids derived from a natural by-product of extra virgin olive oil, FLiPPER is exempt from maximum residue limit (MRL) testing and has a zero-day post-harvest interval for all crops. It has minimal impact on bees, pollinators and beneficial arthropods.

As well as several extensions for authorisation for minor crops (EAMU) permitting its use in conventional production systems, FLiPPER is also approved for use in organic crops.

FLiPPER

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ALWAYS READ THE LABEL BEFORE USE.

What is FLiPPER?

FLiPPER is a contact bio-insecticide/acaricide for the effective control of aphids, whiteflies, thrips and spider mites and good control of mealybugs, leafhoppers, psyllids, suckers and scale insects. It is effective against all insect and spider mite life stages, particularly against motile forms.

Product Profile

Active substance Fatty acids C14-C20
Formulation Emulsion in water (EW)
Pack Size 10 Litres
Water Volume
See ‘How and when to apply’ for crop specific details
Buffer Zone See table of ‘Important information’ below for crop specific details
MAPP M19154

Important Information

EAMU Crop types affected Pests listed   Max. app. Rate (L/ha)* Max. no. of apps  Water volume (L/ha) Buffer zone Application period
3171/2019 Ornamentals Aphids, Whitefly, Spider mite Permanent protection with full enclosure: 16 5 400-1600 n/a n/a
3172/2019 Chillies, peppers and aubergine Aphids, Whitefly, Spider mite Glasshouse 16 5 400 n/a n/a
3416/3019 Leafy vegetables and fresh herbs Aphids, Western flower thrip, thrips, Spider mite
Outdoor:
Protected:
5
10
9
8
300-500
400-1000
n/a 1 March - 30 August
3417/2019 Field vegetables  Thrips, aphids, cabbage aphid
Outdoor:
Protected:
5
10
9
8
300-500
400-1000
n/a 1 March - 30 September
3418/2019 Berries and currants  Aphids, two-spotted spider mite, western flower thrip, leaf hoppers, strawberry blossom weevil, thrips, white fly Outdoor and protected: 10 8 400-1000 10 metres from the bank of a static or flowing waterbody or 1 metre from a dry ditch 1 March - 30 August
3419/2019 Nuts, pome fruit, stone fruit, wine grapes (outdoors and temporary protection Aphids, two spotted spider mite and blossom weevil Outdoor and protected: 10 8 400-1000 20 metres from the bank of a static or flowing waterbody or 5 metres from a dry ditch 1 March - 30 August

*Bayer’s suggested application rate for FLiPPER is 1.0 L of product per 100 L of water, equivalent to an inclusion rate of 1%.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Why you need FLiPPER

  • Provides lasting control of pest populations when applied as per instructions
  • Fits well with IPM/ICM programmes and biological control programmes
  • Has no cross resistance with other insecticides; controls strains of insects and mites resistant to other active substances
  • Formulation provides high levels of security to users and the environment
  • Has no residual activity and degrades rapidly in the environment
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How does FLiPPER work?

FLiPPER is a bioinsecticide/ acaricide that is active following CONTACT with the pest body. It is active against all stages of insects and mites: juveniles and adults, as well as eggs.

The effectiveness of FLiPPER’s active substance – unsaturated carboxylic acids (carbon chain lengths C14 - C20) – is achieved by the lipophilic carbon chains penetrating the external layers of the target pest. The unsaturated part of the carbon chains interacts with multiple vital metabolic processes.  This interferes with feeding activity, resulting in mortality. Rapid mortality occurs once the insect comes in to contact with a sufficient dose. The first visible effect is the immediate cessation of feeding activity. A sub-optimal dose will result in mortality being achieved over a more prolonged period. The results being reduced feeding, egg lay and egg viability.

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When and how to apply

Application timing – all crops

Initiate applications at the first signs of the pest infestation build-up.

  • FLiPPER should always be used in accordance with the label at full recommended rates for maximum benefit in terms of insect control and resistance management.
  • Make applications at the first signs of infestation build-up, or when founding colonies of the target pest appear, with the standard rate of 1% v/v (1 L of formulated product in 100 L of spray solution).
  • Apply in the period of day when the pest is likely to be most vulnerable to contact. Aim to target all stages, especially juveniles.
  • Preferably treat in the morning, in warm temperatures, avoiding the peak heat of the day.
  • Always use clean spraying equipment, ensuring all residues from previous applications have been removed from the spray tank and spray lines. Check to ensure correct functionality of nozzles for optimum application.
  • Use good quality soft water, avoid hard water over >300 ppm TDS.  Conduct a jar test if water hardness is high and correct if required.
  • FLiPPER is readily miscible in water, so use minimum agitation during preparation and application to avoid the formation of foam.
  • Use the spray solution immediately following preparation. Do not store for future use as this may lead to some separation and consequent dilution of effect.
  • Ensure complete wetting of the target pests, aiming to achieve good placement of the solution on the target foliage and covering the different areas on the plant where the respective pests are located (including the underside of the leaves, if applicable).
  • Assess the effects not earlier than 48-hours after application and repeat if necessary, after seven days in case of heavy attack or re-infestation.
  • DO NOT MIX FLiPPER with Copper, Sulphur, acidic products or products containing metal ions as they may be physically incompatible and may cause phytotoxicity.
  • In case of tank mixes with other products, FLiPPER must always be the product that is added last to the spray tank.
  • There is no residual activity, no translaminar or systemic effects, and no residual persistence.

 

 

Conditions for application

Aphids

Best results are achieved with colonies of 10-40 individuals/shoot. With very high populations individuals shielded from the spray may restart the infestation and will require a second treatment

If leaves are curled, use FLiPPER in sequence with systemic partners, such as Movento in brassicas and other field vegetables or with Batavia in top and soft fruit.

Whiteflies

Target larvae or nymphs to better control the infestation build up.

On low-height or creeping plants, regulate the pressure and nozzle orientation to achieve full coverage.

On crops with vertical growth, target the basal foliage to control the juveniles and higher leaves against adults.

Thrips

Target juveniles and adults.

Set the spraying action to reach flowers and wet thoroughly the vegetation.

Consider applying in combination with predator insects, such as Orius laevigatus, Amblyseius cucumeris, Amblyseius montdorensis, Amblyseius swirskii.

Mites

Wet the vegetation with suitable volume on both sides of leaves.

Consider applying in combination with phytoseids mites such as Phytoseiulus persimilis, Amblyseilus californicus.

Psyllids

Monitor the presence of Anthocorids and treat when they are well established.

Leafhoppers

Achieve a complete wetting of the suckers (Scaphoideus titanus).

Remove weeds along the vine row before application to ensure wetting of suckers.

Scales and mealybugs

Regulate volume and spraying pressure to enable the spray solution to penetrate the vegetation and fruit, where individuals are hidden.

Be careful of any undesired effect on fruits and grapes, avoiding treatment at the highest temperature and runoff of product to the bottom of berries.

Application method

Aubergine, pepper and chilli

Apply FLiPPER for the control of aphids, whitefly and spider mite in permanent glasshouses with full enclosure.

Application is to be made via hydraulic boom sprayer in a minimum of 400 L water/ha.

Ornamentals

Apply FLiPPER for the control of aphids, whitefly and spider mite in permanent glasshouses with full enclosure.

Application is to be made using handheld sprayers in a water volume 400-1600 L/ha.

Leafy vegetables and fresh herbs – angelica, baby leaf crops, balm, basil, bay, caraway leaves, celery leaves, chervil, chives, coriander leaves, cress, dill leaves, edible flowers, endive, fennel leaves, herb – other, hyssop, lamb’s lettuce, land cress, lettuce, lovage leaves, marjoram, mint, oregano, parsley, purslane, red mustard, rocket, rosemary, sage, salad burnet, savory, spinach, spinach beet, sweet cicely, tarragon, thyme, watercress in propagation, chamomile, ginkgo, ginseng, hibiscus flowers, lime flowers, mallow, rose petals, strawberry leaves, valerian.

Apply FLiPPER for the control of Aphids (Aphididae), Western Flower Thrip (Frankliniella occidentalis), thrips (Thrips tabaci) and spider mite (Tetranychus urticae).

Application is to be made using high-volume broadcast spray equipment, conventional hydraulic boom applicators or hand-held sprayers to outdoor crops in 300-500 L water/ha and to protected crops in 400-1000 L water/ha.

Field vegetables – carrot, celeriac, horseradish, Jerusalem artichoke, parsley root, parsnip, radish, red beet, salsify, swede, turnip, bulb onion, garlic, salad onion, shallot, asparagus, celery, Florence fennel, Globe artichoke, leek, rhubarb, courgette and summer squash, sweetcorn, winter squash and pumpkin, broccoli/calabrese, Brussels sprout, cabbage, cauliflower, choi sum, collard kale, kohlrabi, oriental cabbage, beans without pods (fresh), broad bean (fresh), dwarf French bean, edible podded pea, lentil (fresh), runner bean, vining pea.

Apply FLiPPER for the control of thrips (Thrips tabaci), Aphids (Aphididae) and cabbage aphid.

Application is to be made using high-volume broadcast spray equipment, conventional hydraulic boom applicators or hand-held sprayers to outdoor crops in 300-500 L water/ha and to protected crops in 400-1000 L water/ha.

Soft fruit – bilberry, blackberry, blackcurrant and redcurrant, blueberry, cranberry, elderberry, gooseberry, loganberry and rubus hybrid, mulberry, raspberry, rose hips, strawberries.

Apply FLiPPER for the control of Aphids (Aphididae), two spotted spider mite (Tetranychus urticae), Western Flower Thrip (Frankliniella occidentalis), leaf hoppers, Strawberry blossom weevil (Anthonumus rubi), Thrips (Thrips fuscipennis) and white fly.

Application is to be made using high-volume broadcast spray equipment, conventional hydraulic boom applicators or hand-held sprayers to outdoor crops in 400-1000 L water/ha and to protected crops in 400-1000 L water/ha.

 Tree nuts, Pome fruit, Stone fruit and Wine grapes – almond, apple, apricot, cherry, chestnut, hazelnut, peach and nectarine, pear, plum, quince, walnut, wine grapes

Apply FLiPPER for the control of Aphids (Aphididae), two spotted spider mite (Tetranychus urticae) and blossom weevil.

Application is to be made using broadcast air assisted fruit tree sprayers in 400-1000 L water/ha.

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Resistance Management

Featuring multiple modes of action, FLiPPER can be used to replace or support conventional chemistry in the interests of resistance management.

 

IPM compatibility

In IPM programmes apply FLiPPER in combination with predators or parasitoids of the target pest, such as Cryptolaemus montrouzieri.

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Effect on pollinators

FLiPPER has no repellent effect either on bees or on arthropods other than bees. Regulatory evaluation has concluded that the FLiPPER may be applied during flowering – except when pollinators are actively foraging – and does not pose risk to bumble bees or honeybees if direct spraying with full coverage is avoided.

In protected crops, hives should be closed during spraying but can be safely re-opened once the product has dried (estimated 6-12 hours after spraying in standard conditions).

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FLiPPER: beneficial profile

Beneficial Organism Species

Type

Target

IOBC rating

Amblyseius californicus (adults, nymphs)

Predator

Red Spider Mites

1

Amblyseius cucumeris

Predator

Thrips

1

Amblyseius montdorensis

Predator

Thrips

No effect

Amblyseius swirskii

Predator

Thrips, Whiteflies, Spider mites

1

Aphidius colemani (hatched mummies)

Parasitoid

Aphids

1

Aphidoletes aphidimyza

Predator

Aphids

No effect

Encarsia formosa (hatched pupae)

Parasitoid

Whiteflies

2

Lysiphlebus spp

Parasitoid

Aphids

No effect

Macrolophus caliginosus

Predator

Whiteflies, Tuta absoluta

2

Nesidiocoris tenuis

Predator

Whiteflies, Tuta absoluta

No effect

Orius laevigatus

Predator

Thrips

1

Phytoseilus persimilis

Predator

Red Spider Mites

2

Therodiplosis persicae (F. acarisuga)

Predator

Red Spider Mites

1

Cryptolaemus montrouzieri

Predator

Mealybugs

1

Delphastus catalinae

Predator

Whiteflies

1

Diglyphus isaea

Parasitoid

Liriomyza spp

1

SOURCE: IOBC toxicity class according to studies conducted at IPM Impact, Nederhespen Belgium, 2014-2016.

 

IOBC rating:

1 = Harmless

2 = Slightly harmful

3 = Moderately harmful

4 = Harmful 

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