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Guard Your Landscape Ornamentals with Acelepryn insecticide

By Matt Giese, technical services manager for Syngenta

It’s no secret that Acelepryn® insecticide provides season-long control of insects infesting turf, such as white grubs, but did you know Acelepryn is also labeled for foliar and systemic insect control in landscape ornamentals? Caterpillars, leafminers and several types of borers are effectively controlled through various application methods.

Acelepryn has a FIFRA 2(ee) recommendation, expanding its use under the current label to control Japanese beetle adults, hemlock wooly adelgid and certain borers on ornamental plants in exterior landscapes and interior plantscapes. Under this 2(ee) recommendation, Acelepryn applications can be made:

  • Directly on leaves to control leaf-feeding caterpillars
  • Injected into the soil to combat birch leafminers and lacebugs
  • As a bark application to ward off pests like clearwing borers

DAT= days after treatment. Rates are per 100 gallons. Columns in which there are significant differences are indicated by different letters within that column. Daniel Potter, Kentucky, 2011

Daniel Potter, professor of entomology at the University of Kentucky, discovered that the active ingredient in Acelepryn, chlorantraniliprole, can be an effective component of integrated pest and pollinator management programs on woody ornamentals. Read the article here.


Rotational tool: The chemistry in Acelepryn targets ornamental plant insects with its active ingredient, chlorantraniliprole, making it an excellent rotation partner with other insecticides.

Favorable environmental profile: Acelepryn binds to soil particles and has low water solubility, which means its movement in the soil toward ground or surface water is limited. Additionally, Acelepryn has limited impact on beneficial insects and non-targeted insects.

For more information about Acelepryn, contact your local Syngenta territory manager or download a free educational insert about Acelepryn that you can give to homeowners.

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Performance assessments are based upon results or analysis of public information, field observations and/or internal Syngenta evaluations.

©2019 Syngenta. Important: Always read and follow label instructions. Some products may not be registered for sale or use in all states or counties. Please check with your local extension service to ensure registration status. Syngenta supports a FIFRA Section 2(ee) recommendation for Acelepryn insecticide to control aphids, birch leafminers, hemlock wooly adelgid, Japanese beetle adults, lace bugs and leaf-feeding turf caterpillars on ornamental plants (exterior landscapes and interior plantscapes). Please see the section 2 (ee) recommendations to confirm that the recommendation is applicable in your state. Acelepryn® and the Syngenta logo are trademarks of a Syngenta Group Company. All other trademarks used herein are the property of their respective company.