Initiator Systemic Plant Insecticide and Fertiliser (Imidacloprid)

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Initiator Imidacloprid tablets contain both Imidacloprid Insecticide and Fertiliser, to provide enhanced growth and long-lasting protection against the damage caused by various insects that attack containerised, newly planted and established plants. Initiator tablets are formulated to release Imidacloprid active ingredient and Fertiliser slowly. 

Initiator Easy To Use Tablets provide growth enhancement and protection against insect damage.

Active Ingredient: Imidacloprid @ 200g/kg

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Initiator Systemic Plant Insecticide and Fertiliser (Imidacloprid) INITIATOR Bayer CropScience

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Initiator Systemic Plant Insecticide and Fertiliser

Active Ingredient: Imidacloprid @ 200g/kg

Initiator Easy To Use Tablets – Growth Enhancement and protection against insect damage.

Initiator Systemic Plant Insecticide and Fertiliser tablets contain both Imidacloprid Insecticide and Fertiliser, to provide enhanced growth and long-lasting protection against the damage caused by various insects that attack containerised, newly planted and established plants. Initiator tablets are formulated to release Imidacloprid active ingredient and Fertiliser slowly. 

The tablets are designed to be placed in the soil adjacent to plants or in the planting hole during the transplanting of seedlings so that the growing plant can take up the fertiliser and the systemic insecticide imidacloprid. Initiator insecticide with fertiliser tablets features a high level of safety in use.

Target Pests of Initiator Systemic Plant Insecticide and Fertiliser:

  • African black beetle
  • Chrysomelid leaf beetle
  • Psyllid
  • Gum tree scale
  • Heteronyx spring beetle
  • Aphid
  • Mealybug
  • Scale
  • Azalea lace bug

 Areas of Use for Initiator Systemic Plant Insecticide and Fertiliser:

  • Production and retail nurseries
  • Plantations
  • Home gardens and residential complexes
  • Golf courses
  • Parks and playgrounds
  • Business, office and shopping complexes
  • Landscaped Areas
  • Tree shelter belts

 Plants to Be Used On:

Initiator tablets can be used on a variety of different kinds of plants, including;

  • Azaleas
  • Eucalypts
  • Roses
  • Potted Palms
  • Magnolias
  • Lilypillies

Initiator Systemic Plant Insecticide and Fertiliser Technical Information:

Initiator tablets provide enhanced growth and long-lasting protection against the damage caused by various insects that attack containerised, newly planted and established plants. The tablets are designed to be placed in the soil adjacent to plants or in the planting hole during the transplanting of seedlings so that the growing plant can take up the fertiliser and the systemic insecticide imidacloprid.

Guaranteed Minimum Fertiliser Analysis:

  • Nitrogen (N) (as slow release) 3.85%
  • Nitrogen (N) as Ammonium Nitrate 1.75%
  • Total Nitrogen (N): 5.6%
  • Phosphorous (P) (as Calcium Phosphate) 2.6%
  • Phosphorous (P) (as slow release) 2.8%
  • Total Phosphorous: 5.4%
  • Potassium (K) (Slow Release) 4.2%
  • Magnesium (Mg) (Slow Release) 1.4%

Pack Sizes: 750gm (300 x Tablets) & 3kg (1200 Tablets)

Registrant: Bayer Cropscience Pty Ltd (APVMA #: 60391)

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Features & Benefits

  • Contains both Imidacloprid Insecticide and Fertiliser in one application.
  • Initiator provides a highly targeted method to reduce insect damage in trees and other plants.
  • Requires very little moisture to activate during application
  • Easy to use tablet.  No mixing, measuring or dilution required
  • Significant impact on growth rate and survival (demonstrated in eucalypt seedlings)
  • Provides lasting protection of seedlings and larger plants, against significant damage caused by various insect pests
  • Fertiliser is delivered directly into the root zone, the area of optimal uptake by the plant
  • No-spray application allows highly targeted application with no impact on beneficial predatory insects
  • High level of safety in use
  • Convenient pack sizes: 750gm (300 x tablets) & 3kg (1200 tablets)

Directions Of Use

Directions for Use:

Seedling stock.

Place tablet(s) in planting hole immediately beneath the root ball at time of transplanting. Ensure adequate soil moisture after application.

Established in-ground or potted plants

Create a hole in the soil approximately 5 cm deep, as close to the absorptive roots as possible.

Place tablet(s) in hole and ensure tablet is completely covered with soil after placement. In plants greater than 1 m in height, where multiple tablets are required, space out the tablets evenly around the plant.

Initiator tablets will control or significantly reduce damage caused by insects (described below) that attack containerised, newly planted and established plants.  Through insect protection and fertiliser effects the tablet has been shown to improve survival and growth rates of newly established seedlings, containerized trees and shrubs, and newly-planted or established ornamental plants.

  • Roses – Aphids
  • Azaleas (inground and potted) – Azalea lace bug
  • Lillypillies – Psyllids
  • Potted palms – Mealybugs
  • Magnolias – Scale

Application: 1 tablet per m of plant height

Transplanted stock.

Place tablet(s) in planting hole, immediately beneath root ball, at time of planting.  Ensure adequate soil moisture after application.

Established in-ground or potted plants.

Create a hole in the soil approximately 5 cm deep, as close to the absorptive roots as possible (at least 10 cm away from stem of plant). Place tablet in hole and ensure tablet is completely covered with soil after placement. In plants greater than 1 m in height, where multiple tablets are required, space out the tablets evenly around the plant.

Eucalypt trees.

Various defoliating insect pests including Chrysomelid larvae and adults (eg. Chrysophtharta spp., Paropsis spp., Cadmus spp.), scarab pests (eg. Heteronyx dimidiata and H. crinitus)

Suppression of damage caused by Autumn gum moth (Mnesampela privata) and Light brown apple moth (Epiphyas postvittana)

Stem damaging scarab pests eg. adult African Black Beetle (Heteronychus arator)

Sap-sucking pests eg. Psyllids and Gum-tree scale

Root-feeding scarab pests eg.

Heteronyx elongatus

Transplanted seedling stock.

Place tablet in planting hole, immediately beneath or adjacent to root ball, at time of planting.

Refer to Initiator Directions for Use prior to use for full application instructions.

Rates are a general guide only. Before opening, carefully read Initiator Systemic Plant Insecticide and Fertiliser (Imidacloprid) Directions for Use, Precautionary and Protection Statements, Storage and Disposal, Safety Directions and First Aid Instructions.

Host Pest
Host & Pest
Azalea Azalea Lace Bug
Eucalyptus Tree African Black Beetle, Autumn Gum Moth, Cadmus Spp., Chrysomelid Beetle - Larvae, Eucalyptus Leaf Beetle, Light Brown Apple Moth, Psyllid Or Lerp Insect, Sapsucking Insect, Scarab Beetle, Whitegrub
Lilly Pilly Psyllid Or Lerp Insect
Magnolia Scale
Palm Mealy Bug
Rose Aphid
  • Initiator tablets are formulated to release active ingredient slowly. Release of active ingredient is dependent on the presence of adequate soil moisture. For best results, irrigate the plant after treatment, and ensure that the plant receives regular irrigation for at least 2-3 months after treatment.
  • Place tablet(s) in planting hole immediately beneath the root ball. Ensure adequate soil moisture after application.
  • Create a hole in the soil approximately 5 cm deep, as close to the absorptive roots as possible.
  • Place tablet(s) in hole and ensure tablet is completely covered with soil after placement. In plants greater than 1 m in height, where multiple tablets are required, space out the tablets evenly around the plant.
  • Ensure tablet is completely covered with soil after placement.

First Aid:

  • If poisoning occurs contact a doctor or Poisons Information Centre. Phone Australia 131 126.
  • For further information, refer to the Safety Data Sheet (SDS).

 

Withholding Period Details (WHP): 

  • Not applicable when used as directed.
Initiator Systemic Plant Insecticide & Fertiliser Label APVMA Download Pdf
Initiator Systemic Plant Insecticide & Fertiliser Label Download Pdf
Initiator Systemic Plant Insecticide & Fertiliser SDS Download Pdf
Initiator Systemic Plant Insecticide & Fertiliser Brochure Download Pdf

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