Akari's mode of action is primarily as a contact miticide. It is effective on all life stages; eggs, nymphs and adults. Akari is a mitochondrial electron transport inhibitor (METI). When the active ingredient, fenpyroximate, comes in contact with target mites, it blocks cell respiration causing the pest to loose motor control and collapse. In addition to this contact activity, Akari provides cumulative mortality at each successive life stage through inhibition of molting as is seen with insect growth regulators.
Akari is a contact miticide, therefore, thorough spray coverage of the foliage canopy is essential for optimal control. Ensure spray contact with complete leaf canopy including undersides of leaves. Treat plants when pests are at a susceptible stage and populations are building, but before crop damage occurs. Successful control can be obtained by applications of 16 - 24 fl oz per 100 gallons. Adjust spray volumes accordingly to allow for dense or overgrown foliage which otherwise may prevent adequate coverage
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