Tracer Lachlan Small


An organic certified insecticide for the control of thrips, leaf miner, Diamond-back moth and caterpillars on cut flowers, vegetables and fruiting crops.

Product Details


Tracer is an organic certified insecticide that is highly effective in the control of Thrips (various species including Frankliniella occidentalis, Thrips tabaci, Scirtothrips spp), Beet armyworm (Spodoptera exigua) American bollworm (Helicoverpa armigera), Diamond-back Moth larvae (Plutella xylostella), Tomato leaf miner moth (Tuta absoluta) and American leafminer (Liriomyza trifolii). 

Tracer enters the insect primarily through contact and ingestion. Contact occurs by direct application or by insect movement on the applied/treated surface. Ingestion occurs from insects feeding on treated surfaces. Full spray coverage of the crop ensures optimum results.

Spinosad, the active in Tracer uniquely affects the neuro-receptor and GABA-gated ion channels in the insect nervous system. Symptoms appear almost immediately and complete mortality occurs within a few hours. Tracer is not systemic but does show some translaminar movement.

Active ingredient

Spinosad 480g/L.

Application rate
Vegetables, OrnementalsFrankliniella occidentalis Frankliniella occidentalis Thrips tabaci (onions) Liriomyza trifolii Liriomyza trifolii Liriomyza huidobrensis Phthorimaea operculella Bemisia tabaci Trialeurodes vaporariorum Spodoptera littoralis Spodoptera exigua Helicoverpa armigera Pieris brassicae Plutella xylostella0.15 – 0.2 L/Ha 0.02 % – 0.04 % 0.2 L/Ha 0.5 – 0.75 L/Ha 0.2 – 0.3 L/Ha + 0.5 % oil 0.2 – 0.3 L/Ha + 0.5 % oil 0.2 Ulla + 0.5 % oil 0.5 % + 0.125 % oil 0.5 % + 0.125 % oil 0.3 L/Ha 0.1 – 0.2 L/Ha 0.3 L/Ha 0.1 L/Ha 0.15 – 0.2 UHa
PotatoLeptinotarsa decemlineata0.075 L/Ha
Orchards Citrus, olive, date, pear, cherry, mango, apple, passion fruits AppleDacus oleae Ceratitis capitata Frankliniella occidentalis Scirotrips citri Thrips orchidii Phyllocnistis citrella Carpocapsa leaf miners leaf rollersBait formulation Bait formulation 0.02 % 0.02 % 0.02 % 0.02 % + 1 % oil 0.02 % 0.02 % 0.02 %

PHI – 1 to 3 days

Beneficial Insects

Spinosad is  “moderately Toxic to Bees” . This product is toxic to bees when exposed to direct spray, or sprayed flowering crops, before spray deposit is dry.

DO NOT apply directly to foraging bees, or bee colonies. Apply only at night when crop is flowering or other foraging vegetation is within 500 m from the spraying area.

Allow at least 3 hours between application and foraging period of bees. There is minimal effect on bees after the spray has dried.

Direction for use

Mixing Instructions: Fill the spray tank with water to about half of the total spray volume required. Start agitation and add the required amount of TRACER to the spray tank. Continue mixing and agitation whilst filling the spray tank to the required spray volume. Maintain sufficient agitation during application to ensure uniformity of the spray mix.

DO NOT apply TRACER 480 SC in muddy water.

Although the pH of the spray mixture does not have an effect on the initial knockdown performance of TRACER 480 SC, a low pH value (< pH 6) of the spray mixture will decrease the residual performance. Buffer agents are generally not needed. Acidifiers or products that will acidify the spray mixture below pH 6 (e.g. phosphonates, high rates of foliar fertilizers, etc.) should be avoided or buffered. TRACER 480 SC will perform best at pH 6 – 9.

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