Waldo Miticide

For the Control of Couchgrass Mite in Turf

Waldo Miticide is a quality formulation of 500 g/L diafenthiuron.

DIAFENTHIURON is a member of the Group 12A Insecticides.

Following application, Waldo Miticide penetrates leaf tissue where its translaminar (locally systemic) activity provides extended residual control of mites feeding on both the upper and lower surfaces of leaves.

After application Waldo Miticide quickly moves into leaves where it can remain for several weeks and where it is taken up by sucking mites.

Following application, Waldo Miticide exhibits translaminar movement through the leaf and fumigant activity to target the pests where they hide, resulting in immediate paralysis after contact or ingestion. Waldo Miticide’s translaminar activity penetrates the leaf tissue where it allows control of mites in the turf canopy and on the underside of the leaves when they feed (including hidden mites deep in the turf canopy), this provides extended residual control of mites. It is taken up by mites feeding on both the upper and lower surfaces of leaves and remains in the leaves for several weeks offering residual control of sucking mites. Waldo Miticide’s fumigant activity helps control mites on the lower leaf surface in dense turf canopies, not sprayed directly with the product.

Features and Benefits

  • Strong contact, translaminar and fumigant (vapour) activity resulting in immediate paralysis after contact or ingestion.
  • Fumigant (vapour) activity targets the pests where they hide – i.e. pests on the underside of leaves not directly contacted are vulnerable to vapour action.
  • Leaf penetration to form a reservoir inside the young foliage.
  • Extended control of mites from a single early season application.
  • Long residual period of control.
  • A novel mode of action.
  • Movement into the leaf for rainfast protection.
  • Effective against all mite leaf feeding stages (controlling nymphs and adults).
  • Some ovicidal action (eggs).
  • Mite feeding and mobility inhibited immediately, mites become irreversibly paralysed.
  • Ideal rotation partner with the industry benchmark of mite control 'Thumper Insecticide'.

Active Constituent


Activity Group

  • Group 12A Insecticide


  • SC - Suspension Concentrate

Pack Sizes

  • 1L  
  • 5L  


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