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CoverMoneen M. Jones
Research Entomologist
Division of Plant Sciences
College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

This quick reference spray guide provides insecticide recommendations for the most common rice pests in Missouri. These recommendations were current as of November 2016.

These recommendations may not be appropriate for conditions in other states and may not comply with other states’ laws and regulations. Please consult your local integrated pest management (i.e., spray) guide, which is available at most state extension offices.

Always read and follow directions on the pesticide label. 

The University of Missouri intends no endorsement of products named in this guide nor criticism of similar products that are not mentioned.


  • Aphids
  • Belay
  • Chinch bug
  • Chorantraniliprole
  • Clothianidin
  • Cruiser
  • Declare
  • Dermacor X-100
  • Diflubenzuron
  • Dimilin 2L
  • Dinotefuran
  • Effects on natural enemies
  • Fall armyworm
  • Gamma-cyhalothrin
  • Grape colaspis
  • Karate
  • Lambda-Cy
  • Lambda-cyhalothrin
  • Malathion
  • Malathion
  • Midge larvae
  • Mode of action
  • Mustang Max
  • Nipsit Inside
  • Pesticide active ingredients
  • Preharvest interval (days)
  • Product brand names
  • Prolex
  • Reentry interval (hours)
  • Respect
  • Rice
  • Rice stalk borer
  • Rice stink bug (adult)
  • Rice stink bug (egg/nymph)
  • Rice water weevil (adult)
  • Rice water weevil (egg)
  • Sevin
  • Short horned grasshopper
  • Silencer
  • Tenchu
  • Thiamethoxam
  • True armyworm
  • Zeta-cypermethrin


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