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Apollo 500 SC

A contact acaracide for the control of eggs and motile stages of mites on roses, strawberries and French beans.


General Info

Apollo 50 SC is a long residual contact acaricide, which is effective against eggs and first motile stages of Panonychus and Tetranychus mites in roses, strawberries and French beans.

Benefits for the Farmer

Excellent Mite control

  • Higher yields with higher quality

Broad spectrum of action

  • One product controls many different types of mites

Suitable for many crops

  • One product can be used for many different crops

Crop safety

  • Safe at recommended dosage to all of the registered crops

Long residual control

Unique mode of action

  • A powerful tool to counter resistance development

Safe to beneficial and non-target species

  • Minimal effect on the environment

Cost effective control

  • Apollo reduces your total costs


For more information – Contact Robert Wachira at
+254 713 463 937


Application Advice

Application Rates

For roses, strawberries and French beans use 70 ml of Apollo 500 SC per 100L of water at first appearance of mite infestation or 700ml/Ha. Use 14ml in 20 liters of water.

Spray Preparation and Technique

Fill the spray tank half way with water, add the required measure of Apollo 500 SC and mix thoroughly. Add the remaining amount of water to the spray tank and continue mixing by agitation. Ensure continuous agitation of the spray mixture throughout the spray period and avoid leaving the spray mixture to remain in the tank for a long period or overnight without agitation.

It is important to ensure good coverage of the target crop which is achieved by using a spray volume of 1000 – 1500 L per Ha depending on crop canopy. Do not apply upwind and stay out of spray mist.

Pest Resistance Management

Apollo 500 SC is particularly useful if application starts early in the season. In order to prevent build up of resistance to Apollo 500 SC, it is recommended not to apply this product more than twice per season. If a second application is needed, always mix Apollo 500 SC with a miticide having a different mode of action.

Tank Mixtures and Compatibility

If adult stages are present, it is advisable to tank-mix Apollo 500 SC with an appropriate adulticide. 40 ml of Apollo 500 SC may be mixed with 250 ml of amitraz (200g/l) in 100 litres of water.

New tank mixtures should be tested on few plants prior to a large-scale use to ascertain crop safety. Apollo 500 SC is NOT compatible with lime sulfur or Bordeaux mixture.


Pre-harvest interval: for strawberries - 3 days, for French beans - 7 days.

Re-entry period: for green house -  after the spray mixture has dried, for field - 6 hours.

Apollo 500 SC is toxic to fish. Do not contaminate ponds and waterways by direct application, cleaning of equipment, disposal of wastes and empty containers. A buffer zone of 3m should be observed.

To learn more safety precautions and first aid instructions concerning the application of Apollo 500 SC read the downloaded label.