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Aceta Star 46 EC

Aceta Star® 46 EC Insecticide Product Overview & Infographic

Read the overview of the Aceta Star® 46 EC, a fast-acting, emulsifiable concentrate systemic insecticide and acaricide with contact and stomach action for the control of pests in potatoes, tomatoes, tree nuts and cotton.

Aceta Star 46 EC

Aceta Star® 46 EC is a fast acting systemic insecticide and acaricide that controls difficult pests, such as aphids, tuber moth, red spider mite, whiteflies, African bollworm and false codling moth. 

Aceta Star® 46 EC contains acetamiprid, a systemic  insecticide with translaminar activity and with contact and stomach action. Bifenthrin is a synthetic pyrethroid with contact and stomach action.

The local maximum residue levels (MRLs) will not be exceeded if Aceta Star® 46 EC is used according to the label instructions.

Which crops can Aceta Star® 46 EC be used on?

  • Potatoes
  • Tomatoes
  • Tree nuts *
  • Cotton

Is it safe?

Handle with care AND always follow the safety precautions on the Aceta Star® 46 EC label.
Harmful if swallowed or inhaled, and irritating to eyes and skin. 
Toxic to aquatic organisms.
Do not store or use near an open flame.
Always follow the safety precautions on the Aceta Star® 46 EC label.


For the purpose of resistance management, Aceta Star® 46 EC is classified as an IRAC group code 4A/3A insecticide. To delay insecticide resistance:  

  • Avoid exclusive repeated use of insecticides from the same insecticide group code. 
  • Alternate or tank-mix with products from different insecticide group codes. 
  • Integrate the control methods (chemical, cultural, biological) into insect control programmes. 

For specific information on resistance management contact your ADAMA field agent.

Which pests?


Aphids (Myzus persicae), tuber moth (Phthorimaea operculella)


Red spider mite (Tetranychus spp.), Whiteflies (Bemisia tabaci, Trialeurodes vaporariorum), African bollworm (Helicoverpa armigera)

Tree nuts* 

False codling moth (Thaumatotibia leucotreta)


Red spider mite (Tetranychus spp.), aphid (Aphis gossypii)

NOTE: * Emergency registration: Please note that when a product has been approved for the purpose of emergency registration, it is still under evaluation with regard to efficacy, selectivity and behaviour of residues in the particular crop. Environmental and human safety data have already been evaluated and approved at initial registration of the product.

Check the Aceta Star® 46 EC label for specific agricultural practices and dosages for each crop.

Mixing instructions

  1. Half-fill the spray tank with clean water. 
  2. Add the required quantity of Aceta Star® 46 EC to a small amount of water and mix thoroughly before adding to the spray tank while agitating.
    (If Aceta Star® 46 EC is tank mixed with other products, refer to the labels of the products and to the Aceta Star® 46 EC label instructions.) 
  3. Only mix enough spray mixture for one day’s spraying. Do not allow the mixture to stand overnight.

NOTE: For a list of compatible products consult the Aceta Star® 46 EC label.

Usage instructions

Aceta Star® 46 EC can be applied by any suitable medium or high volume spray equipment provided it is equipped with an efficient agitation system, it is able to distribute the spray mixture evenly over the target area and it is calibrated correctly.
Consult the Aceta Star® 46 EC label for comprehensive directions for use on different crops. Alternatively, contact your ADAMA field team for more information.

Aceta Star® 46 EC - Active ingredient: Acetamiprid (neonicotinoid), bifenthrin (pyrethroid)
Registration number  L9255 Act/Wet 36 of/van 1947 N-AR 1394
Address of Registration holder: 99 Jip de Jager drive, The Vineyards Office Estate, Simeka House, De Bron 7530, South Africa


Aceta Star® 46 EC Insecticide Product Overview & Infographic


Aceta Star® - infographic

Aceta Star® - infographic