Bee-friendly insecticide targets sucking pests, including psyllid

08/06/2013 10:24:00 AM
Vicky Boyd

Less feeding may equate to reduced disease levels, he says.

The insecticide belongs to the Insecticide Resistance Action Committee’s Group 4. But Robert Steffens, director of research at Bayer CropScience’s U.S. headquarters in Research Triangle Park, N.C., says scientists are still trying to pinpoint the exact mode of action.

When that occurs, Sivanto will most likely be put into a Group 4 subgroup.

Bayer’s Admire Pro, which has the active ingredient imidacloprid, belongs to Group 4A.

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