California registers insecticide premix

07/19/2011 04:39:00 PM
Vicky Boyd

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation has registered Athena insecticide/miticide to control mites, navel orangeworm, codling moth and peach twig borer in almonds and walnuts.

The product from FMC Corp. of Philadelphia is a premix that contains the active ingredients bifenthrin and abamectin, according to the label.

Bifenthrin is a pyrethroid and belongs to the Insecticide Resistance Action Committee's Group 3; abamectin belongs to the glycoside class and to the IRAC Group 6.

The premix provides both contact and residual control of pests, according to a news release.

Athena is a low-VOC (volatile organic compound) and low-odor formulation, according to the release.

In addition to almonds and walnuts, the insecticide is registered for use on strawberries, cotton, cucurbits, grapes, head lettuce, spinach, pears, potatoes and hops.



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