EPA OKs new insecticide/miticide premix

03/21/2013 09:57:00 AM
Vicky Boyd

Skyraider logoRaleigh, N.C.-based MANA Crop Protection has received Environmental Protection Agency registration for Skyraider, a premix of the insecticide imidacloprid and the insecticide/miticide bifenthrin.

It is labeled for a wide variety of crops, including potatoes, citrus, strawberries, grapes, tree nuts and vegetables except cucurbits, according to the product label.

Skyraider can be applied to the soil as an in-furrow treatment at planting or as an in-season foliar treatment, according to a news release.

Among the pest it controls are wireworms, Colorado potato beetles, sting bugs and lygus bugs.

The product also contains two modes of action for resistance management.

Imidacloprid is a neonicotinoid belonging to the Insecticide Resistance Action Committee's Group 4A.

Bifenthrin is a pyrethroid belonging to IRAC's Group 3A.

State registrations are pending.

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