EPA OKs new organic insecticide

09/28/2011 10:58:00 AM
Vicky Boyd

The Environmental Protection Agency has registered Azera insecticide from McLaughlin Gormley King Co., or MGK, of Minneapolis.

The insecticide contains two active ingredients—azadirachtin, an insect growth regulator derived from the neem tree, and pyrethrin, a contact insecticide from chrysanthemums, according to the product label.

It is labeled for a wide array of insect pests, including aphids, whiteflies, leafminers, Colorado potato beetle, cucumber beetle, thrips, brown marmorated stink bugs and caterpillars.

Azera also is labeled for most fruit and vegetable crops, according to the label.

The insecticide is approved for organic use under the National Organic Program and the Organic Materials Review Institute, according to a news release.



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