Florida, other states OK dry formulation of bio-insecticide

06/26/2012 04:46:00 PM
Citrus + Vegetable Magazine Staff

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Tallahassee, has registered a dry formulation of Grandevo insecticide/miticide from Marrone Bio Innovations of Davis, Calif.

The federal Environmental Protection Agency had registered the formulation in May, according to a news release.

Grandevo contains the active ingredient Chromobacterium subtsugae, a bacterium that's lethal to chewing and sucking insects and mites but harmless to other non-target organisms, according to product literature.

Among the pests it controls are Asian citrus psyllid, armyworm and other caterpillars, whitefly, leafminer, pepper weevil, peach twig borer, thrips, stinkbug, mealybug and white grub.

It can be applied by ground, by air and through chemigation.

Grandevo also is compliant with the National Organic Program and listed by the Organic Materials Review Institute.

In addition to Florida, Grandevo is registered in Arizona, Georgia, Idaho, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, Washington and Wisconsin.

Registrations are pending in other states.



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