Aldicarb Pesticide Returns To Mix
Georgia growers have the ability to purchase and use AgLogic 15G Aldicarb Pesticide, a product which is essentially the same as Temik in formulation and performance. Ag Logic Chemical, LLC, the registrant of AgLogic 15G Aldicarb Pesticide, is currently manufacturing the product with limited supplies for use in Georgia in 2016 and sold exclusively through CNI and its network of authorized dealers.
“We have worked very hard to return aldicarb to the market, and that effort has been backed with strong industry support,” says Antoine A. Puech, President and CEO of Ag Logic Chemical in Chapel Hill, N.C. “It’s become obvious over the past five years that the loss of Temik has created significant pest control challenges for many growers across a wide range of crops.”
AgLogic 15G is registered or control of nematodes, thrips, aphids, mites, whiteflies, plant bugs and other chewing and sucking pests. The product is currently registered on cotton, peanuts, soybeans, dry beans, sugarbeets and sweet potatoes.
“When aldicarb was available to our cotton and peanut farmers as Temik 15G, it often formed the backbone of their nematode management program,” says Bob Kemerait, University of Georgia Extension plant pathologist. “Today we have a number of options available for nematode management. However, the importance, versatility and efficacy of aldicarb has not been forgotten. Managing nematodes is a challenge, and having an aldicarb-based product available to growers provides them with an expanded arsenal of products with which to combat a very important and difficult problem.”
Enhanced product stewardship will accompany the introduction of AgLogic 15G. In addition to a Restricted Use Applicator (RUP) license, anyone who intends to purchase, use or sell AgLogic 15G must complete an online Stewardship Certification Course administered by Ag Logic Chemical, LLC.
For more information, visit www.aglogicchemical.com.
EPA Expands Transform Use
Dow AgroSciences has announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has granted Section 18 emergency use exemptions in nine more states for the application of Transform WG insecticide for control of sugarcane aphids in sorghum. Texas recently received a Section 18 approval, and now Section 18 approvals have been issued in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Tennessee for 2016.
Recognizing the pressing needs of growers, Dow AgroSciences is working diligently to support re-established EPA Section 3 registrations of products containing sulfoxaflor in all previously labeled crops. Refer to individual state Section 18 labels for complete application guidelines and limitations.
To learn more about options for controlling this pest, watch the informational video “Gaining the Upper Hand Against Sugarcane Aphids” currently available at www.TransformMySorghum.com.
BASF’s Next Mode Of Action
BASF recently announced the submission of a regulatory dossier for a new insecticide active ingredient, Inscalis. Inscalis is the pioneer solution from a novel chemical class, the pyropenes, offering an alternative mode of action for the control of key insect pests and providing an essential tool to farmers for use in resistance and integrated pest management programs. Inscalis controls critical piercing and sucking insect pests such as aphids, whiteflies, psyllids, scales, and leafhoppers. First registration dossiers were submitted to the authorities in the U.S. and Canada for use on a wide range of crops such as vegetables, fruit, row crops and ornamentals.
Inscalis has a favorable environmental profile and low acute toxicity to important beneficial arthropods, including pollinators. Extensive research has demonstrated its excellent selective performance against a range of damaging insect pests. The new insecticide will be available in several high-performing formulations to provide farmers optimal new solutions for insect control.
Inscalis, co-developed with the Japanese company Meiji Seika Pharma Co. Ltd., will play an integral role in BASF’s insecticide portfolio both as a solo product and as a mixing partner, and will be marketed in a large number of countries worldwide. Pending regulatory approval, first market introductions of Inscalis-based products are expected in 2019.