Section 18 for Brown Marmorated Sting Bug (BMSB) Management on Stone and Pome Fruit Approved

Joanne Whalen, Extension IPM Specialist;

This week we received the letter from EPA that they approved our Section 18 request for the use of dinotefuran (Trade Names: Venom from Valent U.S.A. Corporation; Scorpion from Gowan Company, LLC) to control BMSB on stone and pome fruits. This use expires on Oct 15, 2011. Please refer to for more information on use rates and restrictions. Both labels are also available so please contact either David Pyne at the Delaware Department of Agriculture ( or Joanne Whalen ( for more information.


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