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

Joanne Whalen, Extension IPM Specialist;

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 has been approved by EPA. This use expires on Oct 15, 2012. Please refer to this link: for more information on use rates and restrictions. You should also have a copy of the label in your possession before making an application so please contact either David Pyne at the Delaware Department of Agriculture ( or Joanne Whalen ( for more information. 

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