New Insecticides/New Uses

Joanne Whalen, Extension IPM Specialist; jwhalen@udel.edu

Leverage 2.7SE (Bayer) – This insecticide label has received EPA approval for significant crop expansion. The additional crops are: leafy brassicas and leafy greens, dried peas and beans (not succulent), tuberous and corm vegetables, grapes and pome/stone fruit (http://www.cdms.net/LDat/ld6AP005.pdf)

Belay 50WDG (Valent) – This new insecticide is now labeled for foliar applications on potatoes for Colorado potato beetle, aphids and leafhoppers. It contains the insecticide, clothianidin (same active ingredient in the Poncho seed treatments labeled for corn) so it belongs to the neonicotinoid class of chemistry (EPA Group 4A) which includes Admire, Provado (both imidacloprid), Actara, Platinum (both thiamethoxam), Leverage (Admire plus Baythroid), Endigo (Platinum plus Warrior), as well as the seed treatments Gaucho (imidacloprid) and Cruiser (thiamethoxam). Check the label for use rates and restrictions (http://www.cdms.net/LDat/ld8A8000.pdf).

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