Posts Tagged ‘insecticide labels’

Fruit Crop Insects – July 27, 2012

Friday, July 27th, 2012

Joanne Whalen, Extension IPM Specialist;

Spotted Wing Drosophila
Over the past couple of weeks, we have started to find spotted wing drosophila adults in traps placed in 6 locations throughout the state. The following new publications were recently developed by specialists at Penn State University and the University of Maryland.

Spotted Wing Drosophila, Part 1: Overview and Identification
Spotted Wing Drosophila, Part 2: Natural History
Spotted Wing Drosophila, Part 3: Monitoring
Spotted Wing Drosophila, Part 4: Management

Brown Marmorated Stinkbug
Emergency Exemption (Section 18) for BMSB Control in Apple, Peach, and Nectarine – On Friday, July 20, 2012, the EPA approved our Sect 18 request for the use of the pesticide bifenthrin on apples, peaches, and nectarines to help manage populations of the brown marmorated stink bug. The only bifenthrin products allowed under this Sect 18 are Brigade WSB (FMC’s product), Bifenture EC and Bifenture 10DF (United Phosphorus, Inc. products). Please see the attached copy of the approval letter from EPA for use directions, rates and restrictions: You will also need a copy of the label before making any applications. The Section 18 label for Brigade is available online: Please contact Dave Pyne at the Delaware Department of Agriculture or Joanne Whalen for more information.

Blackhawk Naturalyte Insecticide Label

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

Joanne Whalen, Extension IPM Specialist;

Blackhawk Naturalyte insecticide from Dow AgroSciences with the active ingredient spinosad is labeled in Delaware on the following vegetable crops: sweet corn, legume vegetables (which includes peas, snap beans and lima beans) and potatoes. Please check the following link for insects controlled, use rates and restrictions:

Insecticide Label Updates for Vegetable Crops

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

Joanne Whalen, Extension IPM Specialist;

Please note that there is no longer a Special Local Needs 24C Label for the use of Diazinon AG500 for wireworm management in potatoes in Delaware. This label has been cancelled by the manufacturer so it is no longer legal to use diazinon on potatoes in Delaware.

Besiege and Voliam Xpress Labels
Syngenta Crop Protection recently announced that succulent beans (peas and beans) and sweet corn have been removed from the federal Voliam Xpress label and have been added to the federal Besiege label (you will see this change in the labels currently posted on cdms). We also have the state label for Besiege in Delaware which includes sweet corn and succulent beans (as a reminder — you need both a state and federal label to apply any product). It is my understanding that all states will eventually have a Besiege state label that includes sweet corn and succulent beans; however, you will need to contact your state Department of Agriculture to determine when this will occur in other states. At this point, Syngenta has indicated that sweet corn and succulent beans will eventually be pulled in all states from the Voliam Xpress label. However, they will not be producing any new Voliam Xpress until September 2012 with the new label. So existing stocks of Voliam Xpress that have sweet corn and succulent beans on the label should be OK to use until new product is in the market place – be sure to check with your Department of Agriculture for confirmation as well as read the label on the container – the label is the law. At this point, all other vegetable crops (except sweet corn and succulent beans) will remain on the Voliam Xpress label.

Besiege Federal Label Currently on cdms —

Voliam Xpress Label Currently on cdms –

Vegetables Added to the Belt Insecticide Label
Bayer CropScience recently announced that a number of vegetables have been added to the Belt insecticide label. The insecticide product Synapse, which also contains the same active ingredient as Belt, flubendiamide, will be phased out. Once the Synapse inventory is depleted, Bayer will carry only Belt as their flubendiamide product. Please see the Belt label for crops labeled, use rates and restrictions. (

Zeal Miticide Label Expanded

Friday, September 16th, 2011

Joanne Whalen, Extension IPM Specialist;

The label for Zeal Miticide (Valent USA Corporation) has been expanded to include use on caneberries, the entire cucurbit crop group, low growing berries, pepper, and eggplant. Please refer to the following attachment for this supplemental label ( ).

Imidan 70 Now Labeled for Spotted Wing Drosophila on Some Crops

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

Joanne Whalen, Extension IPM Specialist;

It should be noted that Spotted Wing Drosophila has been added to the Imidan 70 label for key crops. (

Insecticide Label Update: Admire Pro/Provado

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

Joanne Whalen, Extension IPM Specialist;

Admire Pro – Bayer CropScience is consolidating the insecticide labels for Provado and Admire-Pro into one. The company is phasing out Provado and will only be offering Admire-Pro in the future. Here is the link to the new Admire Pro label:

Penncap-M (methyl parathion) Cancellation

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

Joanne Whalen, Extension IPM Specialist;

Penncap-M (methyl parathion) – It should be noted that the notice to cancel all uses of this product was posted in the Federal Register on Feb 25, 2011. Any distribution, sale, or use of the products subject to this cancellation order is permitted only in accordance with the terms of this order, including any existing stocks provisions. For information on the details of this cancellation as well as existing stocks provision please refer to the Federal Register posting:


Endosulfan (Thionex) Cancellation Update

Friday, April 8th, 2011

Joanne Whalen, Extension IPM Specialist;

Endosulfan (Thionex): As a reminder for the 2011 season, all registrations for endosulfan were canceled as of December 2010. Although there is a phase out plan, there is not an existing stocks provision past the end dates. That means that you can no longer legally use it on a crop after the end date for that crop – so be sure to look at the link below since dates vary with crops. Also, there are a number of important changes to the Phase Out Labels, regarding REIs and PHIs that did not make it into the 2011 vegetable recommendations so be sure to read the label before making any applications. As a reminder, the Commercial Recommendations are only a reference — the label is law and you are required to read and follow the label before making any pesticide application.

As indicated above, the phase out plan includes end use dates for all currently labeled crops as well as additional mitigation measures during the phase-out period. In addition to mitigation requirements placed on endosulfan labels in previous years, EPA is requiring new mitigation measures for many crops during the endosulfan phase-out period. As stated in the Federal Register, “although these additional mitigation measures are designed to reduce worker risks, restricting and phasing out all uses of endosulfan will also address risks to wildlife and the environment.” Additional mitigation required during the phase-out varies by crop and includes measures such as: canceling aerial use and specifying other application methods, extending Restricted Entry Intervals (REIs), extending Pre-Harvest Intervals (PHIs), and reducing maximum single and/or seasonal application rates. As always, the label is the law so it will be critical to read all labels carefully to be sure you are following all restrictions.

Just one example of the changes – and there are many more so reading the label is critical – is that the Restricted Entry Interval (REI) on melons, cucumbers and summer squash is now 4 days; for pumpkins and winter squash it is 7 days. The PHI (pre-harvest interval) has also been increased on all cucurbits and differs between cucurbits so be sure to check carefully. In addition, Thionex can still be applied by air on melons only. It can only be applied by ground on cucumbers, pumpkins, winter squash and summer squash. (

Be sure to read all labels and check the following Federal Register Link for more details on the specific end use dates and mitigation required.

Insecticide Update: Endigo ZC

Friday, March 11th, 2011

Joanne Whalen, Extension IPM Specialist;

Endigo ZC (Syngenta Crop Protection) – The following crops/crop groupings have been added to the Endigo federal label: barley, brassica cole crops, cucurbit vegetables, fruiting vegetables, lettuce, pome fruit, stone fruits and a few others. Please check the following link for rates, restrictions and use precautions ( In addition, you should also check the Delaware Department of Agriculture’s website to be sure these materials are labeled in Delaware To use a material it must have both a state and federal label.

Insecticide Updates – August 20, 2010

Friday, August 20th, 2010

Joanne Whalen, Extension IPM Specialist;

Belt SC – (flubendiamide) – This federal label was recently expanded to include soybeans and legume vegetables. However, as of Aug 17 it is not included on the Delaware Department of Agriculture’s state registration list. Materials must be labeled both federally and in-state to be used on a crop. We will let you know when it has received a state label as well or you can check their website:

Bayer Agrees to Terminate All Uses of Aldicarb (News Release)In a recent EPA Pesticide Update released from the EPA Office of Pesticide Programs, they indicated that EPA and Bayer CropScience have reached an agreement to end use of the pesticide aldicarb in the United States.

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