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April 7, 2015

CA Registers New Chemistry for Sucking Pests

Western Growers received word yesterday from the California Department of Pesticide Regulation that Bayer CropScience’s new insecticide Sivanto ™ has been registered for use in California.  WG worked to support the federal and California registration of this new chemistry which is a novel systemic to help control major sucking pests such as aphids, whiteflies, hoppers and psyllids. Sivanto™ is labeled for use on pome fruits, citrus and melons as well as cucurbit, leafy and brassica vegetables.

Sivanto™ (active ingredient: flupyradifurone) is part of a new chemical class of butenolides and is registered as a reduced risk compound.  Western Growers urged its registration as an additional tool for growers in their integrated pest management (IPM) programs because it can be used with biologicals and has little to no impact on beneficial insects.  WG is hopeful that this product will assist growers as they work to deal with regulatory pressure and other pressures on neonicitinoids and other key chemistries.

Western Growers continues to work to provide additional tools for growers while preserving current compounds and uses so that growers have choices in the field to deal with the complexities of pest management.