Competition grows amongst crop protection companies as Nichino America sets up shop in Mexico. Its parent, Nihon Nohyaku, is based in Japan.
Gowan Crop Protection has acquired the global rights for the active ingredient spirodiclofen from Bayer AG. It is active against all life stages of a wide spectrum of mites, including eggs, nymphs and female adults.
BASF Ag Solutions is launching Cimegra, containing the active ingredient broflanilide. The insecticide will be of interest to potato growers because it contains a novel mode of action for control of wireworms.
Vegetable growers have access to Beleaf insecticide for the suppression of tarnished plant bug on leafy greens, crop subgroup 4-13A and leaf petiole vegetables, crop subgroup 22B. Stone fruit growers should note an increased label rate for aphids on stone fruit, crop group 12-09.