New BASF Miticide Receives EPA Approval

June 22, 2014 - 11:23

Last week, BASF announced it has received U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approval of its Sultan miticide with the active ingredient cyflumetofen.

Last week, BASF announced it has received U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approval of its Sultan miticide – with active ingredient cyflumetofen – for mite control in greenhouses, nurseries, landscapes and interiorscapes.

Sultan miticide offers growers rapid, targeted knockdown of all life stages of mites, with long residual control; practically no toxicity to beneficial insects, including predatory mites and pollinators; and no observed phytotoxicity in ornamental species tested.

The new miticide uses a new mode of action to combat cross-resistance with other commercial miticides; it has a broad label for use in greenhouses, nurseries, landscapes and interiorscapes; and is compatible with integrated pest management programs.   

“With a quick reproductive cycle, a mite infestation has the potential to destroy an entire crop within weeks,” said Kathie Kalmowitz, Ph.D., market development specialist, BASF. “Sultan miticide offers growers a powerful, targeted and novel tool needed to control mites quickly as part of a chemical program, or when used with beneficials as part of an IPM approach. Programs using biological controls can proceed without disruption while managing damaging spider mite populations.”

Sultan miticide will be used as a contact application to key ornamental mites in many annual and perennial crops, including foliage plants such as ficus and palms; woody plants such as hibiscus, butterfly bush and roses; and herbaceous plants such as marigolds, gerbera daisy and chrysanthemum.

For more information, visit BetterPlants.basf.us.

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