Items of Interest


Here are two items of interest for ornamental growers in the latest Chemically Speaking newsletter from UF‘s Pesticide Information Office.  The full newsletter can be viewed at http://bit.ly/l9YHUx.

  • On April 7, the FDACS approved the registration of Tolfenpyrad 15 EC® insecticide (tolfenpyrad) for control of aphids, leafhoppers, lepidopteran insects, thrips, scales, and whiteflies on ornamental plants in indoor greenhouse settings.  The EPA registration number for the Nichino America, Inc. product is 71711-31.  (PREC Agenda, 5/5/11).
  • On May 19, the FDACS registered Contego® Pro SL (s-abscisic acid) for use as a plant growth regulator on ornamentals.  The EPA registration number for the Valent Biosciences Corporation product is 73049-462.  (PREC Agenda, 6/2/11).
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About Kathy

Program Assistant with UF/IFAS Manatee County Extension Service, specializing in Integrated Pest Management for ornamental nurseries.
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