Potato Grower's Pesticides Buyer's Guide

Published in the June 2013 Issue Published online: Jun 20, 2013
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FMC Corporation

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Athena Insecticides
Athena Insecticides

Athena: Athena insecticide has excellent spider-mite control as well as control over a variety of insects in potatoes such as psyllid, lygus, leafminers, aphids, armyworms, Colorado potato beetles, leafhoppers, grasshoppers and corn borers. Athena is an excellent choice for mite and broad-spectrum insect control. The insecticide is also a strong resistant management tool.

Beleaf Insecticides
Beleaf Insecticides

Beleaf: Beleaf insecticide offers a new class of chemistry with a new mode of action. This A-Type Potassium Channel Active provides effective, targeted control of aphids (including strong protection against green peach aphid) and plant bugs. Within 30 minutes of exposure, pests begin to lose the ability to feed, which is irreversible, eventually starving them to death. The rapid reduction in feeding dramatically reduces insect damage and disease transmission. Soft on beneficial insects and predator mites with no known cross-resistance with other insecticides, Beleaf is a valuable new component in IRM and IPM programs and is ideal for use in seed-producing areas to prevent the transmission of PVY virus.

Brigadier Insecticides
Brigadier Insecticides

Brigadier: Brigadier insecticide utilizes a dual mode of action to control a variety of damaging insect pests including potato aphids, Colorado potato beetles, potato leafhoppers and many others with excellent residual control and prolonged protection against sucking and chewing insects. Used at-plant in potatoes, Brigadier controls soil insects while continuing to provide systematic control of foliar insects. In addition, Brigadier makes an excellent resistance management partner.

Capture LFR Insecticides
Capture LFR Insecticides

Capture LFR: Capture LFR insecticide provides in-furrow protection of wireworms, grubs and other seedling pests, promoting a more complete zone of protection around the seedling to combat insect pressure. This results in better stands and high yields from potato crops. Mixed with water or liquid fertilizers, Capture LFR insecticide provides long soil activity and improves insect control.


Mustang Maxx Insecticides
Mustang Maxx Insecticides

Mustang Maxx: Mustang Maxx insecticide provides broad-spectrum protection with residual control of more than 100 different pests, including cutworms, cabbage loopers, cucumber beetles and potato leafhoppers. Mustang Maxx can be tank-mixed with labeled fungicides.


 

MANA

www.manainc.com/products/skyraider

Skyraider Insecticide
/Miticide
Skyraider Insecticide/Miticide

Skyraider: Skyraider insecticide/miticide offers broad-spectrum control against soil and foliar insects on potatoes and other crops. It is an optimized formulation of proven crop protection technology that includes two different modes of action. This advanced offering hosts an increased ratio of a pyrethroid to support rapid insect knockdown while delivering longer-lasting residual, which is driven by the formulation's neonicotinoid component. Skyraider has unique attributes proven to perform equal to or better than the market leaders by delivering highly efficacious control of tough-to-manage pests like aphids, Lygus species, stink bugs and wireworms.

It provides both translaminar and systemic movement, which allows improved penetration and relocation of the active ingredients throughout the plant, including feeding sites on the underside of leaves. Extensive field trials have delivered high performance ratings for Skyraider in regard to efficacy and economic value in addition to performance advantages over several competitive products. On potatoes, the Skyraider label includes wireworms and Colorado potato beetle, which are two pests that require growers to remain on constant high alert.

ABBA Ultra 0.3  Insecticide/Miticide
ABBA Ultra 0.3 Insecticide/Miticide

ABBA Ultra 0.3: ABBA Ultra 0.3 is a novel liquid miticide/insecticide for use on potatoes and other crops, providing superior performance and residual control of a wide spectrum of mite species and insects. Its advanced formulation delivers consistent control at half the standard use volume of current products. Labeled for use on potatoes, it delivers long-lasting control and maintains superior performance and crop safety as a leading abamectin product.

As one of the first of its kind, its new formulation minimizes environmental concerns by reducing impact on air quality. This advantageous characteristic is a result of the product's new concentrated formula, which is used at exactly half the rate of standard abamectins. With reduced formulated product per acre, growers who use ABBA Ultra also gain ground by having less material to store and manage alongside less container waste. ABBA Ultra also has reduced PPE restrictions for use and handling.

 

Syngenta Crop Protection

www.syngenta.com

Besiege Insecticides
Besiege Insecticides

Besiege: Besiege insecticide offers dual modes of action to broaden and strengthen activity on key pests such as Colorado potato beetle, potato leafhopper and lepidopteran species like European corn borer or loopers. Available as a convenient premix formulation, Besiege provides the benefit of fast knockdown and long-lasting residual and will control Colorado potato beetles resistant to neonicontinoid-based products.

Endigo ZC Insecticides
Endigo ZC Insecticides

Endigo ZC: For top yields, growers rely on Endigo ZC insecticide and its three industry-leading technologies-thiamethoxam, lambda-cyhalothrin and Zeon Technology. Endigo ZC protects potatoes from a wide spectrum of tough pests during critical growth windows, making it a broader and stronger choice for insect control. It is registered for use on pests including Colorado potato beetle, leafhopper species, lepidopteran species and aphids.

Platinum Insecticides
Platinum Insecticides

Platinum: With a wide variety of soil application methods, Platinum insecticide offers proven, fast-acting residual control of sucking and chewing insects in potatoes including Colorado potato beetles and leafhoppers. By providing a broad crop label and a more concentrated formulation for improved storage and handling, Platinum has evolved into the flexible and consistent product growers can trust.

Warrior II with Zeon Technology Insecticides
Warrior II with Zeon Technology Insecticides

Warrior II with Zeon Technology: Warrior II with Zeon Technology insecticide delivers the combination of consistently reliable performance, modern formulation technology and long residual insect protection for potatoes. Zeon Technology, a patented, quick-release, micro-encapsulated formulation, with a powerful UV blocker, ensures fast knockdown and provides broad spectrum control of the most damaging insects. Warrior II with Zeon Technology is registered for use on many pests including Colorado potato beetle, cutworm, flea beetle and potato tuberworm.

 

Dupont

www2.dupont.com

Vydate: Potato growers looking to produce consistent volumes of marketable potatoes can count on DuPont to help optimize yield and quality through reliable, consistent protection from key potato pests. The DuPont portfolio of potato-labeled products defends against a broad range of insects and nematodes, tough grasses, broadleaf weeds and certain disease vectors.

DuPont Vydate C-LV insecticide/nematicide provides consistent protection of above- and below-ground pests, protecting and preserving the value of potato crops. Foliar application translocates from foliage down to the roots, protecting the entire plant. It is registered for foliar ground, overhead chemigation and aerial treatments.

Vydate C-LV effectively manages aphids, Colorado potato beetle, flea beetles, potato leafhoppers, tarnished plant bugs, two-spotted spider mites (suppression) and root knot (except Javanese), stings and lesion and stubby root nematodes (suppression).

 

Marrone Bio Innovations

www.marronebioinnovations.com

Regalia Biofungicides
Regalia Biofungicides

Regalia: Regalia Biofungicide should be an important tool in your battle against early blight, late blight, white mold and Rhizoctonia. Used in-furrow to control Rhizoctonia, it has shown to increase yield by up to 24 percent. Its broad-spectrum activity strengthens a foliar spray program whether used alone in rotation or tank-mixed with conventional fungicides. Regalia has a unique mode of action that reduces development of fungicide resistance and can extend the useful life of high resistant-risk fungicides. In addition, Regalia gives you flexibility in your production schedule with a 4-hour REI, 0-day PHI and an exemption from MRL regulations.

Grandevo Bioinsecticides
Grandevo Bioinsecticides

Grandevo: Grandevo Bioinsecticide provides control of psyllids, potato aphids, armyworms, potato leafhoppers and other chewing and sucking insects infesting your fields. Because Grandevo combats damaging insects in three distinct ways-through oral toxicity, repellency and reduced fecundity (ability to reproduce), it not only controls pests but provides a valuable tool in managing your insect resistance issues. Grandevo delivers this performance along with flexibility and convenience with a 4-hour REI and 0-day PHI, so your potatoes will be protected right up to harvest. It is tolerance exempt from MRL regulations, so it is an excellent choice to help meet your customers' increasing strict residue standards.

 

BASF

http://agproducts.basf.us

Fastac EC Insecticides
Fastac EC Insecticides

Fastac EC: Fastac EC insecticide provides growers with a new tool to stop insect pests such as beetles, cicadas, aphids, ants and more from damaging valuable crops. Alpha-cypermethrin, the active ingredient in Fastac EC insecticide, acts on the nervous systems of insects by modifying nerve impulses in ways that lead to overstimulation, exhaustion and death. It provides growers peace of mind with excellent knock-down and residual control, and has a repellent effect on damaging insect pests.

Fastac EC insecticide is also an effective tool for growers looking to proactively manage insect pests. Combined with its low-dose rate and broad-crop label, which includes potatoes, Fastac EC insecticide is a welcome addition to the growing portfolio of crop protection products from BASF.

Regent: Regent 4SC insecticide, another offering from BASF, also helps potato growers maximize return by providing excellent wireworm control. The active ingredient in Regent insecticide is fipronil, which provides a high level of seed-piece safety and excellent tuber protection from wireworm damage.

 

Gowan

www.gowanco.com

Scorpion 35SL Insecticide
Scorpion 35SL Insecticide

Scorpion 35SL: Scorpion 35SL is a broad-spectrum insecticide for use in potatoes. Scorpion is powered by the third-generation neonictinoid dinotefuran. This advanced active ingredient provides excellent activity against potato leafhopper, Colorado potato beetle, flea beetles, psyllids and suppression against aphids.

In addition, Scorpion is classified as a reduced-risk pesticide by the U.S. EPA and has low impact on beneficial insects and predators. Scorpion also features high water solubility, allowing for rapid intake and fast systemic movement throughout the plant. When applied as a foliar spray, it exhibits excellent translaminar movement within the leaf to protect all leaf surfaces, including the undersides of leaves.

 

Bayer CropScience

Movento insecticide from Bayer CropScience
Movento insecticide from Bayer CropScience

Movento: Get a head start on potato pest protection this season with Movento insecticide from Bayer CropScience. Movento's powerful two-way systemic action makes it unique among insecticides. Movento moves within plants and spreads throughout the entire system. This results in long-lasting, reliable, all-over protection against below-ground pests like nematodes and wireworms and above-ground pests like aphids, mites and psyllids, the vector of zebra chip disease. With Movento as part of your ongoing pest management program, you'll have stronger, healthier plants that produce a quality crop.

 

Liphatech 

(888) 331-7900

www.liphatech.com

Rozol Vole Bait Pellets
Rozol Vole Bait Pellets

Rozol Vole Bait Pellets: Rozol Vole Bait Pellets, a restricted use pesticide packed in 50-pound bags, are a highly palatable and weather-resistant rodenticide designed to control vole (meadow mice) under demanding field conditions.

Rozol Pellets are made with highly palatable, feed grade-quality grains-making them more readily accepted than other baits, such as zinc phosphide, which can taste garlicky and induce "bait shyness." It holds up to rainy, wet conditions before and after snowpack-something potato growers need to consider. Under moist conditions, zinc phosphide easily "gasses off"-losing its effectiveness to control voles.

Rozol Pellets are labeled for use in border areas and buffer strips adjacent to crops, and is registered for use in all states except Hawaii and Washington, D.C. In all registered states except California, Colorado and New York, it can be broadcast or spot-applied twice per year at a rate of 10 lbs. per acre. Idaho and Washington now have aerial broadcast use 24(c) labels.

 

BioSafe Systems

www.biosafesystems.com

BioSafe Systems' AzaGuard
BioSafe Systems' AzaGuard

AzaGuard: BioSafe Systems' AzaGuard is a 3 percent azadirachtion-formulated Insect Growth Regulator (IGR), offering broad-spectrum insecticidal control on more than 300 insect species. AzaGuard works to prevent molting between larval, pupal and nymphal stages while also repelling insects on treated crops, resulting in the reduction of insect damage to plants.

AzaGuard is a natural botanical pesticide derived from the extract of Neem seed and meets all of the criteria of the National Organic Program (NOP) for organic crop production. Unlike other azadiractin-based products, AzaGuard extract retains not only azadirachtin but also related liminoids, making it a powerful natural pesticide over a broad range of pests.

AzaGuard's natural formula does not induce any mutational resistance and can be safely combined with the BioSafe Systems' activated peroxide line of algaecides, fungicides and bactericides for a systems approach for total Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and disease control around crops and other treated areas.

 

Blackhawk insecticide from Dow AgroSciences
Blackhawk insecticide from Dow AgroSciences

Dow AgroSciences

www.blackhawkinsecticide.com

Blackhawk: Producers now have another effective weapon to add to their resistance management arsenal. Blackhawk insecticide from Dow AgroSciences provides consistent control of many foliage-feeding insects in a variety of crops, including potatoes and peanuts.

Blackhawk features a unique mode of action that provides fast, effective control of many damaging insects. Its broad-spectrum control includes Colorado potato beetle.

Blackhawk insecticide is a unique, lignin-based formulation that provides excellent residual control on the foliage for consistent pest control. Spinosad received the 1999 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award and was registered under the Reduced Risk Pesticide Initiative of the U.S. EPA.

Blackhawk maintains populations of most beneficial insects while not flaring secondary pests. It boasts a short re-entry and preharvest interval and has shown no phytotoxicity to crops. PG

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