Insecticide Label Expanded to Many Specialty Crops

Sivanto Prime insecticide has been approved for foliar use on stone fruit, caneberries and many additional crops. In addition to expanded crops, Sivanto Prime is also now available for soil use on leafy and brassica vegetables.

Sivanto Prime, from Bayer Crop Science, also has received a reduced-risk designation from EPA for use on stone fruit, avocado, and pomegranate. With these new uses, Sivanto Prime is now registered on a broad range of horticulture crops, including citrus, pome fruit, stone fruit, grapes, bush berries, tree nuts (excluding almonds), potatoes, vegetables, alfalfa, cotton, sorghum, and several specialty crops (such as blueberry, clover, pomegranate, and caneberries).

In addition, Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) for flupyradifurone, the active ingredient in Sivanto Prime insecticide, have been established, effective immediately, in Australia and Taiwan. These MRLs are available across key crops, including grapes, citrus, and potatoes (both countries), as well as leafy and brassica vegetables (Taiwan only). Produce treated with Sivanto Prime can now be traded within the NAFTA region and three of the most important Pacific Rim countries, Australia, Japan, and Taiwan.

Bayer is pursuing additional MRLs for Sivanto Prime in the European Union, Hong Kong, and South Korea, where similar MRLs are expected within the next 12 months. A full list of the current established MRLs can be found at www.globalmrl.com.

“Growers really like the unique profile of Sivanto Prime, which provides them with state-of-the-art precision pest control that effectively targets harmful pests while helping safeguard beneficial insects – all with a flexible window of application that allows for use when other products often cannot be used,” said Frank Rittemann, product manager for Bayer. “Sivanto Prime is highly selective to many beneficial arthropods and predatory mites when used as directed, making it a good fit for an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program.”

Sivanto Prime provides excellent residual control of whiteflies, psyllids, scale, aphids, and leafhoppers and can be applied as a foliar spray, a soil drench, shank or drip application, depending on the crop, to allow growers maximum flexibility with their crop protection tools. More information on application methods for each crop is included in the product label.

“We’re excited that even more growers can now incorporate our latest insecticide innovation, Sivanto Prime, into their modern pest management practices,” Rittemann said.

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