EPA has granted federal registration to Rimon 0.83 EC (novaluron) insecticide for use on tomatoes, giving growers a new pest management tool and an addition to rotational programs.
Rimon is a broad spectrum insect growth regulator that provides worm control. It also suppresses a wide variety of immature pests including whiteflies, thrips, stink bugs, and plant bugs. Distributed by Chemtura Crop Protection, Rimon is registered for use on a variety of other fruits and vegetables.
“We think tomato growers will find Rimon to be a highly effective tool and a natural fit for their IPM programs,” said Jim Black, marketing manager for Rimon. “It’s proven to control pest eggs before they hatch as well as larva. It has a long residual on plant tissue and outperforms many of the current alternatives for controlling foliage feeders.”
Novaluron, the active ingredient in Rimon, is a chitin inhibitor that interferes with the development and successful molting of target insects. Its mode of action makes Rimon ideal for early applications where the majority of the population is at egg hatch to second instar.
Rimon is rainfast on plant tissue, has a low impact on beneficial insects, and does not flare mites or other pests.
While the Rimon label expansion to include tomatoes has been approved by the EPA, some state labels may still be pending. Tomato growers should consult with their local Chemtura Crop Protection representative for the latest information.
Review the label for complete use directions. For more information on Rimon, visit www.chemturacrop.com.
Source: Chemtura press release