Vetica insecticide and Courier 40SC insect growth regulator (IGR) from Nichino America have received approval from EPA for use on Head and Stem Brassicas, which includes broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, Chinese broccoli, Chinese cabbage, Chinese mustard cabbage, cavalo broccolo, and kohlrabi.
Vetica combines two powerful insecticides, Flubendiamide and Buprofezin.
Flubendiamide is a new insecticide very specific to Lepidopteran insects, including cabbage
looper, armyworms, tobacco budworm, and diamondback moth. Buprofezin is an IGR with excellent activity on Homopteran insects. Vetica is also registered for use on fruiting vegetables, leafy vegetables, and cucurbits.
Courier contains only Buprofezin and is a proven product for long lasting control of
whiteflies, leafhoppers, planthoppers, and mealybugs. Courier is also labeled for use on fruiting vegetables, leafy vegetables, snap beans, cucurbits, and strawberries, and has a 1-day PHI on all fruiting vegetable crops. Additional Courier can be used to spike Vetica for complete control of Homopteran pests.
Vetica is classified in the Insecticide Resistance Action Committee (IRAC) mode of action
Groups 28 and 16, and Courier in IRAC Group 16. Both Vetica and Courier are excellent rotational products, posing minimal risk to beneficial insects and pollinators.
Source: Nichino Press Release