Sultan® Miticide Receives California Registration
June 03, 2015
Ornamental growers now have a rapid, targeted mode of action for mite control
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, June 3, 2015 – BASF today announced that Sultan miticide has received California registration.
Sultan miticide, with active ingredient cyflumetofen, offers ornamental growers rapid, targeted knockdown of all life stages of tetranychid mites, with long residual control. It has practically no toxicity to beneficial insects, including predatory mites and pollinators. Sultan miticide offers a new mode of action to combat cross-resistance with other commercial miticides, and is compatible with integrated pest management programs (IPM).
“The long-awaited California registration of Sultan miticide is exciting news. Greenhouse, nursery, and landscape professionals in the state now have a new class of chemistry that gives them fast control over all life stages of plant-damaging mite populations,“ said Joe Lara, senior product manager for BASF. “Sultan miticide now provides California growers with a much needed new first choice for miticide resistance management programs that won’t disrupt populations of beneficial insects and predatory mites."
Sultan miticide is a contact miticide that is effective on many indoor and outdoor annual and perennial crops, including foliage plants such as ficus and palms; woody plants such as hibiscus, butterfly bush and roses; and herbaceous plants such as marigolds, gerbera daisies and chrysanthemums.
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With sales of more than €5.4 billion in 2014, BASF’s Crop Protection division provides innovative solutions in crop protection, seed treatment and biological control as well as innovations to manage nutrients and plant stress. Its portfolio also includes products for turf and ornamental plants, pest control and public health. BASF Crop Protection is a leading innovator that partners with growers to protect and enhance crop yields, enabling them to produce high quality food more efficiently. By delivering new technologies and know-how, BASF Crop Protection supports growers to make a better life for themselves, their families and communities. Further information can be found on the web at www.agro.basf.com or on our social media channels
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