24(c) Special Local Need supplemental label helps citrus growers manage the spread of citrus greening
SAN RAMON, Calif., – February 3, 2022 – Valent U.S.A. is proud to announce Senstar® Insecticide received a FIFRA Section 24(c) Special Local Need label for Florida citrus that can be applied during bloom for Asian citrus psyllid protection. Asian citrus psyllid is the primary insect that vectors Huanglongbing (HLB) or citrus greening in Florida, and Senstar is now available to protect Florida groves during bloom.
Senstar contains two effective modes of action that controls soft-bodied insects like Asian citrus psyllids, aphids and scales at all life stages—including eggs. Its two active ingredients spirotetramat (Group 23) and pyriproxyfen (Group 7C) fuel the residual control of eggs, nymphs and adults.
"Asian citrus psyllids can spread HLB very quickly across citrus trees and bring devastating tree and fruit losses in citrus groves throughout Florida,” says Carlos Granadino, Insecticide Product Development Manager of Senstar. “This special use label gives citrus growers a new tool to effectively manage Asian citrus psyllids and also reduce the spread of HLB at bloom."
How Senstar works:
- Dual systemic activity (xylem and phloem movement) controls pests colonizing new vegetative growth as well as existing foliage
- Translaminar movement penetrates leaf tissue to help reach pests that feed on the underside of leaves
- Contact activity starts affecting all insect life stages immediately after application
- Minimal impact on beneficials – selectively targets harmful insect pests with minimal impact on arthropods that promote the balance of insect populations
"Senstar provides citrus growers fast, long-lasting control of soft-bodied insects like Asian citrus psyllids, and, ultimately, the confidence to help manage citrus greening if it appears in their groves," Granadino adds. "Senstar is also a great addition into a grower’s integrated pest management (IPM) program that contributes to sustainable production systems."
About Valent U.S.A.
Valent U.S.A. LLC, headquartered in San Ramon, Calif., develops and markets products in the United States and Canada that advance sustainable agriculture, protect crops, enhance crop yields, improve food quality, beautify the environment and safeguard public health. Valent products include a well-known line of quality herbicide, insecticide, fungicide and plant growth regulator products for agricultural, seed protection and professional use. Valent is a leader in marketing and sales of both traditional chemical products and biorational products developed by its affiliate, Valent BioSciences LLC. For more information about Valent or our full product line, please call 800-6-VALENT (682-5368) or visit valent.com.
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