Apr 18, 2017
Bayer to Offer New Insecticide in May

Altus insecticide will be available from Environmental Science, a business unit of the Crop Science division of Bayer, for purchase through authorized agents beginning May 1. Altus introduces a new insect management solution to greenhouse growers that controls major sucking pests while offering flexibility of applications before, during and after bloom, according to the company.

Altus insecticide, a novel chemistry for use in production ornamentals, offers the following benefits to growers, according to Bayer:

  • No application timing restrictions
  • New active ingredient in the ornamentals market offers control of major sucking pests, such as aphids, whiteflies, psyllids and other insect pests
  • Compatibility with honeybees, bumblebees and many beneficial arthropods offers application flexibility
  • Classified as a Reduced Risk product by the Environmental Protection Agency
  • Short, four-hour re-entry interval in most states
  • Foliar or drench options
  • Crop flexibility allows for use in greenhouses and nurseries on ornamental plants, vegetable transplants and indoor vegetable production
  • Rotational chemistry reduces risk of resistance and works well as part of an integrated pest management program

Flupyradifurone, a new active ingredient in the butenolide class of chemistry, is a systemic and translaminar insecticide for controlling major sucking pests, such as aphids, whiteflies, psyllids and other key insect pests.

For information on how to obtain Altus, ornamentals growers should contact an authorized Bayer distributor.

Not all products are registered in all states. Always read and follow label directions.

To learn more about Altus insecticide, www.backedbybayer.com/altus.

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