Dec 17, 2015EPA removes bee toxicity warning from SPEAR bioinsecticide
Vestaron Corp. announced today that it has received U.S. EPA approval to delete the bee toxicity warning statement from its SPEAR biopesticide label following a review. The removal of the toxicity statement is supported by third-party topical and feeding evaluations that show SPEAR has no increased mortality or detrimental effects to honeybees.
According to a news release, the results of these studies were presented at an invited talk at the AgChem Summit 2015: Pollinators and Pesticides on Dec. 2 in Arlington, Virginia.
The SPEAR family of bioinsecticides utilizes two new unique modes-of-action with no known resistance. This family of biopesticides is based on natural peptides which degrade to useful nutrients in the environment.
Key pests targeted are some of the most economically damaging to commercial farms and greenhouses:
- Beetles (especially Colorado Potato Beetle)
Vestaron exploits the natural insecticidal properties of a class of peptides which have potent insect killing potential, but which are safe to humans, birds, fish, and the environment.
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