Jan 22, 2016Sivanto prime insecticide established in NAFTA region, Japan
Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) for flupyradifurone, the active ingredient in Sivanto prime insecticide from Bayer, have been established, effective immediately, in Canada, Mexico and Japan, according to a Bayer press release. The MRLs have been established across key crops, including vegetables, citrus, melons and blueberries. With these regulatory bodies’ approval, Sivanto is now trade-enabled within the NAFTA region and Japan.
“With these MRLs in place and harmonized with the U.S. tolerances, growers who export their produce to Canada, Mexico and Japan can now include Sivanto prime in their pest management programs,” says Frank Rittemann, Sivanto prime product manager for Bayer.
Sivanto prime is the first member of a new chemical class of insecticides (the Butenolides, a newly created IRAC subgroup 4D) and has shown excellent control of neonicotinoid-resistant aphids and whiteflies in U.S. field trials, the company said. It targets damaging pests at multiple life stages with minimal impact on beneficial insects and predatory mites when used as directed, Bayer said.
The company is pursuing additional MRLs for Sivanto prime in Australia, EU, Taiwan, Hong Kong and South Korea, where similar MRLs are expected to be established within the next 2 years, according to a press release.