Jun 20, 2017More crops eligible for Abamex insect protection
With an updated label for the insecticide Abamex from Nufarm, more specialty crops can benefit from the product’s control of pysllids, mites, leafminers and other pests. Abamex is a new low-volatility, water-based formulation of abamectin that is safer for applicators to handle.
“Nufarm is dedicated to offering more options to farmers of high-value specialty crops,” Brian Rund, customer and brand marketing manager for Nufarm Americas, said in a news release.
Abamex is one of several brands Nufarm has to enhance and protect citrus fruit from HLB. A section 18 emergency exemption was approved for the use of Mycoshield on Florida citrus for the product’s activity against the bacteria that cause HLB.
Already a tool for cotton, potatoes, cucurbit vegetables, leafy vegetables and almonds, the label update extends Abamex’s use to the following specialty crops:
•Bean, dry and succulent
•Citrus fruit crop group 10-10
•Fruiting vegetables (except cucurbits) crop group 8-10
•Grapes and small fruit vine climbing subgroup (except fuzzy kiwifruit) crop subgroup 13-07F
•Onion, green crop group 3-07B
•Pome fruit crop group 11-10
•Stone fruit crop group 12-12
•Strawberries, low growing berry subgroup 13-07G
•Tree nuts crop group 14-12
For more information on and a complete list of Nufarm crop protection products, visit here.