May 18, 2012
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ABBA Ultra 0.3

MANA Crop Protection recently introduced ABBA Ultra 0.3 miticide/insecticide, an advanced low-volatile organic compound formulation that provides insect and mite control.

Labeled for use on cotton, tree nuts, grapes, citrus, pome fruits, strawberries and select vegetable crops, ABBA Ultra’s formulation delivers long-lasting control against a wide spectrum of mite species and insects, including the two-spotted spider mite, Pacific mite, European red mite, Willamette spider mite, Red mite, Western grapeleaf skeletonizer, Variegated leafhopper, leafminers, leafhoppers and thrips, according to MANA.

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Serenade Soil

AgraQuest has been given the green light to use its Serenade Soil fungicide for control of verticillium in California strawberries.

“With the removal of methyl bromide and the practical challenges of using other fumigant technologies, California strawberry growers face mounting difficulty controlling soil diseases,” said Ashish Malik, senior vice president of marketing at AgraQuest. “Serenade Soil, with its strong disease control and yield benefits, will be an important part of a soil pest program.”

Serenade Soil first attacks soil-dwelling pathogens, building a disease protection zone around the roots. As the seedling grows, the beneficial bacteria in Serenade Soil keeps growing and attaches to the roots of the plant to expand protection, according to the company.

Evaluations of Serenade Soil’s effectiveness on phytophthora and fusarium continue. Expanded trials will also focus on integrating Serenade Soil with weed and insect control products, according to the company.

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