Jun 10, 2009
Rimon Granted an Exemption in California

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation has granted a specific exemption to allow the use of Rimon 0.83 EC Insecticide to control lygus bugs on strawberries in the California counties of Los Angeles, Monterey, Orange, San Benito, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz and Ventura.

The exemption was granted under section 18 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act and is allowed through Nov. 12.

Rimon, marketed by Chemtura Corp., is an insect growth regulator that impedes the development of immature insects at molting. It provides outstanding control of lygus while preserving predatory mites.

“Lygus are destructive pests and controlling them is very important to strawberry growers,” said Ron Maitoza, marketing manager for Rimon. “We are pleased Rimon has been authorized for use in these California counties to help growers effectively control lygus and protect their strawberry crops.”

Rimon may be applied by ground equipment at a rate of 12 fluid ounces of product per acre, with a maximum of three applications per site per season.

For more information on the use of Rimon, visit www.chemturacrop.com.

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