New EPA Registrations of Belay® Insecticide

Valent U.S.A. Corporation has received additional EPA registrations for Belay® Insecticide in a growing list of fruit, vegetable and nut crops. New registrations for Belay include use in pecans and other tree nuts, cranberries, peaches, and a number of vegetables, such as brassica, tuberous, corm, cucurbit, fruiting and leafy vegetable crops. California, New York and Florida registrations for these crops are pending. Valent also recently announced registrations for new foliar uses of Belay in cotton and soybeans for the 2010 season. Belay is a third-generation neonicotinoid containing clothianidin.

Overview of new Belay Insecticide registrations:

Pecans and other tree nuts:
Labeled Crops: almond, beech nut, Brazil nut, butternut, cashew, chestnut, chinquapin, hazelnut, hickory nut, macadamia nut, pecan and walnut
Application: foliar spray post-bloom

Sweet potatoes and other tuberous and corm vegetables:
Labeled Crops: arracacha, arrowroot, artichoke, edible canna, cassava, root chayote, chufa, dasheen, ginger, leren, tanier and turmeric
Application: foliar spray or in-furrow or side-dress application

Brassica head, stem and leafy brassica:
Labeled Crops: broccoli, broccoli (Chinese), Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cabbage (Chinese bok choy), cabbage (Chinese mustard), cabbage (Chinese napa), cauliflower, cavalo broccoli, broccoli raab, collards, kale, kohlrabi mustard greens, mizuna, mustard greens, mustard spinach, rape greens
Application: soil or foliar spray

Leafy vegetables:
In leafy vegetables, Belay controls insect pests such as aphids, flea beetles and more.
Labeled Crops: head lettuce and leaf lettuce, amaranth, arugula, chervil, spinach chrysanthemum (edible-leaved), chrysanthemum (garland), corn salad, cress (garden), cress (upland), dandelion, dock, endive, lettuce, orach, parsley, purslane (garden), purslane (winter), radicchio (red chicory), spinach, spinach (New Zealand), spinach (vine)
Application: soil or foliar spray

Fruiting vegetables:
Growers now have a new tool to manage hard-to-control pests including pepper weevil, aphids, Colorado potato beetle and more.
Labeled Crops: eggplant, groundcherry, pepino, pepper (including bell pepper, chili pepper, cooking pepper, pimento, sweet pepper), tomatillo, and tomato
Application: soil or foliar spray

Labeled Crops: cucumber, muskmelon and summer squash
Application: soil or foliar spray

Low-growing berries:
Labeled Crops: bearberry, bilberry, cloudberry, cranberry, lingonberry and more
Application: foliar spray or soil application post-bloom
Exception: not yet registered in strawberries

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