Saturday, May 31, 2008

NC Pest News

This week's edition of NC Pest News is now on line for viewing. One article in this week's news is particularly important to review:
New Pesticide Product (Acelepryn) Registered

We recently learned of a new pesticide, called Acelepryn, which is now registered in half the states, including North Carolina. This commercial product is labeled for professional applicators and may be used ornamentals and turf on most of the common sites. It was mainly developed for turfgrass pests, but lists leaf-feeding caterpillars, lace bugs and birch leafminers on the label. It also has a bark treatment application for clearwing borers. It works primarily as a systemic insecticide and I think we will see this label expand in the coming years. It has a very low toxicity to vertebrates, such that the label does not carry a signal word.

Thanks go to my colleague in Ohio for bringing this to my attention. The mention of the product is not intended as an endorsement. For more information on Acelepryn, go to the following web site: Acelerpryn.

For more information contact your local Cooperative Extension Center and ask for the Commercial Horticulture Agent.