February 8 2011 - NipsIt INSIDE insecticide Experimental Use Permit approved by EPA

8/9/2011 9:23:50 PM

Originally posted February 8, 2011, by Natalie Hummel on Louisiana Rice Insects

This morning, I received the following notice from Valent (www.valent.com):

On Feb 7, 2011, US EPA granted the Experimental Use Permit (EUP) for NipsIt INSIDE® Insecticide for seed treatment use in rice. The EUP is for the states of AR, LA, MS and TX for a total of 40,000 acres for 2011 (and 40,000 acres for 2012 used prior to 6/23/2012). This includes 5,000 acres in Louisiana. Rice water weevil and grape colaspis are target pests on the label. According to the EUP, use of this product is restricted to dry-seeded rice in drill-planters. The seeding rate cannot exceed 150 lbs/acre. The active ingredient in NipsIt INSIDE is clothianidin which belongs to the neonicotinoid class of chemistry (the same class as CruiserMaxx).

We will include NipsIt INSIDE in our 2011 rww demonstration test, with comparisons with CruiserMaxx rice and Dermacor X-100.

For more information on NipsIt INSIDE in Louisiana, you can contact your local County Agent or Mr. John Bordlee (John.Bordlee@valent.com).

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