U.S. EPA deletes the bee toxicity warning of Vestaron’s SPEAR biopesticide label
Dec. 18, 2015
The results of these studies were presented at an invited talk at the AgChem Summit 2015: Pollinators and Pesticides on December 2 in Arlington, VA.
After presenting the talk Robert Kennedy, Chief Scientific Officer at Vestaron commented, “It’s exciting to unveil our more environmentally compatible biopesticides which for the first time perform comparably to synthetic insecticides.”
John Sorenson, CEO of Vestaron added “This is a transformative time for Vestaron. We are leading the way in development of new insecticidal peptides with the 2016 commercialization of SPEAR for control of thrips in greenhouses. And in early 2016 we will be submitting additional data to the EPA on SPEAR’s effects on beneficial insects used in greenhouses.”
The SPEAR family of bioinsecticides utilizes two new unique modes-of-action with no known resistance. This family of biopesticides is based on natural peptides which degrade to useful nutrients in the environment.
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