Aug. 9, 2018
The US EPA is proposing to approve the first food and outdoor uses of Nichino America’s insecticide, pyrifluquinazon on Brassica head and stem vegetables, citrus fruits, cotton and some greenhouse vegetables.
Pyrifluquinazon is classified by the Insecticide Resistance Action Committee (IRAC) in Group 9B insecticide that controls a broad spectrum of piercing and sucking insect pests through contact and translaminar activity as an insect behavior modifier that reduces feeding behavior.
The EPA has approved pyrifluquinazon for use on indoor greenhouse ornamental plants in 2012. Pyrifluquinazon was initially registered in Japan in 2007
This proposal will be open for public comment from August 2 to September 1, 2018.