The first offering is Spear-T for use in controlling greenhouse pests, with commercial availability expected through a major ornamental products distributor by 4th Quarter 2016. Spear-T is targeted for control of major greenhouses pests including thrips, whiteflies and spider mites.
Vestaron is also expecting commercial availability for two more products – Spear-P and Spear-C – in 2017. Spear-P controls the Colorado potato beetle and Spear-C protects crops from lepidopteron pests, both using a combination of Spear and Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt).
“We are excited to expand availability of our Spear line of products, starting with Spear-T,” said Vestaron CEO John Sorenson. “These effective pest control products are toxic to target insects but non-toxic for humans and the environment. With no known resistance, the Spear line will benefit grower operations throughout the country.”
The Spear product line is designed to be non-toxic for fish, birds, humans and other mammals, honeybees and other beneficial insects. Field trials of Spear products demonstrate results equivalent or superior to conventional control chemicals.
The products’ active ingredient utilizes two new modes of action to control insects, which will help delay the emergence of insect resistance, while enhancing performance. They also have a four-hour re-entry interval and zero-day post-harvest interval to maximize grower flexibility.
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