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More Information About Mustang Insecticide

April 26, 2002
Similar to my oversight regarding preplant and preemergence applications of Warrior for cutworm control (reported in last week's Bulletin, issue no. 4, April 19, 2002), I failed to mention another product that can be applied in this manner for cutworm control. Mustang, the newly registered pyrethroid manufactured by FMC Corporation, also can be applied before, during, or after planting for cutworm control. The label states, "For soil-incorporated applications, use higher rates for improved control." The range of rates of application for corn is 1.4 to 3 ounces per acre.

The reason for these oversights is that the information regarding cutworm control is listed under "General Directions for Use" on the Warrior label and under "General Instructions" on the Mustang label. This information would be easier to find if it were included with specific information associated with specific crops. Thus, I encourage Syngenta and FMC representatives to consider placing the information in a more logical place on their respective labels.--Kevin Steffey

Author: Kevin Steffey


The Pest Management and Crop Development Bulletin
Executive Editor: Kevin Steffey, Extension Entomologist

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