No. 2 Article 5/April 1, 2004

New Product for Insect Control

American Vanguard Corporation (AMVAC) has received a registration for a pyrethroid insecticide for control of insects in corn and cotton and on some vegetables and fruits. The active ingredient (bifenthrin) for their product, Discipline 2EC, is the same active ingredient for Capture 2EC, manufactured and marketed by FMC Corporation. The list of insects in corn controlled by Discipline 2EC is the same list that appears on the label of Capture 2EC. Among the insects on the Discipline 2EC label troublesome for Illinois corn producers are aphids, armyworms, corn rootworm adults, cutworms, European corn borer, flea beetle, grasshoppers, Japanese beetle adults, southern corn leaf beetle, southwestern corn borer, and stalk borer.

The rates of application for Discipline 2EC are 2.1 to 6.4 fluid ounces of product per acre, depending on the target insect. Please consult the label for additional information, including precautions and restrictions. The label can be viewed on Amvac's Web site. Click on "Labels & MSDS," then select Discipline 2EC from the "Select product" menu.--Kevin Steffey

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