By Clint Thompson
Southeast peach producers will be interested to know that the bifenthrin product, Brigade 2EC, now has a supplemental label for peaches, along with pome fruits and pomegranates, according to the University of Georgia Extension Peach Blog.
Bifenthrin is a pyrethroid, making it a broad spectrum insecticide that is effective against multiple insect pests, especially stink bugs and plant bugs. It has shown in other crops to be rainfast, allowing it to have extended residual.
Since bifenthrin is a pyrethroid, it can also impact beneficial insects. Growers should only implement as needed.
Brett Blaauw, assistant professor at the University of Georgia (UGA) College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, said the label is good until Dec. 31, 2024. It allows for three applications per year, has a restricted entry interval of 12 hours and preharvest interval of 14 days.
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