Spinosyn Use Suspended in Two Counties

westering flower thripsDow AgroSciences announced today that it is voluntarily suspending the sale and use of multiple spinosyn insecticides in Broward County and a portion of Palm Beach County in Florida. This action has been taken in response to evidence that western flower thrips have developed resistance to a product with the active ingredient spinosad. Full article: http://pinellas.ifas.ufl.edu/blog_commercial_connection/Microsoft%20Word%20-%20FL%2024C%20Conserve%20News%20Release%20Ext%20_2_.pdf

Prevent resistance in Pinellas County by using the following information and guidelines. For information about pesticide modes of action and preventing pesticide resistance see this publication: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/PI121
For information about possible reasons why a pesticide is not working see this publication: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/PI200

Posted: August 14, 2008

Category: Home Landscapes, Pests & Disease

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