Pyridaben is a selective contact insecticide and miticide, also effective against thrips, aphids, whiteflies and leafhopprs. Registrations are for pome fruits, almonds, citrus, ornamentals and greenhouse ornamentals. Pyridaben provides exceptionally long residual control, and rapid knockdown at a broad range of temperatures. Pyridaben is one of four important synthetic heterocyclic insecticides and miticides with NADH-ubiquinone oxidoreductase as the target.
Pyridaben is registered under the Pest Control Products Act as a miticide/insecticide for the control of mites on apples, cucumbers, grapes, peaches/nectarines, pears, peppers, raspberries and strawberries. Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) have been established under the Food and Drugs Act for residues of pyridaben at 2 parts per million (ppm) in strawberries, 1.5 ppm in peaches/nectarines, 1 ppm in peppers, 0.75 ppm in pears, 0.5 ppm in apples, 0.3 ppm in grapes and 0.1 ppm in cucumbers, and at 0.05 ppm in imported almonds. MRLs have also been established at 0.05 ppm in meat of cattle, goats, horses, and sheep, and 0.01 ppm in milk to cover residues in food derived from animals fed with crops treated with pyridaben. By virtue of subsection B.15.002(1) of the Food and Drug Regulations, the MRL for other foods is 0.1 ppm.
The use of pyridaben on tomatoes will provide joint benefits to consumers and the agricultural industry as a result of improved management of pests. In addition, this use will contribute to a safe, abundant and affordable food supply by allowing the importation and sale of food commodities containing acceptable levels of pesticide residues.
Specifications: 95% TC, 20% WP, 15% WP, 15% EC