Yuma, Zrizona, USA
February 2, 2011
Gowan Company, LLC announces its California registration of Scorpion® 35SL insecticide for broad-spectrum insect control in cucurbits, fruiting vegetables, brassicas, potatoes, grapes and leafy vegetables.
Scorpion® 35SL is powered by the third generation neonictinoid dinotefuran. This advanced active ingredient provides excellent activity against whiteflies, mealybugs, cucumber beetles, Colorado potato beetles, thrips, leafhoppers, plant bugs, stink bugs, leafminers and other damaging pests. In addition, Scorpion® 35SL is classified as a reduced risk pesticide by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and has low impact on beneficial insects and predators.
Scorpion® 35SL also features high water solubility, allowing for rapid uptake and fast systemic movement throughout the plant. When applied as a soil, drench or drip application, Scorpion® 35SL is rapidly absorbed by the roots and transported throughout the entire plant to halt insect feeding quickly and completely. As a foliar spray, it exhibits excellent translaminar movement within the leaf to protect all leaf surfaces, including the underside of leaves.
“We are excited to add another quality product to our portfolio that enhances Gowan’s continuing efforts to provide our customers with solutions to their pest control problems,” states Nick Alonso, California Regional Manager for Gowan USA.
In addition, laboratory studies indicate that the affinity of dinotefuran against the binding site of other neonicotinoids is very low, suggesting that the compound acts against a different site than other neonicotinoids (J.Pestic. Sci, 30(2)122-123(2005)). “Scorpion® 35SL was launched successfully to the rest of the U.S. in the summer of 2010. Where other neonics showed reduced control of Q and B biotype whiteflies, Scorpion® 35SL provided top of class whitefly control throughout the season. Our innovative 35SL formulation also sets us apart from our competitors as it is easy to handle and moves quickly into the plant allowing for fast acting protection against pests,” states Nathan Cross, Product Manager for Gowan Company, LLC.