The brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) has emerged as a major threat to orchard crops, small fruits, grapes, vegetables, row crops and ornamentals. Because BMSB has few natural predators and many plant hosts, populations have climbed exponentially. Immature and adult BMSB feed on a broad range of fruit, vegetable and grain crops, causing significant yield loss and damage that potentially renders crops unmarketable as fresh produce.
In 2010, BMSB damage caused apple growers in affected areas to divert production from fresh markets to processed and juice market production, resulting in significant loss of income.
Proven Solutions From DuPont
In response to the threat posed by BMSB, DuPont has issued Section 2(ee) recommendations allowing use of DuPont™ Lannate® insecticides and Vydate® L insecticide/nematicide to control BMSB in certain fruit, vegetable and grain crops in selected states. Lannate® and Vydate® L insecticides are proven options for a broad range of fruit, vegetable and grain crops.
How to Get the Best Results
When used as part of an integrated resistance management (IRM) program that rotates modes of action throughout the growing season, Lannate® and Vydate® L will provide fast knockdown of BMSB to help growers minimize economic losses as well as damages to yield and crop quality.
Brown marmorated stink bugs are mobile pests that can re-infect a treated area quickly. Repeat applications as necessary to prevent re-infestation by BMSB adults migrating into the crop. Consult the product labels for the minimum application interval for each crop. If another application is needed prior to the minimum application interval, use a different insecticide with a different mode of action.
Build on a Strong Foundation
Lannate® and Vydate® should be incorporated into an existing integrated pest management (IPM) program. Growers are advised to maintain their foundational IPM strategy throughout the growing season — especially in the early growing phase — with DuPont™ Altacor® insect control powered by Rynaxypyr®.
Altacor® stops feeding quickly and offers strong residual activity and excellent rain-fast properties for long-lasting protection under a wide range of growing conditions. Altacor® does not affect BMSB, but does protect crops from biting and chewing insects, including first-generation codling moth and other key Lepidopteran pests. It also preserves beneficial insects, which are instrumental in preventing mite flare-ups (European red mite).
Please refer to 2(ee) labels for specific information on product use by state.
DuPont™ Lannate® LV, DuPont™ Lannate® SP and DuPont™ Vydate® L are restricted use pesticides.