Armyworm

Intrepid® 2F Insecticide for Armyworm Control

Intrepid® 2F Insecticide for Armyworm Control

The Intrepid® 2F Insecticide (EPA Reg. No. 62719-442) Section 18 has been issued for use in Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Merced, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Sutter, Yolo, Yuba Counties. It was issued effective April 20 to October 4, 2020. 

Please allow extra time for the county agricultural commissioner offices to add Intrepid® 2F Insecticide is on your rice pesticide (restricted materials) permit due to the current social distancing requirements. The various pesticide database companies will receive the section 18 label to index, providing pest control advisers (PCAs) access to write recommendations. 

If considering alternatives to Intrepid® 2F Insecticide, please read and follow the pesticide label directions. You can reference the table, Alternative Insecticides to Methoxyfenozide Registered for Use on California Rice, but do not use the information as a substitute for the registered label directions. 

All section 18 labels are product and not active ingredient (pesticide) specific. The Intrepid® 2F Insecticide (EPA Reg. No. 62719-442) is the only methoxyfenozide product that legally can be used on rice. Use of another methoxyfenozide product either alone or in combination is illegal and could harm future authorizations for usage of the insecticide for armyworm control.

For more information, contact the CRC’s Industry Affairs Manager Roberta Firoved at rfiroved@calrice.org or (916) 206-5039.

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Armyworm Numbers trending lower

Armyworm Numbers trending lower

Here’s the latest on Armyworm trapping from UCCE Rice Farm Advisor Luis Espino: 

Except for one field, all traps are showing very low numbers. There are still a few worms out there, but I have not seen any fields with high numbers. In some of the fields that are headed I started to notice armyworm panicle injury, but at very low levels. As fields go into heading, and moth populations start increasing, risk of panicle injury will also increase.

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