Armyworm

Intrepid® 2F Section 18 Approved for Armyworm Control

Intrepid® 2F Section 18 Approved for Armyworm Control

The Intrepid® 2F Insecticide (EPA Reg. No. 62719-442) Section 18 has been issued for use in Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Merced, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Sutter, Yolo, and Yuba Counties. 

Please remember the following:

  • Armyworm must be at treatable levels in the rice field
  • Intrepid® 2F is added to the permit at the county agricultural commissioner’s office
    • All Section 18s are treated as restricted materials
  • The Intrepid® 2F Section 18 expires October 4, 2022
    • Remove from the permit before the next use season
  • All Section 18 labels are product and not active ingredient (methoxyfenozide) specific
  • Intrepid® 2F is the only allowable use of methoxyfenozide on rice

If considering alternatives to Intrepid® 2F, please read and follow the pesticide label directions. You can reference, Alternative Insecticides Table Reorganized, but do not use the information as a substitute for the registered label directions. 

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

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As expected, moth numbers peaked last week. Utilizing annual trend data and on-site monitoring, the UCCE says worms in the field will peak this week and next.

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