Abamex Insecticide Widens Pest Control for Specialty Crops

Abamex insecticide from Nufarm has an updated label for a wider variety of specialty crops, including mandarin oranges. The new safer to use, low-volatility, water-based formulation of abamectin helps control pysllids, mites, leafminers and other pests.  

“Nufarm is dedicated to offering more options to farmers of high-value specialty crops,” explains Brian Rund, customer and brand marketing manager for Nufarm Americas.

Abamex is a recognized insecticide choice for growers to use cotton, potatoes, cucurbit vegetables, leafy vegetables and almonds. The formulation works quickly to affect pests within hours of exposure. Visit powerpestcontrol.ca to learn more. Its translaminar activity means it protects the entire leaf, inside and out.

“Sparked by the popularity of mandarin oranges, the specialty citrus industry continues to grow,” says Rund. “But it’s also at risk to citrus greening or Huanglongbing (HLB). As the industry continues to rely mainly on insecticides to control the Asian citrus psyllid, having another useful rotation partner such as Abamex is important for resistance management.”

Abamex is one of several brands Nufarm has to enhance and protect citrus fruit from HLB. A section 18 emergency exemption was approved for the use of Mycosheild Florida citrus for the product’s activity against the bacteria that cause HLB.

The label update extends Abamex’s use to these specialty crops:

  • Bean, dry and succulent
  • Citrus fruit crop group 10-10
  • Fruiting vegetables (except cucurbits) crop group 8-10
  • Grapes and small fruit vine climbing subgroup (except fuzzy kiwifruit) crop subgroup 13-07F
  • Guava
  • Lychee
  • Onion, green crop group 3-07B
  • Papaya
  • Pineapple
  • Pome fruit crop group 11-10
  • Stone fruit crop group 12-12
  • Strawberries, low growing berry subgroup 13-07G
  • Tree nuts crop group 14-12


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