Normativa EEUUAgo. 3, 2011
Agencia de protección ambiental aprobó el uso de insecticida dinotefuran para combatir plaga de chinche hediondo
An insecticide has been approved to combat the spread of brown marmorated stink bug, which caused extensive damage to tree fruit in the eastern U.S. in 2010.
The Environmental Protection Agency approved the use of dinotefuran, sold under the trade names Venom and Scorpion, on an emergency basis only, according to an agency news release.
Dinotefuran may be used by stone fruit and pipfruit growers in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, North Carolina and New Jersey.
Under the emergency exemption, growers are permitted to apply dinotefuran twice by ground equipment per season.
The EPA also has approved a new product to fight stink bugs on organic farms. The new product, which contains azadirachtin and pyrethrins, is derived from botanical ingredients.
In 2010, stink bugs caused $37 million in damage to apple growers in Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland and West Virginia.
The pests also destroyed up to 30% of New Jersey’s peach and apple crops.
First noticed in Asia in the late 1990s, stink bugs also damaged numerous vegetable crops in the U.S. in 2010.