SOURCE: AgraQuest

AgraQuest

October 10, 2011 14:50 ET

AgraQuest Introduces REQUIEM® EC Insecticide for Control of Sucking Pests

Novel Formulation Approved for Use in High Value Fruit and Vegetables in the U.S.

DAVIS, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 10, 2011) - AgraQuest announced today it has recently received approval of REQUIEM® EC Miticide/Insecticide from the US EPA and from key states including California. REQUIEM EC is a new product label allowing use on a wide variety of fruit and vegetable crops, including tomatoes, cucurbits and vines.

REQUIEM EC provides effective reduction of populations of mites, thrips, aphids and whiteflies through multiple modes of action. REQUIEM EC is approved for the same crop uses as REQUIEM 25EC, its predecessor.

"REQUIEM EC maximizes performance through multiple modes of action," said Sarah Reiter, Director of Marketing for AgraQuest. "First, contact control reduces pest populations. Then the anti-feeding properties in REQUIEM EC have been proven to reduce crop damage and virus transmission that can occur when insects attack the crop."

REQUIEM EC offers the convenience of flexible timing and exemption from maximum residue levels (MRL) tolerances, making it an ideal insect control tool for high value fruits and vegetables, especially those headed for export markets. REQUIEM EC insecticide's unique, multiple modes of action also make it an excellent partner in insect resistance management programs.

"With the transition to REQUIEM EC in the U.S., all global markets will leverage the same technology platform," said Reiter. REQUIEM EC was recently approved for use in Mexico, and was submitted in 2011 for inclusion in the European Union's Annex One."

AgraQuest, Inc. is a global biotechnology company that focuses on discovering, manufacturing and marketing highly effective pest management products to increase agricultural production. As a leader in green agriculture and the emerging low chem sector, AgraQuest is on the forefront of changes in food production by providing growers with solutions that offer best in class control while reducing the chemical load on the environment and creating sustainable agriculture opportunities. Through its Agriculture and BioInnovations divisions, AgraQuest focuses on natural products designed for pest control and yield improvements for global agriculture, the garden and in food safety markets. For more information on the role AgraQuest innovations will play in Better Food and a Better World, visit www.agraquest.com.