Altus insecticide will be available for purchase beginning May 1 from Environmental Science, a business unit of the Crop Science division of Bayer. The product offers insect management solutions for greenhouse growers that is flexible, with applications before, during, and after bloom. It is compatible with honey bees, bumble bees and other beneficial arthropods and is classified as a Reduced Risk by the EPA.
“Bayer is a life science company focused on cultivating science for a better life, so we understand how important it is to develop solutions that not only control pests, but also offer strong flexibility to growers as well as application before, during and after bloom,” said Aaron Palmateer, Ph.D., technical specialist on the Bayer Green Solutions Team.
Flupyradifurone, a new active ingredient in the butenolide class of chemistry, is a systemic and translaminar insecticide for controlling major sucking pests, such as aphids, whiteflies, psyllids and other key insect pests. It was inspired by a molecule derived from nature – the plant Stemona japonica. Altus is classified as a reduced risk product by the EPA, offering flexible application before, during and after bloom and is compatible with honey bees, bumble bees and many beneficial arthropods.