SPEAR® LEP insecticide

A revolutionary insecticide for lepidopteran pests for use on tree nuts, fruits, vegetables and specialty crops

SPEAR® LEP insecticide is Vestaron’s innovative solution for use on tree nuts, fruits, vegetables, and high-value specialty crops. The novel Group 32 product harnesses the power of peptides with insecticidal properties for effective targeting of lepidopteran pests like caterpillars, loopers and worms. With a safety and environmental profile of a bioinsecticide, but the efficacy of a conventional synthetic, SPEAR LEP is an excellent resistance management tool for integrated pest management.

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MOA:

New IRAC Group 32 provides resistance management

PERFORMANCE:

Proven on 650,000+ acres Replaces conventional insecticides 1:1

TARGETING:

Highly specific to lepidopteran larvae, friendly for pollinators/beneficials

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SAFETY:

Excellent safety and environmental profile and a low risk of phytotoxicity

EASE:

Flexible for operations with a 0-Day PHI, 4-Hour REI and MRL exemption

RECOMMENDATION:

For optimal performance, mix with a low rate Btk (LEPROTEC®)

A revolutionary insecticide for lepidopteran pests for use on tree nuts, fruits, vegetables and specialty crops

SPEAR® LEP insecticide is Vestaron’s innovative solution for use on tree nuts, fruits, vegetables, and high-value specialty crops. The novel Group 32 product harnesses the power of peptides with insecticidal properties for effective targeting of lepidopteran pests like caterpillars, loopers and worms. With a safety and environmental profile of a bioinsecticide, but the efficacy of a conventional synthetic, SPEAR LEP is an excellent resistance management tool for integrated pest management.

Crops

Brassicas

Cabbage

Hops

Pome fruit

Small fruits and berries

Stone fruit

Tree nuts

Vegetables

Pests controlled

Lepidopteran larvae (caterpillars, loopers and worms) such as:

  • BEET ARMYWORM
  • BLACKHEADED FIREWORM
  • CABBAGE LOOPER
  • CODLING MOTH (CM)
  • CORN EARWORM
  • CRANBERRY FRUITWORM
  • DIAMONDBACK MOTH (DBM) FALL ARMYWORM
  • GRAPE BERRY MOTH
  • IMPORTED CABBAGEWORM
  • MELONWORM
  • NAVEL ORANGEWORM (NOW)
  • OBLIQUE-BANDED LEAFROLLER
  • ORIENTAL FRUIT MOTH
  • PEACH TWIG BORER
  • SPARGANOTHIS FRUITWORM
  • TOBACCO HORNWORM

Technology

New technology crop protection products like SPEAR® LEP harness naturally occurring peptides with insecticidal properties to fight pests in fruit, vegetables and high-value specialty crops. How it works:

1

Pest ingests plant treated with SPEAR® LEP and a low dose of Btk (LEPROTEC®)

2

Btk crystal proteins damage the gut and allow access to the nervous system

3

SPEAR® LEP binds neurotransmitters and opens ion channels

4

The open channel disrupts the nerve cell

5

Affected cells cannot send signals

6

The result is paralysis and death

Product information

EPA REG # 88847-6
AI GS-OMEGA/KAPPA-HXTX-HV1A
FORMULATION LIQUID
IRAC GROUP 32
SIGNAL WORD CAUTION
REI 4 HOURS
PHI 0 DAYS
PACKAGE SIZE 1 GAL, 4 X 1 GAL CASE
USE RATE 2 PT/ACRE PLUS Btk
SURFACTANT For best performance, use with a NIS or spreader/sticker at 0.125% v/v

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