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Bayer launches new insecticide to control moth pests

Bayer's new insecticide will help horticulture growers control a variety of moth pests.

May 6, 2020  By Fruit and Vegetable

The crop science division of Bayer announced the registration of the active ingredient, tetraniliprole, which will be launched commercially in the registered end use product Vayego insecticide.

The insecticide provides lepidopteran pest, or moth pests, control in key tree fruit and vegetable crops, like apples, grapes, broccoli, pears, sweet potato, and more.

For potato growers, the insecticide can be used to control Colorado potato beetles, potato flea beetles and European corn borer.


The vayego insecticide is a second generation Group 28 diamide and offers control of moth pests in tree fruit and vegetables. According to its product label, it controls the following pests:

  • Armyworms
  • Codling moth
  • Colorado potato beetle
  • Cutworms
  • Diamondback moth
  • European apple sawfly
  • European corn borer
  • Flea beetles
  • Grape berry moth
  • Imported cabbageworm
  • Obliquebanded leafroller
  • Oriental fruit moth
  • Peach twig borer

According to Bayer, the product is low risk to beneficial insects when used according to the product label.

“When applied as a foliar spray, Vayego provides extended residual on Colorado potato beetles, giving growers confidence that their potatoes will have additional protection,” said Carmen Holding, crop and campaign manager with horticulture at Bayer, in a press release. “This residual activity also means growers may need fewer applications throughout the season. It’s an easy-to-use product because of its low use rate, enabling growers to stay on top of their pest infestations.”



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