Spear-T bioinsecticide has received federal EPA and California Department of Pesticide Regulation registrations. Its new mode-of-action offers a unique control solution for thrips and whitefly in vegetables and ornamentals in the greenhouse.
Field trials of Spear-T demonstrate results equivalent or superior to conventional pest control chemicals. This product is designed to be non-toxic to humans and other mammals, birds, fish, honeybees and beneficial insects. It is a highly selective peptide that is designed to be non-toxic to humans, and other mammals, birds, fish and beneficial insects and the genes that code for them. Spear-T has a 4-hour re-entry interval and a zero-day preharvest interval. Two novel modes of action make it a good rotational choice for insect resistance management programs.
Spear-T is produced by Vestaron Corporation, which is a developer of insect control products derived from naturally occurring peptides.