New Insect Pest Profile Sheets Available
April 15, 2004
Kansas City, Missouri -- PBI/Gordon Corporation, a Kansas City, Missouri
company, has announced the availability of seven new insect pest profile sheets
featuring key turf and ornamental insect pests. This first set sheets includes
information on aphids, armyworm, cutworm, Japanese beetle, mealybugs, red mites
and spider mites, and whiteflies.
The insect pest profiles sheets include insect identification photos (with photo
credits going to Ohio State entomologist Dave Shetlar, otherwise known as the
BugDoc), as well as descriptive identification copy, life cycle, habit, and visible
plant damage descriptions. IPM recommendations are included with recommendations
for the company’s Azatrol® EC Insecticide and data charts specific
to the genus or species.
Azatrol is a broad-spectrum botanical product for the control of insects on ornamental
shrubs, trees and flowers. Azadirachtin has been studied for many years as an
alternative to synthetic insecticide products. Due to the complex structure of
the azadirachtin molecule and its multiple modes of activity it is virtually
impossible for insect resistance to develop. Azadirachtin has been proven to
act in multiple ways to control insect pests and mites, including anti-feedant,
growth regulation, anti-ovipositioning and repellent action.
Azatrol has a CAUTION signal word due to its extremely low toxicity to mammals,
making it an ideal choice for plant protection around schools and hospitals and
in interiorscaped areas. It can also be combined with conventional products as
a part of an integrated pest management (IPM) program.
The pest profile sheets are available free from PBI/Gordon and can be requested
on the web site at pbigordon.com/azatrol or
Mary Ellen Scheib
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of their respective owners.