Rimon 0.83EC label expanded
|Compound||Label Change/Addition||Crops||Target pests|
|Rimon 0.83EC||New Labeled Use||pears blueberries peach/plum||psylla, codling moth, leafrollers fruitworms, leafrollers, maggots oriental fruit moth, leafrollers|
The Rimon 0.83EC (novaluron) label was expanded to cover peaches, plums, blueberries and pears in Michigan. Rimon is an Insect Growth Regulator (IGR) insecticide that acts by disrupting the generation of chitin in the insect exoskeleton. This prevents normal development of the insect larval instars and when in contact with eggs suppressing embryo-genesis. Rimon has no direct activity on adult insects, but hatching of eggs laid by treated adults will be suppressed, as well as larvae and nymphs via ingestion.
Rimon is registered for use in apples and pears for the control of codling moth, leafrollers and pear psylla; peaches and plums for control of oriental fruit moth and leafrollers; blueberries for control of fruitworms, leafrollers and blueberry maggot. Rimon is safe on many beneficial insects, but should not be sprayed on blooming trees when bees are actively foraging. Rimon 0.83 EC is restricted in apples to four applications per season and 150 fl oz per acre per year; pears to three applications per season and 96 fl oz per acre per year; peaches and plum to three applications per season and 150 fl oz per acre per year; and blueberries to three applications per season and 90 fl oz per acre per year.