I told growers after we lost Temik that we would probably start seeing pest problems occur that we hadn't seen for years. Sure enough, it started happening. Everybody got so used to aldicarb, they didn't realize how much protection they were getting from the product.
Aldicarb provides an effective method to control thrips when used at planting. It remains one of our most effective insecticides for thrips.
There's developing resistance of tobacco thrips to neonicotinoids. As the seed treatments have been losing efficacy, aldicarb has been a 'hand's down' better product when it comes to thrips control
It gives the crop a healthier foundation from the roots up. When you consider the nematode suppression in addition to early season insect control, it's a consistent performer.
Aldicarb controls more early-season cotton pests than any other available product and fits well into integrated pest management (IPM) programs since it has a minimal impact on beneficial cotton insects.
It is crucial that the supply of aldicarb be sufficiently maintained to meet the pest control needs of farmers.
With the development of tobacco thrips resistance to the chloronicotinoid seed treatments, the value of effective alternatives such AgLogic’s aldicarb for cotton is significant.
The U.S. cotton industry recognizes the historical, safe, labeled use of aldicarb and its benefits, particularly for nematode control. The industry also understands that the lack of alternatives for aldicarb is still an important issue.