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Page 1: MGK Update - ir4.cals.ncsu.edu

MGK Update

IR-4 Biopesticide Food Use Workshop

Atlanta, GA

September 9-10, 2014

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- Veratran D is now OMRI-listed and NOP-approved

- Only product registered with EPA using sabadilla as primary active ingredient

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- A natural, botanical insecticide

- Contains 2 primary alkaloids: Veratradine & Cevadine

- Broad-spectrum insect control

- Sodium channel disruptor-- may have unique mode of activity to pyrethrum

- Very low mammalian toxicity (LD50 =4000)

What is sabadilla?

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Labeled Vegetables:

Beans, Cole Crops,

Cucurbits, Leafy

Vegetables, Corn,

Tomatoes, Peppers

Labeled Fruits:

Berries, Grapes, Apples,

Melons, Stone Fruit, Citrus

Labeled Insects:

Stink Bugs, Squash Bugs,

Lygus, Beetles, Aphids,

Thrips, Leafhoppers,

Cabbage Worms,

Grasshoppers

Sabadilla labels from 1990’s

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- R&D efforts underway to standardize sabadilla formula (similar to pyrethrum)

- Very encouraging results in past year with efficacy in lab bioassays and preliminary field trials

- Focus for Veratran D field efficacy trials: 1. Key invasive pests 2. Highest opportunity crop groups 3. Organic/Sustainable segment

Veratran D – current status

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Entrust Veratran + Molasses Limonene

Surround JMS Stylet Oil Control

Veratran D provided similar or better control of thrips

than other Organic insecticides on blueberries

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– Univ Minnesota • CPB on potato

– Rutgers • BMSB on peaches

• SWD on berries

– Cornell • Squash bug, Striped Cuke Beetle, Flea Beetle, Swede Midge,

Onion Thrips, Colo Potato Beetle

– North Carolina St. • SWD on blackberries

– Michigan St. • SWD on caneberries

– Univ. Maryland • BMSB, CPB

– Univ. Arizona • Bagrada bug on broccoli

Veratran D 2014 Field Efficacy trials

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Alignment with Listed Biopesticide Priorities

• Postharvest/export crops

• Spotted Wing Drosophila – All crops

• Plant bugs – All crops

• Brown Marmorated Stink Bug – All crops

• Mite/Thrips.Whiteflies/Aphids – vegetables

• Flea Beetles – eggplant

• Squash bugs Cucurbits

• Aphids and whiteflies – Vegetables

• Colorado Potato Beetle – Potato

• ACP- Citrus

• Whiteflies and Psyllids – GH Tomato

•Chili thrips – Dragon Fruit

•Cabbage Looper – Brassica

•Pepper weevil – GH Pepper

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Thank you for

your support!

MGK Crop Protection

2014 IR-4 Biopesticide Food Use

Workshop

Atlanta, GA

September 10, 2014