Bayer rolls out new insecticide for landscape ornamentals

October 5, 2017 -  By

Environmental Science, a business unit of the Crop Science division of Bayer, will launch its Altus insecticide in October at GIE+EXPO, which will be held Oct. 18-20 in Louisville, Ky.

Altus offers broad-spectrum control of sucking pests, including whiteflies, aphids, leafhoppers, mealybugs, psyllids, scale and lace bugs. Classified by the Environmental Protection Agency as a reduced risk product, it is compatible with many beneficial insects, such as honey bees and bumblebees. Additionally, it can be applied at any stage of plant development and is complementary when used in conjunction with integrated pest management programs.

“Landscape ornamentals professionals have long been searching for solutions that provide flexible, effective control of sucking pests while offering compatibility with pollinators,” said Jake Doskocil, Ph.D., product development manager for Bayer Environmental Science. “With the launch of Altus in landscape ornamentals, Bayer is excited to offer a novel chemistry that provides systemic, broad-spectrum control of major sucking pests, like aphids and whiteflies, at any stage of plant bloom. Offering compatibility with honey bees, bumble bees and many beneficials, Altus puts flexibility and convenience back in the hands of landscape ornamentals professionals.”

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