Category Archives: Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

Dinotefuran Section 18 approved for 2014 season

On April 29, the Environmental Protection Agency approved a Section 18 Emergency Exemption authorizing use of dinotefuran against brown marmorated stink bug in pome and stone fruit in VA, WV, MD and DE (some other eastern States to follow) in the 2014 growing season. Venom Insecticide can be used at rates of 4.0 – 6.75 oz/acre and Scorpion 35SL Insecticide at 8.0 – 12.0 fl oz/acre. A maximum of two applications per season is permitted (not to exceed 0.608 lb/a.i./acre/season). These products have a 12-hour REI and a 3-day PHI in pome and stone fruit crops. Dinotefuran is highly toxic to bees and cannot be used until after petal-fall. Given its efficacy against brown marmorated stink bug and its short PHI, we recommend its use later in the growing season, in the weeks and days preceding harvest. This Section 18 expires on October 15, 2014.