FMC Corporation has announced that Brigade 2EC insecticide/miticide has received approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for uses on additional crops to control a wide range of insect pests.

Brigade 2EC initially received a label in 2006 for use in cotton; the product now has an approved FIFRA Section 3 federal label to include all former Capture 2EC uses. Additionally, new crops have been added, including dry beans & peas, leafy brassicas, tobacco and tuberous & corm vegetables including potatoes and sweet potatoes.

“Brigade 2EC provided outstanding control of a broad spectrum of economically significant cotton pests in 2006, including stink bugs, spider mites, heliothene pests and plant bugs,” says Adam Prestegord, Brigade 2EC product manager for FMC Agricultural Products Group in the United States. “Now, with these new crops, more growers can rely on a proven insecticide for effective control of a wide range of damaging pests.”

Brigade 2EC controls a broad spectrum of insects, economically. Newly-labeled crop uses include: succulent peas and beans; brassicas; canola, corn, crambe and rapeseed; cucurbits; eggplant; head lettuce; caneberries; artichoke; peppers; hops; pears; citrus; tomatoes; spinach; grapes; okra; cilantro and coriander; dried beans and peas; leafy brassicas; tobacco, tuberous and corm vegetables including potatoes and sweet potatoes.

Brigade 2EC insecticide/miticide is a pyrethroid that provides longer residual insect control of a more broad spectrum of pests compared to most pyrethroids.

“Brigade 2EC gives crop growers a reliable pyrethroid they can use with confidence,” says Bob Hooten, Midwest technical support manager for FMC Agricultural Products Group in the United States. “The product controls a broad spectrum of economically-damaging insect pests, including mites, at an economical price.”

For more information about products in the fruit and vegetable portfolio from FMC, please visit cropsolutions.fmc.com.