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I usually don’t post twice in one day, but I have some relevant news to report.  This morning, I received the following notice from Valent:

On Feb 7, 2011, US EPA granted the Experimental Use Permit (EUP) for NipsIt INSIDE® Insecticide for seed treatment use in rice.   The EUP is for the states of AR, LA, MS and TX  for a total of 40,000 acres for 2011 (and 40,000 acres for 2012 used prior to 6/23/2012). This includes 5,000 acres in Louisiana.  Rice water weevil and grape colaspis are target pests on the label.  According to the EUP, use of this product is restricted to dry-seeded rice in drill-planters.  The seeding rate cannot exceed 150 lbs/acre. The active ingredient in NipsitINSIDE is clothianidin which belongs to the neonicotinoid class of chemistry (the same class as CruiserMaxx).

We will include NipsitINSIDE in our 2011 rww demonstration test, with comparisons to CruiserMaxx rice and Dermacor X-100. 

For more information on NipsitINSIDE in Louisiana, you can contact your local County Agent or Mr. John Bordlee.

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Field meeting with Sumitomo and Valent Scientists. We toured Mike Stout's test plots at the rice research station in Crowley. Photo by Tiffany Pasco.

Valent has been working with Mike Stout and other university scientists across the US to develop a new insecticide seed treatment for rice water weevil management in rice.  This product is called NipsitInside and contains the active ingredient Clothianidin.  Clothianidin is a neonicotinoid insecticide.  The neonicotinoid class of insecticides also contains Thiomethoxam (the active ingredient in CruiserMaxx).  

Valent is pursuing a section 3 registration with NipsitInside in US rice production.  The current schedule projects possible registration by 2012.  In order to obtain more data to support the registration package, Valent is preparing to apply for an Experimental Use Permit (EUP) for this product on limited acreage in the delta region states.  This will include 3,000 to 5,000 acres in Louisiana, if the EUP is approved by the EPA.  Valent has applied for a saleable EUP.  If you are interested in planting some NipsitInside treated seed, you can contact Valent Representative John Bordlee for more information. 

If the EUP is approved, we plan to include NipsitInside in side-by-side comparison with Dermacor X-100 and CruiserMaxx in our demonstration test in 2011. 

If you’d like to know more about the efficacy of this product you can contact your local county agents, myself or Dr. Stout.

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