Valent U.S.A. Corporation announced Aug. 9 the Environmental Protection Agency registration of Zeal SC miticide for soybeans.
The residual miticide helps prevent the yield-loss potential caused by two-spotted spider mites and other spider mite species that could feed in soybeans. The mode of action of Zeal ensures at least three weeks or more of residual control, enabling growers to target all stages of a mite’s life cycle, from egg to adult.
“The fast-acting translaminar activity in Zeal is unique among miticides that are currently available to soybean growers,” said Katie Tougeron, marketing manager at Valent
The translaminar movement of Zeal travels through the soybean leaf to quickly reach mites where they hide and feed. Soybeans are the most recent registration for Zeal, following registration in field corn, cotton and melons. The pursuit of the new registration was sought when Valent noticed an increasing demand for a true miticide for soybeans.
“Zeal is a much-needed solution for soybean growers who are struggling to manage mite populations,” said Carlos Granadino, product development manager for Valent. “Mite damage in soybeans is prevalent in drought and dry conditions, which for many soybean geographies, is an annual occurrence.”
The low application rate of Zeal allows aerial applicators to treat more acres with one load. Additionally, the liquid formulation of Zeal helps with ease of mixing.