BASF Crop Protection received registration of a new pyrethroid insecticide called Fastac EC for use in soybeans and cotton to control pests including aphids, beetles and stink bugs. Fastac EC insecticide will be available for use for the 2013 season. It is a Restricted Use Pesticide.

“Fastac EC insecticide is an effective new tool for growers looking to proactively manage a broad spectrum of insect pests,” reported Luke Bozeman, BASF technical market manager. “Additionally, as a pyrethroid, Fastac EC insecticide provides residual control to manage key pests in many crops.”

The active ingredient in Fastac EC insecticide is alpha-cypermethrin, which targets the nerve impulses of insects. It will control a broad spectrum of piercing-sucking and chewing pests, including aphids, beetles and stink bugs.

Fastac EC features a low-dose rate for soybeans and cotton. It is an excellent tank-mix partner for BASF crop protection products, including Priaxor fungicide for soybeans.

Recent research from BASF demonstrates the benefits of a comprehensive pest, disease and weed control program. In field trials from 2011 and 2012, soybean fields treated with Fastac EC insecticide, Priaxor fungicide, and a BASF residual weed control program averaged an additional 6.0 bu./acre yield increase when compared to a two-pass non-residual glyphosate-based program.

“BASF is committed to providing growers with safe and effective products to help increase yield potential and promote Plant Health,” said Paul Rea, BASF U.S. Crop Protection vice president. “BASF is dedicated to innovation, research and development, and the introduction of Fastac EC insecticide is another step BASF is taking to help growers get the most out of every acre.”

For more information about BASF Crop Protection products, visit agproducts.basf.us.