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The mission of the Arizona Pest Management Center (APMC) is to support College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) faculty in their efforts to develop and deliver outstanding Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programs that address the needs of Arizona’s citizens. This includes IPM programs serving agriculture, urban communities and natural areas.
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Palestriped Flea Beetle Control During Guayule Stand Establishment: Use the Right Special Local Needs Label!Special Local Needs labels are issued by the State, subject to review by EPA. The Arizona Department of Agriculture has approved a new label for Bifenture® EC for use against palestriped flea beetles in guayule. This new label replaces three prior labels that were available only for a short time in the Spring of 2022.
First Foliar Insecticide Special Local Needs Registrations for Palestriped Flea Beetle Control During Guayule Stand EstablishmentThe Palestriped Flea Beetle, Systena blanda, is one of the larger flea beetles in North America. These beetles can eat entire cotyledons and stem of the plant and an individual can consume an entire guayule seedling in a matter of minutes. Protection of the cotyledons is paramount to successful establishment of guayule. The Arizona Department of Agriculture has approved Special Local Needs registrations for Acenthrin™ and Acephate® 97Up plus Bifenture® EC for use against palestriped flea beetles in guayule. This document includes a general discussion of flea beetle management in guayule during stand establishment and guidelines for insecticidal control.