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Currently in-use, FQPA-targeted (EPA group), registered insecticides for Southwestern crops and the insect pests they control.

Palumbo, J.C. and P.C. Ellsworth. 2001. Table of currently in-use FQPA-targeted, registered insecticides for Southwestern crops and the pests they control . University of Arizona, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cooperative Extension, Tucson, Arizona. URL:
Product Name Common Name Type EPA* group Cotton Cole Crops Leaf Lettuce Head Lettuce Melons
BT B. thuringiensis   3 LC LC LC LC LC
Trigard cyromazine 1,3,5 triazine 2     LM LM LM
Agri-mek, Zephyr abamectin avermectin 2 LM MT   LM LM MT  
Neemix azadirachtin biopesticide 3 All TH AP LM TH AP LM TH AP LM LM AP
Kryocide cryolite inorganic 3   LC LC LC LC
  rotenone botanical 2     LM    
Temik aldicarb carbamate 1 TH        
Sevin carbaryl carbamate 1 CO GR CO GR SE CO GR SE CO GR SE CO GR SE
Carzol formetanate HCL carbamate 1          
Lannate methomyl carbamate 1 LC AP WF LC TH SE CO LC TH SE CO LC TH SE CO LC SE CO
Vydate oxamyl carbamate 1 WF LY CP PB       AP LM
Larvin thiodicarb carbamate 1 LC PB LC LC LC   
Kelthane dicofol chlorinated hydrocarbon 1 MT       MT
Admire, Provado imidacloprid chloronicotinyl 3 AP TH AP WF AP WF AP WF AP WF
Thiodan, Phaser endosulfan cyclodiene 1 WF LY AP TH AP WF LC TH AP WF LC TH AP WF LC AP WF LC
Ovasyn amitraz diamidide 1 WF PB        
Orthene acephate organophosphate 1 WF* LY AP LC LM TH WF   AP LC LM TH WF  
Guthion azinphosmethyl organophosphate 1 PB        
Lorsban, Lock-On chlorpyrifos organophosphate 1 PB AP LC WF LC CO      
Diacron diazinon organophosphate 1 CO GR CO GR SE AP TH CO GR SE AP TH CO GR SE AP TH CO GR SE AP TH
Dimethoate dimethoate organophosphate 1 AP TH TH AP SE TH AP SE TH AP SE TH AP SE
Di-Syston disulfoton organophosphate 1 AP TH SE AP SE AP SE AP SE AP
Malathion, Fyfanon malathion organophosphate 1 AP SE SE SE SE
Monitor methamidophos organophosphate 1 WF LY LC        
Supracide methidathion organophosphate 1 WF LC        
PenncapM methyl parathion organophosphate 1 PB WF        
Dibrom naled organophosphate 1 PB AP     AP
Metasystox-R oxydemetonmethyl organophosphate 1 AP WF AP   AP AP
Thimet, Phorate phorate organophosphate 1 AP TH CO        
Curacron profenofos organophosphate 1 MT WF LC        
Comite, Omite propargite organosulfur 1 MT        
Capture bifenthrin pyrethroid 2 WF AP MT LC LC WF TH     LC WF
Baythroid cyfluthrin pyrethroid 2 PB LC WF        
Mustang, Ammo cypermethrins (& zeta) pyrethroid 2 PB LC WF LC TH SE CO LC TH SE CO LC TH SE CO  
Decis deltamethrin pyrethroid 2 PB LC WF        
Asana esfenvalerate pyrethroid 2 PB WF     LC TH SE CO WF LC
Danitol fenpropathrin pyrethroid 2 PB WF BAW       WF LC
Warrior, Karate lambda- 
  pyrethrins pyrethroid 2     TH    
Scout X-tra, Stryker tralomethrin pyrethroid 2 LC WF PB LC TH SE CO LC TH SE CO LC TH SE CO LC TH SE CO
Pounce Ambush permethrin pyrethroid 1 AP LC LC TH SE CO LC TH SE CO LC TH SE CO LC TH SE CO
synergist 2          
AP  aphid  LM  leafminers 
BA Beet armyworm  LY Lygus, plant bugs
CB cucumber beetles  MT mites
CO Colepteran pests (e.g. darkling beetles, flea beetles)   PB pink bollworm
CP Cotton Leaf Perforator  SE stand establish pests 
GR Grasshoppers  TH thrips
LC Lepidopterous complex  WF whiteflies 

*Due to the Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA), the EPA has grouped pesticides into risk- and hazard-based priorities. EPA has placed those pesticides "which based on the best available information to date appear to pose the greatest risk to the public health" into Group 1. EPA is focusing attention particularly on on these priority Group 1 pesticides. Their tolerances are being reassessed and these pesticides are facing required re-registration. Included in this category are organophosphate pesticides (the Agency's highest priority for review), carbamates, organochlorines, and B2(probable human) carcinogens. For more information on this subject check out the following documents:
The Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA) Background
Raw and Processed Food Schedule for Pesticide Tolerance Reassessment
Pesticide Reregistration Performance Measures and Goals

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Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, acts of May 8 and June 30, 1914, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, James A. Christenson, Director Cooperative Extension, College of Agriculture, The University of Arizona.

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Because labels are subject to frequent change, always consult the label attached to the product before using any pesticide. The user must assume responsibility for proper application and for residues on crops as well as for damage or injury caused by pesticides, whether to crop, person or property.

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Information provided by:
John C. Palumbo, Research Scientist (Entomology)
Peter C. Ellsworth, Specialist, IPM/Entomology

University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona.
Material updated March 2001.

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