Altus insecticide from Bayer now available in New York

Altus insecticide from Bayer now available in New York

The insecticide offers flexible, long-lasting control in greenhouses, nurseries and landscapes.

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Bayer Environmental Science, a business unit of Bayer Crop Science has announced that Altus insecticide is now registered and available for use in greenhouses, nurseries, landscape ornamentals, greenhouse vegetables and transplants in the state of New York — not including Long Island — for targeted control of harmful insects, such as aphids and whiteflies. 

“Our team at Bayer is excited to finally bring this innovation to growers in New York,” said John Wendorf, customer marketing manager for Bayer Lawn and Ornamentals. “Altus insecticide provides flexible and long-lasting control against insects in landscapes and greenhouses.”

Altus is an insecticide for integrated pest management programs and can be used at any time during the production cycle. With a non-target safety profile, Altus is compatible with many beneficial predators, as well as honeybees and bumble bees. 

Other product features of Altus insecticide include:

• Drench applications for long-lasting control
• No application timing restrictions. Labeled for use before, during and after plant bloom
• Excellent residual control up to 4-6 weeks
• Four-hour re-entry interval (REI) minimizes business disruption (12-hour REI in CA)
• Rapid and strong feeding cessation effect on targeted insects
• Rotational chemistry reduces risk of resistance
• One product treats all greenhouse crops, including vegetable transplants
• Classified as a reduced risk product by the EPA

Consumers can head to es.bayer.us/altus-calculator to compare insecticide costs for any product they choose. For more information on Altus insecticide, customers can call their DSR or visit: https://www.environmentalscience.bayer.us/turf-and-ornamentals-management/production-ornamentals/products/altus.