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New Biopesticide Active Ingredients - 2009

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This page provides a list of the new biopesticide active ingredients first approved in 2009 with links to their factsheet

Date Approved Active Ingredient
11/26/08 Bacillus thuringiensis Vip3Aa20: in Event MIR162 maize. This is a new corn plant-incorporated protectant product. Field and efficacy trials have demonstrated that MIR162 maize effectively controls a wide spectrum of lepidopteron pests to include fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda), corn earworm (Helicoverpa zea), western bean cutworm (Striacosta albicosta), and black cutworm (Agrotis ipsilon).
12/4/08 Hydrogenated Catmint Oil:  This new active ingredient is formulated into products for direct application to human skin to repel black flies, mosquitoes and other biting insects. 
12/4/08 n-Tetradecyl Acetate:  A new Straight Chain Lepidopteran Pheromone for the mating disruption of Codling Moth  (Cydia pomonella) in fruit and nut orchards.
12/9/08 Iron HEDTA:  A new biochemical-like pesticide for controlling weeds, algae and moss on non-food crops.  These products are intended for use in households (residential) and on lawns, commercial right of ways, golf courses, parks and playgrounds using ground equipment.
12/9/08 Heptyl butyrate is a colorless liquid ester that is naturally found in fresh apples and plums. It is intended for use to attract several species of yellow jackets and wasps into traps where they will die of dehydration.
12/15/08 Sodium Ferric EDTA: The end use product is a pelleted bait intended for use as a molluscicide in agricultural, nursery, greenhouse, and home and garden applications.   
12/29/08 Oriental Mustard Seed: A new biochemical pesticide containing Allyl isothiocynate (AITC), a new active ingredient that comprises 98% of the end use product (EP) CA-1 for Turf and Ornamentals.  The end use product is a granular pellet intended for use as a nematicide/fungicide in around turf and ornamentals.
3/30/09 Z-7-Tetradecen-2-one: is a Japanese and Oriental beetle pheromone.
6/3/09 L-Lactic Acid (22 pp, 97k About PDF): is a low-toxicity acid that occurs naturally in several foods and is primarily found in fermented milk products. However, L-Lactic Acid also occurs naturally in meats, fruits, tomato juice, beer, wine, molasses, blood and muscles of animals, and in the soil. L-Lactic Acid is registered as a biochemical pesticide used as a mosquito attractant (in traps). In addition, L- Lactic Acid is also used as an antimicrobial disinfectant, indirect food contact surface sanitizer, fungicide, and virucide when applied to hard, non-porous surfaces such as tile, countertops, metal, or glass.
6/2/09 Pasteuria usgae: BL1 is a nematicide derived from an obligate endoparasitic bacterium of the sting nematode (Belonolaimus longicaudatus), which can be damaging to a variety of crops, particularly turf.
6/1/09 Candida oleophila Strain O is a single-celled yeast found naturally on plant tissues and in water. Originally isolated from golden delicious apples, it is intended for use as an antagonist to control the fungal pathogens, grey mold (Botrytis cinerea) and blue mold (Penicillium expansum), which cause post-harvest decay on apples and pears. Candida oleophila Strain O is labeled for use as an indoor post-harvest biofungicide on apples and pears.
6/09 Yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) The end-use product is contained in a trap. When the trap is placed on the support mechanism, filth flies are attracted to the trap.
6/09 Trimethylamine, is a naturally-occurring product of decomposition of plants and animals and is ubiquitous in the environment. Trimethylamine has fly-attracting properties because its strong fishy odor suggests a food source or medium suitable for depositing fly eggs.
6/09 Indole is a naturally-occurring substance responsible for the fecal odors associated with human waste. Indole has fly-attracting properties because its odor suggests a food source or medium suitable for depositing fly eggs.
  l-Carvone is a fragrance of mint intended for use in the manufacture of an area repellent for mosquitoes and biting flies.

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