Research Summary Abstract
BAS 440i (afidopyropen) is a new insecticide being developed by BASF for the control of piercing and sucking insect pests such as aphids, whiteflies, psyllids, scales and leafhoppers. The IR-4 Project completed 50 crop safety trials on 35 ornamental horticulture plant species or genera during 2015 and 2016. In these trials, two genera (Hedera sp. and Zinnia sp.) exhibited minimal or no injury after foliar applications in a minimum of 3 trials for each crop; these can be added to a list of tolerant plants in the new label for this active ingredient. All trials for thirty-three other species or genera exhibited minimal or no injury in the limited number of trials (one or two) for each crop; BASF can consider adding these to the label.