Rotam North America, Inc., a U.S. company of the Rotam Group has announced EPA's registration of Montana 2F agricultural insecticide. Montana contains imidacloprid at 2 pounds active ingredient per gallon..

The Montana 2F label includes many traditional foliar uses from the 1.6F imidacloprid label (1.6 pounds active ingredient per gallon). Rates for 1.6F have been adjusted to the Montana 2F formulation, making Montana's versatility unique among imidacloprid 2F brands.

“Imidacloprid has long been a versatile insecticide with soil and foliar activity,” says Tom Chavez, Rotam country manager.

Montana is registered for use in a variety of fruit, vegetable and row crops including citrus, grapes, potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, melons, broccoli, lettuce plus potatoes, tobacco and cotton. In most crops it can be applied early in a soil application to the root zone as populations begin to build, and later as a foliar application.

“Rotam is a basic manufacturer of its commercial products including imidacloprid,” says Alvaro Canizares, Rotam North America president.

“Because of our manufacturing capabilities in synthesis, formulation and packaging, end-users can be sure that Montana is manufactured under high ISO standards and is a reliable, top performing formulation.”

Montana works through systemic action to provide long-lasting economic control of multiple insects and is especially effective on whiteflies, aphids, sharpshooters and leafhoppers.

It limits insect feeding activity to allow plants to improve tolerance against environmental threats, resulting in healthier plants less susceptible to both the onset and transmission of disease and other environmental challenges.

For more information contact: Tom Chavez, Rotam North America, (305) 716-4131 or tomchavez@rotamnoram.com.