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Posted 30 November 2016. PMN Crop News.

BASF's New Formulation of Fastac CS Provides Broad Spectrum Insect Control and Improved Handling Experience

Source: BASF Crop Protection Press Release.

Research Triangle Park, North Carolina (November 16, 2016)--BASF’s new Fastac® CS insecticide formulation received registration from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for use in more than 150 crops, including corn, soybeans, leafy vegetables, and tree nuts. Fastac CS insecticide is labeled for control of over 100 insect pests, including caterpillars, aphids, stink bugs and thrips. The new microencapsulated formulation of Fastac insecticide helps maximize yield potential by protecting crops against insect damage, with improved application and handling properties.


“The enhanced Fastac CS insecticide formulation provides excellent spray coverage, ensuring even distribution on the plant leaf surface for improved performance,” said Christa Ellers-Kirk, Technical Market Manager, BASF. “The insecticide provides control of a wide variety of insect pests for many key crop families. The new formulation helps BASF offer an even more robust portfolio of crop protection solutions.”

Field research trials conducted by BASF show improvements in spray retention and spreading properties over competitive pyrethroids.

In the event of inadvertent exposure, Fastac CS insecticide, which is considered a non-skin sensitizer, reduces problematic “pyrethroid” itch. It is an encapsulated pyrethroid available to growers that is labeled as a “caution” signal word. For more information about Fastac CS, please visit:

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Fastac CS is a Restricted Use Pesticide. It is for retail sale to and for use only by certified applicators, or persons under their direct supervision. See the product label for more information.

Always read and follow label directions.

Fastac is a registered trademark of BASF.

Sharon Hall