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Posted 26 October 2012. PMN Crop News.

NipsIt INSIDE Insecticide Registered as a Seed Protectant in Rice

Source: Valent U.S.A. Press Release.

Walnut Creek, California (October 1, 2012)--Valent U.S.A. Corporation announced that NipsIt INSIDE® Insecticide has been registered by the Environmental Protection Agency for use as a seed protectant on dry, drill-seeded rice.


NipsIt INSIDE provides rice growers excellent broad spectrum activity: controlling two of the most important rice insect pests—rice water weevil and grape colaspis—as well as troublesome chinch bugs, thrips, aphids and black bugs.

Prior to this full registration, rice growers and seed conditioners were able to use NipsIt INSIDE under an Experimental Use Permit (EUP) in 2011 and 2012 in more than 300 grower field trials. Glen Karaffa, Valent seed protection market manager, said NipsIt INSIDE was shown in the trials to be highly effective on key rice insects, meaning growers can be confident that NipsIt INSIDE can help maximize stand, yield and plant health.