Materials Tested For Arthropod Management

Information on Composition, Formulation, and Suppliers

D. L. Kerns

University of Arizona

Department of Entomology

Yuma Agricultural Center

6425 W. 8th Street

Yuma, AZ 85365

The materials used in the tests reported in this volume belong to three main categories: (1) those that were tested for their efficacy for the management of target arthropods; (2) those that were used as adjuvants with the above materials; and (3) those that were used in the tests for other purposes such as soil fertilization, protection of host plants from weeds/plant diseases/non-target arthropods, and as food sources or as preservatives for the target arthropods. This section is designed to provide the reader with basic information on the composition, formulation, and suppliers of the materials in the first 2 of the above categories, for which tabular data are presented in the reports. The identities of insecticidal proteins in transgenic plants are reported under their respective toxins in the index. Although several different varieties/cultivars/genotypes of different crops have been used in the tests reported in this volume, it will be outside the scope of AMT to list them all. However, insect resistant plants and transgenic plants have been listed mainly because they express Bacillus thuringiensis proteins that are toxic to various arthropods. For such information as is not available, the reader is referred to either the writer of the reports in which the material is cited or to the manufacturer of the material. This section is organized into four parts:

Part I. Materials Evaluated-Composition Known: An alphabetical listing of chemical and biological materials is given, the chemicals being listed by their chemical name, common name (proposed indicated by a *), code name, and formulation of the chemicals tested. Most of the products listed contain a single active ingredient. The letters in parentheses that follow the common name indicate the general use it has (A, algaecide; AF, antifoam agent; B, bacteriostat; BC, biological control agent; C, carrier; D, drift control agent; F, fungicide; FT, fertilizer; H, herbicide; HPR, host plant resistance; I, insecticide; IGR, insect growth regulator; J, juvenoid; K, aphicide; L, molusicide; M, miticide (acaricide); MGR, mite growth regulator; N, nematicide; O, ovicide; P, pheromone; PGR, plant growth regulator; R, rodenticide; RP, repellent; S, soil fumigant; SS, spreader sticker; SY, synergist; T, other fumigants; UV, inhibitor of ultraviolet breakdown; W, anthelmintic; WC, water conditioner; X, attractant or phagostimulant, Y, yield enhancer). Common names and general category designations are followed by the report number in which they appear. Trade names and code names are followed by their formulations where available (AS, aqueous suspension; BG, bait gel; CR, controlled release; D, dust; EC, emulsifiable concentrate, EL, emulsifiable liquid; F, flowable; G, granular; GB, granular bait; L, liquid; ME, micoencapsulated; PE, pellet; SC, suspension concentrate; SE, suspension emulsion; SP, soluble powder; ST, seed treatment; W or WP, wettable powder; WDG water dispersible granule; WDL, dispersible liquid; WS, wettable solid; WSG, water soluble granule; WSP, water soluble package) Trade names and code names of the products are capitalized and follow the common names, if available; otherwise they follow the chemical names or general category designation. The numbers listed in the right-hand column of trade names and code names refer to the manufacturers and suppliers listed in Part IV.

Part II. Combination Formulations: An alphabetical listing by product or code name of formulations containing two or more unrelated active ingredients, most of which are listed individually in Parts I and II. When available, the active ingredients, formulation, and manufacturer or supplier are provided.

Part III. Materials Evaluated-Information on Composition Not Available: An alphabetical listing by product or code name of those materials tested for which no information on composition is available. See Part I for abbreviations.

Part IV. Manufacturer or Supplier of Materials Evaluated: An alphabetical listing of manufacturers and suppliers of chemicals listed in Parts I, II, and III. The number of the firm corresponds to the numbers provided in the right-hand column of Parts I, II, and III.

Primary references used in preparation of the index included:
Compendium of Pesticide Common Names,
Individual pesticide labels.