Victor, New York (February 10, 2011) - BioWorks is pleased to announce that the company's EPA registered Molt-X Botanical Insecticide / Nematicide is now listed by the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) for use in organic production.
Molt-X™ works primarily as an Insect Growth Regulator (IGR) that disrupts the molting process in insects. Once treated with Molt-X insects become sluggish, stop feeding, and fail to mature and reproduce. Molt-X also acts as an insect repellent, antifeedant, and ovipositional deterrent. These multiple modes of action make it a highly effective tool for use in a resistance management program.
Molt-X is an emulsifiable concentrate containing 3% azadirachtin - the most potent of the insect-active compounds found in the neem tree. While it is derived from neem seed, Molt-X is not a neem oil. It has a 4-hour Restricted Entry Interval (REI), zero-day pre-harvest interval and is labeled for use on a broad range of turfgrass, outdoor shrubs, trees, ornamentals and food crops as well as on greenhouse ornamentals, shadehouse, interiorscape and nurseries.
Other key product features of Molt-X are that it leaves no residue on plant foliage and flowers; has no phytotoxicity issues on most plants; is generally safe on beneficial insects and bees; and is compatible for tank-mixing/rotation with other registered inputs including BotaniGard® and SuffOil- X®.
Molt-X joins these other BioWorks OMRI Listed products that can be used in both conventional and organic production: RootShield®, MilStop®, Cease®, Mycotrol® O, SuffOil-X®.