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February 10, 2011
Contact:  Tamara Brister, Marketing Manager 
Molt-X Botanical Insecticide/Nematicide Receives OMRI Listing

Molt-X_qtVictor, 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®.

About BioWorks

BioWorks is an employee owned company that provides environmentally responsible, safe and cost-effective solutions to the horticulture industry. BioWorks is a founding member of the BioPesticide Industry Alliance. For more information, please visit  


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Molt-X™ is a trademark, and RootShield®, MilStop®, Cease®, and SuffOil-X® are registered trademarks of BioWorks, Inc. Mycotrol® O is a registered trademark of Laverlam Int'l.