MANA debuts low VOC abamectin in US
ChemChina subsidiary Makhteshim-Agan Industries’ US subsidiary, MANA Crop Protection, has introduced a new formulation of the insecticide/acaricide, abamectin. Abba Ultra 0.3 (abamectin 37.4 g/litre) is a low volatile organic compound (VOC) formulation that is effective at half the rate of emuslifiable concentrates (ECs) such as MANA’s Abba 0.15EC (abamectin 19 g/litre). It is approved for use on fruit, vegetables, grapevines, cotton and tree nuts. MANA plans to launch several low VOC versions of its products by 2013. The company expects the industry to reduce reliance on EC formulations due to regulatory efforts to reduce VOC emissions.