By Vicky Boyd

Cary, N.C.-based Arysta Life Science has received Environmental Protection Agency registration for Shooter, a premix of synthetic and organic compounds that uses what the company refers to as RPM Technology.

Shooter is labeled for use on a wide variety of crops, but Arysta plans to focus on vegetables, including fruiting, corm, root, tuber, bulb, cucurbit and sweet corn, says product manager Marty Wiglesworth.

The insecticide contains a pyrethroid and a blend of essential plant oils, including thyme oil, he says.

The essential plant oils bind to or interfere with the insect’s olfactory sites, Wiglesworth says.

Shooter provides broad-spectrum contact activity against a host of pests, including aphids, whiteflies, thrips on the plant surface and lepidoptera—the order of butterflies and moths. It is effective against both adults and nymphs.

Arysta also plans to introduce a product that contains only the essential plant oils.

State registrations are pending.