The Environmental Protection Agency has registered Agri-Mek SC from Greensboro, N.C.-based Syngenta Crop Protection for use on a wide variety of crops, including trees, nuts, vines, vegetables and citrus.


It targets mites and a host of insect species, including thrips, leafminers, leafhoppers, psyllids and Colorado potato beetle, according to the label.


The new water-based formulation, which is low in volatile organic compounds, replaces Agri-Mek 0.15 EC, according to a news release.


Most states, including Florida, California and New York, have registered the new formulation; registrations are pending in a few other states.


Agri-Mek contains the active ingredient abamectin, which belongs to the Insecticide Resistance Action Committee's Group 6.