The Environmental Protection Agency has approved label expansion for Hero EW, an emulsifiable wettable insecticide premix from FMC Corp. of Philadelphia. At the same time, the California Department of Pesticide Regulation approved the changes, according to a company news release.

The product, which contains the pyrethroids zeta-cypermethrin and bifenthrin, provides broad-spectrum control of a host of insect pests, including bean leaf beetles, common stalk borers, cutworms, mites, loopers, thrips, leafhoppers and Japanese beetles.

It is labeled for use on a wide array of fruit and vegetables, including eggplants, both bell and non-bell peppers, tomatoes, head lettuce, succulent peas and beans, head and stem Brassicas, and corn

The insecticide has a 12-hour re-entry interval and can be applied as a foliar application or through chemigation.

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