Wide-ranging EAMU granted for caterpillar insecticide

The biological insecticide of caterpillars Lepinox Plus has been granted an Extension of Authorisation for minor use (EAMU) on a range of edible and forestry crops.

Image: Wikimedia/Dr Sahay
Image: Wikimedia/Dr Sahay

According to UK supplier Fargro, the crops on which the product, a preparation of the bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. kurstaki, has been approved for use are as follows:

  • Apricot, cherry, plum, peach & nectarine;
  • Bilberry, blackberry, blackcurrant, redcurrant, blueberry, cranberry, gooseberry, loganberry and Rubus hybrids;
  • Rhubarb;
  • Baby leaf crops, protected chicory, cress, lambs lettuce, rocket, watercress;
  • Broad beans, protected dwarf French beans, edible peas, runner beans;
  • Choi sum, collard, kohlrabi, oriental cabbage;
  • Leeks;
  • Sweetcorn;
  • Protected courgette and summer squash;
  • Protected pepper and chilli;
  • Forest nursery.

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