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Cinnamite: A New Insecticide/Miticide

May 26, 1999

Cinnamite is a new insecticide/miticide labeled for greenhouse use from Mycotech Corporation. Derived from cinnamon oil, the active ingredient is cinnamaldehyde (30%). Cinnamite is labeled for use against mites and aphids, as well as powdery mildew. It is registered for use on a wide range of crops, including herbs. It has a 4-hour restricted-entry interval (REI). The material is effective against all stages of mites, including eggs, and it has demonstrated efficacy on green peach and melon aphid. The labeled rate for mites and aphids is 85 fluid ounces per 100 gallons of water. Cinnamite works by contact action only, so proper coverage of all plant parts is essential for control. It is fast acting and has short residual activity, which allows plants to be sprayed before shipping. The material has the added benefit of leaving the greenhouse smelling like cinnamon after use.

Author: Raymond A. Cloyd


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