Gowan Company, LLC announces the federal Environmental Protection Agency’s registration of Magister SC miticide for mite control in almonds; cherries, non-bearing tree fruits, and nuts; and powdery mildew in cherries.
Magister was approved in California for almonds and cherries in January 2016.
Gowan calls Magister SC a powerful and effective miticide to provide a solid solution to mite control problems.
Fenazaquin, the active ingredient in Magister SC, is a new foliar miticide belonging to the chemical class quinazoline.
Magister SC is a broad-spectrum miticide active against spider mites (Tetranychidae), broad mites (Tarsonemidae), flat mites (Tenuipalpidae), and gall mites (Eriophyidae).
Magister SC provides contact activity against all stages, including eggs, immature, and adult mites. The miticide delivers fast knock down plus good residual control for mite populations.
Magister inhibits respiration in cells of target mites providing rapid control (Mitochondrial Complex I Electron Transport Inhibitor).
Magister SC is a unique miticide as it also controls powdery mildew in cherries - Podosphaera clandestine.
Gowan says, “We are excited about the performance we have seen with this product and the opportunity it provides to control mites and fungal diseases in several important crops.”
While fenazaquin is a new compound in the U.S., it has been used successfully on a wide range of agricultural and horticultural crops in more than 50 countries worldwide.
Gowan Company, based in Yuma, Ariz., is a family-owned registrant and marketer of crop protection products and champions technology for agriculture and horticulture through innovative product development, public advocacy, and quality production.