US OK for Valent's Nipsit Inside on rice
Sumitomo Chemical’s US subsidiary, Valent USA Corporation (Walnut Creek, California), has received US approval for expanded use of its established insecticidal seed treatment, Nipsit Inside (clothianidin), to rice. The product has been used under experimental use permits on rice for the past two years. It controls two of the most important rice pests, water weevils ( Lissorhoptrus oryzophilus) and grape colaspis ( Colaspis brunnea), Valent points out. Nipsit Inside is also used on crops such as cereals and sugar beet.