Alias 4F Offers All-in-One Imidacloprid for CA Growers

Raleigh, NC (Sept. 17, 2008) — Alias® 4F insecticide is now labeled in California as an all-in-one imidacloprid for soil and foliar applications to control major soil and foliar sucking insects in a broad selection of high-value crops.

Alias works through systemic activity to provide long-lasting, broad-spectrum control of many tough insects, including aphids, whiteflies, leafhoppers, mealybugs and sharpshooters.  

"Imidacloprid is one of the most widely used insecticides in California, and MANA's new California registration for Alias® 4F provides growers with the first complete label for soil and foliar applications all in one product," said John Guion, MANA's senior marketing manager for insecticides.

"Alias® 4F can also be applied as a post-seeding drench, transplant-water drench or hill drench. The advantage of this new label is that it now affords our California customers the value of stocking and selling an imidacloprid product that provides the proven performance of MANA's Alias® 2F and Pasada® 1.6F imidacloprid formulations."

Alias® 4F is registered in California on cole crops, leafy vegetables, cucurbits, strawberries, tree nuts, citrus, grapes, stone fruit, cotton and all other crops labeled for imidacloprid. It is not a restricted use pesticide.

In addition to the new Alias® 4F label, MANA will continue to offer its foliar Pasada® 1.6F and Alias® 2F soil-applied imidacloprid formulations.


John Guion,
Senior Product Marketing
Manager - Insecticides


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Makhteshim Agan of North America, Inc., (MANA), based in Raleigh, N.C., offers the broadest post-patent portfolio in the crop protection industry with more than 50 branded insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, plant growth regulators and harvest aids from over 40 active ingredients.

Supported by a solid heritage, global manufacturing expertise, best-in-class formulations, regulatory capabilities, extensive field research and an experienced sales and marketing team, the MANA portfolio of products continues to expand.

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John Guion
Senior Product Marketing Manager - Insecticides
MANA Crop Protection
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Raleigh, NC 27609
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