21 New Pesticide Active Ingredients Registered in 2004

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DPR registered 21 new pesticide active ingredients in 2004. They included seven designated as reduced-risk chemicals. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency uses the "reduced-risk" designation to highlight pesticides that offer less toxicity, allow lower application rates, or possess other desirable qualities in comparison to traditional chemicals. California currently has about 900 registered pesticide active ingredients used in approximately 11,000 pesticide products.

Common chemical name Major use(s) Remarks (RR= reduced risk
EUP=experimental use permit)
 Acequinocyl  Ornamental miticide  RR; "Shuttle 15SC"
 Bromine Chloride  Industrial use antimicrobial  "Stabrom 909 Biocide"
 N-Butyl-1,2-Benzisothiazolin-3-one  Antimicrobial for use on rubber, plastics  "Vanquish 100 Antimicrobial"
 Clothianidin  Agricultural insecticide - canola, rapeseed, corn  "Poncho 600"
 Diallyl Sulfides  Agricultural fungicide - garlic, leeks, onions  RR; "Alli-Up White Rot Control Soil Fumigant," (workshare with USEPA)
 Didecyl dimethyl ammonium bicarbonate  Wood preservative; alternative to CCA  "Bardac 22C50," "Carboquat WP-50"
 Didecyl dimethyl ammonium carbonate  Wood preservative; alternative to CCA  "Bardac 22C50"
 Dinotefuran  Manufacturing use insecticide  RR, "Dinotefuran Technical," (concurrent evaluation with USEPA)
 (Z)-9-Dodecenyl acetate  Forestry use pheromone  RR, Microbial, "Last Call Eucosmak"
 Etofenprox  Manufacturing use insecticide  "Etofenprox Technical"
 Etoxazole  Ornamental miticide  "Tetrasan 5 WDG"
 Imazalil Sulfate  Postharvest fungicide - citrus  "Fungaflor 75 WSG"
 Lactic Acid  Manufacturing use antimicrobial  "Purac Sanilac For Manufacturing Use Only"
 Lysophosphatidyl ethanolamine  Plant Growth Regulator - red and green peppers  "Signafresh," (previously EUP)
 (3S, 6R)-3-Methyl-6-isopenyl-9-decen-1-yl acetate  Red Scale pheromone (Mating disruptant) - citrus  RR, Microbial, "Red Scale Down," (concurrent evaluation with USEPA, previously EUP)
 (3S, 6S)-3-Methyl-6-isopenyl-9-decen-1-yl acetate  Red Scale pheromone (Mating disruptant) - citrus  RR, Microbial, "Red Scale Down," (concurrent evaluation with USEPA, previously EUP)
 Oil of Black Pepper  Animal Repellent  "Animal Repellent Granular"
 Piperine  Animal Repellent  "Animal Repellent Granular"
 Pyraflufen-ethyl  Agricultural herbicide / defoliant - corn, potatoes  "ET Herbicide/Defoliant"
 Reynoutria sachalinensis  Manufacturing use and Ornamental Biofungicide  RR, Microbial, "Reynoutria Sachalinensis Bioprotectant," "Milsana Bioprotectant Concentrate"
 Silver, ionic  Surface antimicrobial  "Clean Kill"