Belchim Crop Protection USA (Belchim USA) has announced that it is the exclusive distributor in the U.S. of Tenchu 20SG, a leading insecticide used to protect rice crops against the rice stink bug.
A major cause of pecky rice in Texas and the Mississippi Delta region, the rice stink bug is native to the region and able to survive a variety of different types of weather conditions, ensuring growers must find a way to control this pest, year-after-year. Tenchu 20SG is a systemic insecticide that contains the active ingredient dinotefuran, and can be used as an alternative to pyrethroids or in sequence with them.
“With Tenchu, we’re seeing at least 7 – 10 days of residual control, and sometimes more,” says Dr. M. O. (Mo) Way, Professor of Entomology at Texas A&M AgriLIFE Research Center at Beaumont in Texas. “Basically, this means that growers only need to do one or at most two applications to protect their rice in its most vulnerable stages from flowering to milk. When compared to four or more applications of a pyrethroid and the fact that there is also some pyrethroid resistance out there, Tenchu is the clear winner – protecting the rice and reducing number of insecticide applications.”
Belchim USA continues to focus on providing products that both solve the needs of growers, both protecting their crops and helping them to maximize yields, as well as looking for ways to lower the environmental impact of necessary crop protection products. “We’re thrilled to now be the exclusive distributor of Tenchu in the United States,” says Tom Wood, GM for Belchim USA. “We see what a huge help this product is to rice growers, as well as being a complementary addition to our overall product portfolio.”