Cerexagri Inc. announces that Assail Insecticide is now labeled on potatoes and tobacco. The product has foliar activity on potatoes for aphid, leafhopper, Colorado potato beetle and flea beetle control. It may be used as an ovicide for European corn borer. It is labeled for the control of leafhoppers and aphids on tobacco.

"Cerexagri is excited that we now have the opportunity to assist potato and tobacco growers," said David Davies, marketing manager, Cerexagri Inc. "This truly versatile insecticide complements our current product portfolio in the potato market." Assail controls sucking-type insects as well as a range of commercially important chewing pests in many fruits and vegetable crops.

Cerexagri announced exclusive U.S. distribution and marketing rights from Nippon Soda Co., Ltd. for Assail Insecticide in horticultural crops in December 2002. Assail is based upon the active ingredient acetamiprid which belongs to the neonicotinoid family of insecticides and was discovered and is wholly owned by Nippon Soda Co. Ltd.

Source: Company Release