Intrepid® 2F Insecticide for Armyworm Control

Intrepid® 2F Insecticide for Armyworm Control

The Intrepid® 2F Insecticide (EPA Reg. No. 62719-442) Section 18 Emergency Exemption has been issued for use in Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Merced, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Sutter, Yolo, Yuba Counties. The effective dates are April 20 to October 4, 2020. 

Please remember the process for Section 18 emergency exemption labels:

  • Section 18 labels can only be obtained from the county agricultural commissioner
  • Section 18 labels are not available for download from the online label databases
  • Section 18 label instructions are indexed into the online label databases 
    • Allows pest control advisers to write the recommendation
  • Section 18 labels are handled as restricted materials no matter the AI
  • Section 18 labels are product and not active ingredient specific

The Intrepid® 2F Insecticide (EPA Reg. No. 62719-442) is the methoxyfenozide product issued as a Section 18. Use of another methoxyfenozide product either alone or in combination is illegal and could harm future authorizations for usage of the insecticide for armyworm control. Corteva Agriscience assures us ample supplies of Intrepid® 2F Insecticide is available for rice.

If considering alternatives to Intrepid® 2F Insecticide, please read and follow the pesticide label directions. You can reference the table, Alternative Insecticides to Methoxyfenozide Registered for Use on California Rice, but do not use the information as a substitute for the registered label directions.

For more information, contact the CRC’s Industry Affairs Manager Roberta Firoved at or (916) 206-5039.

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You must have the Intrepid® 2F supplemental label in hand as if it were on the container. Intrepid® 2F is the only product with the active ingredient methoxyfenozide registered for use to control armyworm on rice. The registration was complete earlier this year, which left the registrant (Corteva Agriscience) no time to include rice on the label. Corteva Agriscience has made the supplemental label available on the CDMS and Agrian websites. For permitting and label questions, please contact your local agricultural commissioner’s office.