Crop Defense

Preservatives for Agricultural Pesticides

DuPont Microbial Control offers regulatory and technical expertise for a broad portfolio of preservatives that are compatible with most agricultural pesticides formulations, such as suspension concentrates. DuPont Microbial Control’s BIOBAN™, DOWICIDE™, KATHON™, and ROCIMA™ Products are EPA-approved under FIFRA for use as in-container preservatives for agricultural pesticides. They are also considered inert ingredients by the US FDA for this use, when used within the guidelines on specific tolerance exemptions indicated below. Please refer to dosage guidelines both by US EPA and US FDA when selecting the product and dosage to use.

 
 
 

NOTE: DOWICIDE™ A Antimicrobial (EPA registration # 464-78) containing NaOPP (Sodium o-phenylphenate), and supplied in a formulation containing 71.7% active ingredient; holds approval as a preservative of pears and citrus fruits at dosages 0.05% to 3.09% (500 to 30900 ppm) of product as supplied, or 359 to 22155 ppm of active ingredient

 
 
 

General Recommendations

Use

Product

Pre-harvest and Post-harvest
40 CFR 180.910

pH ≤ 8.5

  • BIOBAN™ BP-Plus Preservative
  • BIOBAN™ BP-30 Preservative

Pre-harvest
40 CFR 180.920

pH ≤ 8.5

  • BIOBAN™ BP-Plus Preservative
  • BIOBAN™ BP-30 Preservative
  • ROCIMA™ 586
  • KATHON™ CG/ICP, KATHON™ MK Biocides

pH > 8.5

  • ROCIMA™ BT 2S

Pears and Citrus Fruits

pH > 8

  • DOWICIDE™ A Antimicrobial

*40 CFR 180.910 applies to post-harvest and pre-harvest uses
*40 CFR 180.920 applies to pre-harvest uses

 
 
 
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