Central Life Sciences, whose founders pioneered insect growth regulator (IGR) technology, today announced that Diacon® IGR PLUS and Centynal™ EC Insecticide are now registered in California for use for the control of stored grain insects. The two products are the latest additions to the Bug Free Grains lineup, a portfolio of solutions providing control of a broad spectrum of insects infesting stored wheat, rice, barley, corn and more.

“Since launching these products, we’ve heard great feedback from our customers about the results they’re seeing,” said Nancy Stratinsky, business manager for the Specialty Agriculture division of Central Life Sciences. “We’re excited to have our complete lineup now available to our California customers who have expressed a strong demand for these products.”

Diacon® IGR PLUS combines the residual control of the insect growth regulator (S)-methoprene with the knockdown power of insecticide deltamethrin in one product. This formulation offers the convenience of a single-product solution for both on-grain and sanitation needs. Diacon® IGR PLUS is available in one-quart and 2.5-gallon sized containers.

Centynal™ EC Insecticide improves upon the original formulation of this broad spectrum insecticide. Now available as an emulsified concentrate, the product can be diluted with water or oil, or it can be added as a tank mix with Diacon® IGR and/or PBO-8® Synergist to provide the kill of adult insects on contact. Centynal™ EC Insecticide offers residual control of many insects and is available in a one-gallon size.

Both Diacon® IGR PLUS and Centynal™ EC Insecticide are CODEX approved for the protection of stored wheat, rice, corn and more. The products can be applied directly to the grain stream, as an empty bin treatment, a spot crack-and-crevice treatment, a fogging concentrate or as a surface spray. The products join the complete lineup of Bug Free Grains solutions – including Diacon® IGR, Diacon®-D IGR, PBO-8® Synergist and Pyronyl™ Crop Spray – in providing effective control of stored product insects including the lesser grain borer, rice weevil, Indian meal moth, saw-toothed grain beetle and more. Discover where to buy our stored grain protectants near you, or contact us to learn more.