1 May 2020
InsectoSec included on Lions Mark as input for egg production
Following the approval for InsectoSec and InsectoSec Liquid by UK authorities, the product group is now included on the approved input list provided by the British Egg Industry Council (BEIC) for their members permitting its use in egg production systems which allow eggs to carry the Lions Mark.
British Lions egg mark - image source British Industry Egg Council
InsectoSec is approved for use in the UK for control of crawling pests including the poultry mite (Dermanyssus gallinae), a significant pest of both commercial and domestic chicken rearing. Last month InsectoSec was also granted accreditation from the Organic Farmers and Growers (OF&G) body declaring it as suitable for use in organic production systems.
InsectoSec poultry mite
Not just intended for use in organic production, inclusion on the Lions Mark input list offers UK poultry producers another tool to help manage poultry mite and another mode of action for an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategy against the risk of development of resistance to the actives the industry still has available.
“It’s an important step for InsectoSec to be added to the list of approved acaricides making it available to UK poultry producers,” says Andrew Brown, Managing Director of Andermatt.
About Andermatt UK: A UK subsidiary of the Swiss company Andermatt (1988), we make natural, biological alternatives to pest control for home owners, gardeners, farmers and beekeepers. We have many unique, innovative and patented products.
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