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Starycide IGR from Bayer has a new colour, but remains the same product.

The Pest Management team at Bayer would like to advise its partners, distributors and customers of a recent change in the appearance of its Starycide Insect Growth Regulator to reassure them there has been no impact to the formulation.

For many years, Starycide has had a light brown appearance, however a change in the supplier of one of the formulation inerts has brought about a colour change, making it now appear grey (right, picture above). Bayer can assure customers that the colour variation is within the product specification and that no other attributes have been affected.

Starycide still contains 48 g/L triflumuron in a suspension concentrate formulation. Starycide is a chitin synthesis inhibitor in insecticide mode of action group 15.

“The new-look Starycide appears to be a grey colour, rather than brown, however both colours have always been part of the product description, as described in the safety data sheet,” explained Daryle Swarz, national sales and marketing manager (Pest Management) at Bayer. “I’d therefore like to reassure everyone that the new-look Starycide is within specification and there has been no impact to the formulation.”