Today we received word from the Arkansas Plant Board that our request for a 24c label for use of Avipel in Arkansas corn has been approved.
Avipel is a seed treatment bird repellent that reduces blackbird or other bird feeding on newly planted or emerging corn. My counterparts in Mississippi and Louisiana say that it has been effective in reducing bird feeding on corn. There are two formulations, a liquid version which is applied with a seed treater, or a dry hopper box treatment. The liquid version would likely be the preferred method to apply to help ensure adequate and uniform coverage on the seed.