Gowan Company, LLC has announced that its product Captiva, a natural repellent bio-insecticide, has received federal registration from the EPA.

Captiva controls thrips and spider mites and will be sold into a wide variety of specialty crop segments.

The registration represents a significant milestone as Captiva is the first product from Gowan’s distribution partnership pipeline with Ecoflora Agro to receive EPA registration.

The product joins Gowan’s growing biorational portfolio aimed to help growers control crop-damaging pests while providing effective solutions to increasing crop production challenges including residue management, labor and harvest flexibility, and resistance management.

Captiva is currently being registered in individual states in preparation for the 2014-2015 growing season.

Gowan Company, based in Yuma, Ariz., is a family-owned registrant and marketer of crop protection products and champions technology for agriculture and horticulture through innovative product development, public advocacy, and quality production.

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