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Bayer CropScience showcases new innovations at CAPCA

Agriculture.com Staff 10/20/2010 @ 9:40am

Bayer CropScience featured three new innovative solutions at this year’s CAPCA Conference held October 17 -19 in Anaheim, California. The featured innovations are Movento insecticide, Luna fungicide and Alion herbicide.

“We are very pleased to share with growers three new innovative products to support them in their quest to grow more off of every acre of land to feed a growing world population,” said Kevin Adam, product manager at Bayer CropScience. “Bayer CropScience is committed to bringing new solutions that improve yield, quality and profitability for the grower.”

The EPA has re-issued registration for Movento and the product will soon be available to growers, retailers and distributors. Targeting a variety of pests, crops listed on the product container label for application of Movento under the new registration include the uses found on the previous Movento product container label.

“Movento is unique because of its two-way transport activity within the plant,” said Adam. It moves up and down through the entire plant system; this two-way transport also delivers the substance to the leaves, trunks and roots, enabling Movento to control insects where coverage is difficult, for example, inside the head of a lettuce plant and under the bark and on the roots of grape vines. This exceptional systemic performance protects new shoots, leaves and roots, preventing damaging pest populations from building.

Movento belongs to the chemical class of ketoenols invented by Bayer, and offers extremely effective control of a broad spectrum of sucking insects such as aphids, psyllids, mealybugs, whiteflies and scales. Movento can be used in a large number of major crops: citrus, pome and stone fruit, tree nuts, grapes, potatoes and vegetables.

Luna’s application for registration is currently pending with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Department of Pesticide Regulation (CDPR). Pest Control Advisers (PCAs) and others should look for the expected launch of the Luna family of fungicides in 2011.

With an anticipated EPA registration in 2011, Alion is a unique solution from pre-emergence control of a wide range of grass and broadleaf weed species, including glyphosate-resistant weeds.

By Ayanna Luke, Porter Novelli

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