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New insecticide by Dow to be reviewed

Agriculture.com Staff 03/01/2006 @ 4:02pm

A new spinosyn insecticide compound under development by Dow AgroSciences has been accepted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for review. The compound will be reviewed under the Agency's Reduced Risk Pesticide Program.

The new molecule has shown excellent broad-spectrum control of significant pests for the tree fruit, tree nut, vine and vegetable markets, including control of codling moth, oriental fruit moth, leafrollers, thrips, and leafminers. It is being evaluated for positive enviornmental characteristics, and tests thus far have found it does not impact most key beneficial insects in tree fruit, tree nut, vine and vegetable crops. Testing on target pests shows the compound to be effective at lower use rates compared to insecticides currently available and less persistent in the environment compared to older compounds.

The molecule, whose trade name is yet to be determined, is a NAFTA submission, which involves simultaneous registration review by the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Launch of products containing this new molecule are anticipated in late 2007.

Learn more at www.dowagro.com.

A new spinosyn insecticide compound under development by Dow AgroSciences has been accepted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for review. The compound will be reviewed under the Agency's Reduced Risk Pesticide Program.

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