Trials in 16 States: EUPs for DuPont Insecticides

Fri, 06/01/2007 - 11:02am
The EPA has approved experimental use permits (EUPs) for DuPont Altacor and Coragen insecticides for use on 10 fruit and vegetable crops in 16 states including California, Florida, and Texas. Both products are based on Rynaxypyr, a new crop protection chemistry with high efficacy in controlling target pests at low use rates. Under the EUPs, growers will be able to harvest crops treated with the insecticides. The EUP for Altacor will enable registered co-operators to apply the product to apples and pears for protection against damaging pests including codling moth, oriental fruit moth, and oblique-banded leafroller. The EUP for Coragen will include trials on celery, cucumbers, lettuce, peppers, spinach, squash, tomato, and watermelon crops to control a wide spectrum of worm pests and leafminer. Research studies confirm that both Altacor and Coragen have demonstrated control of a wide spectrum of pests. Both products are highly potent on target species at low use rates, delivering crop protection as a result of rapid feeding inhibition.

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