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Transform Insecticide Received Federal EPA Registration (07/18/19)

On last Friday, July 12, Transform WG insecticide with Isoclast registration was restored by the EPA, including soybeans for soybean aphid control.

On last Friday, July 12, Transform WG insecticide with Isoclast registration was restored by the EPA, including soybeans for soybean aphid control. Local state labels should be available soon. Here is the announcement from Corteva Agriscience™ (Source:  David H. Johnson, Field Scientist—MN/ND, Corteva Agriscience™):

 

We are excited to share that Transform WG insecticide and Closer SC insecticide with Isoclast active have received an expanded Federal EPA registration.

 

The new registration will offer you and your customers another tool to control destructive insects. Eight new crops, such as corn, sorghum and alfalfa, are included on the expanded label, which also restores the previously labeled use for soybean and cotton.

 

With a distinct chemistry and mode of action, Isoclast active selectively controls sap-feeding insects without disrupting beneficial insects that help limit aphids and other pests. The distinctive chemistry of Isoclast offers both systemic and translaminar activity, providing excellent residual control of aphids and several other sap-feeding insects through both contact and ingestion.

 

Isoclast active does not flare mites and offers application flexibility since it can be foliar-applied via ground or air at low rates. With effective control at low use rates, Transform WG and Closer SC insecticides are a cost-effective treatment option. The short re-entry preharvest interval allows growers to get back in the field with minimal downtime.

 

Isoclast active products are the only Insecticide Resistance Action Committee (IRAC) Group 4C insecticides on the market, an effective resistance management option for soybean growers. A favorable environmental profile is an additional benefit of Transform WG and Closer SC.

 

Farmers and retailers should check with their individual state regulatory agency to confirm that Transform WG insecticide or Closer SC insecticide is approved for use in their state. For more information, visit www.corteva.us.

 

Janet J. Knodel

Extension Entomologist

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