May. 18, 2018
By Leonardo Gottems, reporter for AgroPages
Nufarm is preparing for the launch of Compact insecticide in Brazil in the days to come. According to Alexandre Manzini, agronomist and product manager at the company, it is the first, and so far, the only insecticide in the Brazilian market that is formulated based on the active ingredient acetamiprid to be sold in liquid formulation.
According to the maker, the product is recommended for different crops, such as soybeans, corn, cotton, potatoes, kidney beans, melons, watermelons, tomatoes, and wheat. “It is a highly effective insecticide for the control of whiteflies (Bemisia tabaci race B),” said Manzini.
According to the product manager, the Compact launch complements Nufarm's portfolio of solutions for the management of whiteflies. This is because it can be associated with the insecticide, Epingle (pyriproxyfen), which is indicated for egg and nymph control.
Manzini added that this new insecticide has the power to control other highly damaging plagues to agricultural crops, such as the cotton aphid (Aphis gossypii), the peach-potato aphid (Myzus persicae), the corn leaf aphid (Rhopalosiphum maidis), the common blossom thrips (Frankliniella schultzei), and the rose-grain aphid (Metopolophium dirhodum).
The Nufarm manager emphasized that during the tests and research conducted in the pre-launch stage, Compact had shown superior performance with regard to different target insects. “The product is another strategic tool for the management of insect resistance to insecticides in line with Brazil,” summarized Manzini.