Sep. 17, 2018
By Leonardo Gottems, reporter for AgroPages
Nufarm has launched the Carnadine insecticide in Brazil for control of whitefly in soybean, corn, cotton, potato, beans, melon, watermelon, tomato and wheat crops. The announcement was made during the Brazilian Congress of Entomology, an event that took place from September 2 to 6 in the city of Gramado, in the southern region of Brazil.
The product is a systemic insecticide of translaminar action, to be applied in the form of sprays. According to the agronomist and product manager of Nufarm, Alexandre Manzini, Carnadine is the only insecticide on the market today based on the active ingredient acetamiprid and marketed in the liquid formulation.
According to Nufarm, applications of the product should occur preventively or when the first adult form of the pest appears. According to the level of infestation in the crop, applications should be repeated at intervals of seven days, depending on the need. "It is recommended to make applications interspersed with products of different modes of action, duly registered for the control of said pest to be avoided, to ensure the emergence of insect resistance to the insecticide," said Nufarm.
"Carnadine acts in adult control and complements the company's portfolio of solutions for whitefly management, which already had the Epingle insecticide, which was highly efficient in controlling pest eggs and nymphs," Manzini told AgroPages.
The action of sucking pests, such as the whitefly and bedbugs, was the theme of the company's technical presentation in Congress. In addition, Professor Silvestre Bellettini, from the State University of Northern Paraná, talked about managing solutions for sucking control. Also at the Congress, the Nufarm team sponsored the official launch of the insecticide Carnadine.