Aug. 6, 2019
On 24th July, 2019, a field demonstration and evaluation of the product, “Wenlong”, was jointly held by Shanghai Shengnong Pesticide Co. Ltd and the East China University of Science and Technology in China.
Wenlong (cycloxaprid 25% WP) is a globally-patented compound jointly developed by Shanghai Shengnong Pesticide Co. Ltd and the East China University of Science and Technology. Cycloxaprid is a neonicotinoid insecticide that is mainly used for preventing and controlling damaging insect pests, such as rice plant hopper. The product was first approved for registration in China in 2018, as an alternative pesticide for preventing and controlling rice plant hoppers.
In a test field badly affected by rice plant hoppers, applying cycloxaprid 25% WP achieved outstanding results, proving superior to pymetrozine, which is currently used for controlling rice plant hoppers. Cycloxaprid, which is safe to use on rice paddy fields, can also reduce damage caused by rice leaf folders.
In August 2018, cycloxaprid technical and cycloxaprid 25% WP were granted full registration for application to control rice plant hoppers and cabbage aphids. Cycloxaprid OD has also been successfully developed and has proved effective in trials.