Nov. 7, 2019
The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has before it applications for registration of a suite of BASF Australia’s new products containing the new active ingredient broflanilide. Broflanilide is a meta-diamide insecticide for controlling social insects and non-social solitary or gregarious insects, such as, ants, wasps, termites and cockroaches.
Broflanilide is a compound with a novel mode of action, demonstrating excellent efficacy in the control of many problematic chewing insect pests, including caterpillars and beetles in specialty and row crops, and non-crop pests such as termites, ants, cockroaches and flies. It has potential use applications in cereals as a seed treatment for control of wireworms, as well as for foliar use in leafy and fruiting vegetables, potato, soybean, cotton, corn and legumes.
The active ingredient was discovered by Mitsui Chemicals Agro, Inc. (MCAG) and the co-development of the insecticide with BASF began in 2014. MCAG and BASF signed in 2017 a long-term agreement for the commercialization of broflanilide. Under the terms of the agreement, MCAG granted BASF exclusive rights to market and sell Broflanilide products in certain markets worldwide, excluding Japan and certain Asian and other countries where MCAG holds exclusive and/or co-exclusive rights.