Mar. 26, 2015
The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has proposed the full registration for the sale and use of Dow AgroSciences’ Isoclast Active, Transform WG Insecticide and Closer Insecticide, containing the technical grade active ingredient sulfoxaflor, to control or suppress aphids, leafhoppers, San Jose scale and Lygus bug on field vegetable, cereal grain, oilseed, fruit and nut crops. The public comments have been opened until May 7, 2015.
Sulfoxaflor is a compound in the sulfoximine class of chemistry. It is an insecticide with systemic activity in plants, being translocated through the xylem, and is effective against sap-feeding insects both on contact and through ingestion. It acts on the same type of insect nerve cell receptor as the neonicotinoid insecticides but in a different way, so it is considered to have a different mode of action and has been classified into a separate subgroup. Foliar application of end-use products containing sulfoxaflor provides control or suppression of aphids, leafhoppers, San Jose scale and Lygus bugs on field vegetable, cereal grain, oilseed, fruit and nut crops