Mar. 1, 2010
Two insect control products from DuPont have received federal registration for use on more than 200 additional crops. Expansions include 57 crops added to the Altacor label and 158 crops added to the Coragen label. The active ingredient in both products is Rynaxypyr.
Crops added to the Altacor label include the citrus and caneberry crop groups and other specialty crops. The Coragen label crop additions include sweet, field and seed corn, alfalfa, tobacco and other specialty crops such as snap bean and strawberry.
The label expansion for Altacor will give growers control of leafrollers and raspberry crown borer in caneberries and small fruit vine climbing fruits, and citrus leafminer and peelminer in citrus crops along with a broad spectrum of Lepidoptera control needs across crops. Coragen will give growers control of Lepidoptra across crops including European corn borer and corn earworm in corn crops.
A large number of these crops were added as a result of the joint efforts of DuPont Crop Protection, the IR-4 Project and EPA. The IR-4 Project is a cooperative program with the principle goal of developing data to support and expedite regulatory clearances of newer, reduced risk pest control products for specialty crop growers. The IR-4 Project provides the field trial and data necessary for EPA clearance and new uses for pesticides.