- Innovative insecticide solutions featuring a novel mode of action for control of wireworms
- Broflanilide is the first IRAC Group 30 available in Canada
BASF Canada Agricultural Solutions (BASF) Monday received registration for Broflanilide, its newest active ingredient (AI) from Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA). Broflanilide, the first IRAC Group 30 available in Canada, is a powerful insecticide in two new unique products: Teraxxa® F4 insecticide and fungicide for cereals and Cimegra® insecticide for potatoes and corn. Both products will be available to Canadian growers for the 2021 season.
Featuring a new mode of action, Broflanilide targets all wireworm larval stages which helps suppress and control potential seasonal recovery of wireworm populations. While prior solutions intoxicated wireworms, leaving a potential for their recovery, Broflanilide binds to the wireworm’s central nervous system causing hyperactivity of nerves and muscles, which ultimately eliminates the pest altogether. This offers growers a new, unparalleled opportunity to protect their crop from a notoriously tough-to-control pest.
Teraxxa F4 insecticide and fungicide seed treatment is a powerful new tool for cereal growers, especially those in Alberta and Saskatchewan, who have battled significant crop damage and loss due to wireworms in recent years. The solution includes four fungicide active ingredients in a convenient pre-mix for broad spectrum protection against seed and soil borne diseases and ease of application both on and off the farm.
“Growers have struggled with wireworms in cereals for years, with available products deterring, rather than eliminating wireworms,” said Chris Hewitt, Seed Treatment and Inoculant Marketing Lead at BASF Canada Agricultural Solutions. “BASF invests significantly in research and development that helps growers to manage tough agronomic challenges and Teraxxa F4 is the first of many cereal innovations to come. We’re proud to offer growers the new standard for wireworm control in cereals.”
Cimegra insecticide provides control of prevalent and difficult to control chewing insects in potatoes and corn, including wireworm, for in-season management and reduction of resident populations.
“Cimegra insecticide has demonstrated great performance and can be easily incorporated into an integrated pest management strategy. It offers a unique mode of action that delivers lasting efficacy with no known resistance, making it an excellent new tool for the management of wireworms” said Allison Friesen, Technical Market Specialist, Insecticides and Seed Treatment, BASF Canada Agricultural Solutions.