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Arysta develops new insecticide technology

November 17, 2009  ByMarg Land


November 9, 2009 – Arysta
LifeScience North America has announced the introduction of new technology that
provides an eco-responsive approach to insect control.

November 9, 2009 – Arysta
LifeScience North America
has announced the introduction of new technology that
provides an eco-responsive approach to insect control.

Responsive Pest Management
Technology (RPM) is the process of combining organic compounds with or without
synthetic insecticides. In combination with synthetic insecticides, the
resulting synergy yields a greater level of control than the active ingredients
used independently.

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RPM Technology is based on
the identification of specific natural compounds that interfere with targeted
neurological and olfactory receptors of the insect. When RPM Technology
compounds come in contact with the sensors, a chain reaction is triggered that
repels or kills the insect.

The combination of natural
compounds with a synthetic insecticide provides a number agronomic and
environmental benefits including:

  • Superior control: a new
    method of control that has been proved effective in numerous field tests.
  • Synergy: When a low rate
    of a synthetic insecticide is combined with RPM Technology, the performance
    increases dramatically.
  • Eco-Responsive: The
    natural compounds used in RPM Technology are plant-based and when used alone
    result in an organic product. When natural and synthetic ingredients are
    combined highly effective control is achieved at significantly reduced rates.
  • Safety: None of the
    specifically targeted insect receptors can be found in humans or animals, which
    enhances worker safety. The Environmental Protection Agency classifies this
    technology as Category IV.
  • Resistance management:
    Because it doesn't work like a conventional insecticide, RPM Technology helps
    break the cycle of resistance.

“Our customers have
requested insecticides that provide the high level of control expected with
conventional insecticides while expanding spectrum with new technologies,” says
Marty Wiglesworth, product manager, Arysta LifeScience North America. “RPM is
that solution for our customers. The technology offers highly effective control
which has the potential to combine natural compounds that will result in a true
organic product.”


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