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Delegate registered for insect control on potatoes


March 12, 2010
By Fruit & Vegetable

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February
25, 2010 – Delegate WG, a fruit and vegetable insecticide, is now registered
for control of the Colorado potato beetle and European Corn Borer.

February
25, 2010 – Delegate WG, a fruit and vegetable insecticide, is now registered
for control of the Colorado potato beetle and European Corn Borer.

“This
is very good news for Canadian potato growers who are losing yields to these
insects,” says Jerry Olechowski, horticulture portfolio manager with Dow
AgroSciences
. “Since the time Delegate was registered in 2007, other
horticultural growers in a wide array of crops have been harvesting the benefits
of the technology and now we can add potato growers to the list.”

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The
active ingredient in Delegate is spinetoram, a Group 5 insecticide that
combines the desirable environmental profile of a biological product with the
efficacy of synthetic technologies.

Even
though Delegate offers higher insecticidal activity on targeted pests, the
toxicity of Delegate to natural enemies is low. Delegate, which is formulated
as a wettable granule, has limited toxicity to beneficial, predatory insects
such as lacewings and ladybird beetles and is nontoxic to bees when the spray
residue is dry for three hours.

For
more information on Delegate, visit www.dowagro.com/ca.