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DuPont Altacor, Coragen registered for more crops


March 17, 2011
By DuPont

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March 15, 2011,
Mississauga, Ont – DuPont has received expanded registrations for its Altacor®
and Coragen® insect control products that will enable Canadian
growers to use these innovative products to protect the quality of more new
crops with longer lasting, broader spectrum control of key pests.

March 15, 2011,
Mississauga, Ont – DuPont has received expanded registrations for its Altacor®
and Coragen® insect control products that will enable Canadian
growers to use these innovative products to protect the quality of more new
crops with longer lasting, broader spectrum control of key pests.

Both insect control
products are powered by Rynaxypyr®, a new chemistry from a new class of
chemistry – Group 28, the Anthranilic diamides, which makes both products
important resistance management tools in integrated pest management (IPM)
systems.

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“Resistance to existing
chemistries in various crops is a concern because of the multiple generations
and the insecticide applications needed to keep pests under control,” says Jim
Irish, specialty products manager for DuPont. “Both Altacor and Coragen provide
new and effective options to control economically significant pests and are
effective at multiple stages of the life cycle.”

The expanded Altacor
label will give Canada tree nut and berry growers new options for pest control
and resistance management. Tree nut growers will be able to use Altacor to
protect their crop from codling moth, oblique-banded leafroller and three-lined
leafroller. Berry producers will be able to use Altacor for control of
raspberry cane borer and raspberry crown borer in caneberries. 

Coragen, which is
already used by potato, brassica vegetable, fruiting vegetable and leafy
vegetable producers, is now available for use on a wide range of vegetable
crops including sweet, field and seed corn, tuberous and corm vegetables,
cucurbit vegetables and alfalfa.

For a complete list of
crops and pests, see the Altacor and Coragen labels at www.dupont.ca/ag.

For more information
about Altacor, Coragen or any other DuPont product, contact your local DuPont
representative, call 1-800-667-3925 or visit the website www.dupont.ca/ag.