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DuPont Exirel insecticide receives label expansion

April 22, 2014  By Press release

Black vine weevil

April 22, 2014, Mississauga, Ont – The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) in Canada recently granted additional label expansion approvals for DuPont Exirel insecticide for fruit and vegetable growers.

Fruit and vegetable growers may now use Exirel insecticide for managing black vine weevil and clay coloured weevil in bushberries, as well as flea beetles in tuberous, corm, brassica and fruiting vegetables. This label expansion comes just months after other recent label expansions that have approved Exirel for the control of spotted wing drosophila in stone fruits and blueberries.

“Until now, growers have had limited options for managing these yield-damaging pests,” says Ray Janssen, horticulture segment manager with DuPont Crop Protection. “DuPont Exirel is powered by Cyazypyr, the first active ingredient to control a cross-spectrum of chewing and sucking pests. Cyazypyr provides consistently excellent insect control, and also serves as an excellent resistance management tool.”


According to DuPont, when Exirel is applied early in the crop life, it can increase the opportunity for improved marketable yield by reducing feeding damage.

For more information, contact your local crop protection retailer or DuPont representative, call 1-800-667-3925 or visit




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