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More crops, pests added to Assail label


May 16, 2011
By DuPont

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May 16, 2011,
Mississauga, Ont – DuPont Assail insecticide has received a label expansion
that adds more crops and insects to the label.

May 16, 2011,
Mississauga, Ont – DuPont Assail insecticide has received a label expansion
that adds more crops and insects to the label.

“Grape, pome fruit,
blueberry and sweet corn growers will benefit from Assail,” says Ray Janssen,
specialties product manager at DuPont. "Assail gives growers extended
residual control because it does not break down in sunlight. This
broad-spectrum control helps preserve quality and improve yields. And it is a
reduced risk product with an excellent fit in an integrated pest management
(IPM) system.”

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Pests that have been
added to crops already on the Assail label include:

  • Blueberry –
    blueberry flea beetle, blueberry spanworm (suppression), blueberry thrips,
    cherry fruitworm, cranberry fruitworm, and strawberry rootworm (adults)
  • Grape – grape berry
    moth, grape phylloxera, and Japanese beetle
  • Pome fruit – apple
    maggot, European apple sawfly, green fruitworm, mullein bug, and plum curculio

Crops that have been
added to the label include:

  • Sweet corn
  • Seed alfalfa

In addition to
the crops recently added to the label, Assail controls pests in
blueberries, bushberries, cole crops, field peppers, field tomatoes, grapes,
ground cherries, leafy brassica greens, leafy vegetables, pome fruits,
potatotes, seed alfalfa, stone fruits, strawberries, sweet corn and tobacco.

As with all crop
protection products, read and follow label instructions carefully.