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Movento now registered


June 24, 2008
By Bayer CropScience

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moventologoMovento is a new two-way systemic foliar insecticide now registered in
Canada to control a broad range of sucking insect pests in apples,
grapes and a number of vegetable crops.

Movento is a new two-way systemic foliar insecticide now registered in Canada to control a broad range of sucking insect pests in apples, grapes and a number of vegetable crops.

moventologoMovento (spirotetramat) is a Group 23 with a new mode of action from a class of chemistry called tetramic acid that acts as a Lipid Biosynthesis Inhibitor (LBI). As an LBI, Movento works by inhibiting the insect’s ability to produce lipids, resulting in symptoms of poisoning and subsequent death following exposure.
 
Movento provides excellent, long-term control of immature and adult female stages of aphids, various species of scale, mealybugs and Phylloxera. Following a foliar application, Movento rapidly moves into leaf vascular tissue and is carried up and down the plant system to protect leaf and root tissue. Movento’s residual activity continues to protect new plant growth.
 
“The two-way systemicity of Movento will revolutionize aphid control in fruit and vegetable crops,” says Brad Ewankiw, horticulture portfolio manager for Bayer CropScience. “It really means that there is no safe place that insects can hide because Movento moves up and down the plant as well as to the top and bottom of leaves. In one application, growers will get more complete control with Movento than any other option on the market. And the new mode of action is great for resistance management.”
 
Movento’s unique two-way systemic activity results in effective control of pests hidden on above- and below-ground plant parts – difficult targets for traditional products with only contact or translaminar activity. For maximum control, apply Movento when there is sufficient leaf tissue to maximize uptake into the plant, and before damaging insect populations are well established.

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