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New insecticide from Valent


November 18, 2009
By Marg Land


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November 18, 2009,
Guelph, Ont. – Growers have a new, long-lasting insecticide to help them get
a strong start to the 2010 season: ClutchTM 50 WDG Insecticide from Valent
Canada – Crop and Professional Products.

November 18, 2009,
Guelph, Ont. – Growers have a new, long-lasting insecticide to help them get
a strong start to the 2010 season: ClutchTM 50 WDG Insecticide from Valent
Canada – Crop and Professional Products
.

The product, with the
active ingredient clothianidin, is a third generation neonicotinoid that
features long-lasting residual control. The newer generation chemistry in
Clutch provides distinct advantages over older neonicotinoids, including very
low water solubility across a variety of soil types, yet a consistent, quick
uptake into the plant.

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“Our customers need
products they can count on throughout the season to control their tough insect
issues,” said Beth Connor, Valent Canada registration and development manager.

Clutch insecticide is
registered for use on potatoes, apples, pears and grapes. It provides control
across the following pests:

  • Potatoes: Controls
    Colorado potato beetle, aphid and leafhopper
  • Apples: Controls aphid,
    leafhopper, plum curculio and leafminer and suppresses oriental fruit moth and
    codling moth
  • Pears: Controls pear
    psylla, aphid, leafhopper, plum curculio and leafminer and suppresses oriental
    fruit moth and codling moth
  • Grapes: Controls
    leafhopper, grape phylloxera, thrips and mealy bug

In tree fruit
applications, Clutch should be applied post-bloom (after petal fall in
pears when bee hives have been removed) or in-season in grapes. Clutch has
local translaminar and systemic movement following a foliar spray. Trial
results show translaminar movement within 30 minutes after a Clutch
application.

Engage Agro Corporation of
Guelph, Ontario, will be the exclusive distributor of Clutch in Canada. For
more information about Engage Agro, call 866-613-3336 or visit
www.engageagro.com.


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