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New Titan™ seed-piece treatment


February 25, 2009
By Bayer CropScience

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February 25, 2009, Guelph, Ont. – Canadian potato growers have a new
tool to reduce the damage caused by wireworm with Titan (clothiandin),
now available from Bayer CropScience for the 2009 planting season.

February 25, 2009, Guelph, Ont. – Canadian potato growers have a new tool to reduce the damage caused by wireworm with Titan (clothiandin), now available from Bayer CropScience for the 2009 planting season.

Titan is the only seed-piece treatment registered for suppression of the damage caused by wireworm.
 
Wireworms – the larval stage of click beetles – are becoming more evident in potato fields across Canada. Wireworms are attracted to carbon dioxide that’s given off as seed piece tubers begin decomposing. When wireworms ingest Titan, they stop feeding. Developing daughter tubers are also protected from wireworm damage that cause processing and table quality issues and open the path for secondary diseases, including blackleg and Rhizoctonia.
 
Titan has also been submitted for registration to control foliar pests, including Colorado potato beetle, aphids (potato, green peach, foxglove and buckthorn), potato leafhopper and potato flea beetle.
 
Titan is a liquid formulation Group 4 from the chloronicotinyl class of chemistry.

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