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TwinGuard – New IPM tool for pome, stone fruit


October 8, 2014
By Press release

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October 8, 2014, Calgary, Alta – Pome and stone fruit growers in Canada now have access to TwinGuard for control of a broad spectrum of both sucking and chewing insects.

“TwinGuard is an innovative new tool for tree fruit growers in Canada, providing them quick and effective, broad spectrum results on today’s toughest pests,” says Mark Alberts, product manager for horticulture with Dow AgroSciences. ”Speed of control and ease of use are what make TwinGuard unique. This new product, along with our other insect control options Delegate and Closer, will be powerful tools for growers managing the different pest complexes which occur throughout the growing season.”

TwinGuard comprises two active ingredients with two different modes of action. It combines the new Isoclast Active with spinetoram. Isoclast is a novel sulfoxamine insecticide, introducing a new class of insecticides and a unique mode of action for control of sap-feeding insect pests.

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TwinGuard is registered on pome and stone fruit crops for control of the following pests:

  • Aphids
  • San Jose scale
  • Woolly apple aphid (suppression)
  • Codling moth
  • Oblique-banded and three-lined leafrollers
  • Spotted and western tentiform leafminers
  • Apple maggot
  • Plum curculio
  • Oriental fruit moth

TwinGuard is formulated as a dry product and is compatible with many fungicides and micronutrients.

According to the company, TwinGuard has a favourable environmental and eco-toxicity profile and is easy on beneficial insect species, including bees and other pollinators.