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Two new insecticides registered in Canada


April 23, 2008
By DuPont Canada

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Apr. 23, 2008, Mississauga, Ont. –
DuPont recently received registration for two new important
insecticides in Canada – Altacor™ and Coragen™.

Apr. 23, 2008, Mississauga, Ont. – DuPont recently received registration for two new important insecticides in Canada – Altacor™ and Coragen™.

Both products contain the active ingredient Rynaxypyr™, the only active ingredient from the Anthranilic diamide class of insecticides and offering a new breakthrough mode of action. Products powered by Rynaxypyr provide long-lasting, broad spectrum chewing insect control. Rynaxypyr disrupts muscle activity in the insects, resulting in paralysis. Treated pests stop feeding quickly after ingestion, become lethargic and lose mobility. It has ovi-larvicidal, larvicidal and adulticidal activity on chewing insects and other selected species.

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Coragen is now registered for use on potatoes and other brassica, leafy and fruiting vegetables.

“The registration of Coragen is significant news for potato growers who now have a new tool for managing Colorado Potato Beetles – even resistant biotypes,” said Alex Crouse, sales and marketing manager for DuPont Canada . “Plus, it gives growers an effective and reliable option for European corn borer control.”

Coragen is also registered for aerial application in potatoes. 

Altacor is registered in pome fruit, grapes and stone fruit for key lepidopteran pests including oblique-banded leafroller, codling moth, tentiform leafminer, grape berry moth, Oriental fruit moth and other damaging pests.

“This product combines efficacy and residual activity with an environmental profile that makes it an excellent fit in Integrated Pest Management Programs” said Jim Irish, product manager of DuPont Canada.

DuPont worked cooperatively under the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Workshare Project for these registrations. Participating regulatory authorities, including the PMRA, worked together in the regulatory review, resulting in an accelerated review and approval timeline for the registration of both products. This process represents a significant step toward getting new products to farmers quickly, and a positive movement toward reducing the technology gap.
This cooperative process also brings minor uses to the first label, allowing more growers to benefit from effective reduced risk products like those powered by Rynaxypyr.