New active ingredients
Labeled March 2002, only postemergence herbicide that controls annual/perennial grasses, key broadleaf weeds in conventional field corn with flexibility to rotate to all other crops. Also for use in herbicide-tolerant hybrids. Strong fit with preemergence corn herbicides, has good crop tolerance, and wide application window. Expected label changes for 2003 are added tank mix partners, weed species, and flexibility in application window.
DOW AGROSCIENCES LLC
Reduced risk herbicide provides postemergence grass control with excellent crop safety in dry- and water-seed rice in AR, FL, LA, MO, MS, TN, and TX. Clincher CA has Section 18 for CA rice market.
VALENT U.S.A. CORP.
Controls rice flatsedge, barnyardgrass, hemp sesbania, joint vetches, and other weeds in rice. Wide application window aids compatibility with most commonly used rice herbicides. Full launch in 2002, approved for use in AR, LA, MO, MS, TN, and TX.
Approved April 2002 for use in CA to control watergrass, including resistant biotypes. Compatible with commonly used rice herbicides and provides wide application window.
BAYER CROP SCIENCE/CEREXAGRI, INC.
Controls many damaging sucking-type pests in cotton, including aphids, whiteflies, and leafminers. Approved March 2002 for 28 states, reduced risk product received CA label in June. Neonicotinoid insecticide inhibits feeding reflex, provides long residual control. Launched in 2002 by Aventis CropScience; divestment required for Aventis’ acquisition by Bayer. Cerexagri appointed U.S. distributor in Dec. 2002 pending Federal Trade Commission approval of acetamiprid transfer from Bayer CropScience to Nippon Soda Co., Ltd.
BAYER CROP SCIENCE/DUPONT CROP PROTECTION
Approved March 2002 for use in cotton-growing states (except CA) to control aphids, plant bugs, and whiteflies in cotton. Neonicotinoid insecticide inhibits feeding reflex for quick knockdown, long residual control. Reduced risk product. Debuted in 2002 by Aventis CropScience; sale required for Aventis’ acquisition by Bayer. DuPont Crop Science appointed U.S. distributor in Dec. 2002 pending Federal Trade Commission approval of acetamiprid transfer from Bayer CropScience to Nippon Soda Co., Ltd.
Broad-spectrum control of multiple diseases in wheat, small grains, and sugar beets, protecting yield and quality. Use first in a fungicide program delivers optimum results. Fast-acting, long lasting. Registered Oct. 2002; some states pending.
Controls sheath blight and rice blast in rice, and cercospora leaf spot and powdery mildew in sugar beets. Unique chemistry provides excellent rainfastness and “locked in” activity for outstanding residual control of fungal diseases. Compatible with most insecticides, fungicides, and foliar nutrients. Registered May 2002.
INSECT GROWTH REGULATOR
NICHINO AMERICA INC.
New class of chemistry and unique mode of action delivers selectivity and activity for target pests; good fit for resistance management. Uses contact, ingestion, vapor to control whiteflies and other homopterous pests, including leafhoppers, planthoppers, scales, and mealybugs in cotton. Soft on beneficials, has favorable environmental profile. Registered March 2002 for AZ, CA, FL, GA, HI, TX.
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