US approval for DuPont's Dermacor X-100
DuPont has received US approval for its insecticidal seed treatment, Dermacor X-100 (chlorantraniliprole), for use on rice. The product has been sold under emergency exemptions in Texas and Louisiana for the control of rice water weevils ( Lissorhoptrus oryzophilus) since 2008. DuPont received US approvals for the chlorantriniliprole-based insecticides, Altacor and Coragen, for use on a range of fruit and vegetable crops in 2008 ( Agrow No 543, p 22). Last month, the company gained label expansions to allow use on more than 200 additional crops. Many were minor crops that were added through the minor-use IR-4 programme.