More US use for DuPont's Prevathon
DuPont has received expanded US approval for its insecticide, Prevathon (chlorantraniliprole - trade-marked as Rynaxypyr), for use on dry bean crops, including dried shelled peas. It controls lepidopteran pests such as armyworms (Spodoptera spp), corn earworms (Helicoverpa zea) and European corn borers (Ostrinia nubilalis). Prevathon was first registered in 2011 for use on maize, cotton and pasture crops (Agrow No 618, p 26). Use has since been expanded to soybeans, sunflowers, wheat, sorghum and peanuts. Chlorantraniliprole gained its first US registrations as Coragen and Alticor for use on fruit and vegetables in 2008 (Agrow No 543, p 22).