DuPont launches Coragen in India
DuPont has launched its chlorantraniliprole-based insecticide, Coragen, in India. The product is registered for use against lepidopteran pests in the following crops: rice against stem borers ( Scirpophaga incertulas) and leaf folders ( Cnaphalocrocis medinalis); cotton against American bollworms ( Helicoverpa armigera), spotted bollworms ( Earias vittella) and tobacco caterpillars ( Spodoptera litura); sugar cane against termites, early shoot borers ( Chilo infuscatellus) and top borers ( Scirpophaga excerptalis); and cabbages against diamondback moths ( Plutella xylostella). Coragen is a 20% suspension concentrate formulation. The company plans to expand the product’s registration to other crops, such as aubergines, tomatoes, soybeans and pulses. The active ingredient was first registered in the Philippines, Indonesia and Romania in 2007 ( Agrow No 534, p 5).