Italy approves DuPont’s Coragen
Italy has granted its first approval for a product based on DuPont’s insecticide, chlorantraniliprole. Coragen (chlorantraniliprole 200 g/litre) is a suspension concentrate formulation for use on pome fruit against codling moths ( Cydia pomonella). The product is also in the approval process for use on grapevines, maize and potatoes, against various pests. The EU recognised the completeness of the application dossier for the active ingredient two years ago, with Ireland as rapporteur member state ( Agrow No 523, p 6). The ai was approved in the US and Canada last year as Altacor and Coragen ( Agrow No 543, p 22), and has since been registered in over 30 countries, DuPont says. Global sales are expected to triple to $150 million this year ( Agrow No 562, p 7).