DuPont registers two for fruits, vegetables

DuPont has received registration approvals from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Canada Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) for DuPont Altacor and DuPont Coragen, two new insecticides that offer growers long-lasting control of a wide range of important pests.

Altacor and Coragen are powered by DuPont rynaxypyr, a new breakthrough mode of action insecticide that delivers fast-acting and long-lasting protection to help growers achieve high-quality, high-yielding fruit and vegetable crops.

Rynaxypyr has an outstanding environmental profile, making both Altacor and Coragen an excellent fit in integrated pest management programs. The new technology provides highly effective control of target pest species at low use rates, but with minimal impact on beneficial species.

U.S. and Canada registrations of these products is a key DuPont milestone in bringing the benefits of products based on rynaxypyr to North American fruit and vegetable producers. The first sales of the new insecticide products were recorded in 2007 in the Philippines and Indonesia, and progress is being made on product registrations in many other countries.

Altacor is registered for use in pome fruits, stone fruits and grapes. Coragen is registered for use on a wide range of vegetable crops, including lettuce, peppers and tomatoes.

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