Canadian growers looking to protect their brassica crops from harmful pests taking a bite out of their profit margins have a new control option. Corteva Agriscience™ is pleased to deliver another innovative pest management solution; Success™ insecticide with spinosad active, now registered for drench application for cabbage maggot control.
Benefits of Spinosad
Produced through the fermentation of naturally occurring bacteria (Saccharpolyspora spinosa), spinosad is effective on flies and their maggots, while also providing systemic activity in certain crops if applied at root level. Success is safe to many beneficial insects, making it a valuable control tool and perfect fit in integrated pest management systems, especially for brassica transplants.
A Revolutionary Bio-Insecticide
Success is effective on target insects through both ingestion and contact exposure. Research trials have shown that it acts within minutes, causing the exposed insect to stop feeding.
Complete control of exposed insects is generally expected within one to three days — comparable with other synthetic insect control products and much faster than most traditional biologicals. Yet, Success provides up to five weeks of control when applied as a drench application.
Spinosad drench application methodology
Success insecticide must reach the roots of brassica plants in order to be effective against cabbage maggots. Follow the below application guidelines:
• Water the plant first to prevent the leaves from absorbing Success
• Apply 12.5ml of Success per 1000 plants
• After application, water again to ensure the product reaches the roots
• Success should be applied 24 hours to the plants before being transplanted
• Please refer to the label for more information
Why Use Success?
Now registered for drench application in brassica crops, Success insecticide is a perfect addition to any integrated pest management system.
Success is active on several important insects, with a unique mode of action, and is safe to beneficial insects, in addition to possessing an excellent environmental profile in terms of safety to humans, mammals, birds, aquatic organisms and groundwater.
The active ingredient in Success is spinosad, the first of a revolutionary class of insect control products called Naturalyte. These insect control products are natural metabolites derived from living organisms.
To learn more about Success insecticide, please visit: https://www.corteva.ca/en/products-and-solutions/crop-protection/success.html.