The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has granted Dow AgroSciences a new label registration for Closer insecticide for the control of Campylomma verbasci (mullein bug) effective immediately. This means Canadian apple growers now have full access to a highly effective product for pest control.
“Closer has always been known for its targeted and quick control of aphids and other orchard pests,” explains Tyler Groeneveld, category leader, horticulture with Corteva Agriscience, which is the agriculture division of DowDuPont.
“With this registration, growers can have even greater confidence in the quality and efficacy of Closer on apples when outbreaks occur as well as for resistance management.”
Closer insecticide, powered by Isoclast active, is a revolutionary product ideal for control of both resistant and non-resistant pests, delivering the active ingredient sulfoxaflor, which is classified by the Insecticide Resistance Action Committee as the sole member of IRAC Subgroup 4C sulfoximines. The active ingredient moves quickly through the plant to deliver excellent systemic and translaminar activity. Pests are controlled both through contact and by ingestion, resulting in fast knockdown and residual control.
Closer is highly selective and has minimal impact on beneficial insects. The properties and overall spectrum of activity of Closer insecticide makes it an excellent fit for treatment when outbreaks occur as well as part of Integrated Pest Management Programs (IPM) to minimize flare-ups.
Source: Corteva Agriscience May 15, 2018 news release