DuPont™ Exirel™ insect control: Novel insecticide for crop protection and optimizing yield in stone and pome fruit in the U.S

Sunday, November 10, 2013: 1:39 PM
Meeting Room 8 AB (Austin Convention Center)
Amanda Koppel , Field Development, DuPont Crop Protection, Richland, WA
Norman D. McKinley , Dupont Crop Protection, Salem, OR
Michael Doerr , DuPont Crop Protection, Wilmington, DE
Donald D. Ganske , DuPont Crop Protection, Winchester, VA
Marsha Martin , DuPont Crop Protection, Columbus, OH
Greg Hanning , DuPont Crop Protection, Palmyra, NY
Hector E. Portillo , DuPont Crop Protection, Newark, DE
I. Billy Annan , DuPont Crop Protection, Newark, DE
Juan M. Alvarez , DuPont Crop Protection, Palmyra, NY
Exirel™ insect control is a novel insecticide based on the active ingredient Cyazypyr™ (DPX-HGW86, cyantraniliprole), that belongs to the second anthranilic diamide insecticide group discovered by DuPont™ .  Exirel™ is the first product in its class of chemistry that controls a cross-spectrum of insect pests including Lepidoptera, dipteran leafminers, fruit flies, beetles, whiteflies, thrips, aphids, leafhoppers, psyllids, and weevils, while conserving key predators and parasitoids.  Exirel™ selectively activates the ryanodine receptor in insect muscles resulting in paralysis and rapid inhibition of feeding.  Exirel™ has been optimized for foliar use, demonstrating excellent translaminar movement.  Data on the efficacy of Exirel™ on stone and pome fruit pests, and ultimately crop yield benefits, will be discussed.

KEY WORDS: Exirel™, Cyazypyr™, feeding inhibition, cherries, apples, crop protection