DuPont™ Verimark™ and Exirel™ insect control: Novel insecticides for crop protection and optimizing yield in leafy vegetables in the U.S

Tuesday, November 12, 2013: 1:42 PM
Meeting Room 17 B (Austin Convention Center)
Hugo T. Ramirez , Dupont Crop Protection, Visalia, CA
Wayne J. Steele , DuPont Crop Protection, Fresno, CA
Danny M. Tamayo , DuPont Crop Protection, Yuma, AZ
Travis Hill , DuPont Crop Protection, Paso Robles, CA
Hector E. Portillo , DuPont Crop Protection, Newark, DE
I. Billy Annan , DuPont Crop Protection, Newark, DE
Juan Alvarez , DuPont Crop Protection, Newark, DE
Verimark™  and Exirel™ insect control are novel insecticides based on the active ingredient Cyazypyr™ (DPX-HGW86, cyantraniliprole) that belong to the second anthranilic diamide insecticides discovered by DuPont™.  Verimark™  and Exirel™ are the first products in its class of chemistry that control 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™ and Verimark™ selectively activate 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.  Verimark™ has been optimized for soil applications to deliver consistent upward root systemicity.  Data on the efficacy of Exirel™ and Verimark™ on key pests of leafy vegetables and crop yield benefits will be discussed.