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

Tuesday, November 12, 2013: 2:06 PM
Meeting Room 17 B (Austin Convention Center)
James E. Taylor , DuPont Crop Protection, St. Petersburg, FL
Stanley S. Royal , DuPont Crop Protection, Girard, GA
Glenn G. Hammes , DuPont Crop Protection, Blairsville, GA
Robert W. Williams , DuPont Crop Protection, Raleigh, ND
Wayne J. Steele , DuPont Crop Protection, Fresno, CA
Stephen F. Colbert , Dupont Crop Protection, Escalon, CA
Clifton Brister , DuPont Crop Protection, Mission, TX
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 tomatoes and peppers, including suppression of disease transmission and ultimately crop yield benefits will be discussed.