ESA Southeastern Branch Meeting Online Program

87 DuPont™ Exirel™ and Verimark™ insect control: Novel insecticides for crop protection and optimizing yield in Florida citrus

Tuesday, March 5, 2013: 8:42 AM
Governor Room (Hilton Baton Rouge)
Joshua Temple , DuPont Crop Protection, Bradenton, FL
Stanley S. Royal , DuPont Crop Protection, Girard, GA
James E. Taylor , DuPont Crop Protection, St. Petersburg, FL
Rachel Cameron , DuPont Crop Protection, Newark, DE
Philip A. Stansly , Southwest Florida Research and Education Center, University of Florida, IFAS, Immokalee, FL
Barry C. Kostyk , Department of Entomology, Southwest Florida Research and Education Center, Immokalee, FL
Hector E. Portillo , DuPont Crop Protection, Newark, DE
I. Billy Annan , DuPont Crop Protection, Newark, DE
Juan M. Alvarez , DuPont Crop Protection, Newark, DE
Exirel™ and Verimark™ 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™ .  Exirel™ and Verimark™ 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 citrus pests such as the Asian citrus psyllid, including suppression of disease transmission and other crop benefits will be discussed.