XXpireTM, a new insecticide for control of Ornamental Plant Pests from Dow AgroSciences, LLC
A.L. Alexander, J. M. Breuninger, D. L. Loughner, and V. F. Peterson Dow AgroSciences, Indianapolis, IN
XXpireTM is a new combination insecticide being characterized by Dow AgroSciences for the control of plant damaging chewing and sucking insects for use in ornamental nurseries and greenhouses. XXpireTM is a water dispersible granule consisting of a 1:1 ratio of spinetoram to Isoclast (sulfoxaflor). This paper will highlight the research completed to date. When applied just to the point of spray run-off at 2.0 - 3.5 oz/100 gallons of water, XXpireTM provides excellent control of aphids, lepidopterous larvae, lacebug, certain scales, mealybug, whitefly and thrips. Spinetoram is derived by chemically modifying naturally-occurring spinosyns J and L and is a Group 5 insecticide, like spinosad. Isoclast (sulfoxaflor) was discovered by and proprietary to Dow AgroSciences. This chemistry belongs to a new chemical class of insecticides—sulfoximines . Isoclast has a unique mode of action is being developed globally for use on most major crop groups and controls economically important sap-feeding insect pests.