XXpireTM, a new insecticide for control of Ornamental Plant Pests from Dow AgroSciences, LLC

Tuesday, March 4, 2014: 11:15 AM
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Anita Alexander , Turf and Ornamental Southern US, Dow AgroSciences, Lawrenceville, GA
James Breuninger , Dow AgroSciences, Indianapolis, IN
Daniel Loughner , Turf & Ornamental, DowAgroSciences, Lawrenceville, NJ
Vanelle Peterson , Turf & Ornamental, Dow AgroSciences LLC, Mulino, OR
XXpireTM, a new insecticide from Dow Agro Sciences for control of Ornamental Plant Pests

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.

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