CloserTM SC: a new insecticide for the control of sap-feeding insects in citrus and vegetables in Florida

Tuesday, March 4, 2014: 3:15 PM
Greenbrier (Embassy Suites Greenville Golf & Conference Center)
James D. Thomas , Dow AgroSciences, Indianapolis, IN
Alejandro Calixto , Dow AgroSciences LLC, Wesley Chapel, FL
Anthony W. Weiss , Dow AgroSciences, Brandon, FL
Joe E. Eger , Dow AgroSciences, Tampa, FL
Luis Gomez , Dow AgroSciences, Indianapolis, IN
Melissa Willrich Siebert , Dow AgroSciences, Greenville, MS
Linda Lindenberg , Dow AgroSciences LLC, Greenville, MS
Scott Houk , Dow AgroSciences LLC, Estero, FL
Closer™ (Sulfoxaflor) is a new insecticide that belongs to an unique chemical class (4C sulfoxamines) that exhibits lacking of cross resistance to neonicotinoids, provides fast knockdown and extended residual control of selected sap-feeding insects and that rapidly suppresses feeding. Given these unique characteristics Closer™ will play a significant role in the control of the Asian Citrus Psyllid by reducing the risk of acquisition and transmission of the Huanglongbing (HLB; citrus greening) and the prevention and/or management of insecticide resistance. Closer™ was granted federal registration in May 2013 and state registration in June 2013.