Powered by Rynaxypyr®, New DuPont™ Altacor® and Coragen® Receive Key North America Registrations
Fruit, Vegetable Growers to Benefit from Management of Costly Pests
Wilmington, Del., May 2, 2008 - DuPont has received registration approvals from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Canada Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) for DuPont™ Altacor® and DuPont™ Coragen®, two new insecticides that offer growers long-lasting control of a wide range of important pests. Altacor® and Coragen® are powered by DuPont™ Rynaxypyr®, a new breakthrough mode of action insecticide that delivers fast-acting and long-lasting protection to help growers achieve high-quality, high-yielding fruit and vegetable crops.
“These registrations for Altacor® and Coragen® mark the beginning of a new horizon in pest control for DuPont customers,” said James C. Collins, vice president and general manager -- DuPont Crop Protection. “Over the next several years, DuPont will continue to reinvent itself in the agricultural marketplace. Whether it’s launching new products from our promising pipeline or developing new answers to the changing needs of today’s growers, we are building momentum in our strategy to advance agriculture and give growers better answers faster than ever before.”
Rynaxypyr® has an outstanding environmental profile, making both Altacor® and Coragen® an excellent fit in integrated pest management programs. The new technology provides highly effective control of target pest species at low use rates, but with minimal impact on beneficial species.
U.S. and Canada registrations of these products is a key DuPont milestone in bringing the benefits of products based on Rynaxypyr® to North American fruit and vegetable producers. The first sales of the new insecticide products were recorded in 2007 in the Philippines and Indonesia, and progress is being made on product registrations in many other countries.
Altacor® is registered for use in grapes and pome fruit crops such as apples, and stone fruit crops such as peaches and cherries. Coragen® is registered for use on a wide range of vegetable crops, including lettuce, peppers and tomatoes.
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