Corteva launches new insecticide 'Spadin' for aphid control
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Corteva launches new insecticide 'Spadin' for aphid control

Spadin delivers residual control, providing long-lasting protection against aphids

  • By ICN Bureau | December 11, 2023

Corteva Agriscience has launched ‘Spadin 11.7 per cent SC (Isoclast active)’, a new insecticide with a unique mode of action for aphid control.

Spadin’s broad-spectrum activity and excellent residual control makes it an ideal addition to control aphids and protect crops and preserve the yield potential, the company said.

Spadin operates differently from traditional insecticides, providing immediate control of aphids upon contact, ensuring a robust crop which belongs to a novel chemical class known as sulfoximines. Spadin delivers residual control, providing long-lasting protection against aphids even under challenging environmental conditions.

This extended efficacy ensures steady control of aphids. With minimal impact on beneficial insects, it is a sustainable agricultural product that promotes a healthy ecosystem. The insecticide with its favorable environmental profile, degrades rapidly in soil and has very low acute toxicity to fish and mammals which makes Spadin an excellent addition to integrated pest management (IPM) programs and an attractive replacement for other generic insecticides.

Spadin is currently registered for use in wheat, but in future, we shall be getting labels on cotton, green gram and vegetables. It is applied as a foliar spray and is available in both liquid and water-dispersible granule formulations.


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