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CRT Catalogue Pull-out Feature : CRT Summer 2013 - Tech Update
There’s always better value at CRT. www.crt.com.au There’s always better value at CRT. Crop Protection TechUpdate–Summer2013 Issue 7 Summer 2013 Tech Update TransformTM Insecticide for sucking pests Summer 2013 sees the long awaited launch of Dow® AgroSciences TransformTM Insecticide. Transform is an entirely new systemic insecticide with a unique mode of action for the control of sap-feeding insects. Transform controls aphids, mirids, scale insects, mealy bugs and whiteflies and has activity on some thrips and other bugs such as green vegetable bug. Transform will be launched into key markets including cotton, vegetables, cereals, canola, trees and vines. The cotton season will provide the first chance for Dow AgroSciences to show the strengths of Transform to Australian farmers. Since the introduction of GM cotton, growers have had to deal with a different — but still challenging — pest spectrum. Growers are now looking for an insecticide which is efficacious on mirids and thrips but one that will not flare mites and will have minimal effect on beneficial predators — and Transform fits the bill perfectly. Transform has a unique mode of action, to which there is no known resistance, and provides a much-needed rotation option. Add to this a wide application window and a short withholding period and Transform seems destined to become a key component in sucking pest control programs in cotton. In the horticulture market, Transform will deliver aphid and greenhouse whitefly control to vegetable growers and aphid, scale, apple dimpling bug and mealy bug control in tree fruit and vines. Troy Hunt, General Manager, WMG Agriservices at Goondiwindi, inspected a Transform trial site on Cotton and was impressed with what he saw. “I was amazed at the results of the Transform compared to the untreated control and the grower’s current insecticide” Troy said. It should have an ideal fit in cotton for mirid and aphid control. In cereals and canola, it’s anticipated Transform will be used by growers who want to control aphids, especially those species that transmit BYDV. One of the key benefits of Transform to the broadacre market is the product’s ability to work in all temperatures and its long residual efficacy. Due to its strong fit in a wide range of crops, Transform will form an integral part of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programs nationwide. We know Broadacre Cropping We know Cotton In this issue: • Management of sucking pests • Effective disease control and resistance management • Broadleaf weed management • Insecticide resistance in Australian Diamondback Moth • Conserving summer rain and soil nutrients • Advancements in adjuvant technology We know Viticulture ®TMTrademark of The Dow Chemical Company (“Dow”) or an affiliated company of Dow.
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