Jan 27, 2017
ADAMA rolls out new insecticide for specialty crops

ADAMA received full EPA registration approval for new Cormoran insecticide in November and is now rolling out the insecticide in time for the 2017 season. Cormoran addresses the need for an ovicide/larvicide in pome fruits where the potential for crop damage from insects is present in the early stages of fruit growth, and persists throughout the growing season, according to the company.

The dual mode insecticide provides knockdown and residual control of a broad range of insect pests ranging from codling moth to pear psylla, leafroller and more, according to ADAMA. This dual mode of action specifically targets both the egg and larva stages of target pests.

“Longer acting protection of high value crops also helps ensure better return on investment on crops where Cormoran is applied,” said Dave Downing, Cormoran asset manager.

Early target applications include apples and pears because of the exceptional control

Cormoran provides on codling moth and pear psylla, two common pests on these fruits. It is also labeled on many other crops including berries, brassicas, fruiting vegetables, cotton, potatoes, stone fruit, strawberries and sweet corn for chewing and piercing-sucking insects.

The two modes of action include Groups 15 + 4A. The unique pesticide also exhibits moderate impact on beneficial insects, according to ADAMA.

“Testing for two years in the Pacific northwest and the Northeast demonstrated equal or better control than industry standards for codling moth and pear psylla in pome fruit, while providing broader spectrum control of additional insects in these crops,” said Downing.

Cormoran is provided as a dispersible concentrate. It is available in limited quantities from ADAMA dealers and distributors beginning in February.

For additional information go to ADAMA website, or call the ADAMA hotline at 1-866- 406-6262.

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