Jan 11, 2017
Field trials substantiate efficacy of Radiant SC insecticide

Resolve in 2017 to proactively strike against thrips and other early-season pests with a rotation treatment that begins with Radiant SC Insecticide.

“Radiant SC insecticide stops insect feeding within seconds, and most are dead within a few hours. Radiant also helps preserve populations of beneficial insects that are so important to IPM programs,” said Kevin Sheaffer, Dow AgroSciences.

It takes as little as two weeks for thrips larvae to develop into adults, begin to eat away at your yield and vector diseases. Fast knockdown of thrips and other early-season pests is critical for a successful season-long insect control program.

The unique chemistry of Radiant makes it the ideal foundation for the vegetable grower’s Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program, according to Dow AgroSciences.

On growers’ radar in 2017 are recent population explosions of the diamondback moth. The pest threatens Southeastern cole crops and may be to blame for stunted growth, contamination and reduced profitability of these crops.

Researchers documented a more than 30 percent increase in marketable cabbage heads and at least 50 percent greater insect control with the combined treatment of a dual Radiant and Rimon insecticide program compared to a single-mode- of-action treatment, according to a recent University of Georgia study.

“Because the diamondback moth is a ‘super pest’ with documented resistance to several modes of action, rotating chemistries is critical to managing insecticide resistance,” said Sheaffer.

Radiant offers consistent season-long control of tough-to- control insects, including thrips, loopers, armyworms, leafminers and diamondback moths, while its translaminar activity controls targeted insects outside of the direct line of spray. Radiant also has a short preharvest interval and four-hour re-entry.

For more information, visit www.radiantinsecticide.com.

Source: Dow AgroSciences

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