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Insecticide Receives Formula Upgrade

March 10, 2012
By: Rhonda Brooks, Farm Journal Seeds & Production Editor

Vulcan insecticide, developed and manufactured by MANA Crop Protection, has received approval by the Environmental Protection Agency for its new chlorpyrifos formulation, labeled for corn, soybeans, wheat and other crops. The formulation provides fast insect knockdown with the high levels of control found in emulsifiable concentrate (EC)–based chlorpyrifos formulations.

Vulcan’s low odor increases ease of handling and convenience in comparison to previous chlorpyrifos delivery platforms, according to Keith Miller, product manager for the company.

"While various ECs are effective in delivering insect control, use of these products is on the decline due to new and pending pesticide regulations," he says. "As one of the first advanced chlorpyrifos products of its kind, Vulcan minimizes environmental concerns by reducing impact on air quality, which is an important characteristic for the agrochemical community as a whole."

Chlorpyrifos, the active ingredient in Vulcan, is a proven and widely used pesticide for fast-acting and efficacious control of yield-robbing insects.

MANA has announced plans to launch eight new formulations of proven products that are currently in its portfolio by 2013.

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FEATURED IN: Farm Journal - March 2012
RELATED TOPICS: Corn, Soybeans, Wheat, Crops, Inputs

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