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Posted 16 August 2007. PMN Crop News.

Dow AgroSciences Receives First Global Registration for Spinetoram Insecticide

Delegate WG to be Global Trade Name for Pome Fruit Market Segment

Dow AgroSciences, LLC.

Indianapolis, Indiana (August 10, 2007)–Dow AgroSciences (DAS) continues to implement its strategy of growth through innovative solutions as the company achieved its first global registration of spinetoram, a new spinosyn insecticide compound. The compound, which will be sold globally under the brand name Delegate™ WG in the pome fruit market segment, has achieved registration in New Zealand.


The accelerated registration in New Zealand was the result of excellent teamwork aligned with the industry’s desire for newer, more environmentally compatible products for high value market segments such as apples. The molecule was accepted for expedited review under the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Reduced-Risk Pesticide Program in 2006, with registration of products containing this new active ingredient anticipated in the third quarter of 2007 in the United States and Canada.

“The speed with which we received our first registration is creating a lot of excitement in the marketplace over this new generation of pest control,” says Don Kelley, global product manager, insecticides, for Dow AgroSciences. “Delegate WG will allow growers to protect key high value crops with a new standard of performance and excellent environmental characteristics such as lower use rates and reduced environmental persistence.”

Delegate WG has shown excellent broad spectrum control of significant pests for the tree fruit and tree nut market segments. Especially noteworthy has been the control of codling moth, a major insect pest problem in these segments. In addition, DELEGATE WG provides pome fruit growers with another mode of action to be used in control of codling moth and other internal feeding lepidoptera.

Testing to date has demonstrated spinetoram does not impact most key beneficial insects in tree fruit, tree nut, vine and vegetable crops, is effective at lower use rates compared to most currently available insecticides, and less persistent in the environment compared to older compounds.

Dow AgroSciences LLC, based in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, is a top-tier agricultural company providing innovative crop protection, pest and vegetation management, seed, and agricultural biotechnology solutions to serve the world's growing population. Global sales for Dow AgroSciences, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company, are $3.4 billion. Learn more at

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Kenda Resler Friend
Dow AgroSciences