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Introducing DuPont Exirel™ and Verimark™ new insect control products for pest management and optimizing yield in Florida citrus

  • Author(s): Portillo, Hector E.;
  • Royal, Stanley S.;
  • Taylor, James E.;
  • Temple, Joshua H.;
  • Truszkowski, Alex T.;
  • Mares, Joseph T.;
  • Cameron, Rachel A.;
  • Annan, I. Billy;
  • Alvarez, Juan M.
  • et al.

DuPont™ Exirel™ and Verimark™ insect control contain DuPont™ Cyazypyr™ insecticide, the second active ingredient from the anthranilic diamide class of chemistry, and the first to control a cross-spectrum of insect pests including Lepidoptera, Dipteran leafminers, fruit flies, beetles, whiteflies, thrips, aphids, leafhoppers, psyllids and weevils, while conserving key predators and parasitoids.  Exirel™ and Verimark™ deliver a novel mode of action that impacts insect behavior by impairing muscle function.  Intoxicated insects stop feeding rapidly, resulting in excellent plant protection.  Exirel™ is designed for foliar applications to optimize leaf penetration and spray coverage.  Exirel™ applied at the major flush periods provides excellent protection against Asian citrus psyllid adult and nymphs and citrus leafminer for extended periods, generally 3-4 weeks.

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