Dow AgroSciences Tuesday announced that U.S. regulatory authorities have approved the new insecticidal active ingredient, sulfoxaflor to be marketed in the U.S. as Transform and Closer.
The U.S. registration, and the recent Canadian registration, are the result of a Global Joint Review which also includes Australia. Australian sulfoxaflor registration is expected by third quarter 2013. South Korea, Panama, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Guatemala have already registered sulfoxaflor and additional global registrations are expected in the near future.
Sulfoxaflor belongs to a novel chemical class called sulfoximines invented by Dow AgroSciences and offers control of many important sap-feeding insect pests. It can be used in a large number of major crops, including cotton, soybean, citrus, pome/stone fruit, nuts, grapes, potatoes, vegetables and strawberries.
"Sulfoxaflor is an ideal addition to Integrated Pest Management programs. Its unique mode of action provides fast-acting control of harmful pests. Moreover, research data on sulfoxaflor continues to demonstrate lack of cross-resistance with other insecticides," says Daniel R. Kittle, vice president, Research and Development, Dow AgroSciences. "
In 2012 Dow AgroSciences launched sulfoxaflor in South Korea and received a U.S. Section 18 Emergency Use Label in cotton.