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Sulfoxafl or belongs to a novel chemical class called sulfoximines invented by Dow AgroSciences and offers extremely effective 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. Sulfoxafl or has unique attributes compared with other sap-feeding insecticides providing a signifi cant new tool for growers for many years to come.
“Sulfoxafl or 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 sulfoxafl or continues to demonstrate lack of crossresistance with other insecticides,” said Daniel Kittle, vice president, research and development, Dow AgroSciences. “This innovative new option fits conveniently into growers’ existing programs to help them protect yields in a wide variety of foods and fiber around the globe.”
In 2012, Dow AgroSciences had a successful South Korean launch of sulfoxafl or and had a U.S. Section 18 Emergency Use Label in cotton.
DuPont Pioneer T Series Soybeans
A new series of Pioneer brand soybean products, developed through DuPont Pioneer’s Accelerated Yield Technology (AYT) process, offers North America a broad range of high-yielding varieties. The new line of soybean products, named the T Series and 39 new seed products were available in 2013.
Available in seven maturity groups, T Series products represented the largest number of soybean varieties advanced in a single year by Pioneer. The new T Series varieties succeeded the popular Pioneer Y Series soybeans introduced several years ago.
“The next generation T Series soybean products provide growers a total package that helps them gain the most from every acre,” said Don Schafer, DuPont Pioneer senior marketing manager – soybeans. “A step change from earlier offerings, the T Series is a direct result of the AYT system that allows Pioneer soybean breeders to maximize yield potential, agronomic traits and resistance to yield-robbing pests.”
Employing environment-specific markers to help optimize yields by geography, the AYT process pinpoints native trait genes for increased defensive trait protection and improved pest resistance packages tailored for specific geographies. AYT employs novel trait integration through a proprietary matrix of gene mapping, molecular breeding technologies and intense local field testing.
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