MANA introduces Voxien next-generation EC formulation
MANA introduced Voxien, its EC formulation technology that has been under development for more than seven years and available in limited pilot products for two years. As a response to the changing demands of consumers plus scrutiny from regulatory agencies regarding pesticide formulations, MANA engineered this formulation technology to simultaneously deliver superior efficacy of conventional active ingredients along with unique environmental- and consumer-based attributes that are important to today’s market-savvy growers. While some manufacturers have turned to SC formulations, many products simply perform better as EC formulations, which is why MANA chose a different route. Products formulated with Voxien technology – ABBA Ultra, Vulcan and Paradigm insecticides – underwent an extensive field-testing program against similar SC products and older EC formulations.
“The results have been nothing but impressive,” said Dave Downing, MANA brand leader. “Customers are often concerned with formulation changes, but with Voxien their reaction has been one of praise. The brands containing Voxien technology have been available in targeted geographies and limited quantities for a couple of years, so many growers are familiar with their exceptional performance. Growers are excited because these brands help them tell an on-farm sustainability story and provide best in class pest control. Sustainability is critical for many growers as their buyers demand a better understanding of how they farm and steward the land.”
Voxien sets a new standard in formulation technology by encompassing grower- and consumer-friendly benefits, including lower product emissions and improved handler safety features such as lower odor, fewer personal protective equipment requirements and/or reduced EPA-designated signal words. ABBA Ultra, Vulcan and Paradigm are EPA-approved and comply with emissions potential standards set by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation. Each delivers improved handling characteristics and performs as well or better than the market standard for the same active ingredient.
“When people associate Voxien with these already proven products, they’ll know they’re getting dependable performance with improved handling and safety features,” said Downing. “Plus, growers won’t have to switch to other products when the proposed clean air standards are enacted because Voxien products already comply with the regulations.”