Dow AgroSciences announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved federal registration for Seeker insecticide with Isoclast active. Seeker provides effective, long-lasting control of troublesome insects such as aphids, beetles and weevils. Seeker has two modes of action that enhance pest control by moving up into new plant growth and throughout the canopy. This provides knockdown of targeted pests with the benefit of extended residual control.
“In university trials, Seeker has demonstrated superb control of key pests in Midwest crops,” said Phil Jost, portfolio market leader for Dow AgroSciences. “Seeker is a reliable insecticide that can work effectively across multiple crops. It will address a wide variety of insect problems across crops with the convenience of one product.”
Seeker will be available for use in soybeans, wheat and canola for the 2014 growing season. Additional crops are anticipated for the future.
Seeker provides insect control through both contact and ingestion activity, and maintains its effectiveness after rainfall or irrigation due to excellent rainfastness. Seeker also does not flare other secondary pests, Jost noted.
In addition, Seeker offers tank-mix compatibility with nutrients, adjuvants and other pesticides, including fungicides. A planned approach of mixing the insecticide with an effective fungicide can help control both insects and diseases with a single application, the company explained.
Isoclast active designates that Seeker contains sulfoxaflor as one of its active ingredients. Isoclast belongs to a novel chemical class called sulfoximines, discovered by Dow AgroSciences, and it offers effective control of many important sap-feeding pests and can be used in a large number of major crops.