Assail® insecticide, from DuPont Canada, has been approved for control of aphids and Colorado potato beetle in potatoes.

Research shows Assail® gives residual control for two to three weeks on Colorado potato beetle. In addition, it has effective residual control on aphids.

The active ingredient acetamiprid belongs to the neonicotinoid class of insecticides, which disrupt nerve transmission in target insects. Assail® has an anti-feeding effect which prevents pest damage to host plants well before the death of the insect.

Assail® is registered as a Reduced Risk Pesticide with the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA). The product rapidly degrades in the soil, with no concerns about carryover. It is also an excellent tool for Integrated Pest Management, allowing growers to spray if and when they have a pest problem.

Source: Company Release