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New insecticidal active ingredient flubendiamide granted regulatory approval in major Asian markets. Product launch strengthens Bayer CropScience’s portfolio in the region
Bayer CropScience AG has been granted regulatory approval for its new insecticidal active ingredient flubendiamide in India. The company plans to launch the new insecticide under the brand name Fame® in 2007. The innovative active ingredient was also recently granted full regulatory approval in the Philippines and Pakistan, where it is marketed as Fenos® and Belt® respectively. Infestation with pests is a major problem in many Asian countries as a result of their climatic conditions. Insecticides therefore represent a significant economic factor for agriculture in the region. Bayer CropScience also expects regulatory approval to be granted for flubendiamide in the United States, Canada, Brazil, Australia and countries of the European Union in 2008.
The active ingredient was jointly developed for global marketing by Bayer and Nihon Nohyaku Co., Ltd., Japan. It belongs to the chemical class of benzenedicarboxamides (BDCA) and can be used to combat caterpillar pests in cotton, fruit and vegetables, nuts, grapes, corn and rice. Flubendiamide exerts a reliable action against a broad spectrum of major pests. Application of flubendiamide to leaves causes the pest to stop feeding immediately, resulting in starvation of the larval or adult insect. Flubendiamide exhibits a fast onset of action, prolonged efficacy and strong rainfast characteristics.
Another benefit for farmers is that the mode of action of this new active ingredient means that it can also be used to combat pests that are resistant to certain conventional insecticides such as pyrethroids, organophosphates, carbamates and benzoylureas. Flubendiamide will be available both in a liquid formulation and as granules.
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Tags: Bayer CropScience AG, flubendiamide, insecticide , Rüdiger Scheitza, Nihon Nohyaku , benzenedicarboxamides
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