Corteva launches sustainable insecticide to support over 80 crops
Entrust Organic to help organic growers manage pest problems
Corteva has launched a new insecticide Entrust Organic in response to the growing demand In Australia for softer and sustainable product for its organic certification, favorable environmental profile making it ideally suited to many Integrated Pest Management (IPM) systems.
A naturally derived product based on metabolites produced by fermentation of a naturally occurring soil organism, it has received regulatory approval by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) in July 2020.
Corteva’s Marketing Manager for Horticulture and Insecticide Nick Koch, said, “Entrust organic belongs to a unique insecticide group known as the ‘Spinosyns’, a group 5 insecticide for resistance management, shared only by two other products, Success Neo and Delegate insecticide”.
“The introduction of Entrust Organic offers organic growers a new resistance management tool for the selective control of some of Australia’s most damaging pests. As with all insecticides it is beholden on users to rotate between different chemical Modes of Action (MoA) in accordance with label directions to prevent the onset of resistance,” he added.
Entrust Organic offers growers’ effective control of several damaging Lepidoptera species including Diamondback moth, Heliothis, Cluster caterpillar, Light brown apple moth and many other caterpillar pests including loopers. It also controls Western flower thrip, leaf miner and Cherry slugs (Diptera).
With more 80 registered crops to choose from, It is suitable for crops including brassica vegetables, cucurbits, culinary herbs, vegetables (fruiting, leafy, root, tuber, stalk and stem), legumes, avocados, berries, citrus, grapes, pomefruit, stone fruit, and tropical fruit crops