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Naturalyte Insect Control

G.D. Thompson, P.W. Borth, R.M. Huckaba, T.C. Sparks, J.D. Busacca, B.A. Nead, L.G. Peterson, D.J. Porteous, M.C. Shaw, J.M. Richardson, J.R. Winkle


Naturalyte insect control is the name for DowElanco's new proprietary biologically based Insect Control Products. They are the result of a long dedicated effort to discover biological based products which have broad application in agriculture. Naturalytes are defined as naturally produced metabolites from living organisms that selectively control pests. To qualify within DowElanco's naturalyte class, the metabolites must possess a high level of efficacy that is equivalent or superior to commercial standards and at the same time possess human and environmental compatibility that is equivalent to that provided by most biological products. The common name of the active ingredient of the first product in the naturalyte class is spinosad. Spinosad received approval for a 1995 Experimental Use Permit (EUP) that resulted in over 100 evaluations of the product. These trials demonstrated that spinosad couples the efficacy of synthetic insecticides with the environmental compatibility of biologicals.

Reprinted from Proceedings of the 1996 Beltwide Cotton Conferences pp. 758 - 759
©National Cotton Council, Memphis TN

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