Control of Aphids and Whiteflies with CGA-215944

B. W. Minton, W. W. Bachman, N. D. Ngo, D. V. Allemann


CGA-215944 (proposed common name: pymetrozine) represents a novel class of chemistry and a new mode of action. It is currently being developed worldwide by Ciba-Geigy Corporation for control of sucking insects in cotton, vegetables, deciduous fruits and nuts, and other crops. Control of cotton aphids is achieved at rates of 50-100 g ai/Ha and sweetpotato whiteflies at 200-300 g ai/Ha. Due to its unique mode of action, there is no cross resistance with conventional insecticides. CGA-215944 has excellent selectivity on beneficials and will be especially useful in Integrated Pest Management programs. It also has very favorable toxicological and environmental properties.

Reprinted from Proceedings of the 1994 Beltwide Cotton Conferences pp. 1016 - 1017
©National Cotton Council, Memphis TN

[Main TOC] | [TOC] | [TOC by Section] | [Search] | [Help]
Previous Page [Previous] [Next] Next Page
Document last modified Sunday, Dec 6 1998