Control of Sweet Potato Whitefly with Applaud® (Buprofezin), a New IGR

John Lublinkhof and Phillip N. Odom


APPLAUD®, containing the active ingredient buprofezin, is an insect growth regulator which interferes with the production of chitin, thereby, interrupting the molting process. It is selective in its activity to Hompoteran species such as whiteflies, leafhoppers, planthoppers and scale insects. APPLAUD is registered in over 50 countries. APPLAUD is being developed in the U.S. with the intention of receiving a registration.

Data show that APPLAUD is very effective against nymphs of the sweet potato whitefly (strain B), Bemisia tabaci. Efficacy improved with plot size. APPLAUD does not have a direct effect on adults. However, indirect effects such as reduced egg lay and hatchability have subsequently shown a reduction of population including adults in larger plot situations. APPLAUD has shown to have essentially no effect on beneficial insects with multiple applications in field situations.

APPLAUD is an insect growth regulator which has the characteristics of being well suited for Integrated Pest Management and Resistance Management.

Reprinted from Proceedings of the 1994 Beltwide Cotton Conferences pg. 1122
©National Cotton Council, Memphis TN

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