With its new mode of action, DuPont™ Prevathon® is capable of controlling pests resistant to other insecticides, while selectively conserving beneficial insects like bees and lady bugs – thus making it an excellent addition to Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programs.
When DuPont™ Prevathon® is applied on crops, pests quickly stop feeding, and farmers experience nearly immediate crop protection. The product is long lasting and rainfast, meaning it works under a range of growing conditions.
The U.S.-based Research & Development magazine honored Rynaxypyr®, the key ingredient of Prevathon®, as one of the 100 most innovative new products introduced in 2008. Rynaxypyr® sets a new standard for insecticides because of its high efficacy matched with an excellent environmental profile with respect to mammals, fish and birds. With its favorable profile and recommended low use rates, DuPont™ Prevathon® insecticide, powered by Rynaxypyr®, makes a sound choice for growers, farm workers and the environment.
“DuPont will continue to reinvent itself in the agricultural marketplace. Whether it’s launching new products from our promising pipeline or developing new answers to the changing needs of today’s farmers, we are building momentum in our strategy to advance agriculture and enhance sustainable food production and security,” added Le Dat Thanh.
The registration of DuPont™ Prevathon® is a key milestone in bringing the benefits of products powered by Rynaxypr® to Vietnamese rice farmers. The first sales of the new insecticide were recorded in 2007 in the Philippines and Indonesia. To date, products powered by Rynaxypyr® have been registered in over twenty countries around the world.
In Vietnam, DuPont™ Prevathon® insecticide is available as a suspension concentrate (SC) in 15-ml sachets for rice crop applications and in 25-ml sachets for vegetables. It is registered for use on rice and cabbages in Vietnam.