7/12/2019

Transform® WG Insecticide Receives Expanded Federal EPA Registration

Chemistry Effectively Controls Sap-feeding Insects in Crops, Including Soybeans, Corn

INDIANAPOLIS — Today, Corteva Agriscience offers farmers another tool to control destructive insects by announcing an expanded federal label from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for Transform® WG insecticide with Isoclast active. Eight new crops, including corn and alfalfa, are on the expanded label, which also restores the previously labeled use for soybeans and cotton.

With a distinct chemistry and mode of action, Transform® WG insecticide selectively controls sap-feeding insects without disrupting beneficial insects that help limit aphids and other pests. The distinctive chemistry of Transform® WG insecticide offers both systemic and translaminar activity, providing excellent residual control of aphids and several other sap-feeding insects through both contact and ingestion.

“Availability of Transform WG insecticide is much welcomed news for soybean growers,” said Bridgette Readel, Market Development Specialist, Corteva Agriscience. “The new and distinct mode of action will play a pivotal role in efforts to inhibit the increasing incidence of insect resistance to current insecticides. Transform will provide soybean growers with a viable and effective alternative.” 

In large numbers, soybean aphids can reduce plant vigor and growth, reducing yields as much as 50% in outbreak years. In the Upper Midwest and Northern Plains, soybean aphids are likely to cause the most injury during reproductive growth stages, typically mid-July through late August. Growers are encouraged to scout for signs of soybean aphid damage that may include leaf puckering and the appearance of dark, sooty mold fungus as well as reduced pod and seed counts.

Transform® WG insecticide does not flare mites and offers application flexibility since it can be foliar-applied via ground or air at low use rates. With effective control at low use rates, Transform® WG insecticide is a cost-effective treatment option. The short re-entry preharvest interval allows growers to get back in the field with minimal downtime.

Transform® WG insecticide with Isoclast active is the only Insecticide Resistance Action Committee (IRAC) Group 4C insecticide on the market, an effective resistance management option for soybean growers. A favorable environmental profile is an additional benefit of Transform® WG insecticide.

Growers should check with their individual state regulatory agency or retailer to confirm that Transform® WG insecticide is approved for use in their state. For more information, visit www.corteva.us.

About Corteva Agriscience
Corteva Agriscience provides farmers around the world with the most complete input portfolio in the industry to enable them to maximize yield and profitability — including some of the most recognized brands in agriculture: Pioneer®, Granular®, Brevant seeds, as well as award-winning Crop Protection products — while bringing new products to market through its robust pipeline of active chemistry and technologies. The company is committed to working with stakeholders throughout the food system as it fulfills its promise to enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume, ensuring progress for generations to come. Corteva Agriscience became an independent public company on June 1, 2019, and was previously the Agriculture Division of DowDuPont. More information can be found at www.corteva.com.

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Contacts
Kacey Birchmier
Corteva Agriscience
515-535-6149
kacey.birchmier@corteva.com

Elizabeth Astin
Bader Rutter
262-938-5490
eastin@bader-rutter.com