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Corteva to Launch New Organic Insecticide ‘Entrust’

Pritam Kashyap
Pritam Kashyap

Corteva Agriscience is set to launch a new organic insecticide named “Entrust” to the Australian market this October for the sustainable product for its organic certification, favourable environmental profile making it ideally suited to many Integrated Pest Management (IPM) systems. 

Entrust organic insecticide is a naturally derived product based on metabolites produced by fermentation of a naturally occurring soil organism, it has received regulatory approval by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) in July 2020.  

Nick Koch, Corteva’s Marketing Manager for Horticulture and Insecticide, said, “Entrust organic belongs to a unique insecticide group known as the ‘Spinosyns’, a group 5 insecticide for resistance management, shared only by two other products, Success Neo and Delegate insecticide”.  

“The introduction of Entrust Organic offers organic growers a new resistance management tool for the selective control of some of Australia’s most damaging pests. As with all insecticides, it is beholden on users to rotate between different chemical Modes of Action (MoA) per label directions to prevent the onset of resistance,” Koch added. 

Entrust Organic offers growers’ effective control of several damaging Lepidoptera species including Diamondback moth, Heliothis, Cluster caterpillar, Light brown apple moth and many other caterpillar pests including loopers. It also controls Western flower thrip, leaf miner and Cherry slugs (Diptera).  

Managing Director ANZ Rob Kaan said, “There is a strong market demand for softer, more sustainable chemistry and we’re responding to that not just by making these new options available, but also phasing out products like Telone and Lorsban (Chlorpyrifos).”  

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