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Abstract

RUNNER - a new ROHM and HAAS insecticide from the group MAC for the control of broad range of Lepidoptera pests.

Abstract

A group of insecticides moulting accelerating compounds (MAC) which control the pests with acceleration/induction of moulting of Lepidoptera, is the new group of insecticides disclosed by ROHM and HAAS. The most known product is Mimic/Confirm (tebufenozide) and a little less known MACH 2 (halofenozide). The newest product from this group is on the basis of a.i. metoxiphenozide, with the commercial name, RUNNER. RUNNER is an insecticide with the extremely favourable ecotoxicological properties even better than tebufenozide. RUNNER has been registered in USA when it received registration by quick procedure last year for use in cotton and pome fruits. By EPA opinion, it is an interesting alternative to organophosphate products and inhibitors of insect development. RUNNER has been tested in our country the first time last year and showed extremely high efficacy in controlling of Eupoecilia ambiguella, Lobesia botrana and Cydia molesta [Grapholita molesta]. RUNNER distinguishes from the previous product referring the washing off, rate, time of action and time of use flexibility. It is used for the control of Lobesia botrana and E. ambiguella on the vine plant, Cydia pomonella, Adoxophyes orana, Pandemis spp., C. molesta, Anarsia lineatella, C. funebrana, Leucoptera scitella [Leucoptera malifoiella], Pieris brassicae and Agrotis spp. larvae on cabbage and leafy vegetables. In the lecture, the properties, possibilities for the use and results of trials in Slovenia and abroad have been described.