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New SP insecticide unique point of difference

Published on 18/09/2013

This new synthetic pyrethroid (SP) insecticide contains 50g/kg of the active ingredient lambda-cyhalothrin.
But unlike any other product with the same active currently available, Kaiso 50WG is formulated as an emulsifiable granule, not an emulsifiable concentrate (EC) or suspension concentrate (SC).
This is the result of a long-running global collaboration by Nufarm formulation specialists, and features the company’s revolutionary Sorbietechnology which allows an EC to be loaded onto a dispersable granule, thus combining the benefits of each type of formulation in one product.
"In other words Kaiso 50WG has all the user friendly handling and mixing attributes of a WG, including stability, volumetric measuring and enhanced operator safety e.g. no splash, non flammable and easy clean up if spilt, but it functions with the same efficacy parameters as an EC formulation when it is mixed with water,” says Nufarm's development manager Alan Cliffe.
Manufactured at Nufarm’s Otahuhu site on equipment that was commissioned as part of the company's manufacturing upgrade in 2011, the new product has been extensively trialled and commercialised in Europe, United States and South America across a wide range of crop and insect pest species.
"Much of this work indicates it performs better than many of the competitor products it was tested against including products commonly used in NZ,” Cliffe says.
The biggest market in NZ will be for aphid control in cereals, but it will also be a valuable option for control many insect pests in
maize, onions, vegetable and forage brassicas and other fruit and vegetable crops.
Nufarm is also continuing to develop Kaiso for use in other crops.
For more detail phone your Nufarm area manager.

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