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EPA Approves DuPont Insecticide

The Environmental Protection Agency recently approved the registration of DuPont’s Prevathon for insect control. The insecticide will offer control on worms for cotton and corn producers, according to a company announcement.

Pending state approvals for producers across the Cotton and Corn Belts, the breakthrough mode of action provides protection against European corn borer, cotton bollworm, beet armyworm, fall armyworm, saltmarsh caterpillar, southern armyworm, corn earworm and western yellowstriped armyworm.

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Ricky Lord Joins Cheminova Sales Staff

Ricky Lord has joined Cheminova, Inc., as Area Sales Manager for the East Coast states.

Prior to joining Cheminova, he spent 15 years at Chemtura as both senior sales representative and account manager. Before that, he worked with UAP in sales and as the branch manager of UAP’s Swainsboro, Ga., location. Lord currently serves on the board of the Georgia Plant Food Educational Society (GPFES) and is a past president of the Georgia Crop Production Alliance (GCPA).

Lord holds an agronomy degree from the University of Georgia, and he and his wife, Maria, have three children and one grandchild. They will continue to reside in Laurens County, Ga.

DuPont Adds Three To Staff

DuPont Crop Protection has added three key account managers to support its customers with distribution and retail businesses. Alison Williams and Robert Rainey have joined DuPont to take on new positions in key account management, while Som Somasundaram, a DuPont veteran, has accepted a new position within DuPont Crop Protection.

Williams will work with Crop Production Services, Inc. (CPS), from her base in Memphis, Tenn. Rainey will be based in Lakewood, Colo., and address the needs of the Helena Chemical Company organization. Somasundaram will serve customers, including Growmark and Winfield Solutions, LLC.

Syngenta Enters Into Global Partnership

Syngenta has announced that it has entered into an exclusive global technology partnership with Pasteuria Bioscience Inc., a U.S.-based biotechnology company. Under terms of the agreement, the two companies will develop innovative bio-nematicide products based on the naturally occurring soil bacteria Pasteuria spp. This group of bacteria controls nematodes across a broad variety of crops.

Joint development will initially focus on seed treatment products for control of soybean cyst nematodes (SCN) – estimated to cause more than $1 billion in crop losses each year in the United States alone. Syngenta and Pasteuria aim to launch the first product from such collaboration within two years. The addition of Pasteuria will complement Syngenta’s existing Avicta nematicide range.

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