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Lumiderm insecticide seed treatment now registered for soybeans

Mississauga, ON - The seed treatment technology that enhanced insect control in canola will soon be available to soybean growers.

Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, today announced that the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) in Canada has granted approval for the registration of Lumiderm® insecticide seed treatment for soybeans for control of bean leaf beetle and soybean aphid. Lumiderm®  will be commercially available for 2019 spring planting.

"Bean leaf beetle and soybean aphid are both economically significant pests of soybean, and growers have been looking for new tools to manage them," said Travis Schoonbaert, category leader, Seed Applied Technology at Corteva Agriscience™. "Lumiderm® provides effective, reliable control of soybean aphid and bean leaf beetle. Overall, Lumiderm® offers a higher level of performance that will give growers confidence at planting time and peace of mind during the early part of the growing season."

Lumiderm® seed treatment provides soybean seedlings with extended protection against bean leaf beetle and soybean aphid. Protecting vulnerable seedlings from these two damaging insects leads to more uniform and healthier plant stands, allowing the crop to achieve its maximum yield potential at harvest. Lumiderm® contains a unique Group 28 insecticide that helps growers manage the threat of resistance, and has a favourable environmental profile.

Source : Corteva Agriscience