BASF submits registration request for new insecticide

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BASF recently submitted a registration request for Inscalis, a novel insecticidal active ingredient that controls piercing and sucking insects. Among those are whiteflies, aphids, psyllids, scales and leafhoppers.

The first tier of registrations, expected in 2019 pending regulatory approval, are for vegetables, fruit, row crops and ornamentals.

The insecticide belongs to the pyropenes class of chemistry.

It was co-developed with Japanese company Meiji Seika Pharma Co. Ltd. and is expected to be marketed as both a stand-alone and mixing partner.

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