Dow Releases Low-Odor Insecticide
Dow AgroSciences has received federal registration for LORSBAN Advanced, an insecticide that replaces LORSBAN-4E. It has the same active ingredient as LORSBAN-4E, chlorpyrifos, but differs in that it has a low-odor, water-based formulation. It is registered for use in soybeans, corn, wheat, pome fruit, tree nuts, grapes, citrus, vegetables and other crops. Pest targets include all cutworm species as well as aphids, scale insects, spider mites, citrus psylla, lepidopterous insects and other pests. It also offers tank-mix flexibility and is compatible with miticides, fungicides, nonpressure fertilizer solutions and other insecticides.

Advan to Distribute AgroSource FireWall and FireLine Products
Advan LLC and AgroSource, Inc.  have  announced that AgroSource FireWall 17WP and FireLine 17WP bactericide/fungicide products will be marketed by Advan. ‡FireWall (streptomycin) and FireLine (oxytetracycline) are used to protect fruit trees, vegetable crops, ornamentals and other crops from fire blight, bacterial spot and other bacterial and fungal diseases. Both products are dry, free-flowing wettable powders that can be used in rotation or tank mixes.

Advan is located in the Research Triangle Park region of North Carolina and a wholly owned subsidiary of Sipcam Agro USA, Inc. AgroSource is a privately held company that develops, registers and markets agrochemical products for specialty crop growers.

Mike Krull
Tim Kuechmann

Krull and Kuechmann Join Cheminova
Mike Krull has joined Cheminova, Inc. as herbicide portfolio manager. Most recently, Krull managed the industrial and aquatic herbicide portfolio for BASF Specialty Products and has held various key sales and marketing positions at BASF and American Cyanamid.  He and his family will continue to reside in the Raleigh, N.C. area.  

Industry veteran Tim Kuechmann has also joined Cheminova as area sales manager for the states of Washington, Montana, Oregon and Idaho. He has worked as a crop adviser for G.S. Long and Wilbur Ellis and held a research position with Mobay. He and his family will continue to reside in Mosier, Ore.

Syngenta and Dow Team Up
Syngenta and Dow AgroSciences have formed a research and development agreement to evaluate current and future Dow compounds for incorporation into Syngenta’s seed treatment portfolio. The goal is to target opportunities to maximize crop vigor and yield in field crops and vegetables through synergies between the two companies’ chemistries. Products arising from the collaboration will be commercialized by Syngenta.

MeloCon Now Available in United States
The biopesticide company Certis USA has been granted rights to sell MeloCon bionematicide in the United States by its German manufacturer, Prophyta GmbH. MeloCon contains spores of the naturally occurring fungus Peacilomyces lilacinus and controls several species of nematodes in vegetable, fruit and tuber crops. It is especially effective in controlling cyst, lance, citrus, reniform and root-knot nematodes. The Certis sales team has completed its MeloCon product and nematode training and is now making similar workshops available to its customers.

Brent Cranfill

MANA Hires Cranfill as Area Business Manager
Brent Cranfill has joined MANA’s commercial team as an area business manager,  covering the territory of west Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and southern Colorado. Cranfill will serve customers across the territory, providing channel partners in the area with information and support for MANA’s portfolio of crop protection products. He has worked in sales and service positions with Bayer, Monsanto and BASF. He was also the president of Ag Consulting, Inc. in Edmond, Okla., and has served as a branch and depot manager, respectively, with Wilbur-Ellis and Helena Chemical in southwest Texas. He currently resides in Lubbock, Texas, with his family.


Natural Control
Marrone Organic Innovations, Inc. is offering Regalia SC for the control of both fungal and bacterial diseases in a range of fruit, ornamental and vegetable crops. Regalia SC  prevents disease by switching on the plant’s own natural defense mechanisms, causing it to produce and accumulate higher levels of natural proteins and other compounds that inhibit disease development. This EPA-registered product is an extract of giant knotweed that can be used to control powdery mildew, gummy stem blight, bacterial blight, canker and other crop diseases.