Press Release •  3/15/2018

Resumption of Full Availability of Vydate® Brand Insecticide / Nematicide Products

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DuPont Vydate® Brand Insecticide/Nematicide Products Registered for Use in 2018

INDIANAPOLIS — DuPont Crop Protection announces the resumption of full availability of DuPont Vydate® brand insecticide/nematicide products, Vydate® C-LV and Vydate® L, for sale and use during the 2018 growing season. DuPont also announces the establishment of a new product distribution supply chain and retail network that allows retailers to provide growers with access to the proven Vydate® family of products.

“Vydate® products have long been proven to provide consistent control or suppression of several above- and below-ground pests,” said Matt Garrett, product manager for Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont. “Growers have had too few dependable solutions for controlling key pests in fruiting vegetables, cucurbits, onions, potatoes and citrus crops. The return of Vydate® products represents an important control option for growers.”

Vydate® products provide both foliar translaminar and soil systemic activity for top-down and roots-up control of damaging insects, including aphids, mites, thrips, leafminer, weevil, leafhopper and other yield-robbing pests across multiple life stages. DuPont Vydate® brand products also reduce nematode feeding, movement, reproduction and hatching.

In addition, the insecticidal and nematicidal properties of Vydate® products have been shown to enhance plant vigor for a strong start, promoting a healthier, better-quality crop.

“We appreciate the patience and support from retailers, growers and others as we have worked through the required steps to ensure we provide the quality and efficacy they expect from Vydate® brand products,” Garrett said. “With this supply chain in place, we are again able to offer an effective, consistent answer to crop issues due to damaging nematodes and insects.”   

Retailers and growers will have access to updated stewardship training and technical materials that will help them reacquaint themselves with using Vydate® products. In most cases, those will be shared by DuPont personnel, working in concert with retailers. 

Additional information can be found at as it becomes available.

About Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont                 

Corteva Agriscience is currently the agriculture division of DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP) and is intended to become an independent, publicly traded company once the previously announced spinoff is complete by June 2019. The division combines the strengths of DuPont Pioneer, DuPont Crop Protection and Dow AgroSciences. Corteva Agriscience provides growers around the world with the most complete portfolio in the industry—including some of the most recognized brands in agriculture: Pioneer®, Encirca®, the newly launched BrevantSeeds, award-winning Crop Protection products—while bringing new products to market through our solid pipeline of action chemistry and technologies. More information can be found at

DuPont Vydate® brand of insecticide/nematicide products are restricted-use pesticides and are not registered for sale or use in all states. Contact your local DuPont retailer or representative for details and availability in your state. Always read and follow all label directions and precautions for use when using any pesticide alone or in tank-mix combinations. Unless indicated, trademarks with ®TMor SM are trademarks of DuPont or affiliates. ©2018 Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont.