Transform® WG Insecticide Approvals Growing

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Cotton and Sorghum Growers Welcome Crucial Pest Control Tool

INDIANAPOLIS – Cotton and sorghum producers are applauding Section 18 emergency use exemptions from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for Transform® WG insecticide. Transform provides growers with an effective tool for controlling sap-feeding pests including major yield-robbers – tarnished plant bug in cotton and sugarcane aphid in sorghum.

States receiving Section 18s for cotton production include: Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and select counties in Alabama. States receiving Section 18s in sorghum include: Alabama, Colorado, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Texas and Virginia.

Applications for Section 18s are pending in additional cotton- and sorghum-producing states.

Transform has shown excellent control of tarnished plant bug, a perennially troublesome cotton pest. Louisiana crop consultant Hank Jones, with RHJ Ag Services, LLC, said the Section 18 emergency use exemptions are crucial for growers.

“Transform is a reliable insecticide that offers great control of a yield-limiting pest,” Jones said. “The reliability Transform offers for controlling tarnished plant bug is unparalleled.”

Without Transform, consultants in many areas would have to rely on multiple applications of other insecticides for control, which are less effective. Having it as an option allows consultants to implement better Integrated Pest Management plans, Jones explained.

Transform® WG insecticide controls pests with both translaminar and systemic activity. It has minimal impact on beneficial insects, and it won’t trigger flare-ups of spider mites or cotton aphids.

“Transform offers consistent performance and an alternate mode of action desperately needed to control the most economically important cotton pest,” said Angus Catchot, Ph.D., an entomologist at Mississippi State University. “If we did not have Transform, we would rely more frequently on organophosphates and carbamates mixed with pyrethroids, which flare secondary pests, requiring even further control measures.”

To learn more about Transform® WG insecticide, visit Transform.Corteva.US.

About Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont
Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP), is intended to become an independent, publicly traded company when 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®, Granular, the newly launched Brevant seeds, as well as award-winning Crop Protection products — while bringing new products to market through our solid pipeline of active chemistry and technologies. More information can be found at www.corteva.com.

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TM ®Trademarks of Dow AgroSciences, DuPont or Pioneer, and their affiliated companies or their respective owners. Transform WG is not registered by U.S. EPA for sale or use on cotton or sorghum. Transform has Section 18 Specific Emergency Exemptions for use on cotton to treat tarnished plant bug and sorghum to treat sugarcane aphid in select states. Applications for Section 18 Specific Emergency Exemptions in additional cotton- and sorghum-producing states may be pending. To learn more about Transform, to see which states or political subdivisions thereof have Section 18 Specific Emergency Exemptions, to see the limitations on the use of Transform under the Section 18 Specific Emergency Exemption labels, and to find a list of retailers that may carry this product under a Section 18 exemption, call 800-258-3033 or email info@dow.com.


Kacey Birchmier
Corteva Agriscience
Agriculture Division of DowDuPont

Elizabeth Astin
Bader Rutter

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Application flexibility allows Transform® WG insecticide to control tarnished plant bug both pre- and post-bloom.

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Use Transform® WG insecticide to battle the devastating sugarcane aphid.