What is Isoclast™ active?
Discovered by and proprietary to Dow AgroSciences, Isoclast™ active is a new insecticide developed to manage hard-to-control and economically important sap-feeding insect pests. Isoclast provides excellent knockdown and residual control and is highly effective at low use rates.
How it works?
Because of its translaminar action, Isoclast™ active protects the entire plant leaf (not just the side sprayed), which helps control pests hidden in the crop canopy or on the undersides of leaves. Isoclast is also an excellent rotation partner within insect resistance management programmes.
Available data on Isoclast indicates a broad lack of cross-resistance in many sap-feeding insect strains resistant to other insecticides. In the field, Isoclast controls insect populations known to be resistant to older types of insecticides such as neonicotinoids, carbamates, organophosphates and pyrethroids.
Good fit with IPM programmes
When applied at proposed field-use rates, Isoclast™ active causes no harm to natural enemy populations, such as assassin bugs, big-eyed bugs, braconid wasps, green lacewings, lady beetles, minute pirate bugs and spiders. No evidence of outbreaks of secondary insect or mite pests (often called “flaring”) has been observed. Isoclast is a valuable rotation partner with other chemistries and has a robust lack of cross resistance with existing insecticides.
Isoclast has been used in millions of hectares worldwide over several growing seasons with no reported harm to honey bees.