Human health & the environment

Isoclast™ active is classified by European authorities as of no concern to human health. It exhibits low acute mammalian toxicity, is non-genotoxic, non-reprotoxic and non-carcinogenic to humans.

Insecticide use is not only essential to sustainable crop production but also, if used wisely, insecticides can support habitat preservation and species diversity by enabling farmers to optimize the use of water and land.

Isoclast exhibits a strong safety profile which enables farmers to control sap-feeding insect pests whilst remaining considerate of environmental needs. Isoclast active quickly degrades in the soil, has a favourable toxicology and environmental fate profile with low residual toxicity, supporting efforts to protect the environment.

Impact on beneficial insects

Beneficial insects are critical partners to farmers. Bees are vital to the pollination of more than 130 different crops worldwide, while other beneficial insects work as natural, long-term enemies of destructive insect pests on the farm. The challenge is to develop crop protection products that leave in place the beneficial insects while eliminating insects that harm crops.

New insecticides like Isoclast are selective, designed to focus on harmful insects while having a low impact on beneficial organisms. When used according to the label, Isoclast has no harm on beneficial insect populations, including bees.

Isoclast is now registered in over 40 countries and has been used on millions of hectares through all growing seasons. There have been no reports of any adverse effects on bees or pollinators.