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Bayer CropScience launches a new insecticide that respects the useful fauna
July 6, 2009
has released the new product Oberon, an insecticide for horticultural crops (tomatoes, peppers, aubergines, Cucurbits, Jewish green) strawberries and ornamental plants.It's a plant that combines a high efficiency for contact against white fly and various groups of mites with a selective action, since that respect most of the useful faúna that is used today in most of the horticultural crops. The product has no effect on auxiliary insects used as predators of other pathogens or as pollinators (bees and bumblebees).
The active material of Oberon, the substance Spiromesifen, belongs to a new chemical family: tetrónico acid derivatives, which have a mode of action different from the rest of the products marketed to date against pests, having generated the new 23 group in the classification modes of action IRACknown as 'Inhibitors of acetyl CoA Carboxylase'. Spiromesifen acts at the synthesis of lipids.