BASF has announced its regulatory dossier submission for a new insecticide active ingredient, Inscalis.
Inscalis is a pioneer solution from a novel chemical class – pyropenes - which offers an alternative mode of action for the control of key insect pests, and provides an essential tool to farmers for use in resistance and integrated pest management programs.
Inscalis controls critical piercing and sucking insect pests, including aphids, whiteflies, psyllids, scales, and leafhoppers. First registration dossiers were submitted to authorities in the U.S. and Canada for use on crops including vegetables, fruit, row crops, and ornamentals.
Insect species causing crop damage are extremely diverse and adaptable, BASF said in a statement. New insecticides are critically important for the sustainable management of devastating pests, especially those that have developed resistance to other insecticides.
Inscalis has a favorable environmental profile and low acute toxicity to important beneficial arthropods, including pollinators. Extensive research has demonstrated Inscalis’ excellent selective performance against a range of damaging insect pests.
The new insecticide will be available in several high-performing formulations to provide farmers with optimal new solutions for insect control.
Inscalis, co-developed with the Japanese company Meiji Seika Pharma Co. Ltd., will play an integral role in BASFʼs insecticide portfolio as a solo product and as a mixing partner. It will be marketed in many countries worldwide.
Pending regulatory approval, first market introductions of Inscalis-based products are expected in 2019.