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Get Transform® WG insecticide with Isoclast® active and stop insect pests before they threaten your yields and year-end return on investment.

April 1, 2024

3 Min Read
Control pests and protect yield potential
Protecting young cotton squares from piercing insects with Transform® WG insecticide will increase a plant’s yield potential and a farmer’s ROI. Submitted by Corteva Agriscience

When it comes down to it, most producers will attest that yield pays the bills. When it comes to protecting yield potential from sap-feeding insects, no other product on the market is as effective as Transform® WG insecticide with Isoclast® active. Transform WG is the go-to aphid, plant bug and whitefly control solution for any effective insect pest management program. Isoclast active, a distinct chemistry, is the only member of the Group 4C class of insecticides. It has minimal impact on most beneficial insects and is effective at low use rates. 

The unmatched effectiveness of Transform WG insecticide controls sap-feeding pests through contact and ingestion. Through translaminar movement it is effective at reaching those pests out of the direct line of spray and provides excellent residual control. It delivers good knockdown and is a needed rotation option for resistance management programs. 

In some growing regions in the delta where corn and soybean acres have trended upward in recent years, increased pest populations migrating from those crops into cotton or other commodity crops are greater than they were in past seasons. Considering the historical development of resistance to pyrethroids and organophosphates, the need for an effective insect control product has increased.

In cotton, when it comes to protecting yield, it all starts with protecting young cotton squares and preventing boll shed. Spray thresholds may be more aggressive during the early season when cotton square numbers are lower. Optimally, maintaining a square retention rate of 80% should be the goal. Cotton trial data confirms an average advantage of 37 lint pounds per acre when using Transform WG insecticide against an untreated check.

A well-planned integrated pest management (IPM) program should include the use of resistant varieties, managing the crop for earliness, and making timely crop protection applications when scouting confirms pest thresholds have been met. Farmers should consult with their crop adviser or regional Corteva expert familiar with the growing region to evaluate current or previous pest pressure to determine if modifying a specific pest threshold is warranted.

Kyle Colwell, territory manager for Corteva Agriscience, understands the importance of a well-planned and strategically directed IPM program. The farmers he works with also understand the importance and need for a proven and reliable insecticide, such as Transform® WG insecticide with Isoclast® active when pest populations exceed threshold levels.   

“Transform WG insecticide is the standard by which entomologists compare all other insecticides. When any new aphid or plant bug control products are evaluated in field trials, they are measured against Transform WG insecticide, because it is hands down the best foliar product material on the market today,” Colwell says. “I always remind farmers that penetrating the plant’s canopy with their application is critical for thorough control. They should always follow label directions, but their first insecticide product choice sould be Transform WG insecticide.”

See how Transform WG insecticide can help protect your cotton and your bottom line by visiting with your local Corteva Agriscience representative.

™ ® Trademarks of Corteva Agriscience and its affiliated companies. Transform® WG is not registered for sale or use in all states. Contact your state pesticide regulatory agency to determine if a product is registered for sale or use in your state. Isoclast® is a registered active ingredient. Always read and follow label directions. ©2024 Corteva.  020009  BR (02/24)  CAAG4TFRM057 

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