Meet the Challenge of Protecting Your Crops From Insect Pests

Soybean, cotton and peanut farmers can get immediate and extended control of insect pests with Intrepid Edge® insecticide.

May 1, 2024

3 Min Read
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Recent estimates project U.S. farmers will plant more soybeans, peanuts and cotton, and less corn in 2024.

As many of the farmers across the Midsouth and Southeast begin another season, they have made several decisions already to, hopefully, increase their chances of high yields and good crop quality at harvest. Between now and the time harvest equipment begins rolling, farmers could face an enormous number of variables, both environmental and economic, to which they must adjust to keep their crops on a path they hope will lead to a profitable year-end return on investment. Two of the variables that are often difficult to gauge are pest species and level of infestation. 

Increasing concerns persist across the agricultural production sector with the development of insects that are resistant to broad-spectrum insecticides. Farmers and their consultants are looking for and leaning on other insecticide options that have good proven control of targeted pests in all row crops, but especially in soybeans and peanuts.


“Worm pests that target cotton and corn also make their way to soybean and peanut fields,” says Jared Walls, market development specialist, Corteva Agriscience. “Cotton and corn varieties with traits remain effective at controlling worms for the most part, but if those infestations are severe enough, or if farmers are growing non-traited varieties, they need to consider Intrepid Edge® insecticide to get targeted control and prevent yield-robbing damage to Midsouth and Southeast crops.”


From velvetbean caterpillars and loopers, to armyworms and corn earworms, Intrepid Edge insecticide delivers effective control of both pod- and foliar-feeding insects.

“Intrepid Edge insecticide has a major advantage over pyrethroids and diamides because it is very targeted on what it controls - while being soft on beneficials,” Walls says. “On many crops, especially during their reproduction, beneficials are very important because they help control levels of other crop-damaging pests. For example, if you are targeting spider mites on peanuts and use one of those broad-spectrum insecticides, there is a good chance you will flare aphids if you knock out the beneficials. That’s why Intrepid Edge insecticide is such a good fit for so many crops.”

In the Southeast, Intrepid Edge insecticide is labeled for a variety of tree nuts, vegetables, fruits, pecans, cotton, corn, soybeans and peanuts. Although it is not labeled for thrips in all states, it is labeled for them in Alabama, Mississippi, Tennesse, Missouri, Louisiana and Arkansas.

“If farmers or consultants are looking for a novel insecticide they can use over a wide variety of crops, Intrepid Edge insecticide should be their product of choice,” Walls says. “It has two modes of action: methoxyfenozide, which works primarily by ingestion, quickly stops pests from feeding, and provides lasting control; and Jemvelva™ active, which also stops targeted insects quickly through ingestion and contact activity. Intrepid Edge® delivers extended residual control on top of immediate activity.”


See how Intrepid Edge insecticide can help protect your cotton, soybeans and peanuts from insect pests by clicking here or by contacting your local Corteva Agriscience representative.

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