RALEIGH, N.C. – Skyraider™ insecticide/miticide, manufactured by MANA, has received approval by the EPA for broad-spectrum control against soil and foliar insects on soybeans, cotton, potatoes and other crops.
New Skyraider is an optimized formulation of proven crop protection technology that includes two different modes of action. This advanced offering hosts an increased ratio of a pyrethroid to support rapid insect knockdown while delivering longer lasting residual, which is driven by the formulation’s neonicotinoid component.
Skyraider has unique attributes proven to perform equal to or better than the market leaders by delivering highly efficacious control of tough-to-manage pests like aphids, Lygus species, stink bugs and wireworms.
It provides both translaminar and systemic movement, which allows improved penetration and relocation of the active ingredients throughout the plant, including feeding sites on the underside of leaves.
“With this kind of systemic activity, Skyraider has a clear-cut advantage in controlling foliar insects, including aphids,” said Dave Rummel, MANA brand leader. “At recommended rates, it also controls mites, which several competitors don’t support as part of their insect control lineup.”
Extensive field trials have delivered high performance ratings for Skyraider in regard to efficacy and economic value in addition to performance advantages over several competitive products.
On potatoes, Rummel indicates that the Skyraider label includes wireworms and Colorado potato beetle, which are two pests that require growers to remain on constant high alert.
“Skyraider is a premier insecticide with differentiating performance advantages,” said Rummel. “We’re proud of this new MANA offering and its rapid acceptance as one of the most powerful pest control tools available to date. Pests can’t run or hide from Skyraider.”
Convenience in handling
The Skyraider formulation and packaging delivers simplified handling and preparation steps for growers and applicators prior to treatments in comparison to other insecticide inputs.
“The formulation is easy to use and offers a more optimized use rate while protecting the grower’s investment along with time savings,” Rummel added. “It also offers the convenience of one product for multiple crop uses.
“Skyraider will be a critical tool for growers who want protection from high levels of insect infestation. And, with two different modes of action in a single application, it’s a perfect fit in a complete insect management program.”
MANA offers the most comprehensive and diversified product portfolio in the crop protection industry with more than 60 formulations of insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, plant growth regulators and harvest aids. These proven products are efficiently manufactured to the highest standards and value-priced to optimize the farm’s profitability potential. As the North American arm of the world’s seventh largest agrochemical company, MANA provides best-in-class formulations, regulatory capabilities, field research, and a science-based approach to defend and maintain vital active ingredients that other companies have abandoned. Our area business management team throughout the U.S. supports the distributors, retailers, crop consultants and agronomists who are part of the supply chain that farmers and farm managers rely on for localized expertise. MANA is a North American wholly owned affiliate of Makhteshim Agan Industries Ltd (MAI). Additional information about MANA can be found online at www.manainc.com.
About Makhteshim Agan
Makhteshim Agan Industries Ltd helps farmers around the world to increase the yield of their crops through the production and distribution of crop protection solutions. In 2011, the company’s revenues were over $2.69 billion, and it is ranked seventh in the world in the overall agrochemicals industry. The company is known for its extensive knowledge and experience, outstanding technological and engineering abilities, expertise in product registration, compliance with stringent environmental protection standards, strict quality control, and global marketing and distribution channels.