When farmers use a combination of the correct tools at the right time, they greatly improve their ability to deliver plentiful, affordable, high-quality food.
Human Health and the Environment
Insecticide use is not only essential to sustainable crop production; if wisely used, these products promote habitat preservation and species diversity by enabling farmers to optimize the use of water and land.
Isoclast™ active quickly degrades in the soil and has a favorable toxicology and environmental fate profile, supporting growers in their efforts to protect the environment. Isoclast exhibits low acute mammalian toxicity and is non-genotoxic. In fact, the adoption of Isoclast has reduced the use of insecticide products that have less favorable environmental profiles.
Minimal Impact on Beneficial Insects
Beneficial insects are critical partners to farmers. Bees are vital to the pollination of more than 130 different crops worldwide, while other beneficial insects work as natural, long-term enemies of destructive insect pests on the farm. The challenge to crop protection companies is to develop crop protection products that leave in place the beneficial insects while eliminating insects that harm crops.
New insecticides like Isoclast are selective, designed to focus on harmful insects while having a low impact on beneficial organisms. When used according to the label, products in the Isoclast family have been proven to have a minimal impact on beneficial insects, including bees.
Isoclast is now registered in approximately 40 countries and has been used on millions of hectares, over four growing seasons. There have been no reports of any adverse effects on bees or pollinators.
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