New IPM tool for pome and stone fruit approved

CALGARY, AB – (October 7, 2014) – Pome and stone fruit growers in Canada now have access to TwinGuard™ for fast, effective control of a broad spectrum of both sucking and chewing insects. Just approved by the Pest Management Regulatory Agency, TwinGuard offers unmatched speed of control and tremendous tank mix flexibility for mixing with fungicides and micronutrients.

“TwinGuard is an innovative new tool for tree fruit growers in Canada, providing them quick and effective, broad spectrum results on today’s toughest pests,” says Mark Alberts, Product Manager for Horticulture with Dow AgroSciences. ”Speed of control and ease of use are what make TwinGuard unique. This new product, along with our other insect control options Delegate™ and Closer™, will be powerful tools for growers managing the different pest complexes which occur throughout the growing season.”

 TwinGuard comprises two active ingredients with two different modes of action.  It combines the innovative new Isoclast™ Active with spinetoram. Isoclast is a novel sulfoxamine insecticide, introducing a whole new class of insecticides and a unique mode of action for control of sap-feeding insect pests.

 TwinGuard is registered on pome and stone fruit crops for control of the following pests:

  • Aphids
  • San Jose scale
  • Woolly apple aphid (suppression)
  • Codling moth
  • Oblique-banded and three-lined leafrollers
  • Spotted and western tentiform leafminers
  • Apple maggot
  • Plum curculio
  • Oriental fruit moth


TwinGuard is formulated as a dry product, making it easy for growers to handle and store. It is compatible with many fungicides and micro nutrients for ultimate grower flexibility.

TwinGuard has a favourable environmental and eco-toxicity profile and is easy on beneficial insect species, including bees and other pollinators.

About Dow AgroSciences Canada

Dow AgroSciences Canada Inc. brings innovation to life through people, chemistry and biotechnology in the areas of seed and crop production, and pest management. Dow AgroSciences Canada Inc. is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, with commercial and research operations across Canada. Key research facilities include corn and soybean breeding in St. Marys and Blenheim, Ontario, cereals breeding in Nairn, Ontario, and a global canola research center in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

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