Dow AgroSciences has won four Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the category of “Designing Greener Chemicals”. Winning products include:
“Spinosad, a New Natural Product for Insect Control”
Spinosad, the active ingredient in Tracer®, SUCCESS® and SPLAT-MAT™ insecticides, provides targeted control of worm pests but leaves beneficial insects unharmed.
“Sentricon® Termite Colony Elimination System, a New Paradigm for Termite Control”
SENTRICON® Termite Colony Elimination System eliminates termite colonies with highly specific bait applied only where termites are active, replacing widespread applications of pesticides in the soil around houses and other structures.
“Spinetoram, Enhancing a Natural Product for Insect Control”
Spinetoramis an effective, low-toxicity insecticide against codling moths on fruit and nut crops, but it can be used at a rate 10 to 34 times lower than other products for codling moth control.
“CONFIRM™ Selective Caterpillar Control Agent, a New Chemical Family of Insecticides.
CONFIRM™, represents a new chemical family of insecticides that offers farmers, consumers, and society a low toxicity, effective technology for insect control in turf and a variety of agronomic crops.