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Milestone achievement for Bayer CropScience


The European Commission has approved Terpenoid Blend QRD 460 the active ingredient in Bayer CropScience’s new biological insecticide.



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19 August 2015

Bayer CropScience has reached an important milestone towards the market introduction of its biological insecticide Requiem™ in Europe. Its active ingredient Terpenoid Blend QRD 460 has been recently approved by the European Commission. Requiem™ provides control of sucking pests and extends quality of harvested produce for growers.

Following this move by the European Commission it is expected that first registrations of Requiem™ in some European countries will be before end of 2016 with a full market launch in Europe planned for 2017.

“Requiem™ is the latest innovation from Bayer CropScience in the field of biological insecticides and an important addition to integrated pest management (IPM) programs in greenhouse vegetables” explained Gilles Chevallier, Global Product Management Biological Insecticides at Bayer CropScience. “Its mode of action is effective against sucking pests, especially thrips, whiteflies, aphids and mites, leading to healthier crops and better-quality produce.”

“We are very proud of the approval by the European Commission”, said Nick Wright, Global Regulatory Manager Biologicals at Bayer CropScience. “This is the first time a Bayer active substance gains approval under the new EU regulation 1107/2009.” The regulation was designed to ensure high level of protection of both human and animal health and the environment; while improving agricultural production. “The harmonization for the authorization of plant protection products within the EU will help us providing growers across Europe innovative tools like Requiem”, Wright added.

Requiem™ was developed to control sucking pests in a wide range of fruits and vegetables, and some row crops. Requiem™ is intended for use as foliar insecticide and acaricide – in spray programs, as a standalone or together with chemical crop protection products. In addition to its efficacy level, Requiem™ offers growers flexible use-rates and flexible application timing.

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