MANA KlearSky Technology sets new standard in pesticide formulations

Published in the January 2013 Issue Published online: Jan 05, 2013
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MANA Crop Protection announced its KlearSky Technology brand, which represents advanced formulation technology that embodies a range of attributes to deliver high performance and reduced impact on the environment.

KlearSky Technology sets a new standard in formulation technology by encompassing the superior efficacy of conventional active ingredients while lowering product emissions and enhancing the handler experience through such features as lower odor, fewer personal protective equipment requirements and/or reduced signal word.

MANA products currently carrying the KlearSky designation include Paradigm, Vulcan and ABBA Ultra insecticides. All of these brands are proven to perform as well or better than the market standard. The marketing materials for these products will carry the KlearSky logo and description.

MANA introduces the KlearSky Technology brand as a means of indicating formulations that crop consultants, retailers, distributors and growers can rely on for high performance, a reduced impact on the environment and less restrictive handling requirements.

Paradigm touts an advanced formulation for fast-acting insect control at performance levels equal to conventional lambda-cyhalothrin products. It has exceptionally low odor and favorable PPE requirements, which improves worker handling, convenience and safety. Labeled for broad-spectrum insect control in corn, soybeans and other crops, Paradigm also features a "Caution" signal word, which sets the bar higher than same-in-class insecticides with more restrictive signal words.

Vulcan is the first advanced chlorpyrifos products of its kind, allowing excellent speed of insect knockdown at the same high levels of control found in the market standard. The low odor improves handling and convenience in comparison to previous EC-based chlorpyrifos delivery platforms. Labeled for use on sugarbeets, sweet potatoes, corn, soybeans, wheat, pome fruit, tree nuts, grapes, citrus, vegetables and other crops, Vulcan maintains its fuming action to enhance efficacy.

ABBA Ultra minimizes environmental concerns by reducing impact on air quality, and it has twice the concentration of active ingredient, so applicators simply use half the rate of standard abamectin formulations. With less formulated product required per acre, there is less material to store and manage alongside less container waste. Labeled for use on sugarbeets, potatoes, sweet potatoes, tree nuts, grapes, citrus, pome fruit, cotton, strawberries and other specialty crops, ABBA Ultra delivers superior control of mites and insects with solid benefits in crop safety. It offers significant reductions in PPE restrictions, which is a plus for workers and applicators.