International Sugar Journal

suSCon® Maxi and control of Childers, negatoria and southern one-year canegrubs in sugarcane † [Full subscriber]

This paper summarises efficacy data collected to satisfy requirements to register the granular controlled-release (CR) insecticide suSCon1® Maxi (50 g imidacloprid/kg) to control damage by Childers canegrub (Antritrogus parvulus), negatoria canegrub (Lepidiota negatoria) and southern one-year canegrub (Antitrogus consanguineus) to the root-mass of sugarcane crops in southern Queensland. The paper further illustrates collaborative research and development (R&D) to provide products suited to the sugarcane industry’s needs, following a similar process to register suSCon Maxi for control of greyback canegrub. Populations of all three species were markedly reduced in first and second ratoon crops by treatment with 10 kg/ha of product…

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