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April 3, 2003

In issue no.1 (March 21, 2003) of the Bulletin, I made some errors in one of the articles I wrote. Although the errors have been corrected on the Web site, I want to make certain that the errors are rectified in the printed copies of the Bulletin. The errors occurred in the article titled "New Products for Insect Control."

Regarding the product Empower, a Helena Chemical Company product, I indicated that the active ingredient is cyfluthrin. Cyfluthrin is the active ingredient of Baythroid, a Bayer Crop Sciences product, and not the active ingredient of either Empower or Capture. The active ingredient of both Empower and Capture is bifenthrin. In the same section, I indicated that the Asset Formulation Technology in Empower was a root stimulant. The label for Empower makes no such claim.

Regarding the product Herculex I Insect Protection with the Cry1F protein for control of several pest caterpillars, I indicated that the trait would be available in Mycogen Seeds hybrids in 2003. The trait also will be available in Pioneer Hi-Bred International hybrids in 2003. The trait was developed jointly by Dow Agro- Sciences and Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.

I regret the errors.--Kevin Steffey

Author: Kevin Steffey

The Pest Management and Crop Development Bulletin
Executive Editor: Kevin Steffey, Extension Entomologist

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