The active ingredient in DuPont Acelepryn insecticide received an R&D 100 award given each year by R&D Magazine. The magazine honors the 100 most important innovations in the research and development marketplace. DuPont’s product was recognized in the top 100 for 2008.
The active ingredient receiving attention is called Chlorantraniliprole, but it has been branded as Rynaxypyr. Rynaxypyr is classified as EPA Reduced Risk for turf applications.
With one early application, Acelepryn controls all 10 key turf-damaging white grub species plus surface-feeding insects such as cutworms, webworms, annual bluegrass weevils and billbugs. Designed for a wide range of sites and landscape ornamentals, Acelepryn has a low impact on non-target organisms including beneficial arthropods and bees, birds, fish and mammals.