An insect growth regulator (IGR) that provides broad-spectrum control against yield-damaging plant bugs and a wide range of Lepidoptera.
- Disrupts Insect Development: as a third-generation chitin inhibitor, Diamond interferes with insect development via transovarian disruption, resulting in reduced egg lay and hatch.
IPM Friendly: moderate on beneficials; unique mode of action reduces the potential for environmental exposure when compared to many current standard materials.
Resistance Management: an alternative mode of action provides an excellent resistance management tool for long-lasting protection.
Proven Yield Increase: incorporating Diamond into an early Lygus control program in Cotton has shown to increase overall yields.
Key Target Details
The average application for Diamond insecticide will pay for itself with fewer than 15 additional lbs of cotton… even in the absence of insect pressure.
Credit: Diamond application rate: 6 ounces. MSU. 2015.
This graph shows different application timings with a single application of Diamond. From left to right, the bars represent no Diamond, third week of flowering, first flower, and third week of squaring. A single application of Diamond at anytime during the season resulted in a 123 lb increase in lint yield. When the application was made during the late squaring period, there was a 266 lb increase in lint yield. This corresponded to adults migrating into the cotton from corn.
Credit: JeffGore, Angus Catchot, Don Cook, and Fred Musser. MSU. 2015.