Streibert, H.P., Frischenecht, M.L., & Karrer, F. 1994 Diofenolan - a new insect growth regulator for the control of scale insects and important lepidopterous pests in deciduous fruit and citrus.. Proceedings (Brighton Crop Protection Conference, Pests and Diseases) 1: 23-30.
Notes: Diofenolan is a new insect growth regulator for the control of scale insects and lepidopterous species in pome and stone fruits, citrus, grapes and olives. It disrupts the insect-specific transformation from the crawler to the sessile scale insect or, in lepidopterans, from the egg to the larva or from the larva to the pupa. The product shows excellent activity at low rates against all important scale insects, e.g. Aonidiella aurantii and Quadraspidiotus perniciosus (Diaspididae), Saissetia oleae (Coccidae), Planococcus citri (Pseudococcidae), Icerya purchasi (Margarodidae), as well as lepidopterous pests, e.g. Cydia pomonella, C. molesta [Grapholita molesta]. The favourable mammalian toxicity coupled with its good selectivity with respect to beneficials make diofenolan an excellent IPM tool. Field experiments are discussed.